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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Grade: 05
* 1.I meet the basic requirement for this position because:
  1. I have a bachelor degree in Forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry and included courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forest Biology, Forest Resource measurements and Inventory.
  2. I have a combination of education equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry and included courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forestry Biology, Forest Resource measurements and Inventory) AND related experience as supported in my resume.
  3. I do not have the education or experience (or combination) described above.


* 2.From the following list of Forest and Woodland Communities, please identify those with which you have functional forest management and silvicultural knowledge and experience.
  1. West Coast Douglas fir
  2. West Coast Ponderosa pine
  3. Inland Douglas fir
  4. Inland Ponderosa pine
  5. Lodgepole pine
  6. Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
  7. Mixed Conifer
  8. Spruce-Fir
  9. None of the above


* 3.I have experience, education or training as it relates to timber management practices and procedures (such as logging, reforestation, timber sale layout, inventory, tree improvement, cruising, etc.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I have experience, education or training as it relates to working on timber sales.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have experience, education or training as it relates to reading and preparing maps.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.From the following list of Forest management functions, please identify those in which you have assisted.
  1. Preparing forest management reports for land use plans
  2. Developing activity plans for the organization’s forest management program
  3. Preparing and providing data for funding of forest management activities
  4. Preparing environmental assessments for forest projects
  5. Assessing the impact of other natural resource (range, wildlife, recreation, etc), project proposals on forest and woodland resources
  6. Coordinating forestry assignments with public and private stakeholders
  7. Implementing a statistically valid sample cruise
  8. Applying silvicultural prescriptions by marking leave or reserve trees
  9. Surveying and marking property line boundaries associated with timber sale layout
  10. Locating property corner monuments associated with timber sale layout
  11. Detecting and investigating timber trespass
  12. Timber cruising
  13. Log scaling
  14. Preparing timber sale contracts
  15. Preparing timber sale contract maps
  16. Preparing reforestation and other forest development contracts
  17. None of the above.


* 7.I perform the following timber mensuration tasks (Select all that apply)
  1. Measuring Diameter Breast Height
  2. Form class
  3. Fair Market value appraisal technique
  4. Analytical appraisal technique
  5. Tree Age
  6. Percent Live Crown
  7. Pace Distance
  8. Slope Percentage
  9. Limiting Distance
  10. Tree Height Measurement
  11. Growth and Yield Modeling
  12. None of the above


* 8.I operate the following equipment and/or tools (Select all that apply)
  1. Data Recorder
  2. Surveying equipment (i.e. surveyors compass, level rod, abney level, plumb bob, transit, theodolite)
  3. Prism for Cruising timber
  4. Backpack pumps
  5. Drip torches
  6. Hand tools (hoedad, shovel, Pulaski, brush axe/sandvic, axe, pruning saw, machete, weed whacker)
  7. Chainsaw
  8. Fuel moisture meter
  9. Water pumps
  10. Increment Borer
  11. Hand Compass
  12. Clinometer
  13. Chain
  14. Diameter Tape or loggers Tape
  15. Range Finder
  16. Stereoscope
  17. Fire Weather instruments (sling psychrometer, wind meter, psychrometer, wind meter, psychrometer slide rule)
  18. Relaskop
  19. Global Position System Unit
  20. None of the above


* 9.I have experience, education and training as it relates to conducting required reforestation and timber stand improvement evaluation surveys.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Select all of the following silvicultural practices in which you have experience:
  1. Control of competing vegetation for existing stand maintenance and growth enhancement
  2. Animal control
  3. Pre-commercial thinning/young stand management
  4. Forest Fertilization
  5. Thinning (wood development, commercial)
  6. Development of late success ional forest structures and habitat
  7. Reforestation (planting, seeding, sowing)
  8. Pruning
  9. Density Management
  10. Surveys
  11. Site preparation for reforestation
  12. Noxious/non-native weed control
  13. Site conversion
  14. None of the above


