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Vacancy Details

Grade: All Grades

1

Have you created, or collaborated with others to create new approaches to better define, evaluate, and solve challenging resource management problems related to sediment or other marine minerals?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Select the topical area(s) where you have encountered and resolved an unexpected challenge or problem.

Answer to this question is required
  • Geophysical or geological data collection
  • Geophysical or geological data processing
  • Data and metadata management
  • Borrow area design
  • Resolution of multiple-use conflicts
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • None of the above
3

Select each item below that describes your training and experience with project management.

Answer to this question is required
  • I developed a project charter or plan with a detailed schedule and milestones.
  • I set work priorities and identified necessary resources to achieve project goals.
  • I achieved project objectives leading and leveraging others assigned to a team.
  • I identified a major project setback, delay, or failure and subsequently introduced a solution or course of action that enabled the project to be successful.
  • I do not have this experience.
4

Select the statement(s) that describe your skills gathering and analyzing data:

Answer to this question is required
  • I used Microsoft Office Excel, Google Sheets, or equivalent software to organize and analyze data.
  • I used advanced literature and data searching methods for organizing, querying, and identifying relevant information or data.
  • I analyzed data using ESRI ArcGIS or equivalent geospatial tools.
  • I performed statistical analysis of geologic or oceanographic data.
  • I graphically represented key findings in maps and figures.
  • None of the above.
5

Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with geologic or oceanographic information or data:

Answer to this question is required
  • I developed or executed a geological, geophysical, or oceanographic survey design and data acquisition plan for the identification of sand or other marine minerals.
  • I performed processing and analysis of geophysical, geological, or oceanographic data.
  • I interpreted geophysical data, including bathymetric sonar and chirp sub-bottom, to identify sand or other marine minerals.
  • I interpreted geological data, including sampling logs and sedimentological analyses, to identify sand or other marine minerals.
  • I created or reviewed borrow area design templates.
  • I facilitated responsible project or regional sediment management.
  • I reviewed project performance data during or after construction.
  • None of the above.
6

Select the software you are proficient in using: (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Golden Surfer, Rockware RockWorks, or equivalent geologic and geospatial analysis software
  • Bentley gINT, Golden Strater, or equivalent geologic and geotechnical analysis software
  • Chesapeake Technologies SonarWiz, Hypack, or equivalent geophysical processing and analysis software
  • Matlab, R, or equivalent data processing, analysis, and scripting software
  • QPS Fledermaus, Golden Voxler, or equivalent visualization software
  • None of the above
7

Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied my geological or oceanographic expertise to plan, conduct, or evaluate geophysical or geotechnical surveys.
  • I have applied my geological or oceanographic expertise to plan, conduct, or evaluate dredging operations, or beach nourishment or coastal restoration projects.
  • I have applied my geological or oceanographic expertise to plan, conduct, or evaluate other ocean mineral exploration or extraction.
  • None of the above
8

Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in the identification, planning, and/or execution of resource evaluation research:

Answer to this question is required
  • Identify information gap or study need.
  • Plan study scope and methods.
  • Secure or help secure funding, or execute the study plan.
  • Oversight or management of study in the role of Contract Officer’s Technical Representative or Principal Investigator.
  • None of the above.
9

Have you independently evaluated scientific issue(s) and made recommendations to senior employees and/or leadership concerning a problem or policy given incomplete data or information?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10

Prepares and reviews technical reports, documents, or peer-reviewed papers concerning exploration of marine minerals resources in the marine and coastal environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11

Prepares and reviews technical reports, documents, or peer-reviewed papers concerning the use and responsible management of marine minerals resources in the marine and coastal environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12

Prepares procedures, guidance, or other policy documents related to the improvement of leasing, permitting, or other regulatory practices.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13

Select the statement(s) that describe the communication skills you have applied to resource evaluation, resource management, or leasing policy issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • I represented my organization at scientific and public meetings.
  • I coordinated and negotiated with other organizations or agencies to help advance positions and resolve technical or policy issues.
  • I provided guidance and/or advice to aid stakeholders to understand regulatory or project requirements.
  • I served as a proactive member on a team coordinating research, fieldwork, or resource management projects and policies.
  • I contributed to and delivered briefings on resource identification and resource management issues to agency officials, or outside individuals or organization representatives.
  • None of the above.
14

Have you collaborated with internal and external peers to foster and maintain effective cooperative relationships to complete assignments and to facilitate timely accomplishment of work group activities?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15

Have you worked effectively within a multidisciplinary team to carry out a project that requires the resolution of conflict and differences with other team members, groups, or agencies that may hold opposing views?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 What attracted you to this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Service as a Civil Servant
  • Government Benefits
  • Salary
  • Work Schedule Flexibility
  • Downturn in Non-Federal Job Market
  • Job Stability
  • Office Location
  • Other
    16.1 Please explain? Maximum length of 50 characters.
17 It is your responsibility to ensure that your resume and correct documents are uploaded and received. Please, verify during the application process on the "application review page" that you have uploaded the appropriate documentation as stated in the required documents section of the vacancy announcement. No documentation will be accepted after the closing date of the announcement. I understand that it is my responsibility that I must submit a resume and all required supporting documentation prior to the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 11

1 1350-Geologist - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree as described: 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.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • The choices above do not match my qualifications.
2 GS-11 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-11 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement, and it is clearly written in my resume.
  • I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (Degree must reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.)
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • None of the above accurately reflects my qualifications.
3 1360- Oceanographer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering science.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
4

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade collecting and analyzing geological or oceanographic data.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

I have at least one year of experience at the next lower grade evaluating alternatives to address a resource management issue in the coastal or marine environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

I have at least one year of experience at the next lower grade supporting preparation of technical documents related to geological or oceanographic matters and delivering or co-delivering professional presentations.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 12

1 1350-Geologist - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree as described: 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.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • The choices above do not match my qualifications.
2 1360- Oceanographer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering science.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
3

I have at least one year of experience at the next lower grade collecting, analyzing, and interpreting geological or oceanographic data to characterize sediment or another mineral resource.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

I have at least one year of experience at the next lower grade evaluating alternatives to address a sediment management issue in the coastal or marine environment and helping define a course of action.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level helping coordinate a project involving various stakeholder perspectives and needs.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level preparing technical documents related to geological or oceanographic matters and delivering professional presentations.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

Have you successfully leveraged diversity within a team and contributed towards improved accountability of all team members?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

1 1350-Geologist - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree as described: 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.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • The choices above do not match my qualifications.
2 1360- Oceanographer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering science.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
3

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level collecting, analyzing, and interpreting geological or oceanographic data to characterize sediment and understand the implications of its use.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level planning and overseeing research projects related to the delineation of sediment or mineral resources.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level evaluating alternatives to address a sediment management issue in the coastal or marine environment and recommending the course of action.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level experience interpreting and applying regulatory requirements related to beach nourishment and coastal restoration projects.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level coordinating or managing a project involving resource stewardship objectives and various stakeholder perspectives and needs.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level preparing technical documents related to geological or oceanographic matters and complex resource management issues, as well as delivering professional presentations.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9

Have you successfully leveraged diversity within a team and contributed towards improved accountability of all team members?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No