[ES_JOBS_NET] Geographer, USGS, Lakewood, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Jun 2 05:20:09 MDT 2015

Job Title:*Geographer, GS-0150-12/13

*Department:*Department Of The Interior

*Agency:*Geological Survey

*Job Announcement Number:*ATL-2015-0890


	$75,333.00 to $116,453.00 / Per Year


	Monday, June 1, 2015 to Friday, June 5, 2015




	Permanent - Full-Time




	1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, COView Map <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405517900#>


	United States Citizens


	Q - Nonsensitive




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

*Are you an Geographer professional looking for a position in the 
Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for geospatial data? *Do you 
want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, 
helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered 
"yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the 
USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

*Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?*

  * Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest
    mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological
    Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the
    lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the
    more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the
    USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the
    United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth,
    and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S.
    Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides
    scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues,
    and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us
    to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and
    provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to
    resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the
    health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that
    threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of
    climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS
    please visithttp://www.usgs.gov. <http://www.usgs.gov/>

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

  * Salary: $75,333 (Step 01) to $97,938 (Step 10) GS-12
    Salary: $89,580 (Step 01) to $116,453 (Step 10) GS-13
  * *NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically
    hired at*the Step 01.


  * Occasional Travel
  * Average of 2 nights of travel per month.


  * No


  * Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  * Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background
  * Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  * Credit card statement if overnight travel is required.
  * More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.



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*As a Geographer within the Core Science Systems Office, some of your 
specific duties will include:*

  * Leads project team to develop a nationally recognized platform that
    uses geospatial technology and techniques combined with data
    applications to describe, visualize, and deliver USGS scientific
    data and information.
  * Provides and applies expertise in science data management lifecycle
    and research project lifecycle to lead vision, implementation, and
    project management for a science data and information platform for
    the Bureau.
  * Serves as an expert on scientific, technical, and technological
    protocols and methodologies for the acquisition/collection,
    processing, integration, and dissemination of spatially oriented
    scientific data.
  * Leads, presents, or attends workshops, discussion groups,
    conferences, and symposia, to improve awareness, determine
    requirements, educate and promote Bureau-wide science data
    application and Core Science Analytics, Synthesis and Libraries
    program of work.

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.

For 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 following:
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:

*For GS-12:*

In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, 
applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-12 level:

**One year of appropriate professional experience in geography that is 
equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Examples of such experience may include: 1) assembling information 
concerning the location and nomenclature of physical and cultural 
phenomena covering an area the size of Canada, and making determinations 
in the more difficult cases regarding location and nomenclature to 
appear on a map, etc. to insure standardization of such information; 2) 
compiling and synthesizing geographic data to show and compare the 
distribution of various features and events; 3) performing analytic and 
interpretive work concerned with determining and explaining the 
interrelationships existing between or among two or three varieties of 
phenomena. Examples 1 & 2 required a high degree of independence in 
planning and carrying out the assignments, selecting the approach or 
methodology to be used, resolving most of the conflicts that arose, and 
coordinating the work with others as necessary. The work usually 
involved established methods and conventional techniques and involved 
assisting in or partial responsibility for changing and modifying 
established procedures and precedents. Example 3 required independence 
in the execution of the research process, except for conferring with the 
supervisor at intermediate stages to assure that the approaches taken 
were effective and sound.

*For GS-13:*

In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, 
applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-13 level:

**One year of appropriate professional experience in geography that is 
equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples 
of such experience may include: 1) serving as a recognized expert on the 
location and nomenclature of all physical and human features regarded as 
significant for navigational, intelligence, logistic and general 
geographical use; 2) responsibility for a comprehensive descriptive 
study of significant geographical aspects of a major nation state, e.g. 
Brazil, involving the bringing together of numerous available facts and 
their presentation; 3) publication of papers dealing with problems, 
findings, or determinations which are recognized as having considerable 
significance in the field; 4) performing analytical and interpretive 
assignments of considerable significance and complexity; 5) designing 
and creating GIS databases. For examples 1-5, the work involved 
collaborating with superiors in planning future projects and making 
recommendations as to the feasibility of proposed projects and the 
necessity for new phases of existing projects. Apart from program 
policy, formal guidelines did not exist

You must meet all qualification 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.

If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, 
or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are 
required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, 
etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and 
grade received, 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 you are currently employed 
by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the 
advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this 
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?*
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.
*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 

Because this position requires travel for official business, the 
selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar 
days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances 
from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their 
existing obligation before a new card can be issued.


*Vacancy Related Questions:*As part of the online application process, 
you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess 
your possession of the following knowledge skills, abilities and/or 

  * Scientific Knowledge
  * Compute/Analyze Data
  * Technology Application
  * Information Management
  * Leadership & Supervision
  * Pressure/Deadlines
  * Financial Management

*Basis of rating:*Category rating will be used in the ranking and 
selection process for this position. The quality categories are Best 
Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. You will be rated on the 
extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant 
to the duties of the position. If you are eligible, your on-line 
responses to the application questions will determine your placement in 
the appropriate quality category described above. Your responses must be 
substantiated by your resume. If you do not respond to the application 
questions you may be rated ineligible. Veterans' preference rules for 
category rating will be applied.
*NOTE:*If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is 
supported in your description of experience and/or education as 
described in your resume/application, or that your resume or application 
is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score 
may be lowered.
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