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* 1.Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  1. Asianlife.com
  2. Diversenote.com
  3. NativeAmericanJobs.com
  4. WorkplaceDiversity.com
  5. Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  6. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  7. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  8. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  11. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  12. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  13. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  14. Referral from a Professional Organization
  15. Job/Career Fair
  16. Referral from a friend or family member
  17. Reclamation Employee
  18. Reclamation Internet Site
  19. Referral from a State or Local government
  20. Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  21. OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  22. Other Internet Site
  23. Other


* 2.Select all that apply for this vacancy.
  1. I have included a resume with my user profile in USAJOBS that will be used to support my answers to job specific questions. To be considered for the position your application must include a resume. Failure to submit a resume will result in an 'Ineligible' rating.
  2. I am a veteran or other category of preference eligible. I will submit a DD-214, SF-15, and other documentation that verifies my eligibility for veterans or derived preference (e.g., VRA, VEOA, widow etc.). Failure to submit the required documents will remove my consideration as a preference eligible.
  3. I am currently, or have been, a Federal employee with competitive status. I will submit a copy of my most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that verifies my competitive status. Failure to submit a SF-50 will result in loss of consideration as a current or previous Federal employee and may result in an 'Ineligible' rating.
  4. I am CTAP/ICTAP eligible. I will submit a copy of my most recent performance appraisal, proof of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, and my most recent SF-50. Failure to submit the required documents will remove me from consideration as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.
  5. I am a returned volunteer from the Peace Corps or VISTA. I will submit proof of that service. Failure to submit the required documentation will remove me from consideration as a Peace Corps or VISTA return volunteer and may result in an 'Ineligible' rating.
  6. I am an overseas returnee with verification of service. Failure to submit the required documentation will remove me from consideration as an overseas returnee.
  7. I am an individual with a physical or mental impairment that limits one or major life activities AND have been certified by the State Department of Vocational Services rendering me eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities. I will submit copies of my Vocational Rehabilitation documents to verify my eligibility for this program. Failure to submit the required documentation will remove me from consideration as a disabled individual.
  8. I meet the educational requirements of this position as described in the vacancy announcement. I am submitting a copy of my transcripts, which include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred, to verify my educational accomplishments. I understand that if I do not supply a copy of my transcripts, I will be found 'Not Qualified' for this position.
  9. I am applying for an Engineering (0800 series) position and am a Registered Professional Engineer. I will submit a copy of my Professional Engineer (PE) Registration. I understand that if I fail to supply my PE registration, I will not be given credit as a Registered Professional Engineer and may be found 'Not Qualified' for this position.
  10. I am a Certified Public Accountant. I will submit a copy of my CPA certification. I understand that if I do not provide a copy of my CPA, I will not be given credit as a CPA.
  11. I am applying for a Contract Specialist (1102 series) position and meet the Department of Interior mandatory training requirements for Contract Specialist. I am submitting copies of the training certifications. I understand that if I do not supply these copies, I will not be given credit for the training and will be found 'Not Qualified' for this position.


* 3.Provide specific information about your response to the previous question (i.e. professor's name and place of employment; college or university name; job/career fair and location held; friend's name; etc.).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and completeness of your application. An incomplete application or one that is not completed in accordance with instructions found in this announcement will subject you to being found ineligible. By selecting the applicable documents from the list below, I acknowledge my responsibility to submit/provide this information to the Human Resources office by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

* 4.GS-5 Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have successfully completed four full years of education above the high school level for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite.
  3. I possess a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 5.Select the responses that describe the types of guidelines you have used on a regular basis to solve problems.
  1. Federal Property Management Regulations
  2. Code of Federal Regulations
  3. Department Manual
  4. FEDSTRIP Manual
  5. Federal Acquisition Regulations
  6. Federal Management Regulations
  7. Reclamation Manual
  8. Motor Vehicle Handbook
  9. Office instructions and/or policies
  10. Reclamation Enterprise Maintenance Management System (REMMS) Manual
  11. MAXIMO Manual
  12. Other
  13. None of the above


