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Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1 Basic Requirement All Grades: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineer, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties or 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 any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-7 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience, graduate education, or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Select the one response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I posses at least 1 year of progressively higher-level graduate education in physical science or other directly related field of study.
  • Superior Academic Achievement- I meet one of these: Upper third of graduating class based on completed courses; GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 on official transcript based on 4 years college, or based on courses completed in final 2 years of curriculum, or GPA 3.5 or higher based on average of required major courses competed in final 2 years of curriculum; 3) Member of a national scholastic honor society recognized by Assoc. of College Honor Societies.
  • I possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5. Examples of such experience may include using GIS software to analyze and manipulate spatial data; taking measurements; preparing samples; conducting routine calculations and verifying data; preparing graphs and data profiles; and conducting routine analysis.
  • I possess a combination of related graduate level education and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 Review automated data listings identifying discrepancies and variations, and make the necessary adjustments and reconciliations to maintain established standards of integrity of minerals data. 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.
4 Verify accuracy of scientific data. 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.
5 4 choices-Perform statistical and/or technical analyses of scientific data. 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 a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
6 Research for address changes confirming new operations, and deleting operations no longer in business. 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 Ensure continuous improvement of the delivery of information products, such as data bases and reports, by maintaining content quality, client satisfaction, and relevance, and by developing new and innovative ways to provide data and information to a wide variety of audiences. 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.

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 Are you a student enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a degree program and taking at least a half-time course load in a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school, or 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 and are the duties of this position related to your academic or career goals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 From the list below, identify the educational institution in which you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment? Answer to this question is required
  • High School or State-Approved Home School
  • Technical or Vocational School
  • 2-Year College
  • 4-Year College or University
  • Graduate or Professional School
  • Post-secondary Home School Curriculum
  • None of the above
4 I acknowledge that in order to receive consideration for this position, I must be able to physically report to the duty station location stated in this vacancy announcement and be available to work the schedule identified. Are you able to physically report to the duty station location identified in this vacancy announcement and work the schedule identified? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 What is your anticipated graduation date (provide the month/year in the space below)? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 What is your academic major? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 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
8 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