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The selectee for this position serves as a Geologist.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.
This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.
**Please DO NOT contact this office regarding status of application. Pay will vary by geographic location.**
- Occasional Travel
- Travel depends upon position description and availability of funding.
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.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOLOGIST: Applicants must possess a degree in geology, plus 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 OR possess a combination of education and experience -- course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-11: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work OR have a combination of experience and education as described which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
1) Applying established technology in routine ways to well-defined, moderate sized geological projects; 2) Planning and carrying out routine geological work; 3) Organizing geological work by following prescribed methods and guidelines and recognizing conditions and results that may affect the findings. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-12: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
1) Planning and executing complex geological studies; 2) Adapting geological methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings in terms of their scientific significance; 3) Providing technical guidance and instructions on geological processes to lower graded professional or technical employees. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume for you to be considered for this position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-13: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Planning, executing, and reporting on original geological studies or ongoing studies requiring a fresh approach to resolve new problems; 2) Modifying and adapting standard geological procedures, methods, and techniques, and development of totally new methods and techniques to address problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable; 3) Developing long-range geological plans, programs, and /or precedents to support organizational initiatives. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume for you to be considered for this position.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA): This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field Facilities Engineering at Level 2 or 3. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Degree audit is not acceptable.
-A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
-Occasional travel may be required.
-Applies a knowledge of the principles and theories of geology and related sciences in the collection, measurement, analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of geologic information concerning the structure, composition, and history of the earth.
-Performs basic research to establish fundamental principles and hypotheses to develop a fuller knowledge and understanding of geology.
-Applies geological principles and knowledge to a variety of scientific, engineering, and economic problems.
-Evaluates data, reviews operations, and influences processes to maintain compliance with geological regulations and requirements.
-Prepares scopes of work and cost estimates for geological project contracts.