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

Grade: 13

1 I qualify for the GS-13 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service, responsible for planning, implementing, and/or administering natural resources programs in a multi-resource environment involving the management of public lands.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience described above.
2 Select all of the following program areas where you have technical knowledge: Answer to this question is required
  • Energy - Minerals
  • Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Fire & Fuels Management and Suppression
  • Aviation
  • Realty and Land Conveyance
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Administration (Support Service, HR/EEO, Budget, Safety and Acquisition)
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Affairs/Communications
  • Range Management
  • None of the above.
3 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
4 Select the statements that best describes at what level you have used your technical expertise as it relates to legislative, budgetary, and high-level organizational policy, procedures, process and techniques evident in successful relationships with entities such as national-level interest groups and professional associations during development of national natural resources high-level policy. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience at headquarters, Bureau or equivalent level developing organization policy in relation to the annual authorizations/appropriations, writing legislative language, testimony, speeches or white papers in response to current administration initiatives, and/or OMB, and congressional requirements or mandates. Working relationships are established with national interest groups and professional associations to implement organizational changes.
  • Establish and maintain working partnerships with national interest groups and professional associations that directly impact the State or Regional policies, budget and operations. Represents the Bureau or organization when participating on gubernatorial task groups; or when dealing with business associations representing local interests; or maintaining a working relationship with congressional staff.
  • Local organizational or field office level experience developing working relationships with local interest groups that promote the organizational policy, and procedures of the organization, while recognizing and considering the concerns and issues of the local group. Establishes a relationship with local governmental dignitaries, or county commissioners.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in oil and gas field operations, particularly drilling, production and abandonment of wells. 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.
6 Select the minerals program areas where you have signficant experience managing resources on public lands: Answer to this question is required
  • Conventional Oil and Gas
  • Coal Bed Methane
  • Coal
  • Non-energy leasable minerals
  • Locatable Minerals
  • Salable Minerals
  • None of the above
7 Select each of the statements that describe your experience in program analysis work related to land, minerals and resources management. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed proposals for Land, Minerals, and Resource Management programs to make management or operational changes to improve delivery processes and maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop guidelines or recommend process changes for delivery of a variety of Land and Minerals products and/or services.
  • Identify responsibilities of the Land, Minerals, and Resource management organization function.
  • Recommend Land, Minerals, and Resources business process changes.
  • Develop methods to initiate and maintain relationships with customers.
  • Determine impact of changing processes on current operations.
  • Assist offices in implementing change by resolving obstacles.
  • None of the above.
8 Describe your experience working with a variety of interested and affected individuals, employees, organizations, and agencies to resolve conflict with land and resource management plans and projects. 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.
9 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in natural resource management planning, project management and environmental analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in this field.
  • I have had 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.
10 Select all of the following areas where you have had experience in writing or preparing documents Answer to this question is required
  • General correspondence in draft format
  • General correspondence in final format
  • Information Bulletins
  • Information Memorandums
  • Reports in draft format
  • Reports in final format
  • Editing documents for technical correctness
  • Editing documents for correct use of grammar
  • I have prepared field notes and inspection reports.
  • I have drafted technical reports, written correspondence or memoranda.
  • I have prepared written findings for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.
  • I have taken formal training in written communication but have limited experience in writing.
  • I have no formal experience or education in person to person communication or writing skills.
11 Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience to communicate effectively in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely written persuasive and concise written instructions, reports, memoranda or other correspondence. This correspondence often involved complex, controversial issues with the need to obtain buy-in and support and was accepted without change.
  • I have regularly drafted a variety of correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal or no substantive required revisions.
  • I have composed general instructions, reports, memoranda and other correspondence according to standardized requirements which were accepted without major changes or modifications.
  • I have written routine correspondence for a supervisor which required extensive subject content revisions.
  • I have not regularly written much in the way of formal correspondence or reports
12 Select the statement that best describes your experience identifying issues, resolving conflicts, and negotiating solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with the Department level, agency level, state and local levels of government identifying issues, resolving conflicts, and negotiating solutions.
  • I have worked with agency, state and local levels of government identifying issues, resolving conflicts, and negotiating solutions.
  • I have worked with state and local levels of government identifying issues, resolving conflicts and negotiating solutions.
  • None of the above.
