FORESTRY AID (FIRE)


Vacancy ID: 794792   Announcement Number: NRO-13-07   USAJOBS Control Number: 332112100

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 794792


1. Title of Job

FORESTRY AID (FIRE)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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:


001 MERIT PROMOTION - INDIAN PREFERENCE
002 MERIT PROMOTION - NON-INDIAN PREFERENCE

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


040183001 Fort Defiance, AZ

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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 résumé, 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 submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference?  Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432.  As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

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.

A. Yes

B. No

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.

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the GS-3 FORESTRY Aid (Fire) level. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. If qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college or university transcript(s).

A. I have at least 6 months of general experience that demonstrates my ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

B. Successful completion of 1 year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in a combination of courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences.

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A above and education as described in B above which total at least six months. For example, 3 months of experience (50% of the experience) and one semester of related under-graduate study (50% of the education requirement) would qualify an applicant for this position.

D. I have 2 seasons of experience. Examples of qualifying seasonal experience include forestry aid or technician work; engineering, range or soil conservation technician experience that involved the application of cultural, resource conservation, or land management practices on non-forest or ranch lands when combined with knowledge of forestry operations and equipment; farming or ranching experience that involved the application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment and that provided a basic understanding of land use; experience in forest or range fire control, prevention or suppression.

E. I do not have the experience or education described in any of the above statements.

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

5. Training/Certification for Wildland Firefighting:

A. I have a current Red Card and some wildland firefighting
B. I have a current Red Card but no wildland firefighting experience.
C. I have completed S-l30/190 but have not received a Red Card.
D. I have started but not completed S-130/190 training.
E. I have not started training for a Red Card.

6. Experience as a Wildland Firefighter:

A. I have more than 1 season of experience as a wildland firefighter.
B. I have less than 1 season of experience as a wildland firefighter.
C. I have training but no experience as a wildland firefighter.
D. I have no experience or training as a wildland firefighter.

7. Fire Monitoring:

A. I have experience in performing fire effects monitoring activities including fuels sampling and recording fuel moisture levels.
B. I have assisted in performing fire effects monitoring activities including fuels sampling and recording fuel moisture levels under close supervision.
C. I have received training in fire effects monitoring activities including fuels sampling and recording fuel moisture levels, yet have not actually performed the activities in the field.
D. I have no training, education, or experience in performing fire effects monitoring activities.

8. Hazardous Fuels Reduction:

A. I have experience in performing hazardous fuels reduction projects such as thinning, using chippers, constructing slash piles and burning slash piles.
B. I have received training in performing hazardous fuels reduction projects such as thinning. using chippers. constructing slash piles and burning slash piles.
C. I have no experience or training in performing hazardous fuels reduction projects.

9. Prescribed Fire Operations or Fire Use:

A. I have experience working on prescribed fires or fire use tires.
B. I have received training or education but have no experience on prescribed fires or fire use fires.
C. I have no experience, training, or education in prescribed fires or fire use fires.

10. Engine Operator:

A. I have worked as a crewmember on a wildland fire engine for 1 season or more.
B. I have worked as a crewmember on a wildland fire engine for less than 1 season.
C. I have worked closely with wildland engines and engine crews on wildland fires.
D. I have had training in wildland fire engine operation, but have not actually' had experience on the job.
E. I have no experience or training or education in wildland fire engine operation.

11. Use of Wildland Firefighting Equipment:

A. I have experience on crews and/or engines using portable pumps and deploying hose lays on wildland fires.
B. I have experience using axes, shovels, power tools. and chainsaws, but not on wildland fires.
C. I have training using wildland firefighting equipment. but no experience on wildland fires.
D. I have no experience or training using any of the equipment described above.

12. Operation and Maintenance of Firing Devices:

A. I have used and maintained firing devices on wildland fires or prescribed fires.
B. I have assisted in the use and maintenance of firing devices on wild land or prescribed fires.
C. I have used and maintained firing devices in training (scenarios/situations), but have not actually performed this activity on the job.
D. I have knowledge in the use and maintenance of firing devices, but have not operated or maintained them.
E. I have no knowledge, experience, or training in firing devices.

