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

Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for the GS-7 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have one year of professional engineering experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service. Examples: assist higher level civil engineers in the design and development of drawings and specifications, construction and maintenance programs for major structures, roads, dams, wells, pipeline projects and hazard reduction, developing negotiated contracts, and inventorying, reducing, or eliminating hazards as part of a hazard reduction program.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have one year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education in Engineering.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I meet the provisions of Superior Academic Achievement. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have completed a 5-year program of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor`s degree in engineering.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor`s degree in Engineering that included courses accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET); OR included differential & integral calculus AND course in 5 of these areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics/dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics/hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields/circuits; (6) nature & properties of materials; or (7) optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering, AND I have one of the following: (1) a current professional engineer registration; (2) passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or similar examination; (3) completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified above; (4) completed bachelors degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in civil engineering: 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 Select the response that reflects your experience in managing assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 5 years experience serving as a team lead/project manager in planning or executing architecture and engineering design/construction assignments. Responsibilities have including developing project schedules, project budget and coordinating with architects/engineers and stake holders to ensure assignment is completed and deadlines are met.
  • I have at least 3 years experience serving as a team lead/project manager in planning or executing architecture and engineering design/construction assignments. Responsibilities have including developing project schedules, project budget and coordinating with architects/engineers and stake holders to ensure assignment is completed and deadlines are met.
  • I have worked as a team member in the planning and execution of AE design/construction projects. I have managed conflicting priorities and multiple project workloads.
  • I have completed engineering assignments within established deadlines. My work is complete and meets the requirements of the assignment.
  • I have had training as a team lead/project manager in planning and execution of AE design / construction projects, including establishing priorities, managing assignments and time.
  • I do not have the experience or training described above.
5 Select each of the following types of written communication you have prepared. Answer to this question is required
  • Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, or other forms of documentation that define engineering policy.
  • Standard Operating Procedures for engineering practices and office procedures related to project management, scheduling, cost estimating and value engineering.
  • Technical engineering design report.
  • General correspondence for supervisor or higher official signature.
  • None of the above.
6 Identify the specialized work related to project planning and development that you have performed on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct preliminary site investigation to determine project feasibility.
  • Developed prelimary cost estimates for building structures or other public facilities.
  • Coordinate and monitor planning and design functions with budget staff, other engineers and program specialists to develop project plans.
  • Develop schedules for orderly and timely accomplishment of project work.
  • Arrange for obtaining survey and design data including soil and hyrologic data and information from outside sources such as contactors, other state and Federal agencies in order to develop project design.
  • Interpret environmental documents and develop stipulations for surface protection and to mitigate environmental degradation.
  • Develop a benefit/cost ratio of maintenance versus reconstruction or final abandonment of a project.
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations that serve as the basis for project approval and funding.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience providing technical interpretation of project plans and specifications. 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 Identify the specialized work related to project planning that you perform on the job: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct preliminary site investigation to determine project feasibility, conduct soil & hydrologic studies
  • Determine/verify cost estimates for building the structure or facility.
  • Coordinate and monitor planning and design functions with budget staff, other engineers , architects and program specialists to develop project plans.
  • Develop schedules for orderly and timely accomplishment of project work.
  • Interpret environmental documents and develop stipulations for surface protection and to mitigate environmental degradation.
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations that serve as the basis for project approval and funding.
  • None of the above.
9 I am currently certified as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)/Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience inspecing contract construction operations for contract compliance and safe operations. 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 From the following list, select all interpersonal communication skills that you have routinely and successfully applied: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective.
  • Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to staff.
  • Persuade and/or inspire others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Develop trusting, productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goal.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience collaborating with contract representatives to plan construction inspections. 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.
13 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience conducting and reporting on construction inspection rsults and quality of work. 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.
14 I have experience operating levels, total stations and GPS survey equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience performing land surveys to include importing point files into AutoDesk Civil 3D and creating existing surfaces for design. 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.
16 Select the following Facility operation duties that you have performed as a regular part of your job: Answer to this question is required
  • Upgrading or replacing utility systems.
  • Inspecting physical structures, utility systems.
  • Inspecting physical structures, utilities, roadways, and surrounding grounds.
  • Planning and overseeing work performed by maintenance workers, engineering equipment operators, and others.
