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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for the GS-07 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 in the Federal service. Examples: demonstrated ability to plan & coordinate the use of land, water & related resources for recreation & conservation purposes; carry out designated portions of an inventory of existing recreation resources; analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • I have completed a bachelors degree in outdoor recreation planning or a related field AND I meet the provisions of with 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 have completed 1 full year of graduate education or a master`s or higher degree in outdoor recreation planning or a related field that included 1 or more courses in outdoor recreation. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I have and equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate education described above. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Select all of the following outdoor recreation resource functions you perform or have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop an outdoor recreation program.
  • Conduct outdoor recreation resource classification.
  • Analyze visitor use of developed recreation sites.
  • Manage a Wilderness Program.
  • Develop outdoor recreation resource monitoring procedures.
  • Integrate natural/cultural history into an outdoor recreation program.
  • Incorporate visual resources into an outdoor recreation program.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in applying the concepts, principles and practices of outdoor recreation and wilderness management. 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 normally without 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.
4 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training providing complex, controversial, or precedence setting information to upper management about outdoor recreation, wilderness or recreation maintenance management issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in this task.
  • I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have used professional knowledge in this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed work in this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • Work in this task 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.
5 I have performed caving activities related to such activities as recreational and commercial permitting, environmental monitoring, restoration and environmental cleanup of caving passages, and technical oversight of cave exploration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • 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 normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in this field; or I have trained others working in this field or am normally an individual who is consulted by other professionals to assist them in this field because of my experience.
6 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of outdoor recreation and wilderness programs, policies, procedures and quality standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I independently apply the laws, regulations, agency policy and procedures governing the recreation and wilderness programs; analyze and recommend changes in policy and/or precedent; independently determine and ensure appropriate management of complex recreation resource planning and development issues and wilderness review processes. I am considered an expert in these tasks and am normally consulted by others for assistance.
  • I independently apply the laws, regulations, agency policy and procedures pertaining to the recreation and wilderness programs within my area of responsibility to ensure these resources are managed in accordance with established policy and guidance. My supervisor provides guidance in unusual or unprecedented circumstances.
  • I apply the laws, regulations, agency policy and procedure pertaining to the recreation and wilderness programs to recurring situations. My work is reviewed by the supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have education in the programs, policies, procedures and quality standards pertaining to the outdoor recreation and wilderness programs but I have not applied this education to job assignments.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience working with the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act and their regulations as a regular part of a job. 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 Please indicate your experience in recreation site planning and development (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored recreational use and made recommended changes on existing recreation sites.
  • I have identified recreational user conflicts, proposed changes and implemented those changes throughout the planning process.
  • I have assessed recreational opportunities and impacts at the landscape level, identified necessary improvements within appropriate areas, and implemented those developments to control impacts to resources without overly restricting recreational opportunities.
  • None of the above.
9 The following resource program activities or land use plans typically require recreation analysis in environmental assessments or environmental impact statements. Please select each of the areas where you have experience preparing outdoor recreation, wilderness or recreation maintenance portions of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Livestock grazing
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Rangeland Improvement Projects
  • Recreation Management
  • Prescribed Fire
  • Rights-of-Way
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement Projects
  • Watershed Improvement Projects
  • Land Use Plans/Resource Management Plans
  • Energy Development
  • None of the above
10 I have experience as the lead for developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) document and incorporating input from other members of an interdisciplinary natural resources team. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the statement that describes your experience in preparing and editing complex technical (scientific in nature) written reports and responding to comments received from the public, press, and other agencies. 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 Please select each of the following tasks related to outdoor recreation that you have performed as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct inventories and studies to determine recreation visitor use and site suitability, including visitor use analyses, demand analyses, hazard inventories, and recreational facilities inventories.
  • Apply the principles of the Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964 and Bureau Directives to inventory and evaluate wilderness study areas. Prepare and implement interim management program requirements.
  • Address recreational aspects of ACECs (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern).
