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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: 05
* 1.I qualify for the GS-5 because:
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 in the Federal Service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  2. I have completed a four year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor`s degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to the position to be filled
  3. I have a combination of education and experience described above.
  4. I do not have the education or experience described above.


* 2.Indicate the response that best describes your level of experience in fire coordination and dispatching concepts and procedures.
  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 this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed 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.


* 3.Indicate your level of experience or knowledge of the concepts and procedures involved in acquiring and analyzing intelligence data, and the wildland fire system for resource mobilization, dispatching, and coordination from the local through the national level.
  1. I am considered an expert in the concepts of fire coordination and dispatch and am normally consulted by other workers to assist them in doing these tasks because of my experience.
  2. I have supervised the performance of these tasks as a part of my regular job.
  3. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. 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.
  5. I have had education or training in how to perform these tasks, but have not yet performed in on the job.
  6. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience using written and oral communications to convey technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level.
  1. I have not had experience performing the task.
  2. I have limited experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Limited is defined as being performed on an infrequent basis, normally 3-4 times per year.
  3. I have a moderate level of experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Moderate is defined as being performed on an occasional basis normally monthly.
  4. I have extensive experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Extensive is defined as being performed on a frequent basis, normally daily or weekly.


Grade: 07
* 1.I qualify for the GS-7 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 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.Indicate the response that best describes your level of experience in fire coordination and dispatching concepts and procedures.
  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 this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed 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.


* 3.Indicate your level of experience or knowledge of the concepts and procedures involved in acquiring and analyzing intelligence data, and the wildland fire system for resource mobilization, dispatching, and coordination from the local through the national level.
  1. I am considered an expert in the concepts of fire coordination and dispatch and am normally consulted by other workers to assist them in doing these tasks because of my experience.
  2. I have supervised the performance of these tasks as a part of my regular job.
  3. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. 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.
  5. I have had education or training in how to perform these tasks, but have not yet performed in on the job.
  6. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience using written and oral communications to convey technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level.
  1. I have not had experience performing the task.
  2. I have limited experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Limited is defined as being performed on an infrequent basis, normally 3-4 times per year.
  3. I have a moderate level of experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Moderate is defined as being performed on an occasional basis normally monthly.
  4. I have extensive experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Extensive is defined as being performed on a frequent basis, normally daily or weekly.


Grade: 09
* 1.I qualify for the GS-9 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-08 in the federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  2. I have two years of graduate level education or a master's degree directly related to the work of a forestry technician.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience described above.
  4. I do not have the education or experience described above.


* 2.Indicate the response that best describes your level of experience in fire coordination and dispatching concepts and procedures.
  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 this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed 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.


* 3.Indicate your level of experience or knowledge of the concepts and procedures involved in acquiring and analyzing intelligence data, and the wildland fire system for resource mobilization, dispatching, and coordination from the local through the national level.
  1. I am considered an expert in the concepts of fire coordination and dispatch and am normally consulted by other workers to assist them in doing these tasks because of my experience.
  2. I have supervised the performance of these tasks as a part of my regular job.
  3. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. 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.
  5. I have had education or training in how to perform these tasks, but have not yet performed in on the job.
  6. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience using written and oral communications to convey technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level.
  1. I have not had experience performing the task.
  2. I have limited experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Limited is defined as being performed on an infrequent basis, normally 3-4 times per year.
  3. I have a moderate level of experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Moderate is defined as being performed on an occasional basis normally monthly.
  4. I have extensive experience conveying technical information and messages to interagency fire personnel, contractors, research scientists, academia, and senior management officials at the agency and Department level. Extensive is defined as being performed on a frequent basis, normally daily or weekly.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I am an Indian Preference eligible candidate. I understand that I must fax Indian preference (BIA Form 4432) as instructed in the vacancy announcement, if I am claiming Indian Preference no later than the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit appropriate documentation will result in NOT being granted preference for this announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.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


* 3.I will provide copies of required documents by the closing date of this announcement. These documents establish my eligibility and qualifications for this position. Examples: SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (non-award); DD-214 for VEOA consideration; transcripts if applicable.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I consent to the release of information about my ability and fitness for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other individuals and organizations to investigators, human resource specialists, and other authorized employees or representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for some other sources of information, a separate specific release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have been responsible for providing and coordinating the services of the following organizations in both fire and non-fire emergency operations:
  1. Local law/fire enforcement
  2. Other agencies, state/federal, etc.
  3. Media personnel
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the specialized work related to fire dispatch that you perform as part of a job:
  1. Monitor and/or engage in fire emergency communications.
  2. Maintain a log of all telephone calls and conversations that transpire regarding fire activities.
  3. Monitor fire weather data for changing or hazardous conditions.
  4. Interpret fire weather data and relay to management or senior employees.
  5. Obtain weather observations from field stations.
  6. Compile and interpret lightning detection data.
  7. Monitor resource status and availability wherever needed.
  8. Brief managers and/or dispatchers about the status of fire operations.
  9. Brief the public about the status of fire operations.
  10. Prepare a daily fire situation report to inform fire personnel and management of changing events.
  11. None of the above.


* 7.Identify the specialized work related to assembling or obtaining fire suppression resources that you perform as part of a job:
  1. Estimate fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for fire lines and/or fire camps.
  2. Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via ground.
  3. Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via air.
  4. Acquire helicopters for use by fire personnel.
  5. Acquire retardant aircraft for use by fire personnel.
  6. Obtain firefighting personnel when and wherever needed.
  7. Keep track of all crews, helicopters, air tankers and other resources.
  8. None of the above.


* 8.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)


* 9.I have worked in the following stressful environments.
  1. Fire dispatch office
  2. Law enforcement dispatch office
  3. Firefighter
  4. Law Enforcement Officer
  5. Interagency (fire/law enforcement) dispatch office
  6. None of the above


* 10.From the list of applications below, identify those that you have experience in or proficient in communicating effectively with subject matter experts.
  1. National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS)
  2. Fire Family Plus
  3. National Interagency Incident Management System
  4. Incident Command System
  5. Incident Qualifications System (IQCS)
  6. Computer Operations for data entry, storage and retrieval
  7. Weather Information Management System (WIMS)
  8. Geographical Information System Applications
  9. None of the above