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Grade: 09

1 Please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience in relation to the Basic Qualification Requirements for this position. Refer to the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of the job announcement for a detailed description of the basic qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
  • I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level as described in the statement below.
  • None of the above
Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in the management of a forestry program to include performing tree care, monitoring tree health, electronically tracking plant records, and working on outreach and education efforts.
2 Select the one answer that best represents your experience with forestry programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience directing and maintaining an urban forestry program.
  • I have experience assisting with an urban forestry program.
  • I have experience directing and maintaining a forestry program but not in an urban setting.
  • I have experience assisting with a forestry program but not in an urban setting.
  • I have experience directing and maintaining a horticultural program or facility.
  • I have experience assisting with a horticultural program or facility.
  • None of the above
3 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education applying your knowledge of the tools, equipment and methods used in planting, cultivating and caring for trees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education applying your knowledge to perform various techniques of asexual and sexual propagation of woody plant species. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 Select the answer that best describes your experience managing a Geographic Information System (GIS) of plant record information and tree collection data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.

Grade: 11

1 Please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience in relation to the Additional Qualification Requirements for this position. Refer to the "Qualifications Required" section of the job announcement for a detailed description of the additional qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below.
  • None of the above.
Specialized experience is defined as experience in the management of a forestry program to include performing tree care, monitoring tree health, managing a Geographic Information system (GIS), developing outreach materials, and serving as contract representative.
2 Select the one answer that best represents your experience with forestry programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience directing and maintaining an urban forestry program.
  • I have experience assisting with an urban forestry program.
  • I have experience directing and maintaining a forestry program but not in an urban setting.
  • I have experience assisting with a forestry program but not in an urban setting.
  • I have experience directing and maintaining a horticultural program or facility.
  • I have experience assisting with a horticultural program or facility.
  • None of the above
3 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education applying your knowledge of the tools, equipment and methods used in planting, cultivating and caring for trees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education applying your knowledge to perform various techniques of asexual and sexual propagation of woody plant species. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 Select the answer that best describes your experience managing a Geographic Information System (GIS) of plant record information and tree collection data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.

Grade: 12

1 Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is defined as experience in the management of a forestry program to include performing tree care, monitoring tree health, managing a Geographic Information system (GIS), developing outreach materials, serving as contract representative, and applying state-of-the-art methods and techniques in the care of complex and historic tree species.
2 Select the one answer that best represents your experience with forestry programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience directing and maintaining an urban forestry program.
  • I have experience assisting with an urban forestry program.
  • I have experience directing and maintaining a forestry program but not in an urban setting.
  • I have experience assisting with a forestry program but not in an urban setting.
  • I have experience directing and maintaining a horticultural program or facility.
  • I have experience assisting with a horticultural program or facility.
  • None of the above
3 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education applying your knowledge of the tools, equipment and methods used in planting, cultivating and caring for trees. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 Select the answer that best describes your experience and/or education applying your knowledge to perform various techniques of asexual and sexual propagation of woody plant species. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 Select the answer that best describes your experience managing a Geographic Information System (GIS) of plant record information and tree collection data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.

Grade: All Grades

1 Please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience in relation to the Basic Qualification Requirements for this position. Refer to the "Qualifications Required" section of the job announcement for a detailed description of the basic qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in Forestry or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources, Forest Biology, Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory.
  • I have a combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry.
  • None of the above
2 Do you possess a valid and unexpired state motor vehicle driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you possess a valid, unexpired pesticide applicator's license in Categories 3A, 3B, or 3C? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Have you been certified as an arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you possess a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which activities have you performed to evaluate and prepare soil for planting? Answer to this question is required
  • Taking soil samples for testing
  • Testing soil pH or mineral content
  • Adjusting pH levels of soil
  • Identifying plant pathogens
  • Identifying drainage issues
  • None of the above
7 Select the activities you have performed related to budgets. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Developed draft budgets for approval
  • Justified budget expenses
  • Monitored operations for compliance with budget provisions
  • Completed a project within budget limitations
  • None of the above
8 Select the types of arboretum duties you have performed. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared texts such as plant display and accession labels, interpretative texts, brochures, promotional materials and catalogues.
  • Developed public outreach and education programs in accordance with arboretum accreditation.
  • Conducted studies related to the preservation of the historic cultural landscape and urban canopy of the arboretum.
  • Prepared reports utilized for funding and asset management.
  • Reviewed reference texts and other publications to gather information on trees and their culture.
  • Referenced guidelines including state-of-the-art publications on the care and culture of historic tree species.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the duties relating to tree care management in which you have experience. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Tree inventories
  • Tree risk assessments
  • Cable and lightning protection inspections
  • Scheduling and recording on tree care
  • Tree canopy assessments
  • Recommending removals and hazard mitigations
  • Recommending chemical and biological applications as part of an IPM (integrated pest management) program
  • None of the above
10 Which tasks have you performed to monitor contractor performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Contract administration
  • Program planning
  • Program services
  • Safety needs
  • Strategy planning
  • Developed Statements of Work
  • None of the above
11 Have you ever held a Contracting Officer`s Technical Representative (COTR), Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), or equivalent certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    12.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above