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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" above, please tell us how you found out about these positions.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.I understand that information I give may be investigated for purposes of determining eligibility. I consent to the release of information about my ability for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations to authorized representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for financial institutions, medical institutions and other sources, a separate release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.VETERANS: Are you claiming veterans preference?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Select the one response that reflect your veteran preference eligibility. (Additional information regarding veterans preference is available in the Vets Guide that can be found at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm.)
    1. 5-point veteran. (Submit your Report of Separation form Active Duty DD-214.)
    2. 10-point compensable veteran.(Submit a copy of all DD-214, SF-15, and a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later, verifying disability.
    3. 30% or more compensably disabled veteran. (Submit a copy of DD-214, SF-15, and a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later, verifying disability.
    4. Other 10-point veteran. (Submit a copy of DD-214 and all required documentation as proof of eligibility.)
    5. Had active duty or reserve service which does NOT meet any of the above.
    6. Not a Veteran with Preference eligibility.
    7. Not a Veteran

        BRANCHED: * 2.Are you a disabled veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability? You must provide proof of eligibility with your application as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. No


* 5.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.


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.

* 6.Do you currently possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I posses a current and valid fall protection certification.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.I posses a current and valid forklift operator certification.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Are you available to work an irregular work schedule, working out-of-town 10 consecutive work days and then returning for 4 consecutive days off?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.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.
  4. I have experience as a drill rig operator helper assisting higher level drillers without constant supervision.
  5. I have experience as a drill rig operator helper assisting higher level drillers in performing geo-technical drilling and testing.


* 11.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


* 12.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


* 13.From the following list of duties, select all you have performed on the job.
  1. I have used basic drill equipment such as drill 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 used down hole hammers, odex, air and mud rotary, diamond or carbide tooth bits, subs, core, hollow stem auger drills, and power auger drills.
  4. I have operated generators, welders, compressors, mechanical rigging, loading pumps, and/or submersible pumps.
  5. I have set up and operated loading pumps to pump water into a water truck or a tank.
  6. I have driven water trucks pulling drill or equipment trailer behind.
  7. I have loaded and unloaded tools and materials necessary for drilling operations.
  8. I have cleaned and stored hand tools in proper storage areas.
  9. I have climbed ladders and drilling rig masts as a regular job requirement.
  10. Under direction of the drill rig operator, I have performed preventive maintenance on drilling equipment and assisted with minor repairs.
  11. None of the above.


* 14.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


* 15.Indicate the type(s) of terrain on which you have operated vehicles of 32,000 GVW and above.
  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


* 16.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.


* 17.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. 10-18 speed manual transmission vehicles
  10. Forklift
  11. Crane (under 32,000 lifting capacity)
  12. None of the above


* 18.Select the responses that describe your type of experience interpreting and following instructions in operating gasoline and diesel-powered heavy mobile equipment.
  1. Received oral and written instruction or direction
  2. Given oral and written instruction or direction
  3. Instruction by radio
  4. Roadmaps
  5. Construction plans
  6. Operating, maintenance, or parts manuals
  7. Signals (hand, whistle, lights, etc.)
  8. Other
  9. None of the above


* 19.Select the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have documented education or training.
  1. Hearing Conservation training
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training
  3. Respiratory Protection training
  4. Confined Space Work and Rescue training
  5. Hazardous Communications/MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) training
  6. Spill Prevention training
  7. Fire Extinguisher usage training
  8. Infectious Control (Blood Borne Pathogens) training
  9. Personal Fall Protection training
  10. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
  11. First Aid training
  12. OSHA Safety Standards training
  13. High Pressure Water Training and Safe Use (15,000 psi)
  14. Lock Out/Tag Out training
  15. Crane and Rigging Operation training
  16. Forklift Operation training
  17. Defensive Driving training
  18. None of the above


* 20.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.


* 21.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.


* 22.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.


* 23.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.


* 24.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


* 25.Select the response that describes 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.






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