Geographer w/ USGS – Richmond, VA
Open & closing dates: 2017-08-16 to 2017-08-23
Salary: $88,151 to $114,595 / per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Are you an Geographer looking for a position in the Federal workforce? Do you have a passion for Geography and information systems? Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!
This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.
As a Geographer within the VA/WV Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/0150.html.
In addition to the basic education requirements, you must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples include:
GS-13: 1) serving as a recognized expert on the location and nomenclature of all physical and human features regarded as significant for navigational, intelligence, logistic and general geographical use; 2) responsibility for a comprehensive descriptive study of significant geographical aspects of a major nation state, e.g. Brazil, involving the bringing together of numerous available facts and their presentation; 3) publication of papers dealing with problems, findings, or determinations which are recognized as having considerable significance in the field; 4) performing analytical and interpretive assignments of considerable significance and complexity; 5) designing and creating GIS databases. For examples 1-5, the work involved collaborating with superiors in planning future projects and making recommendations as to the feasibility of proposed projects and the necessity for new phases of existing projects. Apart from program policy, formal guidelines did not exist.