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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 I qualify for the GS-09 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a master’s or equivalent graduate degree in education or related field of study as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., in education or related field of study as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a LL.B or J.D., in education or related field of study as defined in the vacancy announcement
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-7 level. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  • I have a combination of education and experience.
  • I do not have the experience or education as defined above.
2 Select the one response that best describes your level of experience with course design, curriculum development, and course evaluation in an adult learning environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or education in course design, curriculum development and course evaluation for adult learners.
  • I have education and training in course design, curriculum development and course evaluation for adult learners.
  • I conduct course design, curriculum development and course evaluation generally using established precedents as models for adult learners.
  • I am highly skilled and have extensive work experience in course design, curriculum development and course evaluation for adult learners. I assist others as needed.
  • I am recognized by my peers as a role model. I am frequently consulted as an expert to provide technical guidance, problem solving assistance, training and leadership to peers and others in course design, curriculum development, and course evaluation for adult learners.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and understanding of instructional systems development (ISD) theory. Answer to this question is required
  • 1. I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory. Working in the field of instructional design, I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model (i.e., needs and task analysis, audience analysis, design and develop objectives and tests, design and develop course contest, and evaluation).
  • I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory, but little practical application of the components of ISD.
  • I have education with emphasis in areas other than instructional theory. I have some knowledge of instructional theory but no practical application in the area.
  • I have no education in instructional theory, but I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model.
  • I have no experience with instructional systems development theory.
4 Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to develop, implement and evaluate fire training products, policies, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed, implemented and evaluated fire training products, policies, and procedures at the national level.
  • I have developed, implemented and evaluated fire training products, policies, and procedures at the regional/state level.
  • I have developed, implemented and evaluated fire training products, policies, and procedures at the tribal/local level.
  • I have experience organizing training programs and developing training policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.
5 Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to work effectively in an interagency environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I work with interagency partners on a national level developing interagency policies and/or national interagency initiatives and/or interagency guidelines as a regular part of my job.
  • I work with interagency partners at a regional level working on interagency initiatives or guidelines or programs or as part of an interagency staff as a regular part of my job.
  • I work with interagency partners on interagency initiatives or programs or projects or as part of an interagency staff.
  • None of the above.
6 I have made oral presentations defending recommendations to promote training program initiatives to the following audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • Instructors and/or Educators
  • Team members and/or peers
  • Supervisors and/or managers
  • High level officials in Government of private sector
  • Audiences outside the federal government (i.e., conferences, public meetings or focus groups)
  • None of the above.
7 Select each of the following statements that describe your ability and experience with written communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly written Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, and other formal correspondence on program procedures and policy matters.
  • I have regularly written substantive standard operating procedures for program users.
  • I have regularly drafted general correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal to no substantive required revisions.
  • I have regularly written internal documentation for the record in support of proposals, decisions or actions taken.
  • I have prepared internal office "how-to" guides, interoffice memos, general correspondence.
8 Indicate your 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: 11

1 I qualify for the GS-11 position because:   Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or LL.M., in education or related field of study as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9 level. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience needed to qualify for this position.
  • I have a combination of education and experience.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.
2 Select the one response that best describes your level of experience with course design, curriculum development, and course evaluation in an adult learning environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or education in course design, curriculum development and course evaluation for adult learners.
  • I have education and training in course design, curriculum development and course evaluation for adult learners.
  • I conduct course design, curriculum development and course evaluation generally using established precedents as models for adult learners.
  • I am highly skilled and have extensive work experience in course design, curriculum development and course evaluation for adult learners. I assist others as needed.
  • I am recognized by my peers as a role model. I am frequently consulted as an expert to provide technical guidance, problem solving assistance, training and leadership to peers and others in course design, curriculum development, and course evaluation for adult learners.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and understanding of instructional systems development (ISD) theory. Answer to this question is required
  • 1. I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory. Working in the field of instructional design, I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model (i.e., needs and task analysis, audience analysis, design and develop objectives and tests, design and develop course contest, and evaluation).
  • I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory, but little practical application of the components of ISD.
  • I have education with emphasis in areas other than instructional theory. I have some knowledge of instructional theory but no practical application in the area.
  • I have no education in instructional theory, but I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model.
  • I have no experience with instructional systems development theory.
4 Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to develop, implement and evaluate fire training products, policies, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed, implemented and evaluated fire training products, policies, and procedures at the national level.
  • I have developed, implemented and evaluated fire training products, policies, and procedures at the regional/state level.
  • I have developed, implemented and evaluated fire training products, policies, and procedures at the tribal/local level.
  • I have experience organizing training programs and developing training policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.
5 Indicate the statement that best describes your ability to work effectively in an interagency environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I work with interagency partners on a national level developing interagency policies and/or national interagency initiatives and/or interagency guidelines as a regular part of my job.
  • I work with interagency partners at a regional level working on interagency initiatives or guidelines or programs or as part of an interagency staff as a regular part of my job.
  • I work with interagency partners on interagency initiatives or programs or projects or as part of an interagency staff.
  • None of the above.
6 I have made oral presentations defending recommendations to promote training program initiatives to the following audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • Instructors and/or Educators
  • Team members and/or peers
  • Supervisors and/or managers
  • High level officials in Government of private sector
  • Audiences outside the federal government (i.e., conferences, public meetings or focus groups)
  • None of the above.
7 Select each of the following statements that describe your ability and experience with written communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly written Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, and other formal correspondence on program procedures and policy matters.
  • I have regularly written substantive standard operating procedures for program users.
  • I have regularly drafted general correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal to no substantive required revisions.
  • I have regularly written internal documentation for the record in support of proposals, decisions or actions taken.
  • I have prepared internal office "how-to" guides, interoffice memos, general correspondence.
8 Indicate your 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 am an Indian Preference eligible candidate. I understand that I must fax Indian preference (BIA Form 4432) as instructed in the vacancy announcement, if I am claiming Indian Preference no later than the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit appropriate documentation will result in NOT being granted preference for this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
3 I will provide copies of required documents by the closing date of this announcement. These documents establish my eligibility and qualifications for this position. Examples: SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (non-award); DD-214 for VEOA consideration; transcripts if applicable. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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