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.
Basic Educational Requirements -To qualify under the Geologist series you must have successfully 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 combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in geology or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
(1) Knowledge of the budget process, and the ability to write and consolidate budget submissions for annual work plan, midyear reviews, end of year reports and other major budget exercises;
(2) Knowledge of principles, theories, practices and science of geology and minerals management to accomplish designated complex minerals management assignments;
(3) Ability to communicate both orally and in writing professional mineral and other technical reports and documents;
(4) Knowledge of a wide variety of laws, regulations, executive orders and directives applicable to the minerals programs; and (5) Knowledge of the role and function of other State and Federal agencies with geologic and mineral management responsibilities for the purpose of carrying out coordination and consultation requirements.
Specialized Experience: applicants must meet the specialized experience in addition to any Basic Educational requirements if applicable.
Specialized Experience for the GS-12 is described as:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in geology related work. Examples of specialized experience would include budget and programming along with planning, professional writing, and policy development; and experience with program technical guidance along with monitoring and performing program audits.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education at this grade level.
Acceptable experience may have been gained through geological field or laboratory work that provided a means of obtaining professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of geology and closely related sciences, e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, or hydrology. Such work generally must have involved making close observations, taking samples, handling various types of instruments and equipment, assembling geologic data from source materials, and analyzing and reporting findings orally and in writing. Experience that involved only one phase of geology work, e.g., collecting samples, would not be acceptable as providing the required professional knowledge of the theory and principles of geology. In some situations, professional scientific experience in other fields may be accepted in part as professional geological experience. Such experience must have been preceded by appropriate education in geology or by professional geological experience, and must have contributed directly and significantly to the applicant's professional geological competence. Examples include some positions in geophysics, mining engineering, soils science, physical oceanography, hydrology, climatology, biology, analytic or experimental chemistry, metallurgy, and comparable fields where the normal duties or results of investigations have been extended to the solution of geologic problems by the applicant. Ordinary functions of positions such as seismic, computer, petroleum or mining engineer, mine superintendent, or metallurgist generally are not considered professional geological experience. To receive credit for geological experience obtained in positions that are not full-time professional geological positions, the applicant is responsible for indicating clearly the actual time or percentage of time devoted to geologic duties within such positions, and for giving adequate descriptions of the geologic functions.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.