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Title:Geodesist (Gravity Scientist)- US Citizen Applicants
Post Date:07/13/17
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Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Observation and Analys

The individual selected for this position will:

Collect and process terrestrial and airborne gravity data.
Research and development in­ house gravity software.
Communicate results to internal and external stakeholders and at scientific meetings.
Maintenance of gravity equipment and gravity observing facility and outreach related to these activities.
Education, outreach, and communication related to GRAV-D and relevant topics, by training others to use the gravity data processing software.

Supervisory Status

Promotion Potential

Travel Required

25% or Greater
25% Domestic

Relocation Authorized


Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply. Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. Must be suitable for Federal employment. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:


Degree: Geodesy; or 30 semester hours in any combination of geodesy, mathematics, physics, astronomy, engineering science, surveying, geodetic surveying, photogrammetry, or geophysics. The course work must have included differential and integral calculus.


Combination of education and experience: course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.



Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

This experience need not have been in the Federal government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the ZP-04:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-03 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Collecting and processing terrestrial and airborne gravity and kinematic differential GPS data.
Collecting and processing data from Micro-g FG-5 and A10 absolute gravimeters and the Micro-g LaCoste Turnkey Airborne Gravity System (TAGS) gravimeter.
Programming in Matlab or similar matrix-oriented programming language.

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.
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