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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, as a range technician or in a directly related position where I performed difficult and responsible work under general supervision. Examples: perform work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; conduct range research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch OR perform range/forest fire control, prevention or suppression work.
  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 experience and education described above. For example, I completed three years of education towards a qualifying bachelor`s degree and I have at least 6 months of specialized experience as described above. 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.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.


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, as a range technician or in a directly related position. Examples: perform work in the conservation, regulation and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; conduct range research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch or assist in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range; OR work related to range/forest fire control, prevention or suppression.
  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 experience and education described above. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience and I have 3 months of appropriate graduate study. 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.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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I have prior on-the-line wildland firefighting experience.
  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 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


* 4.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


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


* 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 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


* 10.I am currently certified as a Class B Sawyer.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.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.


* 12.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.