* 11.Select the statement that best describes your experience in performing Project Inspector (PI) duties, such as providing contract administration and field inspection of various forest development projects to ensure compliance with contract requirements:
  1. I have no Project Inspector (PI) experience or training
  2. I received PI training but have not performed these duties
  3. I perform PI duties, but not on a regular basis.
  4. I perform PI duties in the field on a regular basis.
  5. I perform PI duties on a regular basis including the preparation of task orders, contracts, payments and necessary contract documentation


* 12.Which of the following best describes your experience in working with multiple disciplines such as wildlife, cultural resources, recreation, range management, or minerals in the interdisciplinary natural resource planning process?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education, training, or experience in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in accomplishing this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate technical information:
  1. I have not presented or provided technical or non-technical information.
  2. I have presented or provided only non-technical information to persons on the job.
  3. I have made presentations or provided technical information on the job to supervisors, coworkers, and others.
  4. I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.


* 14.I have experience, education or training as it relates to public land use planning and environmental analysis.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Select all of the different desktop applications that you have experience using:
  1. Word Processing
  2. Spreadsheets
  3. MS-Project
  4. MS Powerpoint
  5. database record systems
  6. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  7. Global position systems (GPS)
  8. Timber sale automated records system (TSARS)
  9. Mirco Storms
  10. Timber Sale Information Systems (TSIS)
  11. Stand Exam Program
  12. Management Information Systems
  13. BRIO
  14. Growth & Yield Model
  15. Budget Planning System (BPS)
  16. None of the above


* 16.Select the statement that describes your experience collecting data using GPS equipment and downloaded data into ArchMap GIS, corrected GIS tables and prepared maps.
  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.


* 17.Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in utilizing remote sensing technologies and geographic information systems (GIS) to conduct forestry work.
  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. Work in this field has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed the work and I have trained others in performance of this work and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.


* 18.Select the statement that best describes the skills you routinely apply in a team setting:
  1. I have not typically had, or job conditions did not allow, frequent or regular interactions with other employees and/or supervisors within a team setting.
  2. I have occasionally interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  3. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  4. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting. In situations such as shifts in priorities and work assignments resulting from unexpected events, I have evaluated priorities and objectives and provided the team with advice.


* 19.Identify the statements that describe your experience working with people on a regular basis.
  1. I participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. I exchange information in one-on-one situations with others outside of the immediate work group,
  3. I handle customer complaints or problems; propose new procedures; work well with a variety of people including immediate supervisor and the public.
  4. I direct incoming calls and visitors to staff who can best help them.
  5. I cooperate with others on projects or tasks; elicit necessary information from others who are uncooperative or uninterested.
  6. I tactfully handle difficult or uncomfortable situations; work well with others from diverse backgrounds and across levels in the agency or organization.
  7. I answer routine questions & provide assistance to callers or visitors, and resolve administrative issues.
  8. None of the above


* 20.When faced with tight deadlines, changing priorities and conflicting responsibility, which of the following best describes your work style.
  1. I thrive with the challenge. I am at my best when working under pressure.
  2. I adapt well to changing needs. I re-prioritize workloads and coordinate with others to get the work done.
  3. I work best in a structured environment although I can adapt to emergency situations on occasion.
  4. I do not adapt well to conflicting situations and priorities. I like to know what is expected of me at all times.
  5. I have not had experience working in an office with this type of structure.


Grade: 07
* 1.I qualify for the GS-7 level because:
  1. I meet the basic requirements AND I have 1 year of professional experience equivalent to GS-5 in forestry-related work. Examples: as trainee, assist higher graded forestry professionals with preparing forest & woodland sections of land use plans; determines harvest levels, plans forest product removal, thinning & reforestation in accord with land use plans; develops & designs forest product sales, prepares environmental assessments for forest projects & uses of fire for fuel management.
  2. I meet the basic requirement AND I have completed 1 year of graduate education leading to a masters degree in forestry or in a field directly related to the work of this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I meet the basic requirements AND I graduated from a four year college with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f). I will provide a copy of my college transcripts.
  4. I meet the basic requirement AND I have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above, as supported in my resume. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  5. I do not have the education or specialized experience (or combination) described above.


