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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.

* 4.Select the answer that describes your level of experience, education or training in performing building maintenance and landscaping work.
  1. I have not performed these job functions.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have performed directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of building maintenance work.
  5. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of landscaping work.
  6. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of building maintenance and landscaping work.


* 5.Select the answer that describes your level of experience in performing building maintenance (custodial duties) and landscaping work.
  1. I have not performed these job functions.
  2. I have experience in building maintenance in and around power plants/heavy industrial areas and associated buildings.
  3. I have experience in landscaping in and around power plants/heavy industrial and associated buildings.
  4. I have experience in building maintenance and landscaping in and around power plants/heavy industrial areas and associated buildings.
  5. I have experience in building maintenance in and around light industrial areas and associated buildings.
  6. I have experience in landscaping in and around light industrial areas and associated buildings.


* 6.Select the duties with which you are proficient and have routinely performed in a building maintenance work environment.
  1. Changing light bulbs
  2. Assembling furniture
  3. Disassembling furniture
  4. Loading furniture
  5. Unloading furniture
  6. Loading construction materials
  7. Unloading construction materials
  8. Loading supplies
  9. Unloading supplies
  10. Arranging furniture
  11. Replacing plumbing fixtures
  12. Preparing surfaces for exterior painting
  13. Preparing surfaces for interior painting
  14. Painting interior surfaces
  15. Painting exterior surfaces
  16. Preparing floor for carpeting or tile
  17. Laying carpeting or tile
  18. Washing, waxing, and stripping floors
  19. Cleaning windows
  20. Vacuuming
  21. Cleaning bathrooms
  22. Dusting
  23. Shoveling walkways
  24. Building and patching fences
  25. Parking lot maintenance and cleanup
  26. Lifting and moving parts, tools
  27. Cleaning and degreasing parts
  28. Cleaning up workshops and office areas
  29. Cleaning out drains and gutters
  30. Removing and loading rocks
  31. Cleaning out sumps
  32. Performing general janitorial activities
  33. Trash removal
  34. Performing grounds and roadway maintenance utilizing hand and small tools
  35. Setting up simple or pre-constructed scaffolding
  36. Disassembly of machinery or equipment
  37. Assembly of machinery or equipment
  38. Removing calcium and other deposits from drains and other concrete surfaces
  39. Placing and patching concrete
  40. None of the above


* 7.Select the duties with which you are proficient and have routinely performed in a landscaping work environment (commercial or industrial).
  1. Mowing lawns and trimming yards
  2. Watering lawns and gardens
  3. Seeding and fertilizing lawns
  4. Laying sod
  5. Planting vegetation
  6. Cultivating shrubbery
  7. Removing grass and weeds
  8. Burning of grass and weeds
  9. Pruning trees
  10. Falling trees
  11. Installing sprinkler systems
  12. Maintaining and repairing sprinkler systems
  13. Raking leaves
  14. Loading and removing trash
  15. Storing landscaping materials
  16. Applying herbicides
  17. Digging ditches and trenches
  18. None of the above


* 8.Do you have a valid state driver's license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Can you operate light duty motor vehicles with standard transmission (cars and trucks)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Can you operate light duty motor vehicles with automatic transmission (cars and trucks)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have experience operating a forklift?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Select the answer that describes your level of experience, education, or training in meeting predefined deadlines for assigned work tasks.
  1. Completed a high volume of accurate, timely and detailed maintenance assignments under short deadlines.
  2. Completed accurate, timely and detailed maintenance assignments under short deadlines.
  3. Completed detailed maintenance assignments that required a high level of effort under regular or recurring deadlines.
  4. Completed detailed maintenance assignments under regular or recurring deadlines.
  5. Completed less complex maintenance assignments under regular or recurring deadlines.
  6. Completed detailed maintenance assignments that required accuracy under no set deadlines.
  7. None of the above.


* 13.Select the tools and equipment you have operated and maintained in a commercial or industrial work environment.
  1. Electric drills
  2. Electric sanders
  3. Tape measure
  4. Hand saw
  5. Wrenches
  6. Screwdrivers
  7. Hammers
  8. Pipe wrenches
  9. Chain saws
  10. Operating grounds equipment (lawn tractors and lawn mowers)
  11. Operating drain cleaners (snake)
  12. Operating leaf blowers
  13. Operating concrete mixers
  14. Erecting scaffolding
  15. Operating push mowers
  16. Operating riding lawn mowers
  17. Operating motorized weedeaters
  18. Operating motorized lawn edgers
  19. Posthole diggers
  20. Operating motorized augers
  21. Electric paint sprayer
  22. Ratchets
  23. Shovels
  24. Picks
  25. Furniture moving equipment
  26. Dollies
  27. Carts
  28. Brooms
  29. Powered brooms
  30. Snow blowers
  31. Sledge hammers
  32. Propane torches
  33. Cardboard baler
  34. Gas powered sickle mower
  35. Weed eaters
  36. None of the above


* 14.Select the answer that defines your ability to independently lift and carry, load and unload heavy objects.
  1. Less than 25 pounds
  2. 25-49 pounds
  3. 50-74 pounds
  4. 75 pounds or over
  5. None of the above


* 15.Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an at-fault accident at work.
  1. More than 5 years
  2. More than 3 years and less than 5 years
  3. More than 2 years and less than 3 years
  4. More than 1 year and less than 2 years
  5. Less than 1 year
  6. I have never had an at-fault accident


* 16.Select the response that describes your experience in applying safe operating procedures when using tools and equipment.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in this function.
  2. I have on-the-job experience in this function. My work was closely monitored/supervised to ensure compliance with proper safety procedures.
  3. I have performed work safely as a regular part of a job. I have worked independently and without more than normal review by a supervisor or team leader and without injury.
  4. I have experience using and following hazardous energy control procedures as part of a job.
  5. Working safely has been an integral or major part of my job. I have routinely operated tools and equipment safely and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in safely operating tools and equipment.


* 17.Select the response that describes the working situations in which you feel most comfortable.
  1. I have worked alone and believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work I am performing has permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  2. I have worked in small, close-knit groups having common interests and goals, and contributed to the accomplishments of assigned tasks.
  3. I have worked in large, complex groups where my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  4. I have led small, close-knit groups where I ensured that everyone in the group performed their fair share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  5. I have led large, complex groups where my skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently to ensure successful and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  6. None of the above.






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