Geographer, GG-0150-7/9, Census-DE-TFW
Occasional travel - Occasional travel required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see FLD-2019-0016, Geographer, GG-0150-7/9, Census-DE-TFW.
This is a Temporary Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 1 year. This appointment may be extended an additional year at management’s discretion.
A probationary period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation expenses may be paid.
Minimum Education 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.
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.
In addition to the basic entry requirements, you must meet the specialized experience outlined below.
Specialized Experience: For the GG-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes using geographic concepts, familiarity with geography and geographic products. Examples of such work include: performing geographic operations related to geocoding and/or geospatial updates; writing or updating technical documents; working with a group to develop mutually agreeable requirements for a project and/or product; developing products with and/or using ArcGIS and/or other GIS software; awareness of aerial/satellite imagery and/or global positioning systems (GPS); handling multiple projects simultaneously; and collecting and/or reviewing geospatial data from various sources.
Education: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.
For the GG-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes performing geographic operations related to geocoding and/or geospatial updates. Examples of such work include: using geographic concepts, familiarity with geography and geographic products; collecting and/or reviewing geospatial data from various sources; writing or updating technical documents; working with stakeholders to develop mutually agreeable requirements for a project and/or software; writing and/or updating technical requirements or documents; developing and/or implementing quality assurance plans; managing technical projects, either independently or as part of a team and handling multiple projects simultaneously; application of geographical terminology, procedures, and standards to assigned projects; working with aerial/satellite imagery and/or global positioning systems (GPS); and developing products with and/or using ArcGIS and/or other GIS software.
Education: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
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.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
Grade 7: Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of geographic operations involving the MAF/TIGER Database, geocoding, and/or structure points.
- Knowledge of collecting, explaining, or writing technical documents.
- Knowledge of maps and other geographic reference materials in order to gather information required to prepare reports or correctly interpret records in geographic files.
- Knowledge of geographic update operations involving the use of both office and field technology, especially imagery and/or global positioning systems (GPS).
- Knowledge of census geography and geographic concepts, including how these concepts relate to linear features such as roads/streets and the geocoding of addresses.
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