* 2.I meet the basic requirement for this position because:
  1. I have a bachelor degree in Forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry and included courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forest Biology, Forest Resource measurements and Inventory.
  2. I have a combination of education equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry and included courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forestry Biology, Forest Resource measurements and Inventory) AND related experience as supported in my resume.
  3. I do not have the education or experience (or combination) described above.


* 3.From the following list of Forest and Woodland Communities, please identify those with which you have functional forest management and silvicultural knowledge and experience.
  1. West Coast Douglas fir
  2. West Coast Ponderosa pine
  3. Inland Douglas fir
  4. Inland Ponderosa pine
  5. Lodgepole pine
  6. Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
  7. Mixed Conifer
  8. Spruce-Fir
  9. None of the above


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience related to timber management practices and procedures (such as logging, reforestation, timber sale layout, inventory, tree improvement, cruising, line brushing).
  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.Select the statement that best describes your education and/or experience working on sales ranging in complexity from simple tractor operations to complex multiple unit operations (i.e. small salvage, commercial thinning, partial cut, multiple aspect clearcut sales with different systems).
  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.


* 6.Indicate the level of your proficiency in reading and preparing maps.
  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.


* 7.From the following list of Forest management functions, please identify those in which you have assisted.
  1. Preparing forest management reports for land use plans
  2. Developing activity plans for the organization’s forest management program
  3. Preparing and providing data for funding of forest management activities
  4. Preparing environmental assessments for forest projects
  5. Assessing the impact of other natural resource (range, wildlife, recreation, etc), project proposals on forest and woodland resources
  6. Coordinating forestry assignments with public and private stakeholders
  7. Implementing a statistically valid sample cruise
  8. Applying silvicultural prescriptions by marking leave or reserve trees
  9. Surveying and marking property line boundaries associated with timber sale layout
  10. Locating property corner monuments associated with timber sale layout
  11. Detecting and investigating timber trespass
  12. Timber cruising
  13. Log scaling
  14. Preparing timber sale contracts
  15. Preparing timber sale contract maps
  16. Preparing reforestation and other forest development contracts
  17. None of the above.


* 8.I perform the following timber mensuration tasks (Select all that apply)
  1. Measuring Diameter Breast Height
  2. Form class
  3. Fair Market value appraisal technique
  4. Analytical appraisal technique
  5. Tree Age
  6. Percent Live Crown
  7. Pace Distance
  8. Slope Percentage
  9. Limiting Distance
  10. Tree Height Measurement
  11. Growth and Yield Modeling
  12. None of the above


* 9.I operate the following equipment and/or tools (Select all that apply)
  1. Data Recorder
  2. Surveying equipment (i.e. surveyors compass, level rod, abney level, plumb bob, transit, theodolite)
  3. Prism for Cruising timber
  4. Backpack pumps
  5. Drip torches
  6. Hand tools (hoedad, shovel, Pulaski, brush axe/sandvic, axe, pruning saw, machete, weed whacker)
  7. Chainsaw
  8. Fuel moisture meter
  9. Water pumps
  10. Increment Borer
  11. Hand Compass
  12. Clinometer
  13. Chain
  14. Diameter Tape or loggers Tape
  15. Range Finder
  16. Stereoscope
  17. Fire Weather instruments (sling psychrometer, wind meter, psychrometer, wind meter, psychrometer slide rule)
  18. Relaskop
  19. Global Position System Unit
  20. None of the above


* 10.Select the statement that best describes your experience for conducting all required reforestation and timber stand improvement evaluation surveys to meet land management goals.
  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.


