Interdisciplinary (Geologist/ Mining Engineer)

Washington D.C.
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Full Time

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This position is located in the Eastern States, Division of Natural Resources in Washington, DC. Information about this area can be found at here

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement# ES-MERIT-2017-0058 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

The Annual Salary range for Washington, DC: $94,796.00 - $123,234.00.

The Annual Salary range for Milwaukee, WI: $89,210.00 - $115,971.00.

Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary. Some geologic field work is required, including trips to surface and underground mines. Occasional demands include considerable walking, crouching standingand climbing.

Work Environment: Work is usually performed in an office setting, although the employee is often required to travel and perform geologic field work, mine inspections and to maintain a field presence. Mine enviornments are potentially hazardous, mandating the employee to utilize appropriate safety equipment.

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Occasional travel - Some geologic field work is required, including trips to surface and underground mines.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Candidates must meet all qualification requirements as identified in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. This position is under the Professional and Scientific Qualification Standards.

    Basic Education Requirement:

    Geology, GS-1350:

    Completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s or higher degree in the field of 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

    A combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in geology or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised.

    Mining Engineer, GS-0880:

    A bachelors degree in Mining Engineering that included curriculum accredited by ABET; OR include differential & integral calculus AND courses in five of the following areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics/dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics/hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5)electrical fields/circuits; (6)nature & properties of materials; OR (7)optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics. -or-

    A combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering AND 1 of the following: (1) professional engineer registration; (2)passed the EIT examination or similar state examination; (3)completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified in the basic requirement above; (4) completed a bachelors degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.

    Please provide a copy of your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

    Specialized Experience Requirements: 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.

    For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent include: Experience applying petroleum engineering and geothermal energy production concepts, principles, and practices such as approval of drilling, production, completion, workover, and well abandonment operations; experience with policies and programs that affect the promotion and enforcement of safety in onshore energy operations; and experience with laws and regulations needed for the development of new methods, approaches, and/or procedures and issues needed to carry out compliance reviews, including inspection and investigative techniques, and procedure; enforcement and approval of permit applications.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service Systemwebsite.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement Number: ES-MERIT-2017-0058 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

    Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

    If selected for this position, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 within 30 days of reporting to duty. You will be required to provide this information annually.

    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

    KSA 1: Knowledge of a wide range of geologic and/or mining engineering concepts and principles associate with pre-lease mineral evaluations, mine plan approvals, inspections, production verification, and mine reclamation.

    KSA 2: Skill in conducting professional reviews or field office reports, decisions, and actions related to pre-lease mineral evaluations, mine plan approvals, inspections, production verification, and mine reclamation.

    KSA 3: Knowledge of coal, phophate and other sedimentary and evaporate deposits, including familiarity with safety issues pertaining to underground mining as affected by coal bed methane and oil and gas.

    KSA 4: Knowledge of laws, regulations, directives, orders and manuals pertaining to the leasing of solid minerals, including familiarity with some of the most pertinent IBLA and civile court decisions affecting solid minerals; Knowledge of interfacing and adjudicative actions with all mining activities.

    KSA 5: Ability to lead or participate on teams to complete projects or other assignments.
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