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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 790882
Forestry Technician (Senior Fire Dispatcher)
Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.
Enter the lowest grade level (06-07) you will accept.
The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:
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WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings ARE subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.
1. Are you claiming Indian Preference and submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment?
2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.
3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp
4. This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management. 90 Days of wildland firefighting experience is required to qualify, as the 90 days of previous wildland firefighting experience provides the incumbent with the knowledge of fire suppression and prescribed fire strategies, tactics, methods and procedures. This question is a screen out. Do you have wildland firefighting experience as described?
5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Forestry Tecnician (Fire Dispatch), GS-462-6. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.
6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Question five is a screen-out. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) GS-462-7. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation support education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).
For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.
7. Receive fire reports and current fire information.
8. Apply aviation dispatch procedures.
9. Determine the appropriate type and quantity of resource response base on fire report information.
10. Anticipate fire suppression needs and resource allocation.
11. Mobilize large numbers of resources to multiple incidents.
12. Communicate in an interagency coordination environment.
13. Utilize various dispatch telecommunications systems, such as Ross Ordering System (ROSS), Weather Information Management System (WIMS), Incident Cost and Recording System (ICARS), Wildcad and others.
14. Maintain communication logs.
15. Inform field personnel, agency administrators and Multi-Agency Coordinating (MAC) groups of critical fire conditions and information in support of safe and efficient operations.
16. Apply knowledge of prior firefighting experience on the fireline.
17. Particiated in Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) station pre-season preparation and maintenance.
18. Utilize limited resources in aspect to fire suppression and prescribed fire strategies and tactics.
19. Participate in pre-season dispatch preparedness activities.
As previously explained, your ratings in the Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you; (a) understand this warning, (b) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy and (c) verify that your responses accurately described your current level of experience and capability.
20. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.
NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.