* 11.Select all of the following silvicultural practices in which you have experience:
  1. Control of competing vegetation for existing stand maintenance and growth enhancement
  2. Animal control
  3. Pre-commercial thinning/young stand management
  4. Forest Fertilization
  5. Thinning (wood development, commercial)
  6. Development of late success ional forest structures and habitat
  7. Reforestation (planting, seeding, sowing)
  8. Pruning
  9. Density Management
  10. Surveys
  11. Site preparation for reforestation
  12. Noxious/non-native weed control
  13. Site conversion
  14. None of the above


* 12.Select the statement that best describes your experience in performing Project Inspector (PI) duties, such as providing contract administration and field inspection of various forest development projects to ensure compliance with contract requirements:
  1. I have no Project Inspector (PI) experience or training
  2. I received PI training but have not performed these duties
  3. I perform PI duties, but not on a regular basis.
  4. I perform PI duties in the field on a regular basis.
  5. I perform PI duties on a regular basis including the preparation of task orders, contracts, payments and necessary contract documentation


* 13.Which of the following best describes your experience in working with multiple disciplines such as wildlife, cultural resources, recreation, range management, or minerals in the interdisciplinary natural resource planning process?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education, training, or experience in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have used professional knowledge in accomplishing this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate technical information:
  1. I have not presented or provided technical or non-technical information.
  2. I have presented or provided only non-technical information to persons on the job.
  3. I have made presentations or provided technical information on the job to supervisors, coworkers, and others.
  4. I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.


* 15.Identify the specialized work related to public land use planning and environmental analysis that you have performed on the job: (Select all that apply)
  1. Interpret planning and NEPA laws, regulations, policies, and guidance for specific land and resource management programs and projects.
  2. Analyze methods and provide guidance to management for planning and environmental processes on public lands.
  3. Assist in the development of implementation strategies for planning and NEPA decisions related to public land management.
  4. Resolve protests or appeals related to public land or resource management projects.
  5. Coordinate identification of inventory and data collection needed to conduct resource management planning and NEPA decision-making efforts.
  6. Coordinate natural resource assessment activities to determine resource conditions in advance of planning and decision making for public land use.
  7. Coordinate public land or environmental monitoring activities to assure that land use decisions are being implemented and desired effects are being achieved.
  8. Review and evaluate public land planning documents for meeting regulatory requirements and recommend changes to comply with directives and guidance.
  9. Identify, develop, and implement strategies for planning systems and NEPA decisions.
  10. Apply knowledge of biology and life history of plant communities and species found in rangeland ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain West.
  11. Other.
  12. None of the above.


* 16.Select all of the different desktop applications that you have experience using:
  1. Word Processing
  2. Spreadsheets
  3. MS-Project
  4. MS Powerpoint
  5. database record systems
  6. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  7. Global position systems (GPS)
  8. Timber sale automated records system (TSARS)
  9. Mirco Storms
  10. Timber Sale Information Systems (TSIS)
  11. Stand Exam Program
  12. Management Information Systems
  13. BRIO
  14. Growth & Yield Model
  15. Budget Planning System (BPS)
  16. None of the above


* 17.Select the statement that describes your experience collecting data using GPS equipment and downloaded data into ArchMap GIS, corrected GIS tables and prepared maps.
  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.


* 18.Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in utilizing remote sensing technologies and geographic information systems (GIS) to conduct forestry work.
  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. Work in this field has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed the work and I have trained others in performance of this work and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.


* 19.Select the statement that best describes the skills you routinely apply in a team setting:
  1. I have not typically had, or job conditions did not allow, frequent or regular interactions with other employees and/or supervisors within a team setting.
  2. I have occasionally interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  3. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting.
  4. I have frequently interacted with and relayed information to co-workers and supervisors within a team setting. In situations such as shifts in priorities and work assignments resulting from unexpected events, I have evaluated priorities and objectives and provided the team with advice.