13 Select all of the statements below that describe the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within and outside of your agency or organization.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  • Provide advice, guidance or direction to staff on regulations and procedures.
  • Clarify requirements, exchange routine information and obtain missing information.
  • Negotiate issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting the program or work product.
  • Resolve conflicts by persuading others to accept new conditions, procedures or techniques.
  • Interact in situations where shifts in priorities, work assignments, or deadlines occur frequently due to delays or unexpected events.
  • None of the above.
14 ECQ 5 BUILDING COALITIONS Select all of the statements below that best describe your ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Uses persuasion to change the decision, opinions, attitudes and behaviors of staff, higher-level management, congressional staff, internal and external customers, and stakeholders including local unions.
  • Brings opposing groups or individuals together in order to reconcile differences and accomplish organizational goals that affect a wide range of office activities, or the general public.
  • Collaborates with key individuals (e.g. higher-level managers, congressional staff, union officials, etc.) to implement a new controversial program or initiative; represents the organization and its policies as chair of intra- or inter- office committees to build consensus.
  • Represents the organization in negotiations with key managers, congressional staff and union officials; negotiates with other groups within the organization to obtain resources and/or services; negotiates with internal and external groups to facilitate programs or partnerships.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statements that best describe your Ability to Build Coalitions/Communication defined as follows: Persuades others; develops networks and coalitions; gains cooperation from others to obtain and share information and accomplish goals; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions; builds consensus through give and take. Answer to this question is required
  • Uses persuasion to change the decision, opinions, attitudes and behaviors of staff, higher-level management, congressional staff, internal and external customers, and stakeholders, including local unions.
  • Brings opposing groups or individuals together in order to reconcile differences and accomplish organizational goals that affect a wide range of office activities, or the public
  • Collaborates with key individuals (e.g., higher-level managers, congressional staff, and union officials) to implement a new controversial program or initiative; represents the organization and its policies as chair of intra- or inter- office committees to build consensus.
  • Represents the organization in negotiations with key managers, congressional staff and/or union officials; negotiates with other groups within the organization to obtain resources and/or services; negotiates with internal and external groups to facilitate programs or partnerships.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the statements that best describe your Ability to Lead People defined as follows: inspire, motivate and guide others towards goals; coaches, mentors, challenges staff; adapts leadership styles to various situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for individuals by applying these values daily. Answer to this question is required
  • Initiates and sustains actions to accomplish the goals of an organizational unit by guiding and motivating others and gaining the confidence and active support of subordinates, peers, administrative staff of other organizational units, internal and external customers of a localized function, and local stakeholder groups. Achieves voluntary commitment to shared values and goals and adapts leadership style to different situations.
  • Achieves voluntary commitment to shared values and goals and adapts leadership style to different situations.
  • Identifies and develops promotion potential in subordinates; motivates employees by sharing credit for successful accomplishments (e.g. giving them opportunities to present their work); uses monetary or non-monetary rewards to recognize employees for a job well done.
  • Chairs organizational committee/task force (e.g. to improve operations, products, services, or the quality of work life for employees works along with subordinates or team members when necessary; serves as a leader (e.g. committee chair, volunteer coordinator) in a professional or community association.
  • Chairs work unit committee (e.g. to improve operations, products, services, or the quality of work life for employees.
  • Serves as a formal or informal mentor for staff; gives employees latitude to plan and perform work; maintains open communication (e.g., "open-door policy, e-mail, face-to-face contact.)
  • Participates in the leadership development program.
  • Elected by peers or subordinates to serve in a leadership role.
  • None of the above.
17 ECQ 2 LEADING PEOPLE Select the statements that best describe your ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Answer to this question is required
  • Provides leadership to accomplish the goals for an organization by guiding and motivating others and gaining the confidence and active support of internal and external customers and stakeholder groups.
  • Assesses the needs and develops promotion potential opportunities for subordinate staffs; motivates employees by sharing credit for successful accomplishments (e.g. giving them opportunities to present their work); and recognizing employees through effective use of the organization's performance management and awards systems.
  • Serves as formal and informal mentor for staff; gives employees latitude to plan and perform work; maintains open communication.
  • Fosters culturally diverse work organizations to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Achieves voluntary commitment to shared values and goals and adapts leadership style to different work situations.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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