[ES_JOBS_NET] Geologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jan 31 15:35:14 MST 2016


Job Title: *Geologist
*Department: *Department of the Army
*Agency: *U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
*Hiring Organization: *Engineering Division, Geotechnical Branch, 
Geology & Exploration Section
*Job Announcement Number: *SCGV161588521600511D

$71,012.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to Monday, February 1, 2016
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Jacksonville, FLView Map 
United States Citizens


Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America!  In 2015, USACE 
ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" 
list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services 
industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering 
field.Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers <http://www.usace.army.mil/About.aspx>.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. 
They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but 
crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering 
solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian 
employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their 
families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing 
technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; 
providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment 
and the national economy.

*About the Position:*

District located near downtown Jacksonville with easy access to major 
interstate highway, flexi-time work schedule with credit hour option, 
workspace cubicles in corporate business setting with security, free 
parking with shuttle bus service, eating facilities within building and 
nearby, and onsite ATMs, onsite gym.

*Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens*


  * 25% or Greater
  * Business travel required at least 25% of the time.


  * Yes
  * Moving expenses are authorized.



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  * Plans and directs complex engineering geological investigations
    including preliminary reconnaissance, geologic-mapping, subsurface
    exploration, groundwater studies, sedimentation studies, and final
    investigation for design and construction of proposed Civil Works
    water resource projects within the State of Florida, including locks
    and dams, canals, harbor channel excavations, and coastal restorations.
  * Conducts or directs reconnaissance of area under study to determine
    best method of conducting geologic investigation.
  * Plans and directs field tests and core drilling operations.
  * Determines need for geologic mapping based upon information
    developed during investigation.
  * Studies nature of project excavation and determines need for
    additional studies such as ground water, and sedimentation.
  * Reviews field reports from lower grade geologists for technical
    adequacy and completeness.
  * Consults with engineers in various District elements engaged in the
    planning, design, and construction of Civil Works water resource
    projects to resolve geologic problems involved.



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In addition to meeting the basic requirement you must meet the 
experience requirement described below. Your resume must clearly 
describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, 
your transcripts will be required as part of your application. 
Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Experience 
required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must 
describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the 
work in this job.

*Basic Requirements:*(A)Completion of a degree: geology, plus 20 
additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, 
chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or 
petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative 
planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical 
geography, marine geology, and cartography.


(B) Combination of Education and Experience. The course work listed 
above plus experience in the geological field. Acceptable experience may 
have been gained through geological field or laboratory work that 
provided a means of obtaining professional knowledge of the theory and 
application of the principles of geology and closely related sciences, 
(e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, or hydrology). Such work generally must 
have involved making close observations, taking samples, handling 
various types of instruments and equipment, assembling geologic data 
from source materials, and analyzing and reporting findings orally and 
in writing. Experience that involved only one phase of geology work, 
(e.g., collecting samples), would not be acceptable as providing the 
required professional knowledge of the theory and principles of geology. 
In some situations, professional scientific experience in other fields 
may be accepted in part as professional geological experience.

*Note:*For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other 
non-descript courses listed on your transcript such as, ("Independent 
Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum 
from an academic professor each course that fulfills the specific basic 
requirements, (e.g., semester/credit hours, topic of study, and grade 

*Experience required:*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). You 
will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 


In addition to meeting the basic requirement you must meet the 
experience requirement described below. Your resume must clearly 
describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, 
your transcripts will be required as part of your application. 
Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at 
least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this 
job. Specialized experience is defined as: analyzing technical designs 
of engineering geology for civil works construction projects to include 
dredging, foundations, levee, and dams and groundwater.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency 
(knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:


outdoors which exposes incumbent to usual climate extremes. During 
onsite investigations, incumbent suffers the discomfort of wearing 
required safety equipment in hot and humid conditions. Some federal jobs 
allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in 
order to qualify. This position does not allow for substitution of 

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the 
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the 
qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of 
education for experience is permitted.

*Other Requirements:*Clickhere 
<http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/expanded.pdf>for expanded 

  * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a
    Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
  * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  * One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  * Business travel required at least 25% of the time.


Your application package 
<http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/CKDE.pdf>(resume, supporting 
documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine 
your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect 
your rating or consideration for employment.

*Basis for Rating*: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of 
three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and 
Qualified. Applicants who are eligible for veterans' preference are 
listed ahead of applicants who are not eligible for veterans' preference 
within each quality category.

  * Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional
    skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements
    for the announced position.
  * Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills
    and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced
  * Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience
    requirements for the announced position.

*Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).*If you are a 
Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified 
you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP 
consideration, you may receive selection priority. SeeInteragency Career 
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) 
<http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/ICTAP.pdf>for more information. 
Additional information about the program is onOPM's Career Transition 
Resources website 



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*The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.*In 
addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits 
package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS 
Resource Center. <https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits>


  * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of
    Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in
    employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in
  * You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in
    theMilitary Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures
    <http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/MSP-DE.pdf>information sheet.
  * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire 
and submit the documentation specified in the*Required Documents*section 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) 
onMonday, February 01, 2016 to receive consideration.

  * To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in
    to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS
    resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the
    occupational questionnaire.
  * Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  * It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate
    documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  * To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account
    <https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login>, select the Application
    Status link and then select the more information link for this
    position. The Details page will display the status of your
    application, the documentation received and processed, and any
    correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your
    uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan
  * To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account
    <https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login>and click Update Application
    in the vacancy announcement.*You must re-select your resume and/or
    other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will
    be incomplete*.
  * It is your responsibility to verify that information entered,
    uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and
    submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to
    one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be
    completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the
    closing date of the announcement.


The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to 
applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for 
any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the 
servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable 
accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.



The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not 
you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete 
description of preference categories and the associated required 
documents is in theApplicant Checklist (External) 

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your 
responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your 
eligibility to apply. *If you fail to provide these documents, you will 
be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not 
be considered any further.*

*Your resume*:

  * Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  * If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most
    recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used
    to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is
    your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all
    documents you submit as part of your application.
  * If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material
    or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and
    qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this
  * For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
    worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and
    month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume
    does not contain this information, your application will be marked
    as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

*If you are relying on your education to meet qualification 
requirements*: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to 
substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications 
based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will 
not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found 
"not qualified."  See:Transcripts and Licenses 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting 
documents follow the directions located at:Faxing Applications and 
Documents <http://www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/Fax.pdf>The Vacancy ID 
is1600511. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational 
to complete your faxed application


*NOTE:*Documents submitted as part of the application package, to 
include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources 
Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage 
certificates may contain personal information for someone other than 
you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's 
personal information before you submit your application. You may be 
asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are 
selected to confirm your eligibility.



Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (000)000-0000

Agency Information:
DA SCR USACE Jacksonville District
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
701 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL


If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message 
acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package 
will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality 
ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your 
application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online 
questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your 
questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or 
"incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration 
for this job.

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