* 20.Identify the statements that describe your experience working with people on a regular basis.
  1. I participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. I exchange information in one-on-one situations with others outside of the immediate work group,
  3. I handle customer complaints or problems; propose new procedures; work well with a variety of people including immediate supervisor and the public.
  4. I direct incoming calls and visitors to staff who can best help them.
  5. I cooperate with others on projects or tasks; elicit necessary information from others who are uncooperative or uninterested.
  6. I tactfully handle difficult or uncomfortable situations; work well with others from diverse backgrounds and across levels in the agency or organization.
  7. I answer routine questions & provide assistance to callers or visitors, and resolve administrative issues.
  8. None of the above


* 21.When faced with tight deadlines, changing priorities and conflicting responsibility, which of the following best describes your work style.
  1. I thrive with the challenge. I am at my best when working under pressure.
  2. I adapt well to changing needs. I re-prioritize workloads and coordinate with others to get the work done.
  3. I work best in a structured environment although I can adapt to emergency situations on occasion.
  4. I do not adapt well to conflicting situations and priorities. I like to know what is expected of me at all times.
  5. I have not had experience working in an office with this type of structure.


Grade: 09
* 1.I qualify for the GS-9 level because:
  1. I meet the basic requirement AND I have 1 year of professional forestry experience equivalent to GS-7 in the Federal service. This level may be characterized as advanced trainee level. Assignments should show the application of forestry concepts that regularized analysis and evaluation of alternatives for such activities as managing forests/woodlands with emphasis on the activities for maintaining healthy, productive and resilient ecosystems.
  2. I meet the basic requirements AND I have successfully completed at least two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master`s degree or master`s or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study directly related to the work of this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience as supported in my resume and education described above. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  4. I do not have the specialized experience (or combination) or education described above.


* 2.I meet the basic requirement for this position because:
  1. I have a bachelor degree in Forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry and included courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forest Biology, Forest Resource measurements and Inventory.
  2. I have a combination of education equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry and included courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forestry Biology, Forest Resource measurements and Inventory) AND related experience as supported in my resume.
  3. I do not have the education or experience (or combination) described above.


* 3.Check each of the following that describes your experience in forest management principles.
  1. Prepare the forest and woodland sections for land use plans.
  2. Develop activity plans for the organization’s forest program
  3. Prepare and provide data for funding of forest management activities
  4. Prepare environmental assessments for forest projects
  5. Assess the impact of other natural resource (range, wildlife, recreation, etc)., project proposals on forest and woodland resources
  6. Coordinate forestry assignments with public and private stakeholders
  7. None of the above


* 4.From the following list of Forest and Woodland Communities, please identify those with which you have functional forest management and silvicultural knowledge and experience.
  1. West Coast Douglas fir
  2. West Coast Ponderosa pine
  3. Inland Douglas fir
  4. Inland Ponderosa pine
  5. Lodgepole pine
  6. Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
  7. Mixed Conifer
  8. Spruce-Fir
  9. None of the above


* 5.From the following list of Forest management functions, please identify those in which you have assisted.
  1. Preparing forest management reports for land use plans
  2. Developing activity plans for the organization’s forest management program
  3. Preparing and providing data for funding of forest management activities
  4. Preparing environmental assessments for forest projects
  5. Assessing the impact of other natural resource (range, wildlife, recreation, etc), project proposals on forest and woodland resources
  6. Coordinating forestry assignments with public and private stakeholders
  7. Implementing a statistically valid sample cruise
  8. Applying silvicultural prescriptions by marking leave or reserve trees
  9. Surveying and marking property line boundaries associated with timber sale layout
  10. Locating property corner monuments associated with timber sale layout
  11. Detecting and investigating timber trespass
  12. Timber cruising
  13. Log scaling
  14. Preparing timber sale contracts
  15. Preparing timber sale contract maps
  16. Preparing reforestation and other forest development contracts
  17. None of the above.


