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Interdisciplinary Cartographer/Geographer – Multiple Locations
Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 381002Start Date: 12/23/2020End Date: 01/15/2021
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Geographer, GS-0150: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Geographer, all grade levels. A. Degree in 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. B. A combination of education and experience– courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semesters hours in geography or related fields, as shown in “A” above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in “A” above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE) BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Cartographer, GS-1370: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Cartographer, all grade levels. 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). B. Combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a minor 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 and/or additional education for a total of 4 years. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in “A” above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE). GS-11: In addition to the basic education requirement stated above, applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-11 level: **Three years of progressively higher level graduate education (54 semester hours or 81 quarter hours or the equivalent) leading to a Ph.D. degree in cartography or other directly related field of study or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in cartography or other directly related field of study if it provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled. **OR one year of appropriate professional experience in cartography that is equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience include: researching geospatial industry and market conditions to develop customer requirements for geospatial data collection, including Lidar and/or aerial photography; supporting the planning and development of federal contracts or task orders; and tracking, monitoring, and reporting on federal task orders **OR a combination of successfully completed graduate level education as described above that is beyond the second year of progressive graduate study and professional experience, as described above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE) GS-12: In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must have one year of appropriate professional experience in cartography that is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: developing custom technical management policies, standards, specifications, and guidelines related to geospatial data collection and technology development; researching and communicating to senior management federal reimbursable agreement and spending authorities and the impacts to programs