Fire Program Specialist-GS-301-13


Vacancy ID: 776639   Announcement Number: MG-2013-01569-KJD-776639MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 330361300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion Procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service who has: career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your eligibility and time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
B. I am a veteran separated with veteran's preference or after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. If you are a current career or career-conditional employee without time-in-grade, you will not be considered under this authority. You must provide official documentation of your military service, such as a DD-214 or statement of service.
C. I am a current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered, you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation, such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above. I am not eligible under Merit Promotion Procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply non-competitively.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or am eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A. You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority, such as those authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter.
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for returning Peace Corps volunteers. You must provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for military spouses. My active duty military spouse: (1) received a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; (2) has a 100% disability rating; or (3) died while on active duty. You must provide a copy of the appropriate PCS orders, documentation of your spouse’s disability, or documentation of your spouse’s death and your marital status at time of death, as appropriate.
F. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

3. Please indicate the level of experience that qualifies you for a GS-301-13 Fire Program Specialist.

A. I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in federal service in a full time Fire Officer level position utilizing the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework within a fire and rescue department.
B. I do not have the experience described in the above statement.

4. I have experience planning, developing, and implementing operational protocols for preparedness and response activities for major fire, rescue, hazardous material, and other emergency incidents within a municipal fire department.

A. My experience meets this requirement and is supported in my resume.
B. My experience does not meet this requirement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Working as a fire department officer managing programs or policy related initiatives for the fire service.

6. Focusing on the interrelationship of terrorist related practices and their potential threat to the fire and emergency services.

7. Managing programs involving research and information collection and dissemination regarding hazard related issues dealing with the emergency services sector.

8. Managing staff that review and analyze information for critical oral and written communication for the emergency service sector.

9. Presenting briefings to senior level staff.

10. Providing and participating in the development of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan with emphasis in drafting the Emergency Services Sector Specific Plan portion.

11. Supervising 911 call centers.