  • Assuring compliance with all certification, safety, fire prevention, and security program requirements;
  • Inspecting and directing activities providing services such as plumbing, utility, water and sewage treatment.
  • Inspecting contractors' work for compliance with specifications or standards.
  • Determining and projecting funding requirements.
  • Justifying Budget requests.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the statement that best describes your ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and survey stakes to construct projects in accordance with engineering layout and design: Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task independently and have trained others.
  • I have performed this task with close supervision.
  • I have never performed this task, but am willing to learn.
18 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience creating and managing a preventive maintenance program for facilities. 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.
19 Select the one best answer that describes your experience advising managers on policy matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience advising senior managers on complex policy matters.
  • I have experience advising senior managers on routine policy matters.
  • I have experience advising first-line managers on complex policy matters.
  • I have experience advising first-line managers on routine policy matters.
  • I do not have experience advising managers on policy matters.
20 Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided oral presentations to various levels of management, engineers, architects, landscape architects, members of industry, professional organizations and A/E firms. I have been successful in negotiating compromises and obtained adoption of technical views and methods where conflicts existed.
  • I conduct periodic meetings and presentations for other design and construction specialists to relay new processes and techniques or project status.
  • I frequently coordinate directly with customers regarding scheduling, delivery, and quality review of products and services.
  • I regularly relay information to co-workers and other employees within the organization.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 09

1 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor`s degree in Engineering that included courses accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET); OR included differential & integral calculus AND course in 5 of these areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics/dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics/hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields/circuits; (6) nature & properties of materials; or (7) optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering, AND I have one of the following: (1) a current professional engineer registration; (2) passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or similar examination; (3) completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified above; (4) completed bachelors degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
2 I qualify for the GS-9 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have 1 year of professional engineering experience equivalent to GS-7 in the Federal service. At this level assignments are more difficult & complex than those performed by recent graduates of a baccalaureate program. Examples: assist engineers in the design and development of drawings and specifications, construction and maintenance programs for structures, roads, dams, wells, and pipelines; inventory, reduce, or eliminate hazards as part of a hazard reduction program.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have completed 2 years of graduate level education leading to a master`s degree or equivalent graduate degree in engineering.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have a combination of superior academic achievement See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f) and 1 year of appropriate professional experience.
  • I have completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelors degree in engineering AND I have 1 year of appropriate professional experience.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
3 Indicate which of the following projects types of projects/constructed assets you have developed construction cost estimates for bid documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Rangeland improvement projects, including barbed wire fence, small water retention and distribution systems (projects springs, wells, pipelines, pumping systems and storage tanks).
  • Recreation facilities including campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.
  • Visitor/Interpretive Centers.
  • Administration Building Projects, including offices/administrative and warehouse facilities.
  • Bridges and major culverts (greater than 35 SF opening).
  • Fire Dispatch Centers.
  • Roads and trail projects.
  • Hazard rated earthen dams.
  • Building Mechanical / Electrical / structural systems.
  • None of the above.
4 I have used my knowledge or ability to interpret instructions and specifications while performing the following tasks on my own, under normal supervision (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Interpret sketches, drawings, specifications
  • Interpret diagrams for construction for roads, dikes, levees, and installing water control structures.
  • Interpret visual and oral instructions
  • Respond to directions for completion of complex tasks
  • Work from engineer’s stakes, plans, profiles and work orders.
  • None of the above
5 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.
6 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience designing and developing drinking water wells and systems. 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 Indicate the following structures or projects you have designed as part of a project. Answer to this question is required
  • Recreation Sites such as campgrounds or picnic areas
  • Public Buildings (Administrative Offices, Visitor Centers, or maintenance/operational support)
  • Bridges
  • Water development projects such as springs, wells, pipelines, pumping systems, storage tanks and public water drinking systems.
  • Water control projects such as stock water pits & reservoirs, earthen dams
  • Road and trail projects
  • Miscellaneous concrete, wood, & stone structures such as retaining walls, drop structures & low water crossings
  • None of the above
8 Indicate which of the following projects types you have developed either construction cost estimates or cost models. Answer to this question is required
  • Range improvement projects, barbed wire fence, and small water systems reservoirs
  • Recreation projects including campgrounds, picnic areas and trails
  • Building Projects, including offices/administrative and visitor centers
  • Bridges and major culverts greater than 35 SF opening
  • Water development projects springs, wells, pipelines, pumping systems and storage tanks
  • Road and trail projects
  • Earthen dams including stock water pits, siltation basins and reservoirs
  • Building Mechanical / Electrical / structural systems
  • Miscellaneous concrete, wood, and stone structures including retaining walls, drop structures and low water crossings
  • None of the above
9 I am currently certified as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)/Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Identify the specialized work related to contract administration that you perform on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide technical assistance to other staffs in developing statements of work for negotiated contracts.