  • Coordinate the plan, design, survey, and construction of trails, campsites and other recreational facilities.
  • Ensure maintenance of developed recreation sites to protect human health, safety and to present a positive public image.
  • Assess field office recreation signing needs, develop signing plan, and coordinate installation of signs.
  • Track and enter visitor use estimates and actual visitor use numbers into the Recreation Management Information System or similar automated tracking system.
  • None of the above.
13 Select each of the following that identifies your specialized work related to coordinating, communicating and interacting with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I plan and conduct public meetings to facilitate community support and involvement in outdoor recreation management.
  • I regularly coordinate outdoor recreation/wilderness management activities and policies with representatives from other federal, state or local agencies that manage adjacent lands such as national forests, grasslands, parks, historical sites or recreation areas.
  • I serve as a lead and negotiate with a variety of officials and special interest groups who have diverse backgrounds and differing views on resource management policies and recreation planning on public lands.
  • I provide technical guidance to the field office staff in identifying needs and opportunities towards achieving work priorities, goals, and objectives related to outdoor recreation/wilderness resources.
  • I present technical information and educational programs related to outdoor recreation resources to internal and external audiences.
  • I plan and conduct internal meetings and conferences to coordinate the outdoor recreation program with other resource programs such as range, wildlife and cultural resources.
  • None of the above.
14 Please select the statement that describes your experience issuing special recreation permits for various commercial and competitive recreation events including coordinating inclusion of protection stipulations, supervising events, and performing compliance monitoring of the permit independently and usually without review by my supervisor or senior employee. 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: 09

1 I qualify for the GS-09 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal service. Examples:conduct inventories and studies to determine recreation visitor use & site suitability; prepare recreation activity plans; work on environmental assessment projects related to recreation activities; process special recreation use permits including supervising events & performing compliance monitoring; coordinate the planning, operation, fee collection, & maintenance of developed campgrounds & trailheads.
  • I have 2 years of graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent degree in outdoor recreation planning or a related field that included 1 or more courses in outdoor recreation. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate education described above. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Select all of the following outdoor recreation resource functions you perform or have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop an outdoor recreation program.
  • Conduct outdoor recreation resource classification.
  • Analyze visitor use of developed recreation sites.
  • Manage a Wilderness Program.
  • Develop outdoor recreation resource monitoring procedures.
  • Integrate natural/cultural history into an outdoor recreation program.
  • Incorporate visual resources into an outdoor recreation program.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in applying the concepts, principles and practices of outdoor recreation and wilderness management. 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 normally without 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.
4 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience, education or training providing complex, controversial, or precedence setting information to upper management about outdoor recreation, wilderness or recreation maintenance management issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training or experience in this task.
  • I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have used professional knowledge in this task on the job. My work in this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed work in this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • Work in this task 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.
5 I have performed caving activities related to such activities as recreational and commercial permitting, environmental monitoring, restoration and environmental cleanup of caving passages, and technical oversight of cave exploration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • 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 normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in this field; or I have trained others working in this field or am normally an individual who is consulted by other professionals to assist them in this field because of my experience.
6 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of outdoor recreation and wilderness programs, policies, procedures and quality standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I independently apply the laws, regulations, agency policy and procedures governing the recreation and wilderness programs; analyze and recommend changes in policy and/or precedent; independently determine and ensure appropriate management of complex recreation resource planning and development issues and wilderness review processes. I am considered an expert in these tasks and am normally consulted by others for assistance.
  • I independently apply the laws, regulations, agency policy and procedures pertaining to the recreation and wilderness programs within my area of responsibility to ensure these resources are managed in accordance with established policy and guidance. My supervisor provides guidance in unusual or unprecedented circumstances.