* 6.Select the responses that describe the types of problems you have handled on a regular basis.
  1. Resolve and reconcile shortages or overages in inventories
  2. Identify missing information
  3. Check information and documents for accuracy
  4. Resolve shipping discrepancies
  5. Investigate and document property damage issues
  6. Investigate property losses
  7. Resolve building maintenance issues
  8. Resolve vehicle maintenance problems
  9. Other
  10. None of the above


* 7.Select the responses which describe the types of data you have maintained on a computer database.
  1. Property data
  2. Maintenance schedules
  3. Supply inventory
  4. Vendor database
  5. Vehicle records (mileage, usage (utilization), maintenance costs, fuel, etc)
  6. Purchase order logs
  7. Purchase order data
  8. Other
  9. None of the above


* 8.Select the responses which describe the areas of property management accountability which you have been involved with.
  1. Warehouse management
  2. Property disposal (transfers, donations, abandonment, and destruction)
  3. Equipment utilization
  4. Motor vehicle fleet management
  5. Excess property sales (GSA sales, EBay, Sealed bid sales)
  6. Property transfer
  7. Heavy equipment management
  8. Inventory management
  9. None of the above


* 9.Select the responses which describe the types of property management tasks with which you have experience.
  1. Receipt of property
  2. Storage of property
  3. Issuance of property
  4. Maintain accountability records for personal and real property
  5. Acquired or excessed property
  6. Site inventories
  7. Utilization surveys
  8. Lost, stolen, or damage reports for property
  9. Reconcile inventory reports with computerized records
  10. Prepare inventory reports
  11. Provide advice on rehabilitation, replacement, and/or disposal of equipment
  12. Building maintenance and management
  13. Space management
  14. Facility security
  15. Real property management (housing rentals/establishing rental rates)
  16. None of the above


* 10.Select the responses which describe the property disposal tasks you have performed on a regular basis.
  1. Identify surplus items or excess property
  2. Conduct sales or donations of surplus items
  3. Make recommendations of actions to take on lost, stolen, damaged, or obsolete property
  4. Prepare property vouchers for transfer and/or sale of property
  5. None of the above


* 11.Select the responses which describe the motor vehicle fleet operation duties you have performed on a regular basis.
  1. Serve as a point of contact
  2. Serve as custodian of fleet vehicles
  3. Monitor vehicle usage (utilization)
  4. Schedule vehicle maintenance, repairs and servicing
  5. Collect cost data
  6. Analyze cost data
  7. Evaluate trends
  8. Prepare related reports
  9. Review reports and/or costs and recommend actions to take
  10. Analyze need for new and/or additional vehicles
  11. Dispatch vehicles
  12. Prepare vehicle orders for approval
  13. None of the above


* 12.Select the response which best reflects your highest level of experience in verifying receipt of items using packing and/or shipping lists to ensure all items were received.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal 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 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 a supervisor, manager 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.Which types of supplies or inventories have you been responsible for maintaining and/or managing?
  1. Mechanical parts
  2. Electronic parts
  3. Housekeeping supplies
  4. Office supplies
  5. Laboratory supplies
  6. Special clothing
  7. Educational materials
  8. Food service supplies
  9. Ground maintenance supplies
  10. Construction supplies
  11. Automotive equipment
  12. Personal protective equipment (safety)
  13. None of the above


* 14.Select the statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communication skills you routinely and independently apply at work.
  1. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  2. Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  3. Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  4. Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Are you a self-starter?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Do you currently possess a valid driver’s license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.This position may require considerable physical effort in walking, climbing, stooping, and bending; work in temperatures that fluctuate from extreme cold to extreme heat, and in wet and or windy conditions. Are you able to work under these conditions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Do you have experience in operating a forklift or other material handling equipment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Select the answer that best describes your experience with reading and interpreting Auto CAD space drawings, designs, and floor plans in order to construct systems furniture.
  1. I have independently interpreted and executed Auto CAD designs.
  2. I have limited experience under the direction of a supervisor following and interpreting Auto CAD designs.
  3. I have experience following Auto CAD designs under close supervision and guidance by a supervisor.
  4. I have no experience with Auto CAD designs.






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