Research Oceanographer, AST, Oceanographic Studies

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Closes
Jul 07, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Ocean Ecology Laboratory (Code 616) seeks a Researcher to provide expertise in the research and study of coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling and a strong interest in the assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models.

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KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • In addition to the Basic Education Requirement, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

    At the GS-13 level - Specialized experience is defined as performing research of coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling; and performing assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models.

    At the GS-14 level - Specialized experience is defined as leading other researchers and performing research of coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling; and performing assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models.

    For AST Positions:
    To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree0-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.

    A Ph.D. in a scientific discipline is highly desired.

    Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.

    Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

    Not Applicable