Geologist w/ Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – Sterling, VA
Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-25
Salary: $44,941 to $71,467 / per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 07 - 09
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Marine Minerals Branch (MMB), Leasing Division (LD), in Sterling, VA.
The MMB is responsible for the oversight of policy and issues related to the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) non-energy mineral leasing, development, and management. Major functions of the MMB include the leasing of OCS non-energy minerals; stakeholder outreach on issues associated with the Marine Minerals Program (MMP); projection and planning of future resource commitments needed to meet program goals and objectives; program regulation and procedures; and identification of significant gaps in scientific data and information that could impede discovery or leasing of strategic minerals.
This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.
At the full performance level GS-11 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying.
(1) Basic Educational Requirements:
A. Degree: geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
B. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
(2) Specialized Experience:
To qualify for the GS-7, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) working on coastal or marine geological studies and field surveys; 2) compiling geologic data for preparing reports, summaries or other scientific documents necessary for evaluation of marine minerals resources; and 3) organizing and entering scientific data into relational spatial and non-spatial databases.