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Grade: 06
* 1.GS-06 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic 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 as defined in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service.
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


* 2.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in performing maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have related experience that demonstrates my ability to perform maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams.
  3. I have worked as a helper to journeyman level workers performing maintenance and repair along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams. I have performed routine tasks independently and have assisted on complex projects that involved most of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, repair to windows and doors, and construction of water diversion structures.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing a variety of maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams. My experience demonstrates skill in all of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, repair to windows and doors and construction of water diversion structures. I have completed assigned tasks independently and routinely and have carried them out successfully.
  5. I am a highly skilled at performing the full range of maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures as previously described. I have independently planned and completed multi-varied work projects including new building and water diversion structure construction, remodeling, alterations, extensive repair and routine maintenance. I have extensive experience in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and compliance with the Uniform Building Code.


* 3.Do you have technical experience analyzing and resolving technical civil, electrical, or mechanical problems when performing operation and maintenance work on civil, electrical, or mechanical equipment in an industrial setting such as a powerplant, large storage dam, pumping plant, transmission/distribution, civil/water works, or applicable industrial facility that utilizes electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic equipment? This experience must be documented in your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Select the response that best describes your level of experience 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. None of the above.


* 5.Select the answer that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When I did, my supervisor or senior employee was there to assist me in these situations.
  3. I have served in positions where I had to maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was usually able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor.
  4. I have served in a variety of position where I must maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor or senior level person.


* 6.Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience with water storage facilities, intake and outlet works, canals, fish ladders, fish screens, or water gates.
  1. I have performed at least 4 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  2. I have performed at least 3 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  3. I have performed at least 2 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  4. I have performed one or less of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.


* 7.Select the dam instrumentation and water regulation task(s) you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Install and/or maintain piezometers, weirs and flumes
  2. Record readings from piezometers, weirs and flumes
  3. Make water changes on dams with slide gates, radial gates, and calculating water flows
  4. Regulate water flows by using valves, gates, radial gates, and/or stop logs
  5. Record water flow readings, lake elevations and maintained dam operating log book
  6. Perform periodic dam operator's inspection
  7. None of the above


* 8.From the following list, indicate which of the duties you have performed.
  1. Carpentry
  2. Welding
  3. Painting
  4. Plumbing & pipe fitting
  5. Concrete finishing and repair
  6. Electrical maintenance work (by removing, replacing and installing complex electrical systems)
  7. Mechanic work (testing/repairing/replacing and lubricating of hydraulic systems)
  8. Equipment Operator (backhoes, graders, motor vehicles, forklifts, tractors, front-end loaders and slope mowers)


* 9.Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a maintenance worker without more than normal supervision.
  1. I have performed 6 or more of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked independently, making decisions under normal supervision.
  2. I have performed 4-5 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked independently, making less technical decisions under normal supervision.
  3. I have performed 3 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked alone, making day to day less difficult decisions under normal supervision.
  4. I have performed 2 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have carried out routine tasks under close immediate supervision.
  5. I have performed one or less of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have carried out simple and routine tasks under close immediate supervision.


* 10.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. Water deliveries
  5. Pumping plant maintenance
  6. Herbicide applications
  7. Operation of heavy equipment
  8. None of the above


* 11.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in operating wheel tractors, front end loaders, backhoes, mowers, dump trucks or towing equipment.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have operated some of the listed equipment.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform this function
  4. I have performed this function independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this function. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully and safely.


* 12.Select the types of equipment you have operated in a work-related environment:
  1. Backhoe
  2. Front-end Loader
  3. Ditcher
  4. Small Caterpillar
  5. Large Caterpillar
  6. Dump Truck (6-Wheeler)
  7. Brush Hog
  8. Snow Plow
  9. Mower
  10. Aerator
  11. Chipper
  12. Farm Tractor with mowing attachment
  13. Small Tractor Sprayer
  14. Snow Blower
  15. Towed Sweepers
  16. Towed trailer mounted sprayer
  17. Motor Grader
  18. Tracked Excavator
  19. Wheeled Compactors
  20. Rollers
  21. Bobcat or equivalent skid steer loader with attachments
  22. Forklift
  23. None of the Above


* 13.Select the response(s) that describe(s) the types and kinds of hazards you have encountered or conditions you have paid work experience with:
  1. Operate equipment on level terrain
  2. Operate equipment over rolling terrain
  3. Operate equipment over soft ground conditions
  4. Operate equipment over rough terrain
  5. Operate equipment over snowy terrain
  6. Operate equipment where obstacles have limited the visibility
  7. Operate equipment in adverse weather conditions
  8. Operate equipment on steep terrain
  9. Operate equipment in confined spaces
  10. Operate equipment between trees and shrubs
  11. Operate equipment in marshy areas
  12. None of the Above.


