Geologist Job in Winnemucca, Nevada – Department of the Interior

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Interior. The opening is for a Geologist in Winnemucca, Nevada Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Geologist – Winnemucca, Nevada
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 359381
Start Date: 11/10/2020
End Date: 11/24/2020

Qualification Summary
We expect to fill two (2) vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. Basic Education Requirement: A degree in Geology, which includes or is supplemented by 20 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, OR that you have a combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to that above plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must meet the following specialized experience requirements: For GS-05: Meet the basic education requirement for professional Geologist. For GS-07: Meet the basic education requirement AND have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05. Specialized experience is further defined as: provide expertise in processing applications to conduct oil & gas drilling; assist in the review of mineral exploration proposals; prepare environmental assessments for minerals activities; advise the public on law, regulations & procedures that pertain to mining claims, material sales & mineral leasing; OR completed one (1) year of graduate education leading to a master`s degree in the field of geology or directly related education; OR meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.); OR meet the basic requirement AND possess an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Superior Academic Achievement (See OPM’s General Policies, Application of Qualification Standards Section 4.f.) S.A.A. must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. 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. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level. Physical Demands: The work includes both office and field conditions. Office work involves long periods of intense concentration on technical details. Most field work requires physical stamina and is often under a variety of arduous conditions, including travel by vehicle, all train vehicles (ATVs), or foot over rugged, slippery, and/or hazardous terrain, exposure to adverse temperature and weather conditions, as well as physiographic extremes. The individual may be required to perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting. Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples. The incumbent may subjected to hostile wildlife, confined spaces, chemical and physical hazards. Work Environment: When in the office, the position is physically located in close proximity to a number of other professional employees, and must tolerate and average amount of conversation, telephone and other similar office distractions and background noise. Office quarters are located in a modern office building and tend to be “open space” arrangements. Field conditions include the full range of topographic conditions, ranging from rolling plains to steep mountainous terrain. Incumbent will, on occasion, be required to enter surface and underground mines and tolerate high/low temperatures, dust and high levels of noise and vibration. Safety clothing such as self contained breathing apparatus; safety boots, goggles, etc. are required to be worn. During winter months temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit can be expected, while during the summer temperatures in excess of+100 degrees Fahrenheit are not uncommon. Incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer. When completing work assignments in the office or field, or operating a motorized vehicle, incumbent must be alert to safety hazards to ensure work is accomplished in the most efficient and safe manner.

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