GEOGRAPHER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Base, Virginia
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Jan 26, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will advise and provide technical guidance to the Geo Readiness Center (GRC) to support programs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) products.
  • You will maintain a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) database in support of region customers.
  • You will develop program policy and guidance procedures to govern initiatives and policies for assigned programs.
  • You will coordinate project activities in the area of Geographical Information System (GIS ) technology to support work efforts.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card to make official government purchases for goods and services.


Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
A Degree: 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.

OR:

A Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For GS-07:
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing duties such as: 1) Utilizing data sources that including Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) collection, CAD data, other GIS data, imagery digitizing, and digital elevation point data, to create, modify or transform into current SDSFIE compliant Navy GIS data model. 2) Performing research (field and database) to reconcile Navy GIS records with Navy Real Property records.
3) Assisting project managers with input to enterprise wide GIS efforts or cross-regional teams. 4) Assisting project managers with training as assigned to facilitate the use of GIS tools across the organization. 5) Reviewing and updating cartographic symbology and layers for standard maps views. 6) Assisting in the production and maintenance of standardized map and data products for quarterly publication.

FOR GS-09:
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing duties such as: 1) Utilizing data sources that including Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) collection, CAD data, other GIS data, imagery digitizing, and digital elevation point data, to create, modify or transform into current SDSFIE compliant Navy GIS data model. 2) Utilizing GIS knowledge and experience to review and update existing best practices and standard operating procedures to assure effective management of Navy GIS data across the region. 3) Performing research (field and database) to reconcile Navy GIS records with Navy Real Property records. 4) Assisting project managers with input to enterprise wide GIS efforts or cross-regional teams. 5) Providing training and outreach as assigned to facilitate the use of GIS tools across the organization. 6) Compiling and maintaining standardized map and data products for quarterly publication.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF .
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/geography-series-0150/

Education

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Applicants must possess a bachelor's 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.
OR
A combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a 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, plus the appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Physical Demands:
The work is sedentary in an office setting and physical effort is required one or two weeks a month when field work is accomplished which consists of walking, bending, and climbing during outside field work for site visits, GPS data collection and performing UAV projects. Must be able to lift and carry 30lbs for UAV projects and data collection. Driving is also required to visit various sites.

Work Environment:
Work is performed either in a typical office setting or outside field work. All field work requires observance of all safety precautions. Some field work may require protective clothing. All field work typically consists of field trips for one or two weeks a month. Routine overnight travel to US Navy sites and detachments is required.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations depending on command funding.

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

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