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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Grade: 12
* 1.I qualify for the GS-12 because I meet the Basic Requirements AND I have one year of specialized wildland fire management experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position. I will submit a copy of my transcripts.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I meet the basic requirement because:
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised as defined in the vacancy announcement. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  3. I do not have the education or specialized experience (or combination) described above.


* 3.Indicate the statement that best describes your experience, in fire prevention and education programs:
  1. I have developed wildfire prevention plans and managed regional wildfire prevention and education programs.
  2. I have assisted the development of wildfire prevention plans and managed local wildfire prevention and education programs.
  3. I have participated as part of a fire prevention team conducting outreach through distributing written materials, educating home and property owners on prevention and mitigation, and doing “Firewise” assessments of private property.
  4. I have worked locally in different aspects of the fire prevention program including public outreach through distributing written material and talking to members of the public.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.Please select the one answer that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the analysis of wildfire occurrence and cause data to develop a wildfire prevention program.
  1. I have not had training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 experience with or ability to work effectively in a multi-agency (or equivalent) environment.
  1. I have worked in a multi-agency environment on a national level developing multi-agency applications, programs, initiatives or guidelines, and I have coordinated with all of the involved organizations to ensure interests and needs are fairly and equally represented.
  2. I have worked in a multi-agency environment at a regional or local level occasionally working on multi-agency applications, initiatives guidelines or programs. I have served as an agency/organizational representative in these efforts.
  3. I have not worked in a multi-agency environment, but I have occasionally participated in major multi-agency efforts.
  4. I do not have any experience working with multi-agency efforts.


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


* 7.Indicate your level of experience, education or training as it relates to the development and maintenance of the agency and interagency fire management plans utilizing the Risk Assessment Mitigation Strategies (RAMS) or similar system.
  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. This task has been a central or major part of my work.
  5. I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.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.


* 9.Select all of the statements that best describe your experience in coordinating wildland fire investigative work with representatives of Federal, State, Tribal, local law enforcement and/or wildland fire agencies.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in this task.
  2. I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have prepared written reports for wildland fire investigative work.
  4. I have provided direction and progress of investigations.
  5. I have contributed to significant findings, developments, and problems or questions of evidence.


* 10.Identify the statements which best describe your ability to communicate orally.
  1. I regularly meet with various levels of top management, senior staff, and members of industry or professional organizations to further the work and objectives of the organization.
  2. I negotiate compromises, and obtain consensus in the adoption of technical views and methods where conflicts existed.
  3. I have regularly interacted with co-workers, and coordinated with Federal, non-Federal and Tribal organizations to accomplish my work assignments.
  4. I conduct seminars, training, and presentations for colleagues to relay new processes and techniques or project status.
  5. I regularly relay information to co-workers and other employees within the organization to keep them informed of any changes in procedures and regulations.
  6. I explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within and outside the agency or organization.
  7. I establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations to accomplish the work of the organization.
  8. I provide advice, guidance or direction to staff and field units on regulations and procedures.
  9. I clarify requirements, exchange routine information, and obtain missing information.
  10. None of the above.


11.Select all of the statements that best describe your writing experience.
  1. I write branch, division or agency level policy statements, response to departmental inquires, and operational guidance.
  2. I prepare technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables for management presentations.
  3. I prepare memorandums, reports, letters, etc., on behalf of the organization.
  4. I draft policy, procedures, memorandums, letters, etc. for a supervisor.
  5. None of the above.


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.Select all of the fire program management elements you have performed.
  1. Reviewing and evaluating fire management plans for ecological soundness and technical adequacy.
  2. Conducting field inspections before and after prescribed or wildland fires to determine if resource objectives were achieved and/or evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken.
  3. Developing analyses on the ecological role of fire and its use and/or exclusion, and smoke management.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Select all of the prescribed fire/fuels management activities you have performed.
  1. Professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures, (e.g., Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assessments).
  2. Analysis of fuel loadings and determination of appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming.
  3. Land use planning and environmental coordination.
  4. Evaluation of prescribed burn plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identification of appropriate suppression contingencies if containment is not obtained.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Select all of the fire management operations you have been responsible.
  1. Mobilization and dispatch coordination
  2. Fire prevention and education
  3. Training
  4. Logistics
  5. Equipment development and deployment
  6. Fire communication systems
  7. Suppression and preparedness
  8. Aviation
  9. None of the above


* 6.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


* 7.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