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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 04

1 I qualify for the GS-04 grade because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 6 months of general work experience AND 6 months of specialized work experience that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of a Range Technician which is directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement, OR
  • I have successfully completed two years of study above the high school level that included at least 12 semester hours (or 18 quarter hours) in any combination of 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. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable, OR
  • I have a combination of education and experience described above.
  • I do not meet the above requirements.
2 Ability to perform laboring work using a variety of handtools and specialized equipment Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task or used this competency numerous times and am highly proficient at applying it to work situations. * NOTE: Please be sure that this response is illustrated by the work experience in your resume.
  • I have performed this task, or used this competency, in paid or unpaid work experience; OR - I have received training or education in this task or competency
  • I have not performed this task or acquired this competency, but am willing to learn
3 From the answer choices below, select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate technical information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not presented or provided technical or non-technical information
  • I have presented or provided only non-technical information to persons on the job
  • I have made presentations or provided technical information on the job to supervisors, co-workers, and others
  • I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.
4 Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) including basic techniques and procedures for digitizing maps and assembling geospatial databases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task or competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency on the job with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Ability to use computers to prepare scientific reports and to respond to requests for scientific data information requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording scientific data with a high degree of accuracy, sometimes under difficult conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording simple range measurements in the field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience participating in preplanning surveys and reconnaissance of range and erosion conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions (e.g. vegetative monitoring data, actual grazing use, riparian data, etc.) for utilization in management decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have knowledge of compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions, but have not performed this work on-the-job.
  • I have assisted others in compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have compiled documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
10 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience planning and completing various types of range improvement projects, i.e., fences, cattleguards, wells, springs or pipelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Identify the range use supervision duties you have performed on the job (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct scheduled grazing license compliance checks.
  • Ensure all stipulations in grazing permits and leases are complied with.
  • Conduct range use supervision and allotment inspections.
  • Monitor grazing allotments for trespass use.
  • Assist in preparation of grazing leases and permits.
  • Assist in preparation of cooperative agreements.
  • Make recommendations on intensity of range supervision needed.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience riding a horse to carry out various duties of the position including working with wild horses and cattle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience, education or training conducting grazing license compliance checks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience performing maintenance work in connection with range improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Select the statement that best describe your experience associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have knowledge of allotment management plans or grazing systems, but have not designed or implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have designed and implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
16 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and skills related to range improvement design and implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge in design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have knowledge of range improvements, but have not designed or implemented a range improvement project(s).
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have designed and implemented range improvement projects as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.

Grade: 05

1 I qualify for the GS-05 grade because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience at the GS-04 or equivalent level that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of a Range Technician which is directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement, OR
  • I have successfully completed a four year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of 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. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable, OR
  • I have a combination of education and experience described above.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
2 Ability to perform laboring work using a variety of handtools and specialized equipment Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task or used this competency numerous times and am highly proficient at applying it to work situations. * NOTE: Please be sure that this response is illustrated by the work experience in your resume.
  • I have performed this task, or used this competency, in paid or unpaid work experience; OR - I have received training or education in this task or competency
  • I have not performed this task or acquired this competency, but am willing to learn
3 From the answer choices below, select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate technical information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not presented or provided technical or non-technical information
  • I have presented or provided only non-technical information to persons on the job
  • I have made presentations or provided technical information on the job to supervisors, co-workers, and others
  • I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.
4 Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) including basic techniques and procedures for digitizing maps and assembling geospatial databases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task or competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency on the job with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Ability to use computers to prepare scientific reports and to respond to requests for scientific data information requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording scientific data with a high degree of accuracy, sometimes under difficult conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording simple range measurements in the field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience participating in preplanning surveys and reconnaissance of range and erosion conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions (e.g. vegetative monitoring data, actual grazing use, riparian data, etc.) for utilization in management decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have knowledge of compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions, but have not performed this work on-the-job.
  • I have assisted others in compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have compiled documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
10 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience planning and completing various types of range improvement projects, i.e., fences, cattleguards, wells, springs or pipelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Identify the range use supervision duties you have performed on the job (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct scheduled grazing license compliance checks.
  • Ensure all stipulations in grazing permits and leases are complied with.
  • Conduct range use supervision and allotment inspections.
  • Monitor grazing allotments for trespass use.
  • Assist in preparation of grazing leases and permits.
  • Assist in preparation of cooperative agreements.
  • Make recommendations on intensity of range supervision needed.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience riding a horse to carry out various duties of the position including working with wild horses and cattle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience, education or training conducting grazing license compliance checks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience performing maintenance work in connection with range improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Select the statement that best describe your experience associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have knowledge of allotment management plans or grazing systems, but have not designed or implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have designed and implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
16 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and skills related to range improvement design and implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge in design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have knowledge of range improvements, but have not designed or implemented a range improvement project(s).
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have designed and implemented range improvement projects as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.

