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Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 05
* 1.I qualify at the GS-05 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-4 in the Federal service that has provided me with the knowledge, skills and ability to do the work of the position and is in or related to the work of the position advertised in this vacancy announcement.
  2. I have completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study in any field. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of study is 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or 20 hours of instruction per week for 36 weeks in a business, secretarial or technical school.
  3. I have a combination of experience and education described above. For example, three years of education and six months of specialized experience. NOTE: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of study i.e., beyond the second year, is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements.
  4. I do not have the experience or education described above.


* 2.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to apply the principles of the National Assocation for Interpretation (NAI) to research, develop, and present professional interpretive programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to research scientific, technical, and/or historical sources to develop information and educational programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to translate scientific, technical, and/or historical information into understandable concepts for diverse audiences.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to develop or upgrade non-personal interpretive procducts (such as exhibit text, trail guides, web sites, video) to comply with agency interpretive publication and graphic standards.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to utilize interpretive principles (such as tangible resources, intangible resources, universal concepts) to facilitate intellectual and/or emotional connections between audiences' interests and their surroundings.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate the work of volunteers for an interpretive or educational service operation.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to use records, books, files, and/or interviews to conduct original research into ethnic traditions and life ways of 19th century settlers and pioneers of the western United States.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to use records, books, files, and/or interviews to research historic clothing and props for use in costumed interpretive programs to assure historical accuracy.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Select the one statement below that best describes your ability to research, develop, and present third-person, costumed, historical interpretive programs that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to research, develop and present first-person, costumed, historical interpretive programs that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on Pacific Northwest history during the late 19th century.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on 19th century maritime history (lighthouses, ships, maritime exploration, maritime fur trade, etc.)
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on federal government initiatives to facilitate western expansion of the U.S. during the late 19th century (examples: federal lighthouses, Homestead Acts, railroad land grants).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on the role of corporate transportation monopolies (railroad lines and steamship lines) in western expansion of the U.S. during the late 19th century.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Select all of the statements below that best describe the education and/or interpretive awards that you have received.
  1. I have received an award for my achievements in the fields of interpretation or environmental education by a nationally recognized professional organization such as the National Assn. for Interpretation, National Council on Public History, North American Association of Environmental Education, and Assn. for Experiential Education.
  2. I have received an award for my achievements in the fields of interpretation or environmental education by my employing agency. (Examples: Hiram M. Chittenden Award -U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Excellence in Interpretation or Education Award -Bureau of Land Management, the Sense of Wonder Award -U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education Award -USDA Forest Service, the Freeman Tilden Award -National Park Service.)
  3. I have received an award or earned honors recognition from an accredited academic institution for scholastic achievement in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, marine science, environmental studies, or history. (Examples: Deans List, Summa Cum Laude graduate).
  4. None of the above.


* 17.Select all of the following concepts of marine biology below that were the topics of interpretive and/or education programs that you have researched, developed, and presented for the general public and/or K-12 school groups.
  1. Taxonomy of intertidal invertebrates
  2. Intertidal species richness and species abundance
  3. Intertidal zonation
  4. Marine keystone species
  5. Intertidal community structure
  6. Ecological niches within intertidal communities
  7. Marine mammal natural history
  8. None of the above


* 18.Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of national and state education standards and your ability to apply these standards to educational programs and materials for schools.
  1. I have applied national and state educational standards in the development of teacher curricula, classroom programs, and educational materials on a regular basis.
  2. I am familiar with national and state education standards, but have no experience in applying them to programs or materials.
  3. I am not familiar with national or state education standards.


* 19.Select the computer programs below that you are competent in using.
  1. Dreamweaver
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Adobe In Design
  5. Microsoft Powerpoint
  6. Adobe Illustrator
  7. Adobe Pagemaker
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. None of the Above


* 20.From the following list of educational theories and instructional strategies, select all of the workshop topics for which you could provide instruction to a group of seasonal or volunteer staff members.
  1. Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory.
  2. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
  3. Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning.
  4. Teaching to the Three Learning Domains (Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor).
  5. Learning styles or learning abilities theory (Examples: David Kolb's Learning Styles, 4-Mat Learning Styles, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, Perceptual Modes Theory).
  6. Using established lesson planning models to create educational activities and programs. (Examples: Madeline Hunter's Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP), the Institute for Earth Education program model, Joseph Cornell's Flow Learning model).
  7. Classroom Management Skills.
  8. Instructional strategies in environmental education, science education, or social science education.
  9. None of the above.


