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Grade: 12

1 [341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [53620] Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience that qualifies you for the Cartography series. I understand that I must provide documentation verifying education per the directions provided in the Required Documents section of the vacancy. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a degree in cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).
  • I possess a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics as listed in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 [53623] Select the response(s) that best describes your working experience in cartography. Answer to this question is required
  • Designing cartographic projects.
  • Evaluating cartographic operations.
  • Conducting cartographic studies.
  • None of the above.
4 [53625] Select the statement that best describes your experience producing maps. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training.
  • I have completed formal education or training but have not yet performed the task.
  • I have performed the task under close observation by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I performed the task regularly, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Performing the task has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 [63811]Select all the cartographic products you have personally created. Answer to this question is required
  • Reference maps
  • Thematic maps
  • Planimetric maps
  • Topographic maps
  • Navigation maps
  • Navigation charts
  • Cadastral maps
  • Static maps
  • Dynamic maps
  • 2D maps
  • 3D maps
  • Choropleth maps
  • Proportional symbol maps
  • Isarithmic maps
  • Isopleth maps
  • Dot maps
  • Cartogram maps
  • Hex maps
  • Dasymetric maps
  • None of the above
6 [53626] Select the statement that best describes your experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to produce maps. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training.
  • I have completed formal education or training but have not yet performed the task.
  • I have performed the task under close observation by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I performed the task regularly, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Performing the task has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 [63812]Select all the Cartography related software/packages/applications you have used on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • ESRI Arc GIS 10.x
  • ESRI ArcGIS PRO
  • Avenza MAPublisher
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Mapbox
  • QGIS
  • Open Layers
  • Leaflet
  • D3
  • Carto
  • None of the above
8 [53635] Select the statement that best describes your experience creating and managing spatial data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training.
  • I have completed formal education or training but have not yet performed the task.
  • I have performed the task under close observation by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I performed the task regularly, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Performing the task has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 [62579] Select the response that best describes your experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, and providing GIS guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance.
  • I have had education or training in experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
10 [4369] Select the response that describes your experience analyzing statistical data and preparing and compiling presentation data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in analyzing statistical data.
  • Under the direction of a supervisor, I have analyzed statistical data and compiled data for presentations.
  • On a regular basis, I have independently analyzed statistical data and compiled data for presentations.
  • None of the above
11 [27288] Choose the statements that describe how you have processed analytical data. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched, prepared and presented analytical information to management officials within the organization
  • Developed comprehensive materials of reports, briefings or meetings for management officials
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management officials within the organization
  • Interpreted and applied guidance and regulations to recommendations
  • None of the above
12 [2521] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing and synthesizing data from a variety of data sources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience analyzing and synthesizing data from a variety of data sources.
  • I have analyzed and synthesized data as a regular part of the job and with limited supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have analyzed and synthesized data as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised others in analyzing and synthesizing data or trained others in performing this task.
  • I am the designated expert for this activity and am frequently consulted by others for assistance in performing this task.
13 [4830] Select the areas where have you completed college level classes. Answer to this question is required
  • Advanced GIS Analysis
  • Cartography
  • Data Structures (computer science)
  • Database Systems
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Introduction to programming
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How would you like to be considered for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • As a U.S. citizen or national (Veteran's preference applies and you may not be referred for an interview if an eligible Veteran is also deemed qualified.) For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/public/
  • As a current or former federal employee or eligible veteran (you do not have to compete with general public or people with Veteran's preference. Instead, you compete with other competitive service employees) For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/
    2.1 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position.
    • I have not held a government position.
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    2.2 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters.
    2.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.4 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
    • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
  • Both (If you are unsure, select this option)
    2.1 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position.
    • I have not held a government position.
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    2.2 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters.
    2.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.4 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
    • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
3 [62383] What is the highest degree you have earned from an accredited university? Answer to this question is required
  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Master’s degree
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • Doctorate or PhD
  • Law Degree (LL.M.)
  • None of the above
4 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
7 [63478] Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C within 5 years from the closing date of this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    8.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.