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

Grade: 07

1 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor`s degree in land surveying; or civil engineering with a option/emphasis that included at least 6 semester hours of surveying, 3 semester hours of land law, and 21 additional semester hours in any combination of the following: surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in land surveying or civil engineering as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I have a current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia obtained by written examination. Registration must have been obtained under conditions outlined in the National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) Unified Model Law for Registration of Surveyors. (You must show evidence of registration based on successful completion of the written examinations.)
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 I qualify for the GS-7 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal Service. Examples: serve as the head of small party on routine surveying assignments utilizing a variety of survey equipment including total stations, data collectors, hand held calculators, and GPS receivers.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have one year (18 semester hours) of graduate-level education in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering with surveying option/emphasis.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND 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 meet the basic requirement AND I have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.

Grade: 09

1 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor`s degree in land surveying; or civil engineering with a option/emphasis that included at least 6 semester hours of surveying, 3 semester hours of land law, and 21 additional semester hours in any combination of the following: surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in land surveying or civil engineering as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I have a current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia obtained by written examination. Registration must have been obtained under conditions outlined in the National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) Unified Model Law for Registration of Surveyors. (You must show evidence of registration based on successful completion of the written examinations.)
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 I qualify for the GS-9 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 in the Federal Service. Examples: leading a survey party on a single more complex surveying assignment utilizing a variety of survey equipment including total stations, data collectors, hand held calculators, and GPS receivers.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have two years (36 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a master`s degree or equivalent in land surveying; or civil engineering with a surveying option/emphasis.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.

Grade: All Grades

1 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. 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.
2 Which of the following land surveying functions have you performed while conducting a boundary survey? Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in the resurvey of a section line.
  • Recovered an original GLO corner.
  • Observed the sun or other celestial body to determine bearing.
  • Searched for pre-1900 Original Survey Evidence.
  • Signed as the responsible surveyor for the resurvey of a section line.
  • Reestablished lost corner positions.
  • Contemplated a water boundary situation.
  • Made the decision to accept or reject a monument for a corner position.
  • Computed a double proportionate position for restablishing a lost section corner.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience in planning, leading and conducting resurveys of the Public Land Survey System (select only one) 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 From the answer choices below, please select the one that best reflects your use of survey equipment required to conduct original surveys or dependent resurveys? (select only one) Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in this use of required survey equipment.
  • I have had education or training in the use and operation of survey equipment, but have not yet worked with them on the job.
  • I have worked with survey equipment on the job under close supervision from a supervisor or senior Land Surveyor.
  • I have worked with survey equipment as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision.
  • I have routinely used and operated survey equipment as a central or major part of my work. *
  • I have routinely used and operated survey equipment. I have trained others the use and operation of survey equipment, and others have consulted me as an expert. *
5 Please check each of the following software programs you have used to perform boundary surveys. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Cadastral Measurement Management (CMM)
  • Cadastral Electronic Field Book (CEFB)
  • AutoCAD
  • Survey GPS Software (Trimble, Ashtech, Leica, etc.)
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • CoGo
  • CAPD
  • None of the above
6 Indicate the level of your experience in applying specialized cadastral survey procedures as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in this field.
  • I have completed education or training in this field, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have used professional knowledge in this field on the job. My work in this field was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed work in this field as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and without more than normal review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • Work in this field has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed the work and I have trained others in performance of this work and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
7 Select the statement that best describes your ability to effectively communicate orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely provided persuasive and concise oral presentations to high-level management. Presentations often involved complex, controversial issues with the need to obtain buy-in and support for corporate policy and initiatives.
  • I have provided concise oral presentations to senior management in order to relay new information on corporate initiatives and policies or to provide a status of actions or projects.
  • I have provided oral presentations to mid-level management and employees in order to relay information.
  • I have provided oral presentations.
  • I have not made oral presentations.
8 Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience to communicate effectively in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely written persuasive and concise written instructions, reports, memoranda or other correspondence. This correspondence often involved complex, controversial issues with the need to obtain buy-in and support and was accepted without change.
  • I have regularly drafted a variety of correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal or no substantive required revisions.
  • I have composed general instructions, reports, memoranda and other correspondence according to standardized requirements which were accepted without major changes or modifications.
  • I have written routine correspondence for a supervisor which required extensive subject content revisions.
  • I have not regularly written much in the way of formal correspondence or reports
9 From the following list please identify the types of written and/or legal documents pertaining to cadastral surveys that you have experience in preparing. Answer to this question is required
  • Responses to inquires
  • Field Notes
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Investigation Reports
  • Survey Status Reports
  • Plats or Records of Survey
  • Affidavit
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience in analyzing land record information to determine its significance to a boundary or corner? (Select only one) Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision from a Land Surveyor.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior Land Surveyor. *
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task. *
11 Identify the technical cadastral survey plat drafting work you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Calculate acreages from survey plats.
  • Write metes and bounds descriptions where a boundary is defined by the thread of a river or other water body.
  • Interpret and drafted metes and bounds descriptions from field notes.
  • Calculate true line bearing and distance from survey traverse data.
  • Check coordinate and geographic positions for mathematical accuracy.
  • Perform fine line pen & ink drafting using Leroy templates.
  • None of the above.
12 My resume contains the beginning and ending dates (month/year to month/year) and grade level (if federal service) for each season of experience and/or service period in a pay status. I understand failure to adequately include this information may affect my qualification determination for this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No