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

Vacancy Details

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 Forestry Technician which is directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement, O
  • I have successfully completed a full 4 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 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience performing reforestation stocking surveys. 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.
3 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience determining the health of planted trees. 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.
4 Identify the following silvicultural practices in which you assist: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Site preparation
  • Collecting cones
  • Manual maintenance in young stands to control competing vegetation
  • Chemical maintenance in young stands to control competing vegetation
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Noxious/non-native weed control
  • Thinning (commercial)
  • Pruning
  • Density Management for Wildfire Habitat development
  • Use of Aerial Photographs
  • Seedling Post Surveyor
  • Stocking Surveyor
  • None of the above
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience related to timber management practices and procedures (such as logging, reforestation, timber sale layout, inventory, tree improvement, cruising). 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.
6 Select the statement that best describes your education and/or experience with tree identification/dendrology. 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 blazing and painting trees for project delineation. 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 taking linear measurements. 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 with biomass and other special forest product measurements. 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.
10 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience using maps, compass, aerial photos, and clinometers. 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 Select the statement that best describes your skill in using maps, compasses and GPS to record and determine locations, and to safely navigate across difficult terrain. 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: 06

1 I qualify for the GS-06 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 directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed 1 year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position.
  • I have a combination of the education and experience described above.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
2 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience performing reforestation stocking surveys. 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.
3 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience determining the health of planted trees. 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.
4 Identify the following silvicultural practices in which you assist: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Site preparation
  • Collecting cones
  • Manual maintenance in young stands to control competing vegetation
  • Chemical maintenance in young stands to control competing vegetation
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Noxious/non-native weed control
  • Thinning (commercial)
  • Pruning
  • Density Management for Wildfire Habitat development
  • Use of Aerial Photographs
  • Seedling Post Surveyor
  • Stocking Surveyor
  • None of the above
5 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience being a crew leader on forestry management projects. 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.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience related to timber management practices and procedures (such as logging, reforestation, timber sale layout, inventory, tree improvement, cruising). 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 and/or experience with tree identification/dendrology. 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 blazing and painting trees for project delineation. 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 education, training, and/or experience taking linear measurements. 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.
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience with biomass and other special forest product measurements. 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 Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience using maps, compass, aerial photos, and clinometers. 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.
12 Select the statement that best describes your skill in using maps, compasses and GPS to record and determine locations, and to safely navigate across difficult terrain. 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 I have safely operated 4 wheel ATVs in rugged terrain. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I have safely operated motor vehicles in inclement weather and over rugged terrain. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
3 Select the below items you have experience safely operating over mountainous, hilly or other rough terrain. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
  • Utility Task (Terrain) Vehicles (UTVs)
  • Off Road Motorcycles
  • 4 x 4s
  • None of the Above
4

Select the statement that best describes your education, training, and/or experience operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including Utility Terrain/Task Vehicle (UTVs) and 4x4 vehicles.

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.