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

Grade: 13

1 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, range management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not have the education or specialized experience (or combination) described above.
2 I qualify for the GS-13 level because I meet the basic educational requirement AND I have 1 year or more of specialized experience as defined in the vacancy announcement equivalent to the GS-12. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have prior on the line wildland firefighting experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have completed the NWCG course M-581 “Fire Program Management.” I will provide a copy of my IQCS master record or equivalent documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Applicants for this position must meet the NWCG qualification requirements determined to be mandatory for the position. From the list below select the statement that describes your qualifications. You will need to provide a copy of your IQCS master record or equivalent documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have held, or currently hold, the NWCG qualification or higher: Division Supervisor (DIVS), AND either Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3), OR Prescribed Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2).
  • I have held, or currently hold, the NWCG qualification or higher: Air Services Group Supervisor (ASGS) AND Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3).
  • I do not meet the qualification requirements stated above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I consent to the release of information about my ability and fitness for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other individuals and organizations to investigators, human resource specialists, and other authorized employees or representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for some other sources of information, a separate specific release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Ensure that your resume clearly supports the answers you have provided in the questionnaire portion of this vacancy announcement.
3 I have read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections and understand that failure to submit any required documents may result in my being found not qualified. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I possess a valid current State drivers license. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Choose one of the following statements that demonstrates your highest level of experience in developing and administering unit fire and aviation program operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I provide leadership, coordination and direction to activities dealing with national level fire and aviation management initiatives and interagency related fire activities at a District/Zone level.
  • I develop overall strategies and functional programs, formulate strategic plans, policies and goals for a District/Zone fire and aviation management program.
  • I develop programs, plans, policies, and procedures for a fuels management, aviation, prevention/education, dispatch, fire suppression/operations, training and logistics program.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the one answer that best describes your experience in using Annual Work Plans or a similar budgetary process to perform workload and performance planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I prepare annual budget submissions, work on Annual Work Plans, mid-year and end-of-year reports or perform similar budgetary duties for a diverse fire and aviation program to ensure workload and performance targets are appropriate, reasonable and implemented.
  • I prepare annual budget submissions for fire projects to identify workload and performance goals.
  • I assist with the preparation of annual budget submissions for a fire program or projects to identify workload and performance goals.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training developing and maintaining cooperative relationships, memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements with local, state and federal agencies and private land owners. 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 Indicate your level of experience, education or training as it relates to the development and maintenance of the agency and interagency fire management plans utilizing the Personal Computer Historical Analysis (PCHA) or similar system. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • 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.
9 Please choose each of the fire management operations activities in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • mobilization and dispatch coordination
  • fire prevention and education
  • training
  • logistics
  • equipment development and deployment
  • fire communications systems
  • suppression and preparedness
  • aviation
  • None of the Above
10 Select all NWCG courses you have completed. Answer to this question is required
  • P-101 Introduction to Wildland Fire Prevention
  • P-110 Inspecting Fire-Prone Property
  • P-130 Fire Cause Determination for First Responders
  • P-151 Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • P-301 Wildland Fire Prevention Planning
  • FI-110 Wildland Fire Observations and Origin Scene Protection for First Responders
  • FI-210 Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • I-100 Introduction to ICS
  • I-200 Basic ICS
  • I-300 Intermediate ICS
  • L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline
  • L-280 Followership to Leadership
  • L-380 Fireline Leadership
  • M-410 Facilitative Instructor
  • Rx-310 Introduction to Fire Effects
  • Rx-410 Smoke Management Techniques
  • S-130 Firefighter Training
  • S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander
  • S-203 Introduction to Incident Information
  • S-215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface
  • S-230 Crew Boss
  • S-231 Engine Boss
  • S-270 Basic Air Operations
  • S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
  • S-403 Information Officer
  • None of the Above
11 Select each of the following fire management planning systems in which you have education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Interagency Initial Attack Analysis (IIAA)
  • Personal Computer Historical Analysis (PCHA)
  • Fire Program Analysis (FPA)
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies (RAMS)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education and training in implementing federal safety policies, regulations and procedures. 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 to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to resource management planning and environmental analysis including National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, etc. 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 Please check each of the following resource management programs that you have worked with to integrate fire management concepts into statewide resource projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Range
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife Management
  • Land Use Cases (rights-of-ways, communication sites, utility corridors, etc.)
  • Cultural
  • Recreation
  • None of the Above.
15 Select the statement that best describes your experience, education or training in fire trespass and fire cost recovery policies and procedures. 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.
16 Indicate the statement that best describes your skill in fire management planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience at the national level in establishing agency and interagency fire management planning policies through the preparation of directives, handbooks and manuals.
  • I have served as the team leader or principal author of agency or interagency fire management plans; or have established state or regional level fire management planning policies through the preparation of directives, handbooks or manuals.
  • I have been part of an interdisciplinary team assigned to prepare fire management plans.
  • None of the above.
17 Indicate the statement that best describes your experience, in fire prevention and education programs: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as the lead for a fire prevention and education program and conducted outreach through distributing written material and in presentations to governmental, neighborhood or civic organizations, and school groups. I have also been responsible for maintaining inventories of prevention material as well as working through local media outlets to spread the prevention/fire mitigation message.
  • I have participated as part of a fire mitigation team conducting outreach through distributing written materials, educating home and property owners on prevention and mitigation, and doing “Firewise” assessments of private property.
  • I have worked locally in different aspects of the fire prevention program including public outreach through distributing written material and talking to members of the public.
  • I have had training in fire prevention and mitigation.
  • None of the above.
18 Select the statement that best describes your experience working with entities such as local homeowners, community stakeholders and government agencies to education the public about potential threats to life and property due to wildland fire. 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.
19 Please choose all of the following that you have performed as a supervisor. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recruited and selected employees for vacant positions.
  • I have authorized within-grade increases and other pay actions.
  • I have evaluated employee performance.
  • I have resolved informal complaints/grievances.
  • I have participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
  • I have recommended proposed removals for conduct/performance actions.
  • None of the above.
20 Select the statement that best describes your supervisory/leadership experience in planning, organizing and assigning work to subordinates to meet workload accomplishments. 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.
21 Select the following statement that best describes the highest level of supervisory/managerial experience you have: Answer to this question is required
  • Oversee the planning and execution of one or more programs through subordinate supervisors or senior staff. Approve multiyear work plans developed by subordinate supervisors or senior staff. Manage policy changes in response to appropriations or other legislated changes. Manage major structural changes to the supervised organization.
  • Annually develop a series of multiyear, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules. Work with high-level program officials in setting overall goals and objectives for assigned staff.
  • Plan and schedule production-oriented work. Adjust staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate changes. Justify the purchase of new equipment. Oversee development of technical data, statistics, suggestions, and other information. Decide the methodologies for achieving work goals and objectives.
  • Have been a Project Lead
  • None of the above
22 Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a fuels management program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have professional level knowledge of landscape and disturbance ecology and the integration of related fire, forestry, and range ecology, and the ability to predict and interpret ecological effects of fire or its absence on a landscape basis and anticipate ecological, social and political response; and the ability to monitor and develop alternative treatments to obtain the desired future condition and apply it as a regular part of my job.
  • I have a journeyman level knowledge and skill in fire ecology, resource management, fuels management principles and practices and have applied it at the local level as a regular part of my job.
  • I have a working knowledge of natural resources, fuels management and their interrelationship. I have designed, implemented and monitored successful fuels management projects as a regular part of my job.
  • None of the above.
23 I have taken the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Courses: Answer to this question is required
  • FIEM (Fire in Ecosystem Management) M580
  • FML (Fire Management Leadership)
  • FPM (Fire Program Management) M581
  • LFML (Local Fire Management Leadership)
  • NFMAS (National Fire Management Analysis System)
  • RX-450
  • RX-540
  • RX-590
  • S-490
  • S-491
  • S-492
  • S-493
  • S-520
  • S-580
  • S-590
  • S-620
  • P-151
  • RX-300
  • RX-340
  • S-190
  • S-290
  • S-390
  • None of the Above
24 Which one of the following best describes your experience at overseeing, ensuring adherence to fire preparedness standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I have overseen all aspects of fire preparedness standards for a unit/state.
  • I have overseen all aspects of fire preparedness standards for a program segment of a unit/state (i.e., aviation, engines, dispatch, etc.).
  • I have no experience at overseeing fire preparedness standards.
25 Indicate your level of experience providing input into Resource management plans, fire management plans, monitoring plans, vegetation and wildlife management plans to ensure the role of fire is considered and effects are accurately displayed. 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.