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Grade: 04

1 I qualify for the GS-04 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of general experience.
  • I have completed 2 years of post high school education, 60 semester/90 quarter hours in an accredited business, secretarial, technical school, junior college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 72 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have an equivalent combination of general experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in the terminology, techniques and resources used in wildfire suppression: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
3 Identify the dispatch work related to assembling or obtaining fire suppression resources that you performed as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Estimate fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for wildland fires.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via ground.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via air.
  • Acquire air resources used in wildland fire support.
  • Obtain firefighting resources including Engines, Crews, Equipment, and Overhead.
  • Keep track of all crews, helicopters, air tankers and other resources.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate your level of experience or knowledge of fire coordination and dispatching concepts and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
5 Identify the dispatching responsibilities you have been assigned as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathering facts and making decisions to allocate resources to wildland fires.
  • Monitor and engage in fire emergency communications.
  • Placing and receiving orders for resources.
  • Acquire fire weather data and relay to incidents and field personnel.
  • Brief managers and dispatchers about the status of fire operations.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the statement that best describes your skill level in dispatching utilizing the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) and other dispatch programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
7 Select the following types of resources you have experience in dispatching. Answer to this question is required
  • Overhead
  • Equipment
  • Aircraft
  • Supplies
  • None of the above
8 Indicate your level of experience with basic computer programs and data entry. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.

Grade: 05

1 I qualify for the GS-05 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-4 in the Federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  • I have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree in any field in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript as directed in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in the terminology, techniques and resources used in wildfire suppression: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
3 Identify the dispatch work related to assembling or obtaining fire suppression resources that you performed as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Estimate fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for wildland fires.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via ground.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via air.
  • Acquire air resources used in wildland fire support.
  • Obtain firefighting resources including Engines, Crews, Equipment, and Overhead.
  • Keep track of all crews, helicopters, air tankers and other resources.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate your level of experience or knowledge of fire coordination and dispatching concepts and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
5 Identify the dispatching responsibilities you have been assigned as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathering facts and making decisions to allocate resources to wildland fires.
  • Monitor and engage in fire emergency communications.
  • Placing and receiving orders for resources.
  • Acquire fire weather data and relay to incidents and field personnel.
  • Brief managers and dispatchers about the status of fire operations.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the statement that best describes your skill level in dispatching utilizing the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) and other dispatch programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
7 Select the following types of resources you have experience in dispatching. Answer to this question is required
  • Overhead
  • Equipment
  • Aircraft
  • Supplies
  • None of the above

Grade: 07

1 I qualify for the GS-7 because I have 1 year of specialized experience that is directly related to the position for which I am applying and is equivalent to the GS-06 in the federal service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized qualifying for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in the terminology, techniques and resources used in wildfire suppression: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
3 Identify the dispatch work related to assembling or obtaining fire suppression resources that you performed as part of a job: Answer to this question is required
  • Estimate fire personnel, equipment and supply needs for wildland fires.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via ground.
  • Arrange for the transportation of fire suppression resources via air.
  • Acquire air resources used in wildland fire support.
  • Obtain firefighting resources including Engines, Crews, Equipment, and Overhead.
  • Keep track of all crews, helicopters, air tankers and other resources.
  • None of the above.
4 Indicate your level of experience or knowledge of fire coordination and dispatching concepts and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
5 Identify the dispatching responsibilities you have been assigned as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathering facts and making decisions to allocate resources to wildland fires.
  • Monitor and engage in fire emergency communications.
  • Placing and receiving orders for resources.
  • Acquire fire weather data and relay to incidents and field personnel.
  • Brief managers and dispatchers about the status of fire operations.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the statement that best describes your skill level in dispatching utilizing the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) and other dispatch programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing these tasks.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing these tasks but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed these tasks independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee and others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and others have consulted me as an expert.
7 Select the following types of resources you have experience in dispatching. Answer to this question is required
  • Overhead
  • Equipment
  • Aircraft
  • Supplies
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 What is the earliest date you are available to begin work? Answer to this question is required
2 Enter the date you anticipate you would be available to work through. Answer to this question is required
3 In the space provided, list a ten digit phone number which you can be reached at on a regular basis. This number should be one you regularly use or check voice mail at least every 2 days. Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 In the space provided, list an email address which you check at least every 3 days. This information may be used by selecting officials to contact you. If you do not regularly check your email at least every 3 days, enter NA. Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 I understand that I must fax or upload required documentation as instructed in the vacancy announcement. Failure to submit required documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference or may negatively affect my qualification determination for this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 My resume contains the following information:  from / to dates (month/year to month/year), work schedule (hours worked per week), grade level (if federal service) and duties for each season and position held.  I understand failure to include this information may affect my qualification determination for this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 From the following list, select the main way you found out about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Newspaper/Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • TV Ad
  • Poster/Flyer
  • Job Service (State Employment Agency)
  • Internet (through search engine)
  • USAJOBS
  • Agency website
  • Fire Jobs Website (www.firejobs.doi.gov)
  • Agency Human Resource Office
  • Agency Employee (ie; current/former supervisor, friend, relative)
  • Fire Recruiter
  • Friend or Relative not working for the agency
  • Job Fair
  • High School (teacher, counselor, job fair, etc.)
  • College or University (professor, counselor, career center, etc.)
  • Rehire Eligible Employee/Agency Notification
  • None of the above
8 What was your experience applying for this position online? Answer to this question is required
  • Easy
  • Moderately Easy
  • Moderately Difficult
  • Difficult
  • I`ll never do this again
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