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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 08

1 I qualify for the GS-8 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-07. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  • I have completed two full years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE education level college education or received a Master’s degree directly related to the work of a forestry technician.
  • 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 experience in training and leading a field-going crew. 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 a job, independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Indicate your proficiency in collecting vegetative and fuels monitoring study data, including during project implementation, i.e. during prescribed burning operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform these tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • 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 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.
4 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training in fuels management. 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.
5 Please select the one answer that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the application of fire science and natural resources science to the development of a hazardous fuels management program. 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 collecting data using GPS equipment and downloading data into ArcMap GIS, correcting GIS tables and preparing maps. 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 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.
8 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

Grade: 09

1 I qualify for the GS-9 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-8 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  • I have two full years of graduate level college education or a masters degree in a field directly related to range technician fire work such as a major study in forestry, fire science or a field directly related to this position that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
  • I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience in training and leading a field-going crew. 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 a job, independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Indicate your proficiency in collecting vegetative and fuels monitoring study data, including during project implementation, i.e. during prescribed burning operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform these tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • 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 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.
4 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training in fuels management. 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.
5 Please select the one answer that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the application of fire science and natural resources science to the development of a hazardous fuels management program. 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 collecting data using GPS equipment and downloading data into ArcMap GIS, correcting GIS tables and preparing maps. 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 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.
8 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

Grade: All Grades

1 I hold or have held the following qualification: Incident Commander, Type 4 (ICT4) or higher. I will provide a copy of my IQCS Master Record or equivalent documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I possess a valid current State drivers license. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have a minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience. Wildland firefighting experience is defined as on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression, or use of wildland fire. Wildland fire is defined as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. The two types of wildland fire are wildfire and prescribed fire. (See announcement for further definition) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have been or am currently qualified as a Single Resource Engine Boss (ENGB), Single Resource Crew Boss (CRWB), or Firing Boss (FIRB). I will provide a copy of my IQCS report (red card). 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.
5 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
6 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
7 Identify the prescribed fire/fuels management experience you have applied on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct professional forest or range inventory methods and procedures (e.g. Brown's planar intercept for dead and down fuels; live fuel loading assignments).
  • Analyze fuel loadings and determine appropriate fuel treatment methods and programming.
  • Evaluate prescribed burn plans or fire management plans to ensure fire containment is possible and identification of appropriate suppression contingencies if containment is not obtained.
  • Land use planning and environmental coordination.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the treatments used in rehabilitation listed below that you have knowledge of specification requirements or experience in implementing. Answer to this question is required
  • Mechanical Ground Seeding
  • Aerial Seeding
  • Fence Construction
  • Weed Control
  • Chaining
  • Road Repair including Culverts
  • None of the above
9 Identify the types of contracts with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Service contracts
  • Timber sale contracts
  • Stewardship contracts
  • Special forest products
  • Cultural inventory
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement (s) that reflects your highest level of proficiency. Answer to this question is required
  • Knowledge and successful application of processes that regulate function and interaction between ecosystems and their components, including disturbance ecology, success theory, nutrient cycling, plant and soil productivity, and wildlife interactions. Fire ecosystem relationships, effects of fire and altered fire regimes on ecological processes and plant community composition.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of fuels management treatments and their success in meeting the desired treatment results (effect) and desired outcomes (effectiveness). Developing alternative treatment methods to attain desired conditions.
  • Evaluation of plant community composition and dynamics and the design of vegetative management prescriptions to meet desired future conditions.
  • Working collaboratively with publics, local governments, Tribes, and other state and Federal agencies in developing, prioritizing, and implementing effective fuels management programs.
  • Compliance with legal requirements to include NEPA, Endangered Species Act, FLMPMS, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Healthy Forest Restoration Act, and other environmental and land use planning legislation.
  • None of the Above.
11 Identify the professional work related to natural resource management that you have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Apply knowledge of biology and life history of plant communities and species found in forest and rangeland ecosystems.
  • Apply knowledge of fields such as soils, hydrology, range and wildlife habitat management, recreation and silviculture.
  • Establish and maintain inventories and monitoring studies.
  • Use monitoring data to modify proposed projects.
  • Gather and evaluate rangeland and fire monitoring data to determine rangeland health and effects of vegetative treatment.
  • Develop practical criteria for evaluating current and desired management conditions and trends in ecosystems.
  • Consider the needs of special status species such as sage and sharp-tailed grouse.
  • Participate in watershed analysis of vegetative trends.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the treatments used in fuels reduction and vegetation manipulation listed below that you have knowledge of specification requirements or experience in project design. Answer to this question is required
  • Hydro-mulching
  • Rollerchopping
  • Hand thinning
  • Hand piling
  • Mechanical thinning
  • Mechanical piling
  • Broadcast burning
  • Biomass utilization
  • Seeding
  • None of the above
13 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.
14 I have performed the following tasks when responding to wildland fire incidents Answer to this question is required
  • Collect fire weather data
  • Map projects
  • Maintain records
  • Map projects taking into account topography
  • Map projects taking into account range/forest types
  • Map projects taking into account fuel types
  • Map projects taking into account fire behavior
  • None of the above