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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 05

1 I qualify for a GS-05 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have three years of general experience, one of which was equivalent to GS-4 in the Federal service performing work under direct supervision from higher graded technicians or specialists. Examples include generating simple maps/drawings using graphics and CAD technology; compiling information from specified sources to be used for mapping; researching office records for ownership status, cadastral survey grid layout and land classifications to be displayed on a map.
  • I have completed a four year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree.
  • I have an equivalent combination of the experience and education described above. For example, I completed 30 semester hours of progressive undergraduate study (50% of the education requirement) and 2 years of general experience (50% of the general experience requirement).
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Prepares digitized maps and assembles geo-spatial data bases 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 Select the statement that best describes your experience in organizing and prioritizing work. Answer to this question is required
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in more than 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 3 to 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 1 to 2 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I have limited experience in prioritizing and coordinating my work to meet office requirements and deadlines.
  • I have no experience in organizing and prioritizing work.
5 When faced with tight deadlines, changing priorities and conflicting responsibility, which of the following best describes your work style. Answer to this question is required
  • I thrive with the challenge needs. I am at my best when working under pressure.
  • I adapt well to changing needs. I re-prioritize workloads and coordinate with others to get the work done.
  • I work best in a structured environment although I can adapt to emergency situations on occasion.
  • I do not adapt well to conflicting situations and priorities. I like to know what is expected of me at all times.
  • I have not had experience working in an office with this type of structure.
6

Select each type of experience you have producing cartographic and map information products.

Answer to this question is required
  • Create and print maps manually or with reprographics
  • Create and print maps digitally from a GIS database
  • Create and print maps digitally from a GIS database with care to adhere to cartographic principles and standards of labels, collar data, color, symbology, scale, and other elements
  • Create and print maps and prepare digital files for publication by a professional printing company
  • Create digital maps for distribution on a website
  • Create and implement a live Internet Map Server application for internet mapping from a GIS database
  • Create cartographic standards and policies for an organization
  • Display my maps in public
  • Have won awards for maps I designed
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education, or training in Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hardware for data collection, transfer, and processing. 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.

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for a GS-07 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service as a GIS Specialist or in a directly related position. The work I performed was difficult and responsible work under general supervision using well established policies, procedures and techniques. Examples: Assist in GIS data preparation, entry and analysis; use GIS hardware and software and provide user support; provide cartographic products such as maps, drawings & illustrations using CAD technology & graphics.
  • I have 1 full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a masters degree with a major in any field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the provisions of Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f). I will provide a copy of my college transcripts.
  • I have an equivalent combination of experience and education as described above. For example, I have completed one semester (9 semester hours) of graduate level college education, and I have at least 6 months of specialized experience. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Prepares digitized maps and assembles geo-spatial data bases 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 Select the statement that best describes your experience in organizing and prioritizing work. Answer to this question is required
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in more than 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 3 to 4 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I prioritize my work and coordinate with others on requirements and deadlines in 1 to 2 office functions (such as researching data, document preparation, reports, customer service, special projects) to assure that work deadlines are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • I have limited experience in prioritizing and coordinating my work to meet office requirements and deadlines.
  • I have no experience in organizing and prioritizing work.
5 When faced with tight deadlines, changing priorities and conflicting responsibility, which of the following best describes your work style. Answer to this question is required
  • I thrive with the challenge needs. I am at my best when working under pressure.
  • I adapt well to changing needs. I re-prioritize workloads and coordinate with others to get the work done.
  • I work best in a structured environment although I can adapt to emergency situations on occasion.
  • I do not adapt well to conflicting situations and priorities. I like to know what is expected of me at all times.
  • I have not had experience working in an office with this type of structure.
6

Select each type of experience you have producing cartographic and map information products.

Answer to this question is required
  • Create and print maps manually or with reprographics
  • Create and print maps digitally from a GIS database
  • Create and print maps digitally from a GIS database with care to adhere to cartographic principles and standards of labels, collar data, color, symbology, scale, and other elements
  • Create and print maps and prepare digital files for publication by a professional printing company
  • Create digital maps for distribution on a website
  • Create and implement a live Internet Map Server application for internet mapping from a GIS database
  • Create cartographic standards and policies for an organization
  • Display my maps in public
  • Have won awards for maps I designed
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education, or training in Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hardware for data collection, transfer, and processing. 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.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select all of the following statements that best describe your experience working with people on a regular basis: Answer to this question is required
  • I participate in one-on-one interactions with peers to accomplish assignments.
  • I exchange information in one-on-one situations with others outside of the immediate work group.
  • I work to resolve complaints or problems that may arise within my work group.
  • I propose new procedures.
  • I direct incoming calls and visitors to staff who can best help them.
  • I cooperate with others on projects or tasks; elicit necessary information from others who may be reticent, uncooperative or uninterested.
  • I tactfully handle difficult or uncomfortable situations.
  • I have experience working with those from diverse backgrounds and different economic backgrounds.
  • As a general rule, I am able to work well with everyone on assignments.
  • On teams, I complete assigned tasks on time. My written projects are done to the best of my ability.
  • None of the above.
2

Indicate your experience using advanced Geospatial analytical techniques to solve complex GIS issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • Complete simple queries on a single theme in a GIS database based on geographic location or attributes
  • Present the results of simple queries in a chart, a new table and/or a map using appropriate cartographic methods
  • Construct complex SQL queries on a single theme in a GIS database based on geographic location or attributes
  • Complete spatial overlays (aka Theme or Theme Selection) using GIS software.
  • Build relationships between tables and join/link spatial and nonspatial databases to conduct complex queries
  • Combine numeric fields, calculate statistics, generalize data, summarize data and use appropriate statistical methods such as standard deviation to extract meaningful, defensible information from databases
  • None of the above
3

Select all of the following software, relational database management systems, operating systems, or development tools and utilities that describe your experience using Geographical Information Systems.