* 6.Select all of the areas in which you have had leadership responsibilities in design and implementation of layouts for timber sales:
  1. Design of forest product sales/timber sales, to include identifying design features on the ground.
  2. Administration of forest product sale and service contracts
  3. Monitoring of slash disposal and biomass utilization.
  4. The identification of timber sale contract special provisions to meet the Environmental Assessment design features.
  5. Preparation of legally binding timber sale contracts that meet all policy and regulation requirement.
  6. None of the Above


* 7.I have experience in the following the aspects of silvicultural prescriptions
  1. Establish objective for Stand to meet landscape objectives.
  2. Conduct Stand Exams – apply forest inventory techniques
  3. Evaluate Stand Exam Data (Modeling)
  4. Growth & Yield Modeling Stand Visualization
  5. Prescribe treatments to achieve stand level objectives
  6. Establish Existing Stand Conditions
  7. Evaluate Forest Stand History
  8. Write Silvicultural prescription
  9. Write criteria to carry out prescription – Marking Guidelines
  10. Implement prescription in the Field
  11. Monitor results of prescription treatments
  12. None of the above


* 8.Indicate your level of experience, education or training as it relates to applying the laws, rules, and regulations related to the NEPA process.
  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.Identify all of the following statements that describe your experience in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
  1. I prepare Categorical Exclusion (CX) and Determinations of NEPA adequacy (DNAs).
  2. I am or have been a member of an Interdisciplinary Team in the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  3. I am or have been a member of an Interdisciplinary Team in the development of a Resource Management Plan.
  4. I am or have been a formal leader of an Interdisciplinary Team in the development of an Environmental Assessment, Resource Management Plan and/or Environmental Impact Statement (EA, RMP, EIS).
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Select the statement that best describes your experience in interpreting and applying silvicultural practices to control the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests and woodlands
  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 all of the different desktop applications that you have experience using:
  1. Word Processing
  2. Spreadsheets
  3. MS-Project
  4. MS Powerpoint
  5. database record systems
  6. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  7. Global position systems (GPS)
  8. Timber sale automated records system (TSARS)
  9. Mirco Storms
  10. Timber Sale Information Systems (TSIS)
  11. Stand Exam Program
  12. Management Information Systems
  13. BRIO
  14. Growth & Yield Model
  15. Budget Planning System (BPS)
  16. None of the above


* 12.Select the statement that describes your experience collecting data using GPS equipment and downloaded data into ArchMap GIS, corrected GIS tables and prepared maps.
  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 statement that best describes your experience in using an automated system to view, record, or query reports.
  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 a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.


* 14.Select all of the types of contacts you maintain on the job:
  1. Other federal, state and local government agencies
  2. Contractors
  3. Professional organizations, special interest groups, resource advisory counsels (RACS), colleges and research institutions, or media
  4. National, state and local elected officials
  5. Resolve conflicts between persons on controversial resource issues
  6. None of the above


* 15.Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience to communicate effectively in writing.
  1. I have routinely written persuasive and concise written instructions, reports, memoranda or other correspondence. This correspondence often involved complex, controversial issues with the need to obtain buy-in and support and was accepted without change.
  2. I have regularly drafted a variety of correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal or no substantive required revisions.
  3. I have composed general instructions, reports, memoranda and other correspondence according to standardized requirements which were accepted without major changes or modifications.
  4. I have written routine correspondence for a supervisor which required extensive subject content revisions.
  5. I have not regularly written much in the way of formal correspondence or reports


* 16.Select the statement that best describes your ability to effectively communicate orally.
  1. I have routinely provided persuasive and concise oral presentations to high-level management. Presentations often involved complex, controversial issues with the need to obtain buy-in and support for corporate policy and initiatives.
  2. I have provided concise oral presentations to senior management in order to relay new information on corporate initiatives and policies or to provide a status of actions or projects.
  3. I have provided oral presentations to mid-level management and employees in order to relay information.
  4. I have provided oral presentations.
  5. I have not made oral presentations.