Geographer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2018
Closes
Oct 16, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel domestically and internationally


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Special Conditions:

    • Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
    • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Position may be eligible for telework.

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT:
    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
    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 THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: 

    • Experience with geospatial data science and geospatial data analysis, mapping, satellite imagery technologies, and application of geospatial data products for agricultural analysis  and decision making.
    • Experience with assessing the design and implementation and/or evaluation of geospatial databases for agricultural analysis and geospatial programs.
    • Experience writing communication documents for the public and speaking publicly on topics including geospatial data science and agricultural analysis information.
    • Experience developing and maintaining professional relationships with technical and non-technical staff, government officials, and agricultural  partners.
       (Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.)

    FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
    • Experience with the use of geospatial databases and systems to plan, coordinate and accomplish geospatial mapping and highly specialized agricultural analysis.
    • Experience serving as an expert authority, providing technical support and advice regarding remote sensing, cartography, and related Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
    • Experience with planning, organizing, and conducting GIS mapping and imagery analysis training.
    • Experience analyzing related business and functional requirements and preparing specifications and technical guidance to Federal and contract staff.
    • Experience managing simultaneous technical projects using standard project management techniques.
       (Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.)

    TRANSCRIPTS are required if:

    • This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified.
    • This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university.

    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.

    Please see above for educational qualification information.

    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
    • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).
    • Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
    • E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
    • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. See more information at: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6465

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

    Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  Category placement will be determined on applicants' quality of experience and the extend they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:

    • GIS and geospatial skill
    • GIS and geospatial  knowledge
    • GIS and remote sensing training
    • Oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Planning skills

    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions.  Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.  Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Federal Service.


    To view the application form, visit: https://fas.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=0418C426-6D16-45C9-BB80-A96601125771

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    Drug test required No


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