Interdisciplinary Geographer/ Physical Scientist

Posted on Dec 24, 2020

Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Reston, VA  |   #government

 


What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? Salary: GS11: $72,030 to $93,638, GS12: 86,335 to 112,240nNOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

This is an interdisciplinary position that can be filled as a Geographer, GS-0150 or a Physical Scientist, GS-1301.nOpen to all U.S Citizens: USGS-RES-21-10978407-DE-IB BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Physical Scientist, GS-1301: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Physical Scientist, all grade levels.

A.

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

B.

A combination of education and experience--education equivalent to one of the majors shown in "A" above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science, engineering, or mathematics) that included at least 24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science and/or related engineering science as described 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.

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.

For GS-11: In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-11 level: **Ph.D.

or equivalent graduate degree in or 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education (54 semester hours, 81 quarter hours or the equivalent) leading to a Ph.D.

in a directly related field of study if it provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled.

**OR one year of appropriate professional experience in geography that is equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes experience performing and managing, or directing the planning of scientific data products arising from research; applying scientific knowledge, information theory, with principles and techniques of data management and information product usability; creating or reviewing scientific information products in the area of earth science; using skill in oral and written communications and group interactions to build sustainability in complex, technical data management systems; **OR a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the second year of graduate study and professional experience, as described above.

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.

Specialized experience for this position includes experience performing and managing, or directing the planning of scientific data products arising from research; applying scientific knowledge, information theory, with principles and techniques of data management and information product usability; creating or reviewing scientific information products in the area of earth science; using skill in oral and written communications and group interactions to build sustainability in complex, technical data management systems; and managing or supervising professional data management and technical services staff.

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


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