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* 1.Select the response(s) that describe the manual task(s) you have performed without supervision as a regular part of your job. (Regular means on a recurring basis.)
  1. Industrial building maintenance
  2. Industrial grounds maintenance
  3. Dam maintenance
  4. Heating systems maintenance
  5. Air conditioning systems maintenance
  6. Large sprinkler systems maintenance
  7. Operation of heavy equipment
  8. None of the above


* 2.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in performing maintenance and repair work on buildings and facilities.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have related experience that demonstrates my ability to perform maintenance and repair work on buildings and facilities.
  3. I have worked as a helper to journeyman level workers performing maintenance and repair to buildings or facilities. I have performed routine tasks independently and have assisted on complex projects that involved most of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and repair to windows and doors.
  4. I have experience performing maintenance and repair work to buildings or facilities. My experience demonstrates skill in most of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and repair to windows and doors. I have completed assigned tasks independently and routinely and have carried them out successfully.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing a variety of maintenance and repair work on buildings and facilities. My experience demonstrates skill in all of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and repair to windows and doors. I have completed assigned tasks independently and routinely and have carried them out successfully.
  6. I am a highly skilled at performing the full range of maintenance and repair work on buildings and facilities. In addition to training or supervising others, I have independently planned and completed multi-varied work projects that include new construction, remodeling, alterations, extensive repair and routine maintenance. I have extensive experience that demonstrates my high skill level in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and compliance with the Uniform Building Code.


* 3.Select the power tool(s) you have operated/used and maintained in a commercial or industrial work environment.
  1. Electric saws: table, radial arm, band, portable, etc.
  2. Electric drills, drill presses, concrete drilling tools
  3. Chain saw
  4. Grinder
  5. Pipe threaders
  6. None of the above


* 4.Select the pneumatic tool(s) you have used in a commercial or industrial work environment.
  1. Die grinder
  2. Impact hammer
  3. Impact wrench
  4. Ratchet
  5. Wire wheel
  6. Jack hammer
  7. Drill
  8. None of the above


* 5.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience or training in reading and interpreting blueprints and drawings.
  1. I have not performed this job function
  2. Post high school education and/or formal training in these functions, but not performed on the job
  3. I have used blueprints and/or drawings professionally, but under supervision
  4. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I routinely use blueprints and drawings


* 6.Select the task(s) you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Used Material Data Safety Sheets
  2. Used Job Hazard Analysis
  3. Written Job Hazard Analysis
  4. Performed Periodic Maintenance
  5. Written Periodic Maintenance procedures
  6. Created as-built drawings
  7. None of the above


* 7.Select the response that best describes your skill in using standing operating procedures.
  1. I have used these procedures but would need help or close supervision
  2. I have used these procedures to perform common and simple tasks with limited supervision
  3. I have used these procedures to diagnose routine problems and perform common tasks without supervision
  4. I have used these procedures to diagnose complex problems and perform complex tasks
  5. I have used these diagrams to diagnose complex problems and perform complex tasks and I have used these diagrams to instruct others in their use
  6. None of the above


* 8.Select the response that best describes your skill in interpreting instructions.
  1. I follow instructions but would need help or close supervision
  2. I follow instructions to perform common and simple tasks with limited supervision
  3. I follow instructions to diagnose routine problems and perform common tasks without supervision
  4. I follow instructions to diagnose complex problems and perform complex tasks
  5. I follow instructions to diagnose complex problems and perform complex tasks on and I have used these instructions to instruct others in their use
  6. None of the above


* 9.Select the response that best describes your level of experience, education and/or training in reading and interpreting manufacturer's technical manuals and instructions to maintain and repair equipment.
  1. I have not performed these job functions
  2. I have post high school education and/or formal training but have not performed these job functions
  3. I have used manufacturer's technical manuals and instructions professionally, with supervision
  4. I routinely use manufacturer's technical manuals and instructions and I am highly skilled in performing these job functions


* 10.Select the response that best describes your experience with safe clearance (lock out/tag out) procedures.
  1. I have been trained and placed/received safe clearances using lock out\tag out procedures
  2. I have been trained and performed work under lock out\tag out safe clearance procedures
  3. I have performed placing/receiving clearances on occasion
  4. I have performed placing/receiving clearance as a regular part of my job
  5. I have no experience with safe clearance procedures


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


* 12.From the following list, select all of the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have experience, education, or training.
  1. Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  2. Hazardous Energy Control Program (HECP)
  3. Hearing Conservation
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  5. Respiratory Protection
  6. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  7. Confined Space work and rescue
  8. Hazardous Communications/MSDS
  9. Spill Prevention
  10. Fire Extinguishers
  11. Infectious Control (Blood borne Pathogens)
  12. Personal Fall Protection
  13. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  14. First Aid
  15. Hazardous Waste
  16. Asbestos Awareness
  17. Reclamation Safety & Health Standards (RSHS)
  18. OSHA Safety Standards
  19. None of the above


* 13.I am able to perform maintenance on equipment at heights exceeding 20 feet.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I am able to perform maintenance in small, confined spaces.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Select the equipment you have operated as a regular part of your job.
  1. Semi-tractor and trailers over 26,000 GVW
  2. Dump trucks
  3. Vehicle(s) with multi-gears, manual transmissions
  4. Bulldozer D-3 or larger
  5. Backhoe
  6. Crane(s)-gantry or bridge
  7. Mobile crane
  8. Hydraulic boom truck
  9. Man-lifts
  10. Road grader
  11. Forklift
  12. Front end loader
  13. Skid Steer Front End Loader (Bob Cat)
  14. 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles, 1/2 ton or larger, Off Road
  15. None of the above


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


* 17.Which of the following functions have you performed while checking loads and equipment, to ensure equipment is secure according to Department of Transportation requirements?
  1. Checked loads for proper tie down and chain selection
  2. Checked loads for proper weight distribution
  3. Calculate weight of load(s)
  4. Inspected chains and binders prior to use
  5. Perform proper walk around inspection
  6. None of the above


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* 18.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


* 19.I understand that by completing and submitting this application, I am certifying that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information provided is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that a false or fraudulent answer to any question may be grounds for not hiring me, or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I also understand that failure to respond to this question will disqualify me from consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No






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