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Grade: 02
* 1.I qualify for the GS-2 because:
  1. I have 3 months of general experience. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of general experience.
  2. I have graduated from High School or equivalent.
  3. I do not have the education or experience as described above.


Grade: 03
* 1.I qualify for the GS-3 because:
  1. I have 6 months of general experience. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of general experience.
  2. I have completed 1 year of education above the high school level, 30 semester/45 quarter hours or 20 classroom hours per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business or technical school, which included at least 6 semester hours in range management, range conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, and mathematics or other natural or physical sciences. I will provide a copy of my college transcripts as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience as described above. I will provide a copy of my college transcripts as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  4. I do not meet any of the responses above.


Grade: 04
* 1.I qualify for the GS-4 because:
  1. I have 6 months of general AND 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-3 level in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of general and specialized experience.
  2. I have completed 2 yrs of study above high school, 60 sem/90 qtr hours which included 12 sem/18 qtr hours in courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.I have a minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience. Wildland firefighting experience is defined as on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire. Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. The two types of wildland fire are wildfire and prescribed fire. This has been documented in my work history/experience blocks on my resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I understand I must have a valid state drivers license. If selected, failure to possess or obtain a valid state drivers license prior to entering on duty may result in my offer of employment being withdrawn.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 05
* 1.I qualify for the GS-5 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-4 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  2. I have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a field directly-related to this position; OR that included at least 24 semester hours in courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.I have held or currently hold the NWCG qualification Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1), or higher. I will provide a copy of my IQCS master record or equivalent documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I have completed the NWCG course S-290 "Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior" course. I will provide a copy of my IQCS master record or equivalent documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I understand I must have a valid state drivers license. If selected, failure to possess or obtain a valid state drivers license prior to entering on duty may result in my offer of employment being withdrawn.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades


* 1.What is the earliest date you are available to begin work?


* 2.Enter the date you anticipate you would be available to work through.


3.In the space provided, list a ten digit phone number which you can be reached at on a regular basis. This number should be one you regularly use or check voice mail at least every 2 days.
Maximum length of 50 characters.


* 4.In the space provided, list an email address which you check at least every 3 days. This information may be used by selecting officials to contact you. If you do not regularly check your email at least every 3 days, enter NA.
Maximum length of 50 characters.


* 5.What crews have you worked on?
  1. Hand Crew
  2. Helitack
  3. Engine Crew
  4. Fire Use
  5. Lookout
  6. Wildland Fire Module
  7. Hot Shot Crew
  8. Smoke Jumper
  9. All of the above
  10. None of the above


* 6.Check all of the NWCG courses you have completed:
  1. I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  2. L-180 Human Factor on the Fireline
  3. S-130 Firefighter Training
  4. S-131 Firefighter Type 1 Training
  5. S-133 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around
  6. S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  7. S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
  8. S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws
  9. S-271 Helicopter Crewmember
  10. S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior
  11. None of the above


7.In the space provided below, list additional NWCG courses you have completed which are not listed above:
Maximum length of 1000 characters.


* 8.Check all the fire qualifications you currently possess:
  1. FFT2 Firefighter Type 2
  2. FFT1 Firefighter Type 1
  3. HECM Helicopter Crewmember
  4. ICT5 Incident Command Type 5
  5. ICT4 Incident Command Type 4
  6. None of the above


9.In the space provided below, list additional fire qualifications you currently possess which are not listed above:
Maximum length of 1000 characters.


ONLY fax or upload documents which are requested or required. Selecting officials can not view nor are provided a copy of these documents.

* 10.I understand that I must fax or upload required documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement. Failure to submit required documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference or may negatively affect my qualification determination for this announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.From the following list, select the main way you found out about this position.
  1. Newspaper/Magazine
  2. Radio Station
  3. TV Ad
  4. Poster/Flyer
  5. Job Service (State Employment Agency)
  6. Internet (through search engine)
  7. USAJOBS
  8. Agency website
  9. Fire Jobs Website (www.firejobs.doi.gov)
  10. Agency Human Resource Office
  11. Agency Employee (ie; current/former supervisor, friend, relative)
  12. Fire Recruiter
  13. Friend or Relative not working for the agency
  14. Job Fair
  15. High School (teacher, counselor, job fair, etc.)
  16. College or University (professor, counselor, career center, etc.)
  17. Rehire Eligible Employee/Agency Notification
  18. None of the above


* 12.What was your experience applying for this position on line
  1. Easy
  2. Moderately Easy
  3. Moderately Difficult
  4. Difficult
  5. I`ll never do this again


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