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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 05
* 1.I qualify for the GS-5 level because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-4 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  2. I have completed a bachelor`s degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a field directly-related to this position; OR that included at least 24 semester hours in courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.Select the statement that best describes your experience in establishing work priorities for team members:
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.
  2. I have limited experience performing this task.
  3. I have no experience performing this task.


* 3.Indicate your level of experience, education or training as it relates to your knowledge of strategies, tactics and suppression methods used in containment and control of wildfires.
  1. I am considered an expert in performing these tasks; or I have supervised performance of these tasks or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing these tasks because of my experience.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.


* 4.From the following, select the statement that best describes your ability to maintain and repair firefighting vehicles and tools, to ensure proper handling and use during a wildland firefighting operations.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
  2. I have completed training in for these tasks, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have performed these tasks and am monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. Work in these tasks has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed these tasks and I have trained others in the performance of these tasks and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.


* 5.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working as a Fire Engine Operator for Type III through Type VI wildland fire engines:
  1. I am fully certified and have experience in performing the duties of a Fire Engine Operator.
  2. I have some training and experience performing the duties of a Fire Engine Operator, but am not fully certified.
  3. I do not have experience as a Fire Engine Operator.


Grade: 06
* 1.I qualify for the GS-6 level because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  2. I have completed six months of graduate level college education related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a subject-matter field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.Indicate your level of experience, education or training as it relates to your knowledge of strategies, tactics and suppression methods used in containment and control of wildfires.
  1. I am considered an expert in performing these tasks; or I have supervised performance of these tasks or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing these tasks because of my experience.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.


* 3.Select the statement that best describes your experience in establishing work priorities for team members:
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.
  2. I have limited experience performing this task.
  3. I have no experience performing this task.


* 4.From the following, select the statement that best describes your ability to maintain and repair firefighting vehicles and tools, to ensure proper handling and use during a wildland firefighting operations.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
  2. I have completed training in for these tasks, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have performed these tasks and am monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. Work in these tasks has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed these tasks and I have trained others in the performance of these tasks and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.


* 5.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working as a Fire Engine Operator for Type III through Type VI wildland fire engines:
  1. I am fully certified and have experience in performing the duties of a Fire Engine Operator.
  2. I have some training and experience performing the duties of a Fire Engine Operator, but am not fully certified.
  3. I do not have experience as a Fire Engine Operator.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I have held or currently hold the NWCG qualification Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or higher. I will provide a copy of my IQCS master record or equivalent documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I have completed the NWCG course S-290 “Intermediate Fire Behavior” course. I will provide a copy of my IQCS master record or equivalent documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.This position is a Primary firefighter position. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants must meet age and/or service requirements. The maximum entry age is the date immediately preceding your 37th birthday. I have not reached this date OR I have reached this date AND I have previously served in a Federal civilian position covered by special fire-fighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement OR I am a preference eligible veteran.
  1. True
  2. False


* 4.I possess a valid current State drivers license.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have a current valid Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL). I will provide a copy of my Class B CDL.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.If selected, I am able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) within 90 days of entrance on duty.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Identify the firefighting responsibilities you have been assigned to:
  1. Work on a prescribed fire crew.
  2. Actively suppress wildfires.
  3. Serve as a working leader of a hand crew on one or more wildfires.
  4. Serve as a working leader of an engine crew on one or more wildfires.
  5. Serve as Initial Attack Incident Commander on one or more wildfires.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.I have performed the following fire engine and pump maintenance tasks:
  1. Start pump engine
  2. Priming pump
  3. Adjust engine speed
  4. Adjust pump valves
  5. Laying hose
  6. Selecting appliances
  7. Use of water delivery
  8. Use of foam delivery
  9. Emergency repairs
  10. None of the above


* 9.Select all of the statements from below that best describe the type of work you have lead:
  1. I have explained team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assisted team members in organizing to accomplish work.
  2. I have coached, facilitated, solved work problems and participated in the work of the team.
  3. I have provided information to the supervisor on performance of the team and individuals.
  4. I have communicated assignments, milestones, and deadlines to the team and individuals based on supervisor`s instructions.
  5. I have observed training needs and relay training needs and requests to supervisor.
  6. I have informed supervisor of attendance and behavioral problems.
  7. I have relayed requests for resources and supplies.
  8. I have no experience in team leader duties.


* 10.Select all of the statements below that describe the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work:
  1. Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within and outside of your agency or organization.
  2. Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  3. Provide advice, guidance or direction to staff on regulations and procedures.
  4. Clarify requirements, exchange routine information and obtain missing information.
  5. Negotiate issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting the program or work product.
  6. Resolve conflicts by persuading others to accept new conditions, procedures or techniques.
  7. Interact in situations where shifts in priorities, work assignments, or deadlines occur frequently due to delays or unexpected events.
  8. None of the above.


* 11.Identify the assignments you have been given while working with an engine crew:
  1. Keep engines in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch.
  2. Position the engine for proper use and operate engine and hoselays.
  3. Inspect, adjust and service the pump, water lines, tank and reel.
  4. Operate fire engine hydraulic systems, foam, and chemical application systems.
  5. Direct others in the operation and use of engine equipment.
  6. None of the above.


* 12.Identify the work you have been responsible for in fighting wildland fires:
  1. Evaluate rapidly changing fire circumstances.
  2. Determine when/if additional forces may be needed.
  3. Determine when circumstances warrant withdrawal of crew to a safe location.
  4. Perform fireline activities such as holding/patrol/mop-up operations.
  5. Perform hazardous tree removal.
  6. Instruct and direct a crew in fire-fighting operations.
  7. Distribute and control work assignments.
  8. Monitor work in progress.
  9. Observe, correct and evaluate crew skills.
  10. Serve as a crew boss.
  11. Serve as an Engine Module Supervisor.
  12. Explain fire behavior characteristics, safety regulations and work procedures.
  13. Communicate needs to higher-level personnel.
  14. Report on emergency conditions at field locations.
  15. Draft wildland fire situation analyses.
  16. Recommend alternative strategies for fire-fighting taking into consideration the impact of social, economic, biological, and other factors.
  17. Consider the effects of humidity, temperature, wind, topography, slope, fuels and fuel moisture in order to attack the fire, build fire line and manage wildland fire.
  18. None of the above.


* 13.I have performed the following tasks when responding to wildland fire incidents
  1. Collect fire weather data
  2. Map projects
  3. Maintain records
  4. Map projects taking into account topography
  5. Map projects taking into account range/forest types
  6. Map projects taking into account fuel types
  7. Map projects taking into account fire behavior
  8. None of the above


* 14.I consent to the release of information about my ability and fitness for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other individuals and organizations to investigators, human resource specialists, and other authorized employees or representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for some other sources of information, a separate specific release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.I will provide a copy of my IQCS report (red card), which shows my training and qualifications, by the closing date of this announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No