Grade: 06

1 I qualify for the GS-06 grade because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized work experience at the GS-05 or equivalent level that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of a Range Technician which is directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement, OR
  • I have successfully completed one year of graduate level education directly related to the work of a Range Technician such as forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject matter field directed related to the position, OR
  • I have a combination of experience and education described above.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
2 Ability to perform laboring work using a variety of handtools and specialized equipment Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task or used this competency numerous times and am highly proficient at applying it to work situations. * NOTE: Please be sure that this response is illustrated by the work experience in your resume.
  • I have performed this task, or used this competency, in paid or unpaid work experience; OR - I have received training or education in this task or competency
  • I have not performed this task or acquired this competency, but am willing to learn
3 From the answer choices below, select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate technical information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not presented or provided technical or non-technical information
  • I have presented or provided only non-technical information to persons on the job
  • I have made presentations or provided technical information on the job to supervisors, co-workers, and others
  • I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.
4 Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) including basic techniques and procedures for digitizing maps and assembling geospatial databases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task or competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency on the job with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Ability to use computers to prepare scientific reports and to respond to requests for scientific data information requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording scientific data with a high degree of accuracy, sometimes under difficult conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording simple range measurements in the field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience participating in preplanning surveys and reconnaissance of range and erosion conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions (e.g. vegetative monitoring data, actual grazing use, riparian data, etc.) for utilization in management decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have knowledge of compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions, but have not performed this work on-the-job.
  • I have assisted others in compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have compiled documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
10 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience planning and completing various types of range improvement projects, i.e., fences, cattleguards, wells, springs or pipelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Identify the range use supervision duties you have performed on the job (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct scheduled grazing license compliance checks.
  • Ensure all stipulations in grazing permits and leases are complied with.
  • Conduct range use supervision and allotment inspections.
  • Monitor grazing allotments for trespass use.
  • Assist in preparation of grazing leases and permits.
  • Assist in preparation of cooperative agreements.
  • Make recommendations on intensity of range supervision needed.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience riding a horse to carry out various duties of the position including working with wild horses and cattle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience, education or training conducting grazing license compliance checks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience performing maintenance work in connection with range improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Select the statement that best describe your experience associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have knowledge of allotment management plans or grazing systems, but have not designed or implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have designed and implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
16 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and skills related to range improvement design and implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge in design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have knowledge of range improvements, but have not designed or implemented a range improvement project(s).
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have designed and implemented range improvement projects as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for the GS-07 grade because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized work experience at the GS-06 or equivalent level that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of a Range Technician which is directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement, OR
  • I have successfully completed one year of graduate level education directly related to the work of a Range Technician such as forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject matter field directed related to the position, OR
  • I have a combination of education and experience described above.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
2 Ability to perform laboring work using a variety of handtools and specialized equipment Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task or used this competency numerous times and am highly proficient at applying it to work situations. * NOTE: Please be sure that this response is illustrated by the work experience in your resume.
  • I have performed this task, or used this competency, in paid or unpaid work experience; OR - I have received training or education in this task or competency
  • I have not performed this task or acquired this competency, but am willing to learn
3 From the answer choices below, select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate technical information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not presented or provided technical or non-technical information
  • I have presented or provided only non-technical information to persons on the job
  • I have made presentations or provided technical information on the job to supervisors, co-workers, and others
  • I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.
4 Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) including basic techniques and procedures for digitizing maps and assembling geospatial databases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task or competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency on the job with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task or used this competency as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Ability to use computers to prepare scientific reports and to respond to requests for scientific data information requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording scientific data with a high degree of accuracy, sometimes under difficult conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience recording simple range measurements in the field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience participating in preplanning surveys and reconnaissance of range and erosion conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions (e.g. vegetative monitoring data, actual grazing use, riparian data, etc.) for utilization in management decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or experience associated with compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have knowledge of compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions, but have not performed this work on-the-job.
  • I have assisted others in compiling documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions.
  • I have compiled documentation or reports of natural resource conditions for utilization in management decisions as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
10 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience planning and completing various types of range improvement projects, i.e., fences, cattleguards, wells, springs or pipelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Identify the range use supervision duties you have performed on the job (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct scheduled grazing license compliance checks.
  • Ensure all stipulations in grazing permits and leases are complied with.
  • Conduct range use supervision and allotment inspections.
  • Monitor grazing allotments for trespass use.
  • Assist in preparation of grazing leases and permits.
  • Assist in preparation of cooperative agreements.
  • Make recommendations on intensity of range supervision needed.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience riding a horse to carry out various duties of the position including working with wild horses and cattle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience, education or training conducting grazing license compliance checks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience performing maintenance work in connection with range improvements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Select the statement that best describe your experience associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge associated with allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have knowledge of allotment management plans or grazing systems, but have not designed or implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of allotment management plans or grazing systems.
  • I have designed and implemented allotment management plans or grazing systems as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.
16 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and skills related to range improvement design and implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge in design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have knowledge of range improvements, but have not designed or implemented a range improvement project(s).
  • I have assisted with the design and implementation of range improvement project(s).
  • I have designed and implemented range improvement projects as a regular part of the job, independently and normally without higher level review.

