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Classified Ad Title:
Geodesist (Regional Geodetic Advisor)

Post Date
12/20/2019

Expiration Date
3/19/2020

Details:
Overview
Open & closing dates
12/20/2019 to 01/02/2020

Service
Competitive

Pay scale & grade
ZP 4

Salary
$96,856 to $149,395 per year

Appointment type
Permanent

Work schedule
Full-Time

Duties
Summary
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Geodetic Survey (NGS) with one vacancy in Boulder, CO and one vacancy in Ann Arbor, MI.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-NGS-2020-0005, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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Responsibilities
As a Geodesist, you will perform the following duties:

Serve as Regional Geodetic Advisor and liaison between the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and its regional public, and academic and private sector constituents who manage the geodetic component of geospatial activities tied to the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). Provide expert guidance and assistance to local partners/constituents performing geospatial activities that are tied to the NSRS.
Provide administrative direction in guidelines, decisions, methodology, interpretation and evaluation processes caused by changes in program, technological development, unknown phenomena, or conflicting requirements.
Provide technical expertise and authoritative advice to regional constituents in the use of geodetic products and services and, identify opportunities for improving them through engagement with geospatial, surveying and mapping communities. Maintain awareness of current developments in geodetic science technology, updates and improvements to geodetic reference systems, and application to geospatial activities.
Travel Required
25% or less - Up to 25% of domestic and foreign travel may be required for this position.

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).
Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.
This position requires a Low Risk Security Clearance.

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.

NOTE:
* A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: This position requires the operation of a Federal motor vehicle.

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: https://www.opm.gov/policy.

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:

To qualify for the 1372 series:

EDUCATION:

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 in A 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:

Designing and conducting geodetic surveys using Global Positioning System (GPS) and/or Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and classical surveying techniques to evaluate and test geo-positioning technology systems; and
Providing technical expertise and authoritative geodetic advice to geospatial professionals and/or decision making administrators in the public or private sectors.
Education
Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

Additional information
Well-qualified for CTAP and ICTAP eligibility includes those candidates who have been determined to exceed minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85, but otherwise may or may not be among the highly or best-qualified candidates. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

Knowledge of principles of geodesy.
Ability to promote and maintain relations with stakeholders that support and participate in a geographic coordinate system.
Ability to interpret geodetic survey guidelines/practices to provide guidance and direction.
Ability to evaluate geodetic processes resulting from technological developments or changes in requirements.
Ability to communicate clearly, articulating scientific and technical concepts with precision and in plain language.
Ability to work in partnership with stakeholders to identify end user requirements for use in developing and improving geodetic products and services.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

Employer:
NOAA

Website:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/554916200?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery








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