  • Serve as Contracting Officer's Authorized Representative for construction and development projects including facility planning, design, construction and maintenance projects.
  • Insure that contractors abide by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the contract requirements.
  • Prepare technical reports setting forth progress status and recommend contract action needed to correct deficiencies.
  • Authorize progress payments to the contractor.
  • Make the final engineering determination on whether methods and materials employed meet the requirements of the contract specifications.
  • None of the above.
11 Select each of the following that describes your experience in contract preparation and administrative contract matters. (Choose all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare all draft and final material necessary for construction and service contracts for projects such as maintenance or construction of wells, fences, roads, recreation facilities, development of aggregate surfacing.
  • Prepare requisitions for necessary equipment, materials and supplies for approved projects such as construction of road, fences, pipelines, recreation facilities or development of aggregate surfacing.
  • Issue work orders, Notice to Proceed and Suspend and Resume work orders.
  • Serve as designated Project Inspector to inspect for contract compliance with specification on projects such as construction or maintenance of wells, fences, roads, recreation facilities, or development of aggregate surfacing.
  • Serve as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on projects
  • Maintain contract files in an orderly manner to help with efficiency and questions regarding to contact specifications.
  • Advise Contract Officer (CO) and COR of any unusual problems which actually or potentially affect the work statement, specifications, and delivery slippages, request for changes or nonconformance of supplies/services.
12 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience discussing unsatisfactory methods and practices with contract representatives to resolve issues. 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.
13 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience developing data standards, preparing files and integrating them into a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, such that asset costs can be tracked and reported. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in developing data standards, preparing files and integrating them into a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in developing data standards, preparing files and integrating them into a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information.
  • I have experience in developing data standards, preparing files and integrating them into a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information, and my work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure completeness and conformance to laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • I have at least 3 years experience developing data standards, preparing files and integrating them into a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information as a regular part of my job. I have performed these functions independently and ensured completeness and conformance to laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • I have at least 5 years experience developing data standards, preparing files and integrating them into a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program. I have routinely performed the work, and I have trained others in the performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
14 I have experience operating levels, total stations and GPS survey equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience performing land surveys to include importing point files into AutoDesk Civil 3D and creating existing surfaces for design. 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.
16 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience creating and managing a preventive maintenance program for facilities. 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.
17 Select the one statement that best describes your knowledge and experience working with resource staff to develop and plan short range and long range development plans for owned assets and parcels. 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: 11

1 I qualify for the GS-11 level because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have 1 year of professional engineering experience equivalent to GS-9 in the Federal service. Examples: perform professional engineering work in the coordination & review for survey, design, construction & maintenance of structures, roads, dams, water control structures, storage facilities, range projects, bid draft review, & contract administrative overview. Establish inspection requirements, schedules & control methods, develop hazard reduction program.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have completed 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in engineering.
  • I meet the basic requirement AND I have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 I meet the basic requirement because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor`s degree in Engineering that included courses accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET); OR included differential & integral calculus AND course in 5 of these areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics/dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics/hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields/circuits; (6) nature & properties of materials; or (7) optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering, AND I have one of the following: (1) a current professional engineer registration; (2) passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or similar examination; (3) completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified above; (4) completed bachelors degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
3 Indicate the following structures or projects you have designed as part of a project. Answer to this question is required
  • Recreation Sites such as campgrounds or picnic areas
  • Public Buildings (Administrative Offices, Visitor Centers, or maintenance/operational support)
  • Bridges
  • Water development projects such as springs, wells, pipelines, pumping systems, storage tanks and public water drinking systems.
