[ES_JOBS_NET] Geographer (Remote Sensing Specialist), BLM, Lakewood, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Jun 20 06:35:48 MDT 2014


*Job Title:*Geographer (Remote Sensing Specialist), GS-0150-13

*Department:*Department Of The Interior

*Agency:*Bureau of Land Management

*Job Announcement Number:*NOC-DEU-2014-0004


	$88,693.00 to $115,301.00 / Per Year


	Thursday, June 19, 2014 to Thursday, July 03, 2014




	This is a full-time position - This is a permanent position




	1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, COView Map <https://blm.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373184900#>


	All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required


	Q - Sensitive




About the Agency <http://www.blm.gov/>

*Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest 
natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please 
visitOur website <http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/About_BLM.html>. 
***BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as 
a Geographer.**The BLMmanages more land - approximately 253 
million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the 
National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western 
states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, 
also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates 
throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the 
health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of 
present and future generations.

The Geographer position is located in the Division of Resource Services, 
Branch of Resource Data, Geospatial Section, at the National Operations 
Center (NOC). This position contributes to the Bureau's on-going and 
future goals by serving as the Senior Remote Sensing Specialist, 
providing leadership and assistance in the development and use of 
advanced technological applications for resource management, Bureau-wide.


  * Occasional Travel
  * Occasional travel may be required.


  * No


  * U.S. Citizenship is required
  * Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required
  * Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  * Direct Deposit Required
  * You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  * have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land



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The incumbent of this position will:

  * Identify, research, develop, and test existing technologies and
    techniques to enhance capabilities for resource assessment,
    inventory, and monitoring, GIS database development (e.g., data
    conversion, data processing, etc.), data integration, and GIS
    applications and analyses (e.g., applications, modeling, expert
    systems, artificial intelligence, etc.).
  * Plan, direct, and supervise the testing and validation of remote
    sensing technology to address management issues.
  * Perform or technically supervise image processing for natural
    resource applications relevant to the needs of the BLM.
  * Evaluate and recommend new and emerging geospatial data products,
    techniques, and applications.
  * Develop and implement procedures to oversee, evaluate, validate and
    enforce compliance with remote sensing integration policies.
  * Assess the suitability of nationally applicable remote sensing
  * Serve as a peer reviewer for internal documents and professional
    publications relating to remote sensing and related technologies.
  * Enable Bureau geospatial service contracts through the development
    of Action Plans and Statements of Work and serve as COR for
    geospatial technology development and integration activities.
  * Represent the BLM at formal and informal meetings and conferences to
    present authoritative information, to explain proposals and
    projects, and to exchange information.
  * Obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance to access and
    use classified remote sensing data.



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*Specialized Experience Requirements:*In order to be rated as qualified 
for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the 
specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this 
information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have 
been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of 
the position to be filled. For the GS-13, this would be 1 year of 
specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Specialized experience 
for this position includes leading remote sensing projects for natural 
and cultural resource management activities.

*Educational Requirement:* Applicants must meet one of the following 
education requirements for this position:

 1. *Degree:* geography; or related physical or social science such as
    geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology,
    anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer
    science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24
    semester hours in geography or related fields.


 2. *Combination of education and experience:* courses equivalent to a
    major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24
    semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A above,
    plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your 
application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification 
requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job 
Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you 
meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in 
one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. 
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference 
will receive selection priority over non-veterans.   In addition, 
interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be 
conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific 
questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities 
required to do the work of this position:

 1. Ability to utilize advanced concepts, principles, and skills in
    remote sensing, digital image processing, and geographic information
 2. Ability to work with multiple sensor technologies such as LIDAR,
    aerial photography, high resolution satellites, LANDSAT, and MODIS.
 3. Ability to work within and lead a team of diverse physical,
    biological, ecological, technical, and environmental sciences
    personnel to foster the use of remote sensing for natural resource
 4. Knowledge and skill to develop and review technical and policy
    information with/for sufficient accuracy and consistency to form the
    basis of policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.
 5. Ability to represent/advocate for the Bureau and work unit, to build
    and maintain collaborative partnerships, and to engage in productive
    joint work ventures.

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You can review our benefits 


SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must 
certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or 
are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To 
register or verify your registration go to theSelective Service System 
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the 
Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated 
with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of 
the selected employee.

May require completion of 1 year probationary period.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal 
government, to attract high quality applicants.
*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition 
Assistance Program (ICTAP):*  CTAP provides eligible surplus and 
displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority 
over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information 
about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition 
Resources website atCTAP 
  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or 
displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a 
displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive 
selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP 
eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; 
and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide 
proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection 
priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of 
CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.



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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete 
Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:  1. Your 
responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. 
Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents 
section of this job announcement. Click on the button "Apply Online" and 
login to MY USAJOBS.  If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, 
the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete 
a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you 
have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, 
select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the 
right side menu. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM 
Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.  If you need 
assistance in applying online, please contact Kameron Martinez at 
303-236-0468 or email kmartinez at blm.gov. If applying online poses a 
hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must 
contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an 
alternative method of applying.


In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the 
questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
*Required Education:*Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses 
that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. 
college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See 
Foreign Education.
*Veterans' Preference:*If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you 
should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on 
your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated 
(verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
  - For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please 
provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
  - For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 
(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official 
statement of service from your command if you are currently on active 
duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of 
a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military 
service was performed under honorable conditions.
  - For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form 
(SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the 
required documentation. For more information on which type of preference 
is applicable please visit VetGuide.
*Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career 
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles:*documentation verifying 
your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice 
and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty 
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by 
uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
*Auto-Requested Fax:*You may submit required documentation that will be 
electronically displayed along with your resume.
*Uploading Documents:*Instead of faxing your documents you may use the 
uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. 
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human 
Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. 
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on 
the closing date of this announcement.


Kameron Martinez
Phone: 303-236-0468
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: kmartinez at blm.gov

Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM National Operations Center, OC-250
P.O. Box 25047
Denver Federal Center, Building 40
Denver, CO
Fax: 000-000-0000

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