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Title:Geodesist, ZP-1372-4 (DE/CR)
Post Date:12/13/17
Location:Columbus, OH or Seattle, WA
Details:Overview

Open & closing dates

12/11/2017 to 12/26/2017
Salary

$88,375 to $142,352 per year
Pay scale & grade

ZP 4
Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time - Career Conditional/Career
Appointment type

Permanent
This position is located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Geodetic Services Division (GSD) with one vacancy in Columbus, Ohio and one vacancy in Seattle, Washington.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

Salary ranges will vary based on the location. Please visit: http://hr.commerce.gov/Practitioners/CompensationAndLeave/DEV01_006348 for specific salary information related to a specific location.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-NGS-2018-0003, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit

NOTES:

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Geodesist, ZP-1372-4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
Responsibilities

As a Regional Geodetic Advisor, you will perform the following duties:

Serve as a Geodetic Advisor to act as a critical liaison between National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and states to guide and assist federal, state, university and private sector geodetic and surveying partners on tectonic movement and geospatial issues in the Appalachian Region or Northwest Region.
Provide training, feedback, and geodetic expertise to state and local partners that require regional geospatial activities that are tied to the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS).
Provide administrative direction in guidelines, decisions, methodology, interpretation and evaluation processes caused by changes in program, technological development, unknown phenomena, or conflicting requirements.

Travel Required

50% or less - 25% of domestic travel will be required.
Supervisory status

No
Promotion Potential

4

Qualifications:Requirements
Conditions of Employment

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 (www.sss.gov) Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position requires the operation of a Federal motor vehicle. Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license to drive a federal motor vehicle on a regular and recurring basis.

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.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifications
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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:

A. 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.

OR

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

-AND-

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

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-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Using geodetic survey instrumentation to develop and implement field geodetic surveys including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) surveys, geodetic leveling surveys and high precision geometric surveys; and
Designing and conducting geodetic surveys using GNSS and classical surveying techniques to evaluate and test new geo-positioning technology systems.

Education

Substitution of education for experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service or other valid proof of eligibility (i.e., statement of service that shows service dates AND character of service). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998.
Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation if applicable (see additional information).
Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You MUST provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.
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