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Grade: 09

1 GS-9 - Choose one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic educational requirements for Geologist positions. Be prepared to submit a transcript on request for proof of education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed requirements for bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university in geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of math, 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, cartography.
  • I have a combination of education and experience - (24 semester hours or equivalent in geology plus 20 additional semester hours or equivalent in any combination of courses specified in "A", plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years which demonstrates sufficient ability to perform the duties of a professional Geologist.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet the requirements described in A or B.
2 GS-9 - In addition to Basic Education Requirements, choose one answer which best describes your professional experience, graduate education or a combination of both. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a master`s degree or at least 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master`s degreein geology or other directly related field.
  • I have at least 1 year of professional experience in geology equivalent to the GS-7 level. Examples of such experience may include performing observations, measurements, computations, compilations and analyses to assist geologists in carrying out assigments; following established methods and procedures, or detailed instructions; judgement in applying basic principles and procedures; good general working knowledge of geology.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education in geology or other directly related fied beyond the first year of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.

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 When did you obtain your latest degree or certificate (provide month/year in the space below)? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Choose the statement below that best describes your status. Answer to this question is required
  • I am a recent graduate who has completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school, a 2- or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school), or a post-secondary home school curriculum.
  • I am a current student enrolled in a qualifying degree program as described above AND expect to complete my degree requirements no later than May 2018. I understand that if I do not complete my degree requirements by May 2018 that I will be ineligible for consideration under this program.
  • I am a veteran unable to apply within two years of receiving my degree due to military service obligation; however, I am within the period of eligibility described in the vacancy announcement that began from the date of my release or discharge from active duty. I possess a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school, a 2- or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school), or a post-secondary home school curriculum.
  • None of the above.
4 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
5 Utilize knowledge of geologic map products, including digital graphics, GIS databases, and FGDC compliant metadata. 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 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.
6 Make appropriate editorial comments and recommendations to ensure the readability and technical accuracy of the documents. 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 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.
7 Edit and produce publications within multiple publication lines (e.g., text, map, or database) and/or multiple media types. 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 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.
8 Utilize knowledge of publication policies and specific style guidance to ensure all documents conform to applicable standards. 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 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 Utilize knowledge of design and preparation of text, tables, and illustrations for scientific and technical publications for print and electronic dissemination. 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 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.
10 Understand geologic concepts and principles in relation to the publication of scientific literature. 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 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.
11 Utilizes general knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and specific knowledge of ArcMap to present geologic information. 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 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.
12 Edit complex scientific and technical material for a variety of printed and electronic media for a specialized scientific audience. 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 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.
13 Review, edit, rewrite, and reorganize manuscripts that show the results of scientific studies in such diverse fields as hydrology, geology, biology, and chemistry. 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 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.
14 Please provide the date(s) and place(s) of employment and/or training, as reflected in your resume, in which you gained the experience, education, or training, in support of your response to the previous question. Maximum length of 250 characters.
15 Prepare geologic maps and published reports that clearly present scientific procedures, findings, interpretations and conclusions. 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 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.
16 Have you done geologic mapping in the field? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Proof final layouts of manuscripts for omissions and errors. 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 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.
18 Do you have experience using Geographic Data Committee cartographic standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Have you attended and have successfully completed a geology field camp equivalent to a full-semester course (3 or more credits) that involved independent mapping (including preparation of stratigraphic columns and structural cross sections) in an area of six or more diverse lithologies and complex structural relationships (folds and faults)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 If you said yes to the above question, please provide the day, month, and year you completed the geology field camp. You will be required to provide proof of completion. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
21 Acts as a liaison between authors and other publishing staff. 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 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.
22 Understand terminology, concepts, and principles of mineral-resource classification, assessment of mineral resources, and stages in the mineral industry cycle (including exploration, development, mining beneficiation, and mineral processing) as they are applied in the publication of scientific reports. 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 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.
23 Have you ever had experience editing geologic maps of planetary bodies other than Earth, such as Venus and Mars? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Understands use and fundamentals of numerical dating methods applied to surficial geology problems including limitations of the methods. 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 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.
25 Prepare stratigraphic columns and structural cross sections. 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 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.
26 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