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CARTOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN – Anchorage, Alaska
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 90064Start Date: 04/30/2019End Date: 05/29/2019
We must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement – please be sure to include this information in your resume. 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 be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show periods worked. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-05: Specialized Experience: At least one year of experience in cartography or in a related field such as photogrammetry or geodesy, where the work required similar knowledge and skills equivalent to at least the GS-04 performing the following: Compiling information from specified sources; Assembling and sorting material into a complete map; Researching office records for ownership status, cadastral survey grid layout and land classifications for display on maps. OR Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree that included at least 18 semester in courses such as cartography, relevant mathematical and statistical sciences, or related sciences, e.g., physical geography or geodesy. Examples of acceptable courses include cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, remote sensing, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Not more than 9 of the 18 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics. (Must provide transcripts) OR Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: A combination of the specialized experience and education as described above that when combined totals 100%. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to 1 year of specialized experience. To determine your combination, first calculate your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level. Then determine your education as a percentage of the education that meets the requirements for GS-5. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-06: Specialized Experience: At least one year of experience in cartography or in a related field such as photogrammetry or geodesy, where the work required similar knowledge and skills equivalent to at least the GS-05 performing the following: Utilizing selected cadastral and mineral survey plats from field notes; Researching surface and mineral status of land holdings by numerous federal and state agencies; Vectorizing raster images; Creating supplemental plats, plot surveys; and Applying land status to maps and plats utilizing AutoCAD. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.
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