U S Department of Interior
Summary 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 What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. The work schedule is intermittent, which refers to a work schedule that is less than full-time and does not have a prescheduled tour of duty. Salary: $128,807 (Step 01) to $164,200 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Responsibilities As a Research Geologist within the Volcano Science Center (VSC), Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO), some of your specific duties will include: - Carries out research into the processes responsible for volcanic eruptions and leads a VSC-wide program on next-generation hazard mapping. - Develops new ways to integrate and analyze hazardous volcanic processes and phenomena and to effectively communicate these hazards to user communities. - Leads the design of a new generation of hazard maps as digital databases that incorporate multiple data sources. - Inputs range from technical geologic maps and stratigraphic information to probabilistic scenario-based forecasts. - Serves as a liaison with other international organizations who are engaged in similar volcano hazard map modernization programs. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required. Who May Apply This job is open to\u2026 Surplus and displaced individuals eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) in the local commuting area of the duty location advertised in this vacancy announcement. Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation. 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. Qualifications EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR RESEARCH GEOLOGIST: Applicants must meet A or B below. 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 geology. In addition to the geology course work included in the degree, it must also have included or been supplemented by 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 -- courses as shown in \u201cA\u201d above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in geology plus 20 additional semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of courses as specified 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. In addition to the basic education requirements, you must have 1-year of specialized experience in geology that is equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Experience must show knowledge of determining past and future volcano hazards using advanced geologic methods. Examples include: Preparing preliminary and detailed maps of volcanic hazards and utilizing that information to help guide government officials and the public in their decisions on how to properly respond to volcanic activity; Developing, populating, and using event trees to provide a scientific framework to guide decisions by emergency response officials and needed scientific research in the build-up to an eruption; and Leading a team of multi-disciplinary scientists to achieve common goals in the field of active volcanism and eruption response. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. Education 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 experience.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: . Additional information 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 station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: . Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit . THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. --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: Collect Scientific Data, Interpersonal Communication, Scientific Knowledge and Disseminate Data. --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. To preview questions please . Background checks and security clearance
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