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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.If you selected OTHER as your response to the question above, please elaborate on your answer.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Do you understand that you must submit a COMPLETE and DETAILED on-line resume for this announcement and that failure to submit a complete and detailed on-line resume will result in you not being considered for this position? The on-line resume is completed during the registration process and is separate from your answers to vacancy announcement-specific questions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Your complete and detailed on-line resume MUST include, at a minimum, the following information for each work experience, including military service (prepare a separate entry for each job): 1) Job Title (including series and grade if Federal job); 2) Hours per week; 3) Salary; 4) Starting and ending dates (month and year); 5) Employer's name and address; 6) Supervisor's name and phone number and whether we may contact your current supervisor; 7) Duties and accomplishments. Also include: 1) High School name, city, state, zip code if known, and date of diploma or GED; 2) College or university names, city, state, and zip code if known, majors and type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); 3) list of job related training courses, skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, membership in professional or honor societies, etc. Please make sure you read the vacancy announcement thoroughly to see if there is any additional supporting documentation required.

You WILL NOT be considered for this announcement if you fail to submit ALL the applicable required documentation listed under the "How To Apply" tab (i.e. transcripts,DD-214's, SF-15, VA letter, SF-50's, PE Registration, etc.) by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

You are applying under the Delegated Examining announcement. If you want to be considered under the concurrent Merit Promotion announcement, you must submit a separate application under that announcement. For more information, see "Who May Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

* 4.VETERANS: Do you know that if you are eligible for consideration as a 30% or more Disabled Veteran or under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act-VEOA (5 or 10-point preference eligible OR veteran with 3 or more years of active duty and honorable discharge), you can also be considered under the concurrent merit promotion announcement stated in JOB SUMMARY section of announcement by submitting a separate application and all required documentation under the concurrent merit promotion announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. Not Applicable


* 5.Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a drill rig operator helper without more than normal supervision.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
  2. I have completed related vocational education or training in this task (i.e., auto mechanics, welding) but have not yet applied it on the job -OR- I have experience using common tools and equipment and have performed minor maintenance and/or repairs on equipment without constant supervision.
  3. I have experience using industrial tools and heavy equipment and have performed scheduled maintenance and/or repairs on heavy equipment without constant supervision. I have experience using high pressure water (10,000 to 15,000 psi) cleaning equipment.
  4. I have experience as a drill rig operator helper assisting higher level drillers without constant supervision. I have experience using high pressure water (10,000 to 15,000 psi) cleaning equipment.
  5. I have experience as a drill rig operator helper assisting higher level drillers in performing geo-technical drilling and testing. I have experience using high pressure water (10,000 to 15,000 psi) cleaning equipment.


* 6.From the following list of duties, select all you have performed on the job.
  1. I have used basic geotechnical drill equipment such as core bits, core barrels, casings, drive barrels, drive hammers and/or auger flights.
  2. I have performed standard penetration tests and/or penetration and resistance tests.
  3. I have conducted drill coring for pressure relief inside dams and tunnels.
  4. I have used down hole hammers, odex, air and mud rotary, diamond or carbide tooth bits, subs, core, hollow stem auger drills, and power auger drills.
  5. I have operated generators, welders, compressors, mechanical rigging, loading pumps, and/or submersible pumps.
  6. I have set up and operated loading pumps to pump water into a water truck or a tank.
  7. I have driven water trucks pulling drill or equipment trailer behind.
  8. I have loaded and unloaded tools and materials necessary for drilling operations.
  9. I have cleaned and stored hand tools in proper storage areas.
  10. I have climbed ladders in dams and drilling rig masts as a regular job requirement.
  11. Under direction of the drill rig operator, I have performed preventive maintenance on drilling equipment and assisted with minor repairs.
  12. I have experience using high pressure water (10,000 to 15,000 psi) cleaning equipment in form drains for concrete dams.
  13. None of the above.


* 7.I have a Class A Commercial Driver's License.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Select the response that best reflects the number of days during the past year (other than annual leave and holidays) you were absent from your job and/or school classes.
  1. 0 days
  2. 1-6 days
  3. 7-12 days
  4. More than 12 days


* 9.Have been selected for special jobs, or received awards/recognitions for good work on the job, in school, in Armed Forces, Job Corps, etc.?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.This job requires the ability to do frequent lifting and moving of heavy loads and weights. Select the response(s) you have performed as a regular part of any job you have had. (Regular means on a recurring basis)
  1. Carry or move bags of cement, materials or equivalent (i.e., lumber).
  2. Carry or move heavy equipment (i.e., 90 lb pneumatic hammers)
  3. Push, pull, carry, or move heavy items for up to 4 hours in a shift
  4. Dig mud pit or equivalent using hand tools
  5. Able to stand for entire shift (10 hours)
  6. None of the above


