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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

Grade: 08
* 1.I qualify for the GS-8 level because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-7 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  2. I have completed eighteen months (1 1/2 years)of graduate level college education directly related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a subject-matter field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training developing strategies to mitigate risks to the wildland urban interface (WUI) (i.e., public education, Firewise assessments, mitigation plans, rural WUI funding, 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.


* 3.Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to work effectively in a multi-agency environment.
  1. I work in a multi-agency environment on a national level developing multi-agency policies and/or national multi-agency initiatives and/or multi-agency guidelines as a regular part of my job.
  2. I work in a multi-agency environment at a regional level working on multi-agency initiatives or guidelines or programs or as part of a multi-agency staff as a regular part of my job.
  3. I work in a multi-agency environment at the local level on multiple initiatives, programs and projects or as part of a multi-agency staff.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education and training in implementing federal safety policies, regulations and procedures.
  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 statement that best describes your supervisory/leadership experience in planning, organizing and assigning work to subordinates to meet workload accomplishments.
  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.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.


* 7.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.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience in managing Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) accounts to ensure timely updates of individual fire experience, training records, and incident qualification cards:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of maintaining IQCS accounts and keeping them up to date.
  5. I am highly skilled at operating the IQCS or similar system. I am a subject matter expert, capable of training others.


Grade: 09
* 1.I qualify for the GS-9 level because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-8 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  2. I have two full years of graduate level college education or a masters degree in a field directly related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science 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.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training developing strategies to mitigate risks to the wildland urban interface (WUI) (i.e., public education, Firewise assessments, mitigation plans, rural WUI funding, 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.


* 3.Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to work effectively in a multi-agency environment.
  1. I work in a multi-agency environment on a national level developing multi-agency policies and/or national multi-agency initiatives and/or multi-agency guidelines as a regular part of my job.
  2. I work in a multi-agency environment at a regional level working on multi-agency initiatives or guidelines or programs or as part of a multi-agency staff as a regular part of my job.
  3. I work in a multi-agency environment at the local level on multiple initiatives, programs and projects or as part of a multi-agency staff.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education and training in implementing federal safety policies, regulations and procedures.
  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 statement that best describes your supervisory/leadership experience in planning, organizing and assigning work to subordinates to meet workload accomplishments.
  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.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.


* 7.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.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience in managing Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) accounts to ensure timely updates of individual fire experience, training records, and incident qualification cards:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of maintaining IQCS accounts and keeping them up to date.
  5. I am highly skilled at operating the IQCS or similar system. I am a subject matter expert, capable of training others.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I have a minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience. Wildland firefighting experience is defined as on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire. Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. The two types of wildland fire are wildfire and prescribed fire. (See announcement for further definition)
  1. Yes
  2. No


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


* 3.I have held or currently hold ONE of the following NWCG qualifications or higher: Incident Commander Type3 (ICT3) OR Prescribed Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2). 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 held or currently hold the NWCG qualification Task Force Leader (TFLD) 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


Ensure that your resume clearly supports the answers you have provided in the questionnaire portion of this vacancy announcement.

* 5.By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.I have read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections and understand that failure to submit any required documents may result in my being found not qualified.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Identify the fire management operations you have been responsible for as part of your job:
  1. Mobilization and dispatch coordination
  2. Fire communications systems
  3. Fire prevention and education
  4. Fire suppression and preparedness
  5. Training
  6. Aviation
  7. Logistics
  8. Equipment development and deployment
  9. None of the above


* 8.Please choose all of the following that you have performed as a supervisor.
  1. I have recruited and selected employees for vacant positions.
  2. I have authorized within-grade increases and other pay actions.
  3. I have evaluated employee performance.
  4. I have resolved informal complaints/grievances.
  5. I have participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
  6. I have recommended proposed removals for conduct/performance actions.
  7. None of the above.


* 9.Identify the following duties that you have performed overseeing fire preparedness and readiness.
  1. I have supervised fire preparedness for a district or field office.
  2. I have ensured that personnel met minimum qualification standards for their positions.
  3. I have ensured that facilities were prepared, maintained and ready for the fire season.
  4. I have participated in fire preparedness reviews as a reviewer at a local level.
  5. I have participated in fire preparedness reviews as a reviewer at a regional or state level.
  6. I have none of the above.


* 10.I have participated and led an arduous physical fitness program ensuring that compliance with physical training requirements are met.
  1. Yes
  2. No


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