[ES_JOBS_NET] Geodesist (Gravity Scientist), NOS, Boulder, CO
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Jul 7 10:30:18 MDT 2017
About the Agency <http://www.noaa.gov/>
This position is located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), National
Geodetic Survey (NGS), Observation and Analys
The individual selected for this position will:
* Collect and process terrestrial and airborne gravity data.
* Research and development in house gravity software.
* Communicate results to internal and external stakeholders and at
* Maintenance of gravity equipment and gravity observing facility and
outreach related to these activities.
* Education, outreach, and communication related to GRAV-D and
relevant topics, by training others to use the gravity data
* 25% or Greater
* 25% Domestic
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
* Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
* Must be suitable for Federal employment.
* Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
* Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards
Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook
is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located
*BASIC REQUIREMENTS:*This position has a positive Education Requirement
in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR
substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable)
in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted
with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:
*Degree:*Geodesy; or 30 semester hours in any combination of geodesy,
mathematics, physics, astronomy, engineering science, surveying,
geodetic surveying, photogrammetry, or geophysics. The course work must
have included differential and integral calculus.
*Combination of education and experience*: course work as shown above,
plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in
difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the
Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped
the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
This experience need not have been in the Federal government. 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
To qualify at the ZP-04:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized
experience equivalent to the ZP-03 or GS-12 in the Federal service.
Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
* Collecting and processing terrestrial and airborne gravity and
kinematic differential GPS data.
* Collecting and processing data from Micro-g FG-5 and A10 absolute
gravimeters and the Micro-g LaCoste Turnkey Airborne Gravity System
* Programming in Matlab or similar matrix-oriented programming language.
**College Transcript:**If you are qualifying based on education, submit
a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing
each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210,
etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must
submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is
equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit
an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the
application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from
the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an
official course description from the college/university that reflects
the content at the time the course was taken.
*Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion
of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will
be required before you can report to duty.**
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