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YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.Select the statement that best describes your experience distributing and balancing the workload among subordinates:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 2.Select the statement that best describes your experience instructing employees in specific tasks and providing on-the-job training:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the statement that best describes your experience completing required work records and production reports:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience performing spot checks on work and amending or rejecting items not meeting established criteria:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.From the list below select the types of structural maintenance/construction you have had experience performing:
  1. Roofing
  2. Masonry
  3. Structural Support Systems
  4. Equipment Operator
  5. Interior Wall Systems such as lathe and plaster, wood paneling, and gypsum
  6. Interior and Exterior Painting
  7. None of the above


* 6.Which of the following statements best describes your experience preparing written reports of inspections to identify the nature and extent of deficiencies, and major items of material required to correct them?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 7.Which of the following statements best describes your experience reading and interpreting blueprints, specifications, and sketches?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing minor maintenance and repairs of facilities, including painting:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in preparing surfaces for painting by cleaning, scraping, sanding, filling or wire brushes?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing rough carpentry to include the building and installation of framing, siding, walls, insulation, ceilings, floors, stairs, roof structures, doors and jambs, windows, and routine repair work?
  1. I know little or nothing about this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but no actual experience performing it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability as a trainee or apprentice, being closely supervised.
  4. I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision to regularly perform this task.
  5. I am consulted by others in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs related to this task.


* 11.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in measuring, cutting and constructing or repairing framework, doors and paneling?
  1. I know little or nothing about this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but no actual experience performing it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability as a trainee or apprentice, being closely supervised.
  4. I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision to regularly perform this task.
  5. I am consulted by others in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs related to this task.


* 12.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in selecting materials and methods to use in constructing or repairing framework, doors and paneling, roofing, siding, and floor tiles so that work is performed on time and according to accepted trade standards?
  1. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
  2. I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have had study or training in this, but have not performed it on the job.
  5. I know little or nothing about this.


* 13.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in operating and maintaining heavy equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 14.From the list below select those areas that you have performed at the journeyman level:
  1. Windows and Doors
  2. Masonry (Including ceramic tiles)
  3. Waterproofing
  4. Interior and Exterior carpentry
  5. Roofing and siding
  6. Painting (interior/exterior)
  7. Heavy equipment operations
  8. none of the above


* 15.Which of the following best describes your experience repairing brick and cement block walls?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had study or training in this, but no actual experience.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by others in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 16.From the list below select all areas you have had experience in leading, managing, or training subordinates in:
  1. Roofing and Siding
  2. Windows and Doors
  3. Masonry (including ceramic tile
  4. Waterproofing structures
  5. Grounds layout (e.g. fencing, landscaping)
  6. Structural Maintenance/Construction
  7. Paint and Protective coatings
  8. Heavy Equipment Operations
  9. None of the above.


* 17.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using common hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and nail punches to perform a variety of carpentry jobs, including rough and finish carpentry?
  1. I know little or nothing about this task.
  2. I have had education or training in this task, but no actual experience performing it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability as a trainee or apprentice, being closely supervised.
  4. I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision to regularly perform this task.
  5. I am consulted by others in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs related to this task.






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