[ES_JOBS_NET] Geologist (recent Grad), USGS, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Apr 10 05:50:57 MDT 2015


*Job Title:*Geologist, GS-1350-07 (DEU-PGR-DS)

*Department:*Department Of The Interior

*Agency:*Geological Survey

*Job Announcement Number:*ATL-2015-0391


	$42,468.00 to $55,204.00 / Per Year


	Monday, April 6, 2015 to Friday, April 10, 2015




	Full-time - Pathways Recent Graduate Appointment




	1 vacancy - Boulder, COView Map 


	All qualified U.S. citizens that meet the eligibility requirements for 
the Pathways Recent Graduate Program as described below.


	Q - Nonsensitive




About the Agency <http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/>

*What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?*

Salary: $42,468 (Step 01) to $55,204 (Step 10);*NOTE: First time hires 
to the Federal Government are typically hired at*the Step 01.

*What are the Eligibility Requirements?*
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Recent 
Graduate Program you must meet the following requirements:

  * You must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous
    two years, an associates, bachelors, masters, professional,
    doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a
    qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical
    or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a
    graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school);
    or a post-secondary home school curriculum. Note: Certificate
    program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying
    educational institution equal to at least one academic year of
    full-time study that’s part of an accredited college-level,
    technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

  * Veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military
    service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon
    release or discharge from active duty; however, eligibility for
    these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the
    degree or certificate was obtained. The date of release or discharge
    from active duty should be later than the date the degree or
    certificate was obtained.


  * Occasional Travel
  * 1 to 2 days per month


  * No


  * Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  * Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background
  * The duration of the Recent Graduates appointment is a trial period.
  * More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
  * Valid Driver's licence required.



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  * *Major Duties:*
    As a Geologist within the National Reseach Program, Central Branch,
    some of your specific duties will include:
  * Using the ArcGIS Suite to produce article quality maps.
  * Assisting scientists in all field activities, including the
    collection of hydrologic data, geologic data, and water samples.
  * Performing a variety of analyses on organic matter in ground water,
    pore water, and surface water samples, with some analyses of soil
    and sediment.
  * Performing routine analyses which includes physical tests, wet
    laboratory analyses and instrumental analyses in the laboratory and
    the field.
  * Supporting scientists in all aspects of the office phase of projects.

****USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable 
for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor 
approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location 
identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically 
report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.
or additional information on our internal telework policy, please 
reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook 


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For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on 
whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please 
click on the 

In addition to the basic education requirements, you must have 1-year of 
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the 
Federal service. Examples include: one year of appropriate professional 
experience that is in or related to the duties of this position is 
qualifying if it is equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility 
to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped 
the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform 
successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of GS-5 
level experience could include taking measurements and collecting 
information; learning to take proper samples; conducting routine 
calculating, plotting, and checking of numerical data; preparing graphs 
and data profiles; and accomplishing routine analyses. This work 
experience would have involved receiving clear, specific, and detailed 
instructions as to the methods, procedures, and guidelines to use.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements for the 
position by the closing date of the announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer 
work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, 
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; 
religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps 
build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide 
valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid 
employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, 
including volunteer experience.

  * You are required to provide all unofficial transcripts
    (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which
    includes semester hours earned, grade received, and the date that
    the degree/certificate was conferred, by the closing date of this
    announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration.
    This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the
    servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or
    "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is
    legible. If selected, you will be required to provide official
  * Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United
    States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide
    acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to
    that received in an accredited educational institution in the United
    States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated,

*Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?*

  * The Recent Graduate Program lasts for 1 year. Participants who
    successfully complete the Recent Graduate Program may be eligible
    for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term (1-4 years in
    duration) appointment without further competition.
  * Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be
    communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that
    the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains
    active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of
    contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible
    so that we can update our system.
  * A background investigation will be required for this position.
    Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful
    completion of a background security investigation and favorable
    adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will
    be grounds for termination.
  * The work involves extensive standing (full work days), sitting,
    lifting (up to 50 pounds) and carrying of heavy materials over long
    distances. Prolonged periods in the field under adverse weather
    conditions and high altitudes may be necessary. Field work involves
    walking through rough terrain for extended periods of time; lifting
    and carrying over 50 pounds; safely entering a moving stream for
    measurements and sample collection; traversing terrain and streams
    through adverse weather conditions including heavy fog, snow, rain,
    and extremes in temperature.

    Work requires driving a government vehicle.


  * *Basis of Rating:*
    As part of the online application process, you will need to respond
    to a series of questions designed to assess your knowledge, skills,
    abilities and/or competencies:

  * Knowledge of basic geologic principles, theories, and techniques.
  * Skill in the use of geographic information systems, such as ArcGIS
  * Knowledge of fundamental geophysical methodolgy.
  * Basic knowldge of standard laboratory practices.
  * Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

*To preview questions pleaseclick here 


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You can review our benefits 

Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits 
package that includespaid vacation, sick leave 
life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance, flexible spending 
and participation in theFederal Employees Retirement System 


  * This position is being filled under the Pathways Recent Graduate
    Program that affords developmental experiences in the Federal
    Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service
    to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying
    educational institutions or programs.

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