Grade: All Grades

1 I am able to identify native plants and recognize plant community types that are found in the western U.S. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task or used this competency numerous times and am highly proficient at applying it in work situations.
  • I have performed this task, or used this competency, in paid or unpaid work experience.
  • I have not performed this task or acquired this competency, but am willing to learn.
2 I can read maps and am able to navigate to remote locations using topographical maps. Answer to this question is required
  • I performed this task or used this competency many times.
  • I have performed this task, or used this competency, in paid or unpaid work experience.
  • I have received training or education in this task or competency, but have not performed this task.
  • I have not performed this task or acquired this competency, but am willing to learn.
3 Select all of the statements from below that best describes the type of work you have lead: Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have explained team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assist team members in organizing to accomplish work.
  • I have coached, facilitated, solved work problems and participated in the work of the team.
  • I have provided information to the supervisor on performance of the team and individuals.
  • I have communicated assignments, milestones and deadlines to the team and individuals based on supervisor's instructions.
  • I have observed training needs and relay training needs and requests to supervisor.
  • I have informed supervisor of attendance and behavioral problems.
  • I have relayed requests for resources and supplies.
  • None of the above.
4 Identify the rangeland monitoring and inventory work you have been responsible for on the job (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct range studies such as condition and trend, utilization, actual use, climatological and other studies for allotment evaluation.
  • Train and monitor crews carrying out range studies.
  • Make recommendations based on interpretation of resource data on allotment conditions.
  • Monitor use on ongoing Allotment Management Plans to ensure that turnout, removal and numbers of stock and pasture moves are in compliance with permits.
  • Collect and maintain actual use records on Allotment Management Plans.
  • Prepare pre-inventory maps by preliminary delineation on aerial photography.
  • Conduct range inventory surveys and select appropriate guidelines and techniques to use.
  • Review data for technical accuracy and transfer to forms for computer data analysis.
  • Evaluate range site inventory data to recommend changes in use to resource planners.
  • Other rangeland monitoring or inventory work not identified above.
  • None of the above.