Interdisciplinary- Geographer or Cartographer

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Sterling, Virginia
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Closes
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
2216877023
Position Type
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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Summary

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/

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Responsibilities

This position is located within the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Strategic Resources (OSR), Geospatial Services Division (GSD) located in Sterling, VA.

At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

* Serves as a senior technical authority on interagency and national work groups concerned with geospatial policy, technologies and architecture, geospatial data, and related information resource data standards.
* Provides support to the BOEM GIO to develop and maintain the BOEM Geospatial Services Strategic Plan and to align the plan with DOI GIS Strategic goals and targets and works with the various programs throughout BOEM to inform and implement the plan.
* Works in concert with leadership, management and users throughout the Regions and Offices, including the BOEM/BSEE/ONRR GIS Coordination Group and the BOEM Data Governance Team (DGT) and the Enterprise Geospatial Committee (EGC) to improve accountability and support effective communication and cooperative decision-making regarding geospatial governance, activities and investments.
* Develops life cycle workflows, presentations, streamlines processes, maintains, and disseminates geospatial data in conformance with established Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and BOEM standards.
* Defines and implements office documentation standards and procedures for the development, maintenance, procurement, quality assurance, and dissemination of geospatial data.
* Responds to Congressional and Administrative map requests and data calls, including performing special computations, research, analysis, and printing for displays and presentations.
* Identifies performance requirements and understanding from a customer perspective and uses GIS tools and industry standard tools to identify performance issues with maps, web services, databases, web applications, and other contexts.

BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Range Information: First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

Sterling, VA:

GS-13: $103,690 - $134,798

GS-14: $122,530 - $159,286

Remote Duty Location: Pay will be set according to selectee's geographic area.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

* Job family (Series)

0150 Geography

1370 Cartography

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Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen
* You will be subject to a background/ suitability investigation/ determination
* Your will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
* You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
* Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying.

Geographer- GS-0150

A. Degree: geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.

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B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Cartographer GS-1370

A. Degree: cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).

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B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Evaluation of Experience: Applicants whose experience in cartography was in the Federal service may have gained this experience by working in an occupational series other than GS-1370. Occupations in which experience may have been gained include Geography, GS-150; Civil Engineering, GS-810; General Physical Science, GS-1301; Geodesy, GS-1372; and Land Surveying, GS-1373.

Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: (Must meet all)

* developing policy or writing guidance to coordinate data management practices and the use geospatial technological applications;
* utilizing vector, raster, and web based GIS packages such as ArcGIS, 3D Analyst, AGOL, or Geoportal in order to analyze and ascertain the most effective method of displaying geospatial data; and
* speaking to large groups and making presentations to other federal agencies and or to tribes, industry, academia, and other members of the geospatial community that share common interests

Specialist Experience: To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: (Must meet all)

* developing policy or writing guidance to coordinate data management practices and the use geospatial technological applications;
* utilizing vector, raster, and web based GIS packages such as ArcGIS, 3D Analyst, AGOL, or Geoportal in order to analyze and ascertain the most effective method of displaying geospatial data;
* speaking to large groups and making presentations to other federal agencies and or to tribes, industry, academia, and other members of the geospatial community that share common interests; and
* leading and building consensus among varied groups to create, manage and publish mission critical geospatial data.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

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