* 21.Identify the work related to processing and reconciling cash and credit card transactions that you have performed on the job:
  1. Collect fees for a service or product.
  2. Use a cash register and make change for cash transactions.
  3. Process credit card transactions.
  4. Balance daily receipts to accounting records.
  5. Use an automated financial management system to enter and retrieve accounting information.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 06
* 1.I qualify for the GS-06 because I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 in the Federal service that has provided me with the knowledge, skills and ability to do the work of the position and is in or related to the work of the position advertised in this vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to apply the principles of the National Assocation for Interpretation (NAI) to research, develop, and present professional interpretive programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to research scientific, technical, and/or historical sources to develop information and educational programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to translate scientific, technical, and/or historical information into understandable concepts for diverse audiences.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to develop or upgrade non-personal interpretive procducts (such as exhibit text, trail guides, web sites, video) to comply with agency interpretive publication and graphic standards.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to utilize interpretive principles (such as tangible resources, intangible resources, universal concepts) to facilitate intellectual and/or emotional connections between audiences' interests and their surroundings.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate the work of volunteers for an interpretive or educational service operation.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to use records, books, files, and/or interviews to conduct original research into ethnic traditions and life ways of 19th century settlers and pioneers of the western United States.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to use records, books, files, and/or interviews to research historic clothing and props for use in costumed interpretive programs to assure historical accuracy.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Select the one statement below that best describes your ability to research, develop, and present third-person, costumed, historical interpretive programs that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to research, develop and present first-person, costumed, historical interpretive programs that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on Pacific Northwest history during the late 19th century.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on 19th century maritime history (lighthouses, ships, maritime exploration, maritime fur trade, etc.)
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on federal government initiatives to facilitate western expansion of the U.S. during the late 19th century (examples: federal lighthouses, Homestead Acts, railroad land grants).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on the role of corporate transportation monopolies (railroad lines and steamship lines) in western expansion of the U.S. during the late 19th century.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Select all of the statements below that best describe the education and/or interpretive awards that you have received.
  1. I have received an award for my achievements in the fields of interpretation or environmental education by a nationally recognized professional organization such as the National Assn. for Interpretation, National Council on Public History, North American Association of Environmental Education, and Assn. for Experiential Education.
  2. I have received an award for my achievements in the fields of interpretation or environmental education by my employing agency. (Examples: Hiram M. Chittenden Award -U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Excellence in Interpretation or Education Award -Bureau of Land Management, the Sense of Wonder Award -U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education Award -USDA Forest Service, the Freeman Tilden Award -National Park Service.)
  3. I have received an award or earned honors recognition from an accredited academic institution for scholastic achievement in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, marine science, environmental studies, or history. (Examples: Deans List, Summa Cum Laude graduate).
  4. None of the above.


* 17.Select all of the following concepts of marine biology below that were the topics of interpretive and/or education programs that you have researched, developed, and presented for the general public and/or K-12 school groups.
  1. Taxonomy of intertidal invertebrates
  2. Intertidal species richness and species abundance
  3. Intertidal zonation
  4. Marine keystone species
  5. Intertidal community structure
  6. Ecological niches within intertidal communities
  7. Marine mammal natural history
  8. None of the above


* 18.Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of national and state education standards and your ability to apply these standards to educational programs and materials for schools.
  1. I have applied national and state educational standards in the development of teacher curricula, classroom programs, and educational materials on a regular basis.
  2. I am familiar with national and state education standards, but have no experience in applying them to programs or materials.
  3. I am not familiar with national or state education standards.


* 19.Select the computer programs below that you are competent in using.
  1. Dreamweaver
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Adobe In Design
  5. Microsoft Powerpoint
  6. Adobe Illustrator
  7. Adobe Pagemaker
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. None of the Above


* 20.From the following list of educational theories and instructional strategies, select all of the workshop topics for which you could provide instruction to a group of seasonal or volunteer staff members.
  1. Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory.
  2. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
  3. Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning.
  4. Teaching to the Three Learning Domains (Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor).
  5. Learning styles or learning abilities theory (Examples: David Kolb's Learning Styles, 4-Mat Learning Styles, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, Perceptual Modes Theory).
  6. Using established lesson planning models to create educational activities and programs. (Examples: Madeline Hunter's Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP), the Institute for Earth Education program model, Joseph Cornell's Flow Learning model).
  7. Classroom Management Skills.
  8. Instructional strategies in environmental education, science education, or social science education.
  9. None of the above.


