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, your 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:
- Knowledge of geographic/cartographic sciences, interdisciplinary resource management, and database management in order to administer geospatial databases and to identify interrelationships within GIS data.
- Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), related technology, and analytical techniques in order to resolve moderately complex GIS issues and complete a variety of well-precedented projects and assignments in support of business operations and natural resources management activities.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a variety of audiences (i.e.planners, resource specialists, and managers) in order to present ideas and information in easy to-understand formats intended to increase understanding of Bureau programs, policies, and objectives.
- Knowledge of functions, principles, techniques of land use planning, including outdoor recreation planning and interdisciplinary resource management (e.g., environmental impact analysis, rangeland management, wildlife management etc.) in order to assist in the integration of Enterprise GIS with long and short term planning and management activities.
Please make sure that your responses to the on-line questionnaire are supported in your resume. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service –OR-1 full year of graduate level education –OR- a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
For GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service -OR- 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledges, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
Specialized Experience for GS-07 Level: Examples include using well established policies, procedures and techniques, such as assisting in GIS data preparation and entry; use of GIS hardware and software and providing cartographic products such as maps, drawings and illustrations using CAD technology and graphics.
Specialized Experience for GS-09 Level: Examples include providing coordination and technical direction of GIS data preparation, entry and analysis; managing GIS operations project schedules and data entry/digitizing; administering data base; coordinating system user activities.
Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet total qualification 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.