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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 920565
Fire Management Officer
Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.
Enter the lowest grade level (09-11) you will accept.
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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 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.
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
The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid State drivers license in order to fully perform the duties/functions of this position. Question four is a Screen-Out.
4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License. If you answered "Yes" to question four, please submit a copy of your current Valid Drivers License with your application.
The incumbent must have previous wildland firefighting experience, as it is a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE, which provided knowledge of the techniques, policies, and practices of wildland fire management. You must answer this question, failure to respond to this question can result in an ineligible rating and will not be considered for the position.
5. This position requires previous wildland firefighting experience. Do you have wildland firefighting experience as described above?
6. The applicant must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications and training requirements to be considered eligible for this position, as follows; PRIMARY CORE REQUIREMENT: Task Force Leader (TFLD), SECONDARY CORE REQUIREMENT: Incident Commander, Type 3 (ICT3) -OR- Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, Type 2 (RXB2) and additional required training M-581 "Fire Program Management". (Must provide a copy of your IQCS master record when submitting your application.)
All eligible applicants must meet the Individual Occupational Requirement, "Basic Requirement" for the Fire Management Officer, GS-401) in order to be considered for this position. You must answer these questions. Failure to respond to this question will result in an ineligible rating. You must provide documentation supporting your response in you resume. You will be rated ineligible if your resume/application does not support the education/training/experience claimed.
7. From the descriptions below, select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes meeting the basic entry requirements for the Fire Management Officer, 401. Select only one letter.
8. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9, Fire Management Officer. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).
9. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11, Fire Management Officer. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).
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.
10. Assist in directing a fire management program at any complexity level.
11. Analyze staffing plan to meet changing conditions within the limit of anticipated funding.
12. Provide advice and guidance on policies and standards received from higher authorities.
13. Assist in coordinating and directing the application of standards, methods and guidelines for all fire management.
14. Assign work to subordinate supervisor(s) based on priorities, selective consideration and requirements of assignment.
15. Assist in resolving minor complaints from employees.
16. Monitor changing fire behavior and fire activity levels to ensure safe and effective operations.
17. Coordinate operations with various agencies on multi-jurisdictional wildland fires.
18. Manage national wildland fire support resources.
19. Conduct field inspections to determine if resource objectives were achieved.
20. Review land use and environmental coordination plans to meet objectives.
21. Analyze the ecological role of fire and its use.
22. Analyze fuel treatment methods and programming.
23. Coordinate with other agencies in the delivery of cooperative prevention programs and training.
24. Train a qualified work force to meet all levels of fire program management needs.
25. Assist in evaluating fire program management training to identify training needs to meet local and national standards.
26. Provide guidance in the processes and sources of training of employees.
27. Initiate a Wildland Fire Situation Analysis (WFSA) for extended attack of wildland fires.
28. Review preparedness actions and operating plans used in the management of wildland fires.
29. Coordinate fire management activities based on firefighter/public safety, cost effectiveness to be protected with resource objectives.
30. Manage local dispatch operations in compliance with established procedures.
31. Determine incident needs.
32. Provide crews with detailed instructions on incident objectives.
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.
33. 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.