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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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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 work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture 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.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.


* 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.


Grade: 07
* 1.I qualify for the GS-7 level because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-6 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  2. I have one year of graduate level college education in a field related to range work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
  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 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.


* 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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I possess a valid current State drivers license.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.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


* 3.I have prior on-the-line wildland firefighting experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I am currently qualified as an Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) or higher, and an Engine Boss (ENGB). I will provide a copy of my IQCS report (red card).
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Identify the hand and power tools you have used in firefighting:
  1. I have used an axe and shovel.
  2. I have used a Pulaski.
  3. I have used a McLeod.
  4. I have used a chainsaw.
  5. I have used portable pumps.
  6. Other
  7. None of the above.


* 6.Indicate the level of your experience, education and training as it relates to working on prescribed burns:
  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.


* 7.Check all of the NWCG courses you have completed
  1. D-110 Dispatch Recorder
  2. D-310 Support Dispatcher
  3. D-510 Supervisory Dispatcher
  4. IAMS Interagency Aviation Management System
  5. I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  6. I-200 Basic ICS
  7. I-300 Intermediate ICS
  8. I-400 Advanced ICS
  9. S-130 Basic Firefighter Training
  10. S-131 Advanced Firefighter
  11. S-190 Introduction to Fire Behavior
  12. S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander
  13. S-201 Supervisory Concepts and Techniques
  14. S-205 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (replaced by S-215)
  15. S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
  16. S-212 Wildland Power Saws
  17. S-215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface
  18. S-217 Interagency Helicopter Training
  19. S-230 Single Resource Boss (Crew)
  20. S-231 Single Resource Boss (Engine)


* 8.I have performed the following tasks either on a hand crew or prescribed fire crew in support of wildland fire fighting
  1. Fire operations
  2. Fire ignition
  3. Fire suppression
  4. Monitoring
  5. Holding
  6. Mop-up
  7. None of the above


* 9.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


* 10.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


* 11.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working as a Fire Engine Operator for Type IV 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


* 12.Indicate your level of experience providing wildland fire suppression or prescribed fire training and guidance to firefighters:
  1. I have informally explained wildland fire safety regulations and safe techniques for wildland firefighting to fire team members.
  2. I have explained fire behavior characteristics and techniques for wildland firefighting and suppression as a part of my job.
  3. I have served as an instructor for a variety of fire and aviation related training courses.
  4. I have served as a lead instructor and/or course coordinator for a variety of fire and aviation related training courses.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.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.


* 14.Identify the work you have been responsible for on prescribed burns:
  1. Perform or lead others in hazardous fuel reduction.
  2. Draft prescribed burn plans.
  3. Conduct field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units.
  4. Serve as Burn Boss, Ignition Specialist, or other designated position to ensure the safe and effective conduct of the prescribed burn.
  5. Perform post-burn evaluation and complete documentation, including cost, fire behavior and smoke management.
  6. None of the above.


* 15.Select the statement (s) that reflects your highest level of proficiency.
  1. Organize fire caches, maintain inventory and accountability for property, equipment and personnel for the most efficient response.
  2. Evaluate equipment and personnel needs and recommend equipment and personnel funding requests.
  3. Serve as an instructor for a variety of fire and aviation related training courses.
  4. Develop and revise annual operating plans, annual budget request and fire management plan.
  5. Research fire literature and provide applicable information for fire management programs.
  6. Assist in field survey efforts such as archeology, vegetation surveys, resource surveys and data analysis.
  7. Assist in identification of grasses, herbs, shrubs, and trees and prepare herbarium specimens and record habitat and plant association data.
  8. Use computer models to store, update and analyze fire behavior and other monitoring data.
  9. Use specialized fire information databases and programs.
  10. None of the above.


* 16.Select all of the following fire qualifications you currently possess (Red Card qualifications):
  1. FFT2 Firefighter Type 2
  2. FFT1 Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss
  3. FALA Faller A
  4. FALB Faller B
  5. FALC Faller C
  6. ENGB Engine Boss
  7. CRWB Crew Boss
  8. DOZB Dozer Boss
  9. HECM Helicopter Crewmember
  10. HMGB Helicopter Manager Single Resource
  11. HEB1 Helibase Manager Type 1
  12. HEB2 Helibase Manager Type 2
  13. ICT3 Incident Commander T3
  14. ICT4 Incident Commander T4
  15. ICT5 Incident Commander T5
  16. STCR Strike Team Leader, Crew
  17. STDZ Strike Team Leader, Dozer
  18. STEN Strike Team Leader, Engine
  19. Engine Boss Trainee
  20. Crew Boss Trainee
  21. Dozer Boss Trainee
  22. Incident Commander T4 Trainee
  23. None of the above.