[ES_JOBS_NET] Geographer, USGS, Lakewood, CO

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

Of The Interior


Job Announcement Number:ATL-2015-0890


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


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




Permanent – Full-Time




1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, CO View


States Citizens


Q –




About the Agency

*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 visit 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




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.

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

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 at: http://ift.tt/1pjOVs3


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information on basic qualifications, which includes
information on whether you may substitute education for
specialized experience, please click on the following:http://ift.tt/1AnVawS
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
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
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements
for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

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, visit: http://ift.tt/1nE1Y1O.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This
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.
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 competencies:

Scientific Knowledge

Compute/Analyze Data

Technology Application

Information Management

Leadership & Supervision


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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