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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

1 GS-13 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor’s or higher degree in physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I possess a combination of education and experience--course work is equivalent to a major in physical or engineering science or math that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.
2 GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have appropriate professional experience. Select the one response below that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.
3 How many peer-reviewed professional papers have you been the lead author on in the past 10 years in geosciences, remote sensing, or planetary science? Include "in press" or "accepted" papers but not ones that are "submitted" or "in revision." Answer to this question is required
  • 0-2 Papers
  • 3-4 Papers
  • 5-6 Papers
  • >6 Papers
4 How many peer-reviewed professional papers have you been a co-author on in the past 10 years in geosciences, remote sensing, or planetary science? Include "in press" or "accepted" papers but not ones that are "submitted" or "in revision." Answer to this question is required
  • 0-3 Papers
  • 4-6 Papers
  • 7-9 Papers
  • >9 Papers
5 How many professional oral and poster presentations have you made at national or international meetings in geosciences, remote sensing, or planetary science in the past 5 years? Presentations to mission science teams should be included. Answer to this question is required
  • 0-5 Presentations
  • 6-10 Presentations
  • 11-20 Presentations
  • >20 Presentations
6 How many planets and moons has your research been directly related to? (The Earth is a planet) Answer to this question is required
  • 0 Planetary bodies
  • 1 Planetary body
  • 2 Planetary bodies
  • 3 Planetary bodies
7 What level of reimbursable/grant/soft-money funding have you averaged in the past 5 years? (or since graduation if you obtained your PhD less than 5 years ago) Answer to this question is required
  • $0.00-$49,999
  • $50,000 - $99,999
  • $100,000 - $199,999
  • >$199,999
8 Describe your experience writing research proposals to Federal agencies like NASA or NSF. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task
9 Describe your experience managing research projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures = 2
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee
10 Describe your level of expertise with remote sensing and image processing Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures
  • I have performed this task as a regular part a job independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee
11 How many space mission/instrument proposals have you been directly involved in Answer to this question is required
  • 0-None
  • 1-One
  • 2-Two
  • >2 -Two or more
12 How many active space missions have you been involved in operationally or scientifically (e.g., selecting and prioritizing targets, setting image parameters, developing and maintaining data processing pipelines, providing initial science analysis of incoming data, or quality control of pre-release data) Answer to this question is required
  • 0- None
  • 1 - One
  • 2 - Two
  • >2 -Two
13 I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  • Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  • OPM USAJOBS website
  • Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  • LatPro.com internet job site
  • GoldSea.com internet job site
  • The Black EOE Journal
  • Other commercial internet job site
  • Other