13. Mobile Radio Use:

A. I have experience utilizing mobile/portable radios as a regular part of my job. independently, and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
B. I have experience utilizing mobile/portable radios with close supervision.
C. I have training or education in the use of mobile/portable radios, but have not actually used them on the job.
D. I have no training, education, or experience in using mobile/portable radios.

14. Engine Maintenance:

A. I have experience performing basic maintenance on wildland fire engines.
B. I have experience assisting with basic maintenance on wildland fire engines.
C. I have experience in performing pre-operation engine checks.
D. I have received training in engine checks or basic maintenance, but have not actually had experience on the job.
E. I have no experience in training in wildland fire engine maintenance.

15. Water Handling:

A. I have experience with hose lays, portable pumps, foam units portable tanks and drafting.
B. I have experience working with hose lays and associated water handling equipment.
C. I have experience assisting others in hose lay deployment.
D. I have no experience or training in water handling activities;

16. Operation and Maintenance of Fire Hand-tools:

A. I have used and maintained fire hand-tools on wildland fires or prescribed fires.
B. I have used and maintained fire hand-tools on projects.
C. I have training in the use and maintenance of fire hand-tools beyond that received in S-130 / S-190.
D. I have training in the use and maintenance of fire hand-tools as received in S-I30 / S-l90.
E. I have no experience or training in the use or maintenance of wildland fire hand-tools.

17. Operation and Maintenance of Chainsaws and Portable Pumps:

A. I have used and maintained chainsaws and portable pumps on wildland fires or prescribed fires.
B. I have assisted in the use and maintenance of chainsaws and portable pumps on wildland or prescribed fires.
C. I have used and maintained chainsaws and/or pumps in situations other than fire incidents.
D. I have had training in the use of chainsaws and/or portable pumps but have not actually performed this on the job.
E. I have no experience or training in the use or maintenance of chainsaws or portable pumps.

18. Recognizing Various Elements of Fire Behavior:

A. I have experience recognizing various elements related to fire behavior including; weather, fuels and topography during wildland or prescribed fire operations.
B. I have received training in recognizing various elements related to fire behavior including: weather, fuels and topography during wildland or prescribed fire operations.
C. I have no experience or training in recognizing various elements relating to fire behavior including: weather, fuels and topography during wildland or prescribed fire operations.

19. On-the-Job Training:

A. I have conducted on-the-job training to other firefighters on fire or safety related topics.
B. I have assisted in conducting on-the-job training to other firefighters on fire or safety related topics.
C. I have experience in conducting on-the-job training to others on non-fire related topics.
D. I have been trained to conduct on-the-job training, but have not actually performed this activity on the job.
E. I have no experience or training in conducting on-the-job training to other employees.

20. Wildland Firefighting Tactics:

A. I have experience in direct and/or indirect attack and mop-up on wildland fires.
B. I have experience in mop-up operations on wildland fires.
C. I have no experience hut have been trained in wildland fire suppression actions.
D. I have no experience in fire suppression but have worked in support positions on wildland fires.
E. I have no experience or training in wildland fire suppression action.

21. Recording Fire Weather Observations

A. I have experience in recording fire weather observations including: temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction during wildland or prescribed fire operations.
B. I have received training in recording tire weather observations including: temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction during wildland or prescribed fire operations.
C. I have no experience or training in recording fire weather observations including: temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction during wildland or prescribed fire operations.

22. Skill in Communication:

A. I have briefed/trained other firefighters on fire or safety related topics.
B. I have assisted in briefing/training other firefighters on fire or safety related topics.
C. I have experience briefing/training others on non-fire topics.
D. I have received training to brief/train others, but have not actually performed this activity.
E. I have no experience or training to brief/train others.

23. Skill in Report Writing:

A. I have experience writing technical reports.
B. I have experience writing portions of technical reports.
C. I have experience writing reports on some public topic of interest.
D. I have no experience or training in report writing.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: As previously explained, your ratings in this 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: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

24. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this 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.