Student Trainee (Cartography/Geography) GS-1399/0199-04/05 Job in Lakewood, Colorado – Department of the Interior

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Student Trainee (Cartography/Geography) GS-1399/0199-04/05 – Lakewood, Colorado
Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 152251
Start Date: 09/27/2019
End Date: 10/10/2019

Qualification Summary
Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the school (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); AND
Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved homeschool; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; AND
Students currently enrolled must be in good academic standing maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on a cumulative basis; AND
The duties of this position should be related to your academic or career goals.
You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program. Students who successfully complete the internship program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term appointment without further competition. Eligibility requirements for conversion: must be a U.S. Citizen; complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program; successfully complete your degree or certificate requirements from a qualifying institution; meet the qualification requirements for the position to which you will be converted; meet agency-specific requirements as outlined in the Participant’s Agreement; and must have performed successfully in your position as documented through performance evaluations. *NOTE: To learn more about the conditions under the Pathways Internship Program, visithttps://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/students-and-recent-graduates.
Qualification Requirements
CARTOGRAPHER
GS-04:A. Six months of general experience andsix months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-03 level in the Federal service that is in or related to the duties of this position.General experience is experience of any kind that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position.Specialized experience may include work in the fields of cartography, physical geography, geodesy, astronomy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, and remote sensing if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of such experience may include assisting in evaluating digital cartographic/geographic data; assisting in coding simple application software for organizing, storing, extracting and using scientific data; assisting in troubleshooting and modifying the source code of computer applications;ORB. Successful completion of 2 years of study (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours) that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as cartography, relevant mathematical and statistical sciences, or related sciences, e.g., physical geography or geodesy. Not more than 6 of the 12 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics; ORC. Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized and/or general experience.GS-05: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience may include work in the fields of cartography, physical geography, geodesy, astronomy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, and remote sensing if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.Examples of GS-04 level work include: 1) constructing controlled and semi-controlled mosaics from available databases or aerial photographs; 2) establishing horizontal directions to photo-control points; or preparing photographs for plotting including the selection and delineations of detail and pass points, transfer centers and pass points for adjoining photographs; ORB. Successful completion of a full four year course of study (120 semester hours/180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor’s degree that included at least 18 semester hours in courses such as cartography, physical geography, geodesy, astronomy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, remote sensing, algebra, trigonometry or calculus. No more than 9 out of 18 semester hours should be in mathematics or statistics; ORC. Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience. Only progressive education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours (i.e., beyond the first two years) of a course study leading to a bachelor’s degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. The education must include 18 semester hours in any combination of courses such as cartography, physical geography, geodesy, astronomy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, remote sensing, algebra, trigonometry or calculus.
GEOGRAPHY
GS-04:A. Sixmonths of general experience AND sixmonths of specialized experience equivalent to at least theGS-03 level in the Federal service that is in or related to the duties of this position.General experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.Examples of specialized experience include: assisting in the collection and identification of geographic information concerning the exact location and place names of physical and cultural features, population changes during a specified time period in a given place or area, and changes in topographic features; ORB. Successfulcompletion oftwoyears (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours)of post-high school education that included at least 12 semester hours in geography orrelated physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning;ORC. Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized and/or general experience, as described above.GS-05: A.One year of specializedexperiencethat is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: generating, editing, andmanipulatingthematic map data in support of geospatial projects; constructing, editing, and reviewing cartographic metadata; and using ArcGIS products and associated GIS software;ORB. Successful completion of a full four year course of study (120 semester hours/180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor’s degree in geography orin a 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; ORC. Equivalentcombination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience. Only progressive education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours (i.e., beyond the first two years) of a course study leading to a bachelor’s degree is creditable
All applicants must meet qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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