  • I apply the laws, regulations, agency policy and procedure pertaining to the recreation and wilderness programs to recurring situations. My work is reviewed by the supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have education in the programs, policies, procedures and quality standards pertaining to the outdoor recreation and wilderness programs but I have not applied this education to job assignments.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience working with the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act and their regulations as a regular part of a job. 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 The following resource program activities or land use plans typically require recreation analysis in environmental assessments or environmental impact statements. Please select each of the areas where you have experience preparing outdoor recreation, wilderness or recreation maintenance portions of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Livestock grazing
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Rangeland Improvement Projects
  • Recreation Management
  • Prescribed Fire
  • Rights-of-Way
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement Projects
  • Watershed Improvement Projects
  • Land Use Plans/Resource Management Plans
  • Energy Development
  • None of the above
9 I have experience as the lead for developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) document and incorporating input from other members of an interdisciplinary natural resources team. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Select the statement that describes your experience in preparing and editing complex technical (scientific in nature) written reports and responding to comments received from the public, press, and other agencies. 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 Please indicate your experience in recreation site planning and development (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored recreational use and made recommended changes on existing recreation sites.
  • I have identified recreational user conflicts, proposed changes and implemented those changes throughout the planning process.
  • I have assessed recreational opportunities and impacts at the landscape level, identified necessary improvements within appropriate areas, and implemented those developments to control impacts to resources without overly restricting recreational opportunities.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the Management and Program Analysis tasks that you perform on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Monitor and evaluate various programs simultaneously in order to ensure the successful accomplishment of each program`s goals.
  • Apply knowledge of management principles, processes, analytical methods and techniques to investigate issues and problems of a procedural or factual nature.
  • Apply knowledge of workforce utilization and determine when deviations from projections occur and the implications on program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Apply principles of fiscal management to provide forecasts of future budgetary needs for operations and capacity growth.
  • Plan, organize and direct team study work.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience understanding and applying the sciences of Speleology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this field.
  • I have a basic understanding of speleology through training or course work but have not applied then in a field setting.
  • I apply the scientific principal of speleological as they relate to resources management as a regular and recurring part of a job with close supervision by a senior employee.
  • I have performed cave/karst resource manage functions as a regular part of a job independently and without supervision.
  • I am considered an expert in this field, or I am considered an expert in one or more of the fields of speleology.
14 Please select each of the following tasks related to outdoor recreation that you have performed as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct inventories and studies to determine recreation visitor use and site suitability, including visitor use analyses, demand analyses, hazard inventories, and recreational facilities inventories.
  • Apply the principles of the Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964 and Bureau Directives to inventory and evaluate wilderness study areas. Prepare and implement interim management program requirements.
  • Address recreational aspects of ACECs (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern).
  • Coordinate the plan, design, survey, and construction of trails, campsites and other recreational facilities.
  • Ensure maintenance of developed recreation sites to protect human health, safety and to present a positive public image.
  • Assess field office recreation signing needs, develop signing plan, and coordinate installation of signs.
  • Track and enter visitor use estimates and actual visitor use numbers into the Recreation Management Information System or similar automated tracking system.
  • None of the above.
15 Select each of the following that identifies your specialized work related to coordinating, communicating and interacting with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I plan and conduct public meetings to facilitate community support and involvement in outdoor recreation management.
  • I regularly coordinate outdoor recreation/wilderness management activities and policies with representatives from other federal, state or local agencies that manage adjacent lands such as national forests, grasslands, parks, historical sites or recreation areas.
  • I serve as a lead and negotiate with a variety of officials and special interest groups who have diverse backgrounds and differing views on resource management policies and recreation planning on public lands.
  • I provide technical guidance to the field office staff in identifying needs and opportunities towards achieving work priorities, goals, and objectives related to outdoor recreation/wilderness resources.
  • I present technical information and educational programs related to outdoor recreation resources to internal and external audiences.
  • I plan and conduct internal meetings and conferences to coordinate the outdoor recreation program with other resource programs such as range, wildlife and cultural resources.
  • None of the above.
16 Please select the statement that describes your experience issuing special recreation permits for various commercial and competitive recreation events including coordinating inclusion of protection stipulations, supervising events, and performing compliance monitoring of the permit independently and usually without review by my supervisor or senior employee. 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

No questions specified.