Answer to this question is required
  • ArcView 3.x
  • ArcGis ArcView
  • ArcGIS ArcInfo
  • ArcGIS Workstation
  • ArcInfo Workstation
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  • ArcGIS Image Analyst
  • ArcGIS Survey Analyst
  • ArcGIS Tracking Analyst
  • ArcGIS Geostatistical
  • ArcGIS Publisher
  • ArcGIS StreetMap USA
  • ArcPress for ArcGIS
  • ArcPad
  • ArcPad Application Builder
  • Arc Intranet Map Server
  • Spatial Database Engine
  • Map Objects
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • Informix
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Freehand
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Pathfinder Office 3.X
  • Terrasync
  • UNIX
  • CITRIX
  • Microsoft Active Sync
  • Crystal Reports
  • Visio
  • Mr Sid Professional
  • Visual Basic
  • Other
  • None of the above
4 Select each type of experience you have had in working with GIS programs and Geospatial databases. Answer to this question is required
  • Enter GIS attribute data according to established standards.
  • Edit GIS data in a personal Geodatabase.
  • Complete simple queries on a single theme in a GIS database based on geographic location or attributes.
  • Edit digital GIS feature and attribute data using ArcGIS software.
  • Create digital GIS features an attribute data using ArcGIS software.
  • Create digital metadata using ArcGIS software to federal standards.
  • Prepare final output products.
  • Use naming conventions and an established directory structure.
  • Create and print maps digitally from a GIS database.
  • Create and print maps digitally from a GIS database with care to adhere to cartographic principles and standards of labels, collar data, color, symbology, scale, and other elements.
  • Download and correct GPS data using Pathfinder Office software.
  • None of the above.
5 Select each statement that describes your experience maintaining GIS data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated the adequacy of existing data sources as edit reference layers.
  • I have produced FGDC metadata.
  • I have edited GIS feature and attribute data in a personal or file based geodatabase.
  • I have edited GIS feature and attribute data in a versioned ArcSDE enterprise geodatabase.
  • I have prepared final output map and table products using ArcGIS software.
  • I have experience working with geometric networks and dynamic segmentation.
  • I have a solid understanding of spatial reference systems as they relate to GIS editing and analysis.
  • I have performed GIS analysis using industry standard processes.
  • I have joined alpha numeric tables to spatial data for the purpose of deriving complex answers.
  • None of the above.
6

I have experience providing user support for ArcGIS functions in an informal setting using email, telephone, network meeting technologies as well as in person.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Indicate the statement that best describes your experience using ArcGIS, AutoCad Map, etc. for map projections and creation. Answer to this question is required
  • Answer routine questions from internal and external customers.
  • Brief internal and external customers on a variety of services.
  • Make presentations in front of internal and external groups.
  • Advise management on the practical and technical aspects of my program area's responsibilities.
  • None of the above.
8 Select each type of experience you have had in working with Geospatial databases. Answer to this question is required
  • Enter GIS attribute data according to established standards
  • Edit GIS data in a personal Geodatabase
  • Edit GIS data in an enterprise Geodatabase
  • Design and develop a GIS database
  • Design and develop a personal Geodatabase
  • Design and develop a relational GIS database integrated in a corporate database using appropriate database design principles to identify interrelationships among data
  • Design and develop an enterprise Geodatabase using appropriate database design principles to identify interrelationships among data
  • Implement and maintain an enterprise database (non-GIS)
  • Implement and maintain an enterprise GIS database
  • Implement and maintain an enterprise GIS Geodatabase
  • Plan and implement techniques, data encoding and establish data integrity standards
  • Provide technical user support for all aspects of geo-spatial data and software
  • None of the Above
9

Select each type of experience you have using a GIS program.

Answer to this question is required
  • Edit digital GIS feature and attribute data using ArcView software
  • Edit digital GIS feature and attribute data using ArcInfo or ArcGIS software
  • Create digital GIS feature and attribute data using ArcView software
  • Create digital GIS feature and attribute data using ArcGIS or ArcInfo software
  • Create digital metadata using ArcGIS software to federal standards
  • Conduct GIS data and map product needs assessment
  • Develop project objectives
  • Evaluate the adequacy of existing data sources
  • Research and build databases from existing digital sources
  • Prepare final output products
  • Use naming conventions and an established directory structure
  • Create logical naming conventions and an effective directory structure
  • Experience in geospatial records management and archival techniques for digital and analog geospatial records
  • Implement geographic/cartographic sciences, interdisciplinary resource management, and data base management principles and practices
  • Experience in enterprise database design using established standards
  • Experience in enterprise database design and development of standards not previously established
  • Analyze workflow design and efficiencies as they relate to the flow of various GIS processes
  • Experience in quality assurance and quality control design as they relate to database defensibility and integrity
  • Implement federal geographic data and metadata standards
  • Experience in GIS project budgeting, scheduling, supervision and/or contracting
  • None of the Above