* 21.Identify the work related to processing and reconciling cash and credit card transactions that you have performed on the job:
  1. Collect fees for a service or product.
  2. Use a cash register and make change for cash transactions.
  3. Process credit card transactions.
  4. Balance daily receipts to accounting records.
  5. Use an automated financial management system to enter and retrieve accounting information.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 07
* 1.I qualify for GS-07 because I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 in the Federal service that has provided me with the knowledge, skills and ability to do the work of the position and is in or related to the work of the position advertised in this vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to apply the principles of the National Assocation for Interpretation (NAI) to research, develop, and present professional interpretive programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to research scientific, technical, and/or historical sources to develop information and educational programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to translate scientific, technical, and/or historical information into understandable concepts for diverse audiences.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to develop or upgrade non-personal interpretive procducts (such as exhibit text, trail guides, web sites, video) to comply with agency interpretive publication and graphic standards.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to utilize interpretive principles (such as tangible resources, intangible resources, universal concepts) to facilitate intellectual and/or emotional connections between audiences' interests and their surroundings.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate the work of volunteers for an interpretive or educational service operation.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to use records, books, files, and/or interviews to conduct original research into ethnic traditions and life ways of 19th century settlers and pioneers of the western United States.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to use records, books, files, and/or interviews to research historic clothing and props for use in costumed interpretive programs to assure historical accuracy.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Select the one statement below that best describes your ability to research, develop, and present third-person, costumed, historical interpretive programs that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to research, develop and present first-person, costumed, historical interpretive programs that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on Pacific Northwest history during the late 19th century.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on 19th century maritime history (lighthouses, ships, maritime exploration, maritime fur trade, etc.)
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on federal government initiatives to facilitate western expansion of the U.S. during the late 19th century (examples: federal lighthouses, Homestead Acts, railroad land grants).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Select the one response below that best describes your ability to conduct research using records, books, files, or interviews to develop and present educational programs or interpretive programs for the general public and/or K-12 school groups, that are aligned with the principles of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and focus on the role of corporate transportation monopolies (railroad lines and steamship lines) in western expansion of the U.S. during the late 19th century.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Select all of the statements below that best describe the education and/or interpretive awards that you have received.
  1. I have received an award for my achievements in the fields of interpretation or environmental education by a nationally recognized professional organization such as the National Assn. for Interpretation, National Council on Public History, North American Association of Environmental Education, and Assn. for Experiential Education.
  2. I have received an award for my achievements in the fields of interpretation or environmental education by my employing agency. (Examples: Hiram M. Chittenden Award -U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Excellence in Interpretation or Education Award -Bureau of Land Management, the Sense of Wonder Award -U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education Award -USDA Forest Service, the Freeman Tilden Award -National Park Service.)
  3. I have received an award or earned honors recognition from an accredited academic institution for scholastic achievement in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, marine science, environmental studies, or history. (Examples: Deans List, Summa Cum Laude graduate).
  4. None of the above.


* 17.Select all of the following concepts of marine biology below that were the topics of interpretive and/or education programs that you have researched, developed, and presented for the general public and/or K-12 school groups.
  1. Taxonomy of intertidal invertebrates
  2. Intertidal species richness and species abundance
  3. Intertidal zonation
  4. Marine keystone species
  5. Intertidal community structure
  6. Ecological niches within intertidal communities
  7. Marine mammal natural history
  8. None of the above


* 18.Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of national and state education standards and your ability to apply these standards to educational programs and materials for schools.
  1. I have applied national and state educational standards in the development of teacher curricula, classroom programs, and educational materials on a regular basis.
  2. I am familiar with national and state education standards, but have no experience in applying them to programs or materials.
  3. I am not familiar with national or state education standards.


* 19.Select the computer programs below that you are competent in using.
  1. Dreamweaver
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Adobe In Design
  5. Microsoft Powerpoint
  6. Adobe Illustrator
  7. Adobe Pagemaker
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. None of the Above


* 20.From the following list of educational theories and instructional strategies, select all of the workshop topics for which you could provide instruction to a group of seasonal or volunteer staff members.
  1. Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory.
  2. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
  3. Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning.
  4. Teaching to the Three Learning Domains (Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor).
  5. Learning styles or learning abilities theory (Examples: David Kolb's Learning Styles, 4-Mat Learning Styles, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, Perceptual Modes Theory).
  6. Using established lesson planning models to create educational activities and programs. (Examples: Madeline Hunter's Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP), the Institute for Earth Education program model, Joseph Cornell's Flow Learning model).
  7. Classroom Management Skills.
  8. Instructional strategies in environmental education, science education, or social science education.
  9. None of the above.


* 21.Identify the work related to processing and reconciling cash and credit card transactions that you have performed on the job:
  1. Collect fees for a service or product.
  2. Use a cash register and make change for cash transactions.
  3. Process credit card transactions.
  4. Balance daily receipts to accounting records.
  5. Use an automated financial management system to enter and retrieve accounting information.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I am able to climb and descend steep inclines such as stairways both indoors and in an outdoor setting.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I am able to stand in small, confined, and crowded spaces for periods of up to four hours.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I am able to walk on uneven, slippery surfaces, and/or hike on hilly terrain for 1 to 3 miles daily.
  1. Yes
  2. No