Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operating) WG-3502-04

Vacancy ID: 1848022   Announcement Number: SER-1630-CARI-16-1848022   USAJOBS Control Number: 456679600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience requirements for a Laborer (Trails) WG-3502-04 position. Read all the responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

A. I have experience using heavy power equipment and hand tools in upkeep and maintenance of trails and grounds. I have experience operating motor vehicles. This work is performed under general supervision.

B. I do not have the experience stated above.

KSA-2. Ability to safely operate heavy power equipment to maintain grounds and trails per given instructions.

For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position. Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. 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 application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). 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 for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had experience, education, or training performing this task.
B- I have completed formal education or training performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually with general review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
E- I am regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

2. Assemble appropriate tools, materials, supplies, gear, and equipment necessary to complete daily work projects.

3. Operate various vehicles such as trucks, ATV's and small tractors.

4. Maintain motor vehicles by performing routine maintenance checks.

5. Use and maintain equipment for trail maintenance activities such as chainsaws, lawn mowers, power generators, water pumps, and power trimmers.

6. Use power tools to perform basic carpentry skills including framing, construction of wooden boardwalks and tent platforms, and other related trail carpentry projects.

7. Install signs, repairs to facilities exterior structures and grounds utilizing hand tools and power tools.

8. Follow and carry out assignments in accordance with established oral or written directions, or established policies and practices.

9. Employ safe and efficient practices while working, traveling or camping at job sites and facilities.

10. Use and maintain facility cleaning and painting equipment such as power painting equipment and power pressure washers.

11. Safely operate and maintain vehicles, equipment, trailers, and small tractors.

KSA-3. Ability to follow written instructions or work orders and oral instructions /follows established safety protocol and policies.

12. Understand and carry out detailed written or verbal instructions from a supervisor and articulate information (project goals, standards, and expectations) to volunteer groups.

13. Use computers to document work order requests, time and material costs from written work orders onto computer spreadsheet databases.

14. Use computers to input and receive email and other job-related communications.

15. Receive training in use of global positioning system (GPS) equipment and uses skills for the purposes of marking trails.

KSA-4. Ability to safely operate and maintain tools and equipment.

16. Use, store, and account for, and maintain hand tools commonly used during trail maintenance activities such as pulaskis, axe, hand saws, lopping shears, hammers, and pry bars.

17. Use and maintain power carpentry tools for construction projects such as power circular saws, power drills, sanders, saw-alls and jig saws.

18. Use hand held radios to communicate.

19. Paint exterior and interior structures.

20. Use liquid measuring devices for mixing fuels and oils, paints, and cleaning solvents.

21. Use tape measures, squares, levels, chalk lines, etc., to measure, mark and cut a variety of material.

KSA-5. Ability to safely load and unload materials and equipment as directed.

22. Load and unload heavy equipment such as lawn mowers and tractors from trailers.

23. Load and unload gravel or soil using wheelbarrows.

24. Safely transport equipment and supplies to and from the worksite.

KSA-6. Ability to manage vegetation on trails and grounds.

25. Use herbicide to safely eradicate designated plant species per chemical label instructions.

26. Use tools such as machetes, loppers, pruners and chainsaws to maintain trail corridors.

27. 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.
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.
Failure to agree to this statement 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 consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.