* 14.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


* 15.Select all of the safety equipment you have been required to use in a work-related environment:
  1. Gloves
  2. Dust Mask
  3. Respirator
  4. Safety Shoes
  5. Hard Hat
  6. Ear Protection
  7. Eye Protection
  8. Fall Protection Harness
  9. None of the above


* 16.Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an accident (personal injury to self or others or property damage) at work.
  1. Greater than 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


* 17.Are you physically able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis without assistance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.This position requires 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


* 19.Typical assignments range from 1-day travel assignments up to 1 week overnight travel assignments. Are you available to travel up to 30% of the time to conduct site visits or field investigations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.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


Grade: 07
* 1.GS-07 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic 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 as defined in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service.
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


* 2.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in performing maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have related experience that demonstrates my ability to perform maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams.
  3. I have worked as a helper to journeyman level workers performing maintenance and repair along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams. I have performed routine tasks independently and have assisted on complex projects that involved most of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, repair to windows and doors, and construction of water diversion structures.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing a variety of maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams. My experience demonstrates skill in all of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, repair to windows and doors and construction of water diversion structures. I have completed assigned tasks independently and routinely and have carried them out successfully.
  5. I am a highly skilled at performing the full range of maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures as previously described. I have independently planned and completed multi-varied work projects including new building and water diversion structure construction, remodeling, alterations, extensive repair and routine maintenance. I have extensive experience in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and compliance with the Uniform Building Code.


* 3.Do you have technical experience analyzing and resolving technical civil, electrical, or mechanical problems when performing operation and maintenance work on civil, electrical, or mechanical equipment in an industrial setting such as a powerplant, large storage dam, pumping plant, transmission/distribution, civil/water works, or applicable industrial facility that utilizes electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic equipment? This experience must be documented in your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Select the response that best describes your level of experience 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. None of the above.


* 5.Select the answer that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When I did, my supervisor or senior employee was there to assist me in these situations.
  3. I have served in positions where I had to maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was usually able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor.
  4. I have served in a variety of position where I must maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor or senior level person.


* 6.Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience with water storage facilities, intake and outlet works, canals, fish ladders, fish screens, or water gates.
  1. I have performed at least 4 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  2. I have performed at least 3 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  3. I have performed at least 2 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  4. I have performed one or less of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.


* 7.Select the dam instrumentation and water regulation task(s) you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Install and/or maintain piezometers, weirs and flumes
  2. Record readings from piezometers, weirs and flumes
  3. Make water changes on dams with slide gates, radial gates, and calculating water flows
  4. Regulate water flows by using valves, gates, radial gates, and/or stop logs
  5. Record water flow readings, lake elevations and maintained dam operating log book
  6. Perform periodic dam operator's inspection
  7. None of the above


* 8.From the following list, indicate which of the duties you have performed.
  1. Carpentry
  2. Welding
  3. Painting
  4. Plumbing & pipe fitting
  5. Concrete finishing and repair
  6. Electrical maintenance work (by removing, replacing and installing complex electrical systems)
  7. Mechanic work (testing/repairing/replacing and lubricating of hydraulic systems)
  8. Equipment Operator (backhoes, graders, motor vehicles, forklifts, tractors, front-end loaders and slope mowers)


* 9.Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a maintenance worker without more than normal supervision.
  1. I have performed 6 or more of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked independently, making decisions under normal supervision.
  2. I have performed 4-5 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked independently, making less technical decisions under normal supervision.
  3. I have performed 3 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked alone, making day to day less difficult decisions under normal supervision.
  4. I have performed 2 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have carried out routine tasks under close immediate supervision.
  5. I have performed one or less of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have carried out simple and routine tasks under close immediate supervision.