  • Water control projects such as stock water pits & reservoirs, earthen dams
  • Road and trail projects
  • Miscellaneous concrete, wood, & stone structures such as retaining walls, drop structures & low water crossings
  • None of the above
4 I provide technical guidance, direction, and review for the work of other engineers in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Road construction and maintenance projects
  • Watershed construction and maintenance projects
  • Dam safety
  • Bridge Safety
  • Water right applications
  • 404 Corps of Engineer permits
  • Safe drinking water standards
  • Accessibility standards
  • Easement acquisition surveys and plats
  • None of the above
5 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in civil engineering: 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 one best answer that describes your experience adapting your behavior and work methods to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Answer to this question is required
  • My work experience has primarily included duties which were not subject to last minute changes in direction or strategy because of new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • My work experience has primarily included duties which required minor modifications to direction and strategy because of new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • My work experience has primarily included duties which required continuous reevaluation of direction and strategy, some times resulting in significant changes in the late stages of projects/assignments because of new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • None of the above.
7 Indicate the statement that best describes your experience working with an organization`s budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I provide annual budget requirements for an organizational program, where I justify expenditures and track dollars spent for a biannual or annual period and make adjustments as necessary.
  • I provide annual budget requirements for an organizational program, where I track expenditures throughout the year and provide reports.
  • I provide input to an organizational program where I request funds at the time expenditures are made.
  • I have little input into the budget process.
  • I have no experience with the budget process.
8 Indicate the following projects that you have worked on in the engineering phase of construction and maintenance as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Range improvement projects
  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Major culverts
  • Water development projects
  • Water control projects
  • Road and trail projects
  • Earthen dams
  • Roads
  • Miscellaneous concrete, wood, and stone structures
  • None of the above
9 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in initiating, proposing, conducting and coordinating analyses of issues dealing with construction and maintenance projects that involve application of statutory policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in initiating, proposing, conducting, and coordinating analyses of issues dealing with construction and maintenance projects that involve application of statutory policies.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in initiating, proposing, conducting and coordinating analyses of issues dealing with construction and maintenance projects that involve application of statutory policies.
  • I have experience in initiating, proposing, conducting, and coordinating analyses of issues dealing with construction and maintenance projects that involve application of statutory policies, and my work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure completeness and conformance to laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • I have experience in initiating, proposing, conducting and coordinating analyses of issues dealing with construction and maintenance projects that involve application of statutory policies as a regular part of my job. I have performed these tasks independently and ensured completeness and conformance to laws, regulations and statutes.
  • 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 the performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
10 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in developing cost estimates that supports funding for construction and maintenance projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in developing engineering cost estimates that supports funding for construction and maintenance projects.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in developing engineering cost estimates that support funding for construction and maintenance projects.
  • I have experience in developing engineering cost estimates that support funding for construction and maintenance projects, and my work was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure completeness and conformance to laws, regulations and statutes.
  • I have experience in developing engineering cost estimates that support funding for construction and maintenance projects as a regular part of my job. I have performed these functions independently and ensured completeness and conformance to laws, regulations and statutes.
  • 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 the performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
11 Select the statement (s) that reflects your highest level of proficiency. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepares detailed design and cost estimates for facilities in one or more of the following technical fields: architecture, landscape architecture or engineering (architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and/or structural).
  • Provides programming and advanced planning estimates for one or more of the following facility types: dams, buildings, bridges, roads, and/or recreation facilities.
  • Reviews and approves final design documents prepared by others (e.g., in-house staff, A/Es and/or other Federal agencies) for accuracy, completeness, coordination of architectural/engineering disciplines and conformance with set requirements.
  • Conducts periodic technical inspections of projects during construction.
  • Conducts final inspection of construction projects with responsibility for final acceptance.
  • Prepares standards and guidelines for planning, design, construction, and maintenance of a variety of facility types.
  • None of the above.
12 Identify the specialized work related to contract administration that you perform on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Provide technical assistance to other staffs in developing statements of work for negotiated contracts.
  • Serve as Contracting Officer's Authorized Representative for construction and development projects including facility planning, design, construction and maintenance projects.
  • Insure that contractors abide by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the contract requirements.
  • Prepare technical reports setting forth progress status and recommend contract action needed to correct deficiencies.
  • Authorize progress payments to the contractor.
  • Make the final engineering determination on whether methods and materials employed meet the requirements of the contract specifications.
  • None of the above.
13 Identify disciplines you have coordinated work with in identifying, developing, and determining engineering feasibility of projects such as fences, pipelines, roads, recreation facilities, reservoirs, and wells: Answer to this question is required
  • Range Management Specialists
  • Hydrologists
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • Foresters
  • Outdoor Recreation Planners
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Natural Resource Specialists
  • Fire Management Officers
  • None of the above
14 Select each of the statements that apply regarding your experience with project management. Choices: Answer to this question is required
  • Identify project goals through communication with customers.
