Interdisciplinary Cartographer/Geographer

Posted on Oct 01, 2020

Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Lakewood, CO  |   #government

 


What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This is an interdisciplinary position that may be filled as a Interdisciplinary Cartographer, GS-0150 or Geographer GS-1370.

As a senior non-supervisory applied researcher within the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, some of your specific duties will include: REQUIREMENTS (CONTINUED) Key Requirements: Applicants must be U.S.

Citizens.

Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? 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.

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 system.

If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Geographer, GS-0150: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Geographer, all grade levels.

A.

Degree in 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.

B.

A combination of education and experience-- courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semesters hours in geography or related fields, as shown in "A" above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education.

The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in "A" above.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Cartographer, GS-1370: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Cartographer, all grade levels.

A.

Degree: cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics.

Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing.

The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e.

college-level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).

B.

Combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a minor that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in "A" above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years.

The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in "A" above.

GS-13: In addition to the basic education requirements described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-13 level: Possess 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service comparable in scope and responsibility performing the following: applying experience with the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to include accessing, downloading, and using the NHD in geospatial analysis.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


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