* 11.Select the heaviest weights you have had to lift or carry as a regular part of any job you have had. (Regular means on a recurring basis).
  1. Up to 25 lbs
  2. 26-50 lbs
  3. 51-75 lbs
  4. 76-100 lbs
  5. More than 100 lbs
  6. None of the above


* 12.Select the response that best describes your experience keeping a shop work area neat, clean and organized.
  1. I have had full responsibility keeping a shop work area neat and clean and keeping items organized without supervision.
  2. I have assisted higher level employees in maintaining a clean shop area under minimal supervision.
  3. I have cleaned a shop area under close supervision and guidance.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.Select the response that best describes your experience to keep a drill site neat, clean and organized to ensure safety of the site.
  1. I have had full responsibility keeping a drill site neat and clean and keeping items organized and in a safe manner without supervision.
  2. I have assisted higher level employees in maintaining a clean drill area under minimal supervision.
  3. I have cleaned a drill area under close supervision and guidance.
  4. None of the above.


* 14.Select the response that best describes your experience and/or knowledge of basic mechanics to maintain and/or repair equipment.
  1. I have independently performed scheduled maintenance and/or repairs on drill rig equipment.
  2. I have performed minor maintenance and/or repairs on drill rig equipment with limited supervision.
  3. I have performed minor maintenance and/or repairs on equipment not related to drill rig operations.
  4. None of the above.


* 15.Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an at-fault accident (personal injury to self or others) at work.
  1. Greater than 5 years
  2. Greater than 3 years, but less than 5 years
  3. Greater than 2 years, but less than 3 years
  4. Greater than 1 year, but less than 2 years
  5. Less than 1 year
  6. I have never had an at-fault accident at work.


* 16.Select the response that defines the number of motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) you have had in the last 3 years, personal or work related.
  1. More than 4 MVA's
  2. 3 MVA's
  3. 2 MVA's
  4. 1 MVA
  5. None


* 17.From the following list, select all the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have experience, education, or training.
  1. Hearing Conservation
  2. Writing, following, and complying with a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Confined Space Work and Rescue
  6. Hazardous Communications/MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)
  7. Spill Prevention
  8. Fire Extinguishers
  9. Infectious Control (Blood Borne Pathogens)
  10. Personal Fall Protection
  11. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  12. First Aid
  13. Hazardous Waste
  14. Asbestos Awareness
  15. OSHA Safety Standards
  16. High Pressure Water Training and Safe Use (15,000 psi)
  17. Lock Out/Tag Out
  18. Crane and Rigging Operation
  19. Forklift Operation
  20. Defensive Driving
  21. Other
  22. None of the above


* 18.Select the response that best describes your experience to safely use hand and power tools.
  1. I have independently and safely used hand and power tools as a regular and integral part of the job requirements.
  2. I have assisted higher level employees in safely using hand and power tools.
  3. I have safely used hand and power tools under close supervision and guidance.
  4. None of the above.


* 19.I have worn a full-face and/or half-face respirator.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to work on a team project or be a team member.
  1. I have no experience working on a team.
  2. I have been a team member.
  3. I have been recognized for my team-building skills.
  4. I have been a team leader.


* 21.Select the response(s) that describe the type(s) and/or weight(s)of motor vehicles you have operated.
  1. 1 ton pick-up truck
  2. 1-1/2 ton pick-up truck
  3. Single axle truck (under 32,000 GVW)
  4. Tandem axle truck (over 34,000 GVW)
  5. Tandem axle truck with trailer (over 44,000 GVW)
  6. Light drill rig (under 32,000 GVW)
  7. Heavy drill rig (over 32,000 GVW)
  8. 6-speed manual transmission vehicles
  9. 8-speed manual transmission vehicles
  10. 10-18 speed manual transmission vehicles
  11. Forklift
  12. Crane (under 32,000 lifting capacity)
  13. None of the above


* 22.Select the response(s) that describe the type(s) of terrain on which you have operated vehicles.
  1. On interstate highways
  2. On 2 lane highways
  3. On gravel roads
  4. On dirt roads
  5. Off road in fields
  6. On rough terrain
  7. On steep grades
  8. On mountainous roads and passes
  9. None of the above


* 23.Select the response(s) that describe the type(s) weather conditions in which you have operated vehicles.
  1. Snow
  2. Sleet
  3. Ice
  4. Black ice
  5. Blizzard conditions
  6. Cold weather
  7. Hot weather
  8. Rain
  9. Thunderstorms
  10. Windy conditions
  11. None of the above


* 24.This position requires the incumbent to live within a 2 hour response time from the official duty station. Are you willing to comply with this requirement?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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