  • Develop product specifications/requirements, and methods and estimate costs.
  • Plan and execute project work, coordinating with all affected/associated parties.
  • Report on project progression and completion.
  • Resolve conflicts and problems related to planning and execution of projects.
  • Monitor activities to assure that projects are implemented and desired outcomes are achieved.
  • None of the above.
15 Select all of the following tasks you have performed on the job in project survey: Answer to this question is required
  • Perform field surveys for use in various projects including easements, reservoirs, roads, recreation facilities, trails, fences, pipelines, and wells.
  • Perform engineering investigations on facilities to ensure compliance with contract specifications as well as Federal and state regulations.
  • Compile and compute survey data for use with the design of projects such as easements, roads, reservoirs, pipelines, and recreation facilities.
  • Train other individuals in survey techniques and regulations to ensure compliance with regulations and consistency in survey procedures.
  • Supervise a survey crew to ensure compliance with standard policies, procedures, and contract specifications.
  • Complete survey and design in three dimensional planes for projects such as the construction of roads, fences, pipelines, and recreation facilities.
  • Prepare engineering plans and drawings for final design and/or approval for projects such as the construction of wells, fences, pipelines, recreation facilities.
  • Review surveys and design specifications completed by others.
  • None of the above
16 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in providing national guidance and expertise in systems and systems integration for a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in providing national guidance and expertise in systems and systems integration for a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in providing national guidance and expertise in systems and systems integration for a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information.
  • I have experience in providing national guidance and expertise in systems and systems integration for a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information, and my work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure completeness and conformance to laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • I have experience in providing national guidance and expertise in systems and systems integration for a Facility Asset Management System and Condition Assessment Program, and other tracking and reporting mechanisms to communicate accurate information as a regular part of my job. I have performed these functions independently and ensured completeness and conformance to laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • 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 the performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
17 I have experience operating levels, total stations and GPS survey equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in systems integration for facility maintenance efforts that includes working with databases, information systems and tracking/reporting mechanisms. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in systems integration for facility maintenance efforts that involves working with databases, information systems and tracking/reporting mechanisms.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in systems integration for facility maintenance efforts that involves working with databases, information systems and tracking/reporting mechanisms
  • I have performed systems integration for facility maintenance efforts that involves working with databases, information systems, and tracking/reporting mechanisms, and my work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure completeness and conformance to policies.
  • I have performed systems integration for facility maintenance efforts that involves in working with databases, information systems and tracking/reporting mechanisms as a regular part of my job. I have performed the work independently and ensured completeness and conformance to policies.
  • 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 the performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
19 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in providing professional engineering services, program oversight, and database management for issues dealing with planning, designing construction and maintenance projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience in providing professional engineering services, program oversight, and database management for issues dealing with planning, designing construction and maintenance projects.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in providing professional engineering services, program oversight, and database management for issues dealing with planning, designing construction and maintenance projects.
  • I have experience in providing professional engineering services, program oversight and database management for issues dealing with planning, designing construction and maintenance projects, and my work was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure completeness and conformance to laws, regulations and statutes.
  • I have experience in providing professional engineering services, program oversight, and database management for issues dealing with planning, designing construction and maintenance projects as a regular part of my job. I have performed these functions independently and ensured completeness and conformance to laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • 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 the performance of this work and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this work.
20 Select the one best answer that describes your experience advising managers on policy matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience advising senior managers on complex policy matters.
  • I have experience advising senior managers on routine policy matters.
  • I have experience advising first-line managers on complex policy matters.
  • I have experience advising first-line managers on routine policy matters.
  • I do not have experience advising managers on policy matters.
21 Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided oral presentations to various levels of management, engineers, architects, landscape architects, members of industry, professional organizations and A/E firms. I have been successful in negotiating compromises and obtained adoption of technical views and methods where conflicts existed.
  • I conduct periodic meetings and presentations for other design and construction specialists to relay new processes and techniques or project status.
  • I frequently coordinate directly with customers regarding scheduling, delivery, and quality review of products and services.
  • I regularly relay information to co-workers and other employees within the organization.
  • None of the above.

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