* 10.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. Water deliveries
  5. Pumping plant maintenance
  6. Herbicide applications
  7. Operation of heavy equipment
  8. None of the above


* 11.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in operating wheel tractors, front end loaders, backhoes, mowers, dump trucks or towing equipment.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have operated some of the listed equipment.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform this function
  4. I have performed this function independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this function. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully and safely.


* 12.Select the types of equipment you have operated in a work-related environment:
  1. Backhoe
  2. Front-end Loader
  3. Ditcher
  4. Small Caterpillar
  5. Large Caterpillar
  6. Dump Truck (6-Wheeler)
  7. Brush Hog
  8. Snow Plow
  9. Mower
  10. Aerator
  11. Chipper
  12. Farm Tractor with mowing attachment
  13. Small Tractor Sprayer
  14. Snow Blower
  15. Towed Sweepers
  16. Towed trailer mounted sprayer
  17. Motor Grader
  18. Tracked Excavator
  19. Wheeled Compactors
  20. Rollers
  21. Bobcat or equivalent skid steer loader with attachments
  22. Forklift
  23. None of the Above


* 13.Select the response(s) that describe(s) the types and kinds of hazards you have encountered or conditions you have paid work experience with:
  1. Operate equipment on level terrain
  2. Operate equipment over rolling terrain
  3. Operate equipment over soft ground conditions
  4. Operate equipment over rough terrain
  5. Operate equipment over snowy terrain
  6. Operate equipment where obstacles have limited the visibility
  7. Operate equipment in adverse weather conditions
  8. Operate equipment on steep terrain
  9. Operate equipment in confined spaces
  10. Operate equipment between trees and shrubs
  11. Operate equipment in marshy areas
  12. None of the Above.


* 14.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


* 15.Select all of the safety equipment you have been required to use in a work-related environment:
  1. Gloves
  2. Dust Mask
  3. Respirator
  4. Safety Shoes
  5. Hard Hat
  6. Ear Protection
  7. Eye Protection
  8. Fall Protection Harness
  9. None of the above


* 16.Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an accident (personal injury to self or others or property damage) at work.
  1. Greater than 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


* 17.Are you physically able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis without assistance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.This position requires 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


* 19.Typical assignments range from 1-day travel assignments up to 1 week overnight travel assignments. Are you available to travel up to 30% of the time to conduct site visits or field investigations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.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


Grade: 08
* 1.GS-08 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic 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 as defined in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service.
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


* 2.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in performing maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams.
  1. I have no experience in this area.
  2. I have related experience that demonstrates my ability to perform maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams.
  3. I have worked as a helper to journeyman level workers performing maintenance and repair along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams. I have performed routine tasks independently and have assisted on complex projects that involved most of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, repair to windows and doors, and construction of water diversion structures.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing a variety of maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures such as bridges, pumping plants, power plants, buildings, reservoirs and dams. My experience demonstrates skill in all of the following areas: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, repair to windows and doors and construction of water diversion structures. I have completed assigned tasks independently and routinely and have carried them out successfully.
  5. I am a highly skilled at performing the full range of maintenance and repair work along canals, rivers, and structures as previously described. I have independently planned and completed multi-varied work projects including new building and water diversion structure construction, remodeling, alterations, extensive repair and routine maintenance. I have extensive experience in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and compliance with the Uniform Building Code.


* 3.Do you have technical experience analyzing and resolving technical civil, electrical, or mechanical problems when performing operation and maintenance work on civil, electrical, or mechanical equipment in an industrial setting such as a powerplant, large storage dam, pumping plant, transmission/distribution, civil/water works, or applicable industrial facility that utilizes electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic equipment? This experience must be documented in your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Select the response that best describes your level of experience 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. None of the above.


* 5.Select the answer that best describes your ability to retain composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people.
  1. My previous positions have not required me to deal with a variety of people in stressful situations.
  2. I have had limited experience in handling stressful situations which dealt with a variety of people. When I did, my supervisor or senior employee was there to assist me in these situations.
  3. I have served in positions where I had to maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was usually able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor.
  4. I have served in a variety of position where I must maintain composure in stressful situations dealing with a variety of people. I was able to do this without the review or intervention of my supervisor or senior level person.


* 6.Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience with water storage facilities, intake and outlet works, canals, fish ladders, fish screens, or water gates.
  1. I have performed at least 4 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  2. I have performed at least 3 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  3. I have performed at least 2 of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.
  4. I have performed one or less of the following associated duties: Operation of water conveyance systems; preventive maintenance of water conveyance systems; repair of water conveyance systems; assisting in construction of water conveyance systems; and inspections of water conveyance systems.


* 7.Select the dam instrumentation and water regulation task(s) you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Install and/or maintain piezometers, weirs and flumes
  2. Record readings from piezometers, weirs and flumes
  3. Make water changes on dams with slide gates, radial gates, and calculating water flows
  4. Regulate water flows by using valves, gates, radial gates, and/or stop logs
  5. Record water flow readings, lake elevations and maintained dam operating log book
  6. Perform periodic dam operator's inspection
  7. None of the above


* 8.From the following list, indicate which of the duties you have performed.
  1. Carpentry
  2. Welding
  3. Painting
  4. Plumbing & pipe fitting
  5. Concrete finishing and repair
  6. Electrical maintenance work (by removing, replacing and installing complex electrical systems)
  7. Mechanic work (testing/repairing/replacing and lubricating of hydraulic systems)
  8. Equipment Operator (backhoes, graders, motor vehicles, forklifts, tractors, front-end loaders and slope mowers)


* 9.Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a maintenance worker without more than normal supervision.
  1. I have performed 6 or more of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked independently, making decisions under normal supervision.
  2. I have performed 4-5 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked independently, making less technical decisions under normal supervision.
  3. I have performed 3 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have worked alone, making day to day less difficult decisions under normal supervision.
  4. I have performed 2 of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have carried out routine tasks under close immediate supervision.
  5. I have performed one or less of the following duties on a regular basis: rough carpentry, earth excavation and backfill, welding, plumbing or sewer repair, concrete finishing and repair, painting, weed and rodent control. I have operated equipment such as tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, motor vehicles and forklifts. I have carried out simple and routine tasks under close immediate supervision.


* 10.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. Water deliveries
  5. Pumping plant maintenance
  6. Herbicide applications
  7. Operation of heavy equipment
  8. None of the above


* 11.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in operating wheel tractors, front end loaders, backhoes, mowers, dump trucks or towing equipment.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have operated some of the listed equipment.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform this function
  4. I have performed this function independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing this function. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully and safely.


* 12.Select the types of equipment you have operated in a work-related environment:
  1. Backhoe
  2. Front-end Loader
  3. Ditcher
  4. Small Caterpillar
  5. Large Caterpillar
  6. Dump Truck (6-Wheeler)
  7. Brush Hog
  8. Snow Plow
  9. Mower
  10. Aerator
  11. Chipper
  12. Farm Tractor with mowing attachment
  13. Small Tractor Sprayer
  14. Snow Blower
  15. Towed Sweepers
  16. Towed trailer mounted sprayer
  17. Motor Grader
  18. Tracked Excavator
  19. Wheeled Compactors
  20. Rollers
  21. Bobcat or equivalent skid steer loader with attachments
  22. Forklift
  23. None of the Above


* 13.Select the response(s) that describe(s) the types and kinds of hazards you have encountered or conditions you have paid work experience with:
  1. Operate equipment on level terrain
  2. Operate equipment over rolling terrain
  3. Operate equipment over soft ground conditions
  4. Operate equipment over rough terrain
  5. Operate equipment over snowy terrain
  6. Operate equipment where obstacles have limited the visibility
  7. Operate equipment in adverse weather conditions
  8. Operate equipment on steep terrain
  9. Operate equipment in confined spaces
  10. Operate equipment between trees and shrubs
  11. Operate equipment in marshy areas
  12. None of the Above.


* 14.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


* 15.Select all of the safety equipment you have been required to use in a work-related environment:
  1. Gloves
  2. Dust Mask
  3. Respirator
  4. Safety Shoes
  5. Hard Hat
  6. Ear Protection
  7. Eye Protection
  8. Fall Protection Harness
  9. None of the above


* 16.Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an accident (personal injury to self or others or property damage) at work.
  1. Greater than 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


* 17.Are you physically able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis without assistance?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.This position requires 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


* 19.Typical assignments range from 1-day travel assignments up to 1 week overnight travel assignments. Are you available to travel up to 30% of the time to conduct site visits or field investigations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.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


Grade: All Grades
* 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






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