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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 06

1 I qualify for the GS-6 because:
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 in the Federal Service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position
  • I have one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to the work of a Forestry Tech.
  • I have a combination of education and experience described above.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
2 Indicate your level of experience, education or training as it relates to your knowledge of strategies, tactics and suppression methods used in containment and control of wildfires. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing these tasks; or I have supervised performance of these tasks or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing these tasks because of my experience.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
3 Select the one answer that best describes your experience working as a Fire Engine Operator for Type III through Type VI wildland fire engines: Answer to this question is required
  • I am fully certified and have experience in performing the duties of a Fire Engine Operator.
  • I have some training and experience performing the duties of a Fire Engine Operator, but am not fully certified.
  • I do not have experience as a Fire Engine Operator.
4 Identify the assignments you have been given while working with an engine crew: Answer to this question is required
  • Keep engines in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch.
  • Position the engine for proper use and operate engine and hoselays.
  • Inspect, adjust and service the pump, water lines, tank and reel.
  • Operate fire engine hydraulic systems, foam, and chemical application systems.
  • Direct others in the operation and use of engine equipment.
  • None of the above.
5 Identify the firefighting responsibilities you have been assigned to: Answer to this question is required
  • Work on a prescribed fire crew.
  • Actively suppress wildfires.
  • Serve as a working leader of a hand crew on one or more wildfires.
  • Serve as a working leader of an engine crew on one or more wildfires.
  • Serve as Initial Attack Incident Commander on one or more wildfires.
  • None of the above.
6 I have performed the following fire engine and pump maintenance tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Start pump engine
  • Priming pump
  • Adjust engine speed
  • Adjust pump valves
  • Laying hose
  • Selecting appliances
  • Use of water delivery
  • Use of foam delivery
  • Emergency repairs
  • None of the above
7 I have participated and led an arduous physical fitness program ensuring that compliance with physical training requirements are met. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 From the following, select the statement that best describes your ability to maintain and repair firefighting vehicles and tools, to ensure proper handling and use during a wildland firefighting operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed training in for these tasks, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks and am monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • Work in these tasks has been a central or major part of my job. I have routinely performed these tasks and I have trained others in the performance of these tasks and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
9 Indicate level of experience providing wildland fire suppression or prescribed fire training and guidance to firefighters: Answer to this question is required
  • I have informally explained wildland fire safety regulations and safe techniques for wildland firefighting to fire team members.
  • I have explained fire behavior characteristics and techniques for wildland firefighting and suppression as a part of my job
  • I have served as an instructor for a variety of fire and aviation related training courses
  • None of the above
10 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.
11 Select the appropriate FFT1 experience that applies: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an FFT1 during the suppression of wildland fires.
  • I have used helicopter water drops during wildland fire suppression.
  • I have lead and organized one squad during wildland fire operations.
  • I have corrected minor personnel disputes at the FFT1 level.
  • None of the above.
12 I have worked on the following types of crews in support of prescribed burns or wildland firefighting: Answer to this question is required
  • Helitack
  • Prescribed burning / Fuels
  • Prevention
  • Fire/Hand
  • Engine
  • Hot Shot
  • Fire Use
  • Lookout
  • Smokejumper
  • None of the above
13 I have performed the following tasks either on a hand crew or prescribed fire crew in support of wildland fire fighting Answer to this question is required
  • Fire operations
  • Fire ignition
  • Fire suppression
  • Monitoring
  • Holding
  • Mop-up
  • None of the above
14 Select the statement that best describes 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, coworkers, and others.
  • I have been acknowledged for my ability to present or provide technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.

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 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
3 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
4 This position is a Primary firefighter position. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants must meet age and/or service requirements. The maximum entry age is the date immediately preceding your 37th birthday. I have not reached this date OR I have reached this date AND I have previously served in a Federal civilian position covered by special fire-fighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement OR I am a preference eligible veteran. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 As previously indicated, this position is a Primary position. In accordance with Public Law 107-27, applicants must meet age and/or service requirements. The maximum entry age is the date immediately preceding your 37th birthday. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the age and/or service requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I am under 37 years of age.
  • I have reached this date AND I have previously served in a Federal civilian position covered by special fire-fighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
  • I am a preference eligible veteran and will submit a DD-214 or other related documentation.
  • None of the above
6 I have held or currently hold the NWCG qualification Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or higher. 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
7 I have completed the NWCG course S-290 “Intermediate Fire Behavior” course. 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