The Carlsbad, NM office pay is based on special rate table (0715). The pay schedules for these grades are the following:
GS-05 step 1 $39,076.00 to GS-5 step 10 $50,801.00 GS-07 step 1 $48,403.00 to GS-07 step 10 $62,922.00
GS-09 step 1 $59207.00 to GS-09 step 10 $76,970.00 GS-11 step 1 $71,634.00 to GS-11 step 10 $93,127.00
This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in geology or a combination of education and experience.
Physical Demands: The work includes both office and field conditions. Office work involves long periods of intense concentration on technical details. Most field work requires a certain amount of physical stamina and is often under a variety of arduous conditions, including travel by vehicle, all train vehicles (ATVs), or foot over rugged, slippery, and/or hazardous terrain, exposure to adverse temperature and weather conditions, as well as physiographic extremes. The individual may be required to perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting. Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment samples.
Work Environment: When in the office, the position is physically located in close proximity to a number of other professional employees, and must tolerate and average amount of conversation, telephone and other similar office distractions and background noise. Office quarters are located in a modern office building and tend to be “open space” arrangements. Field conditions include the full range of topographic conditions, ranging from rolling plains to steep mountainous terrain. Will on occasion be required to enter surface and underground mines and tolerate high/low temperatures, dust and high levels of noise and vibration.
Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. 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 the GS-05: One year specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-04. Examples of specialized experience: geological field or laboratory work, making close observations, taking samples, handling various types of instruments and equipment, assembling geologic data and analyzing and reporting findings orally and in writing. Education: Degree in 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.
Specialized experience for the GS-07: One year specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-05. Examples of specialized experience: performing field studies to gather geological samples and data; assisting with geological studies and surveys; interpreting and analyzing results to determine the validity and scientific significance of the data OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience. Education: One full year of graduate level education OR successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement OR Combination of education and experience.
Specialized experience for the GS-09: One year of appropriate professional experience in geology that is equivalent to at least the GS-07. Examples of specialized experience: performing a variety of observations, computations, compilations and analyses in assisting higher level Geologist in carrying out geologic assignments. This work experience would have involved following established methods and procedures, or detailed instructions; using some judgment in applying basic principles and procedures, and would have required a good general working knowledge of the principles and the theories of geology. Education: Successfully completed 2 full years of progressively higher graduate education level education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
Specialized experience for the GS-11: One year of appropriate professional experience in geology that is equivalent to at least the GS-09. Examples of specialized experience: independent responsibility for a well-defined study or for a phase of a larger study that required the planning and carrying out of routine geologic work. This work would have required the individual to select and make minor adaptations to procedures and accepted practices and handle unexpected conditions arising in the normal course of the work. At this level, Geologist have a sound working knowledge of the principles of geology and the ability to independently perform moderately difficult and responsible scientific work. Education: Successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral 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. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.