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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Vacancy Details

Grade: 06

1 I qualify for the GS-6 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  • I have one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education related to range technician work such as a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture or a subject-matter field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • 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.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for the GS-7 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-6 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  • I have one year of graduate level college education in a field directly related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
  • 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.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.

Grade: All Grades

1 Identify the specialized work related to fire dispatch that you perform as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Monitor and/or engage in fire emergency communications.
  • Maintain a log of all telephone calls and conversations that transpire regarding fire activities.
  • Monitor fire weather data for changing or hazardous conditions.
  • Interpret fire weather data and relay to management or senior employees.
  • Obtain weather observations from field stations.
  • Compile and interpret lightning detection data.
  • Monitor resource status and availability wherever needed.
  • Brief managers and/or dispatchers about the status of fire operations.
  • Brief the public about the status of fire operations.
  • Prepare a daily fire situation report to inform fire personnel and management of changing events.
  • Other
  • None of the above
2 I have worked in the following stressful type work environments Answer to this question is required
  • Fire dispatch office
  • Law enforcement dispatch office
  • Interagency dispatch office (USDI, USDA, etc.)
  • All Risk dispatch office (fire/law enforcement)
  • Fire fighter
  • Law enforcement officer
  • None of the above
3 Select the following multi-tasking functions where you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Multi-frequency radios/Multi-line telephones
  • Computers/file systems
  • General public/news media
  • Analyzing situations/selecting alternatives
  • Involved in multiple “all risk requests” where priorities must be determined by the nature of the situation
  • None of the above
4 Select the different fire/dispatch computer programs you are familiar with. Answer to this question is required
  • BEHAVE Fire Modeling System
  • WIMS (Weather Information Management System)
  • ROSS (Resource Ordering Status System)
  • FLAMMAP Fire Behavior Analysis and Mapping System
  • FARSITE (Fire Area Simulator)
  • FireFamily Plus Fire Climatology and Occurrence Analysis System
  • National Fire Danger Rating System
  • None of the above
5 Select the different "dispatch" computer programs you are familiar with. Answer to this question is required
  • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System
  • WIMS (Weather Information Management System)
  • ROSS (Resource Ordering Status System)
  • State Law Enforcement Telecommunications System such as California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), or similar system
  • IQCS (Incident Qualifications Command System)
  • WildCAD (Computer Aided Wildfire Dispatch System)
  • AFF (Automated Flight Following)
  • WFDSS (Wildland Fire Decision Support System)
  • Sit-209 (209 Large Fire Activity Situation Report)
  • None of the above.
6 Select the following types of resources you have experience in dispatching. Answer to this question is required
  • Overhead
  • Equipment
  • Aircraft
  • Supplies
  • None of the above
7 I have been a work leader in the following settings: Answer to this question is required
  • All risk dispatch center
  • Office setting
  • Field operation
  • Training
  • Volunteer operation
  • None of the above
8 I have maintained the following electronic/tracking systems: Answer to this question is required
  • Weather data
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Fire resources tracking systems
  • None of the above
9 Identify the dispatching responsibilities you have been assigned as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathering facts and making decisions to allocate resources to breaking fires.
  • Monitor and engage in fire emergency communications.
  • Placing and receiving orders for resources.
  • Supervising an expanded dispatch operation.
  • Acquire fire weather data and relay to management or senior employees.
  • Brief managers and dispatchers about the status of fire operations.
  • None of the above.
10 Identify the tasks related to fire-related communications that you have performed as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Demonstrate cooperation with others within a structured fire organization in order to accomplish organizational goals or duties.
  • Work with other team members under stressful and adverse conditions in order to achieve team goals.
  • Direct the work of other fire employees as needed or on a limited basis in order to accomplish organizational goals or duties.
  • Display courtesy tact and politeness to others while dealing with individuals who may be difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with management, peers, and/or individuals from the public regarding fire related topics, events, or concerns.
  • None of the above.
11 Indicate your level of experience as it pertains to the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  • Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within or outside of your agency or organization.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provide direction, explanation, guidance or information to others to clarify regulations or procedures.
  • Handle complaints or problems; propose new procedures or functionality; work well with a variety of people.
  • None of the above.
12 I have experience providing technical information to the general public or co-workers in the following manner(s): Answer to this question is required
  • To individuals on a one-on-one basis
  • To small groups of less than 20
  • To groups of more than 20
  • At conferences or informal meetings
  • In a training session
  • None of the above
13 Identify the specialized work related to assembling or obtaining fire suppression resources that you perform as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Estimate fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for fire lines and/or fire camps.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via ground.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via air.
  • Acquire helicopters for use by fire personnel.
  • Acquire retardant aircraft for use by fire personnel.
  • Obtain firefighting personnel when and wherever needed.
  • Keep track of all crews, helicopters, air tankers and other resources.
  • None of the above.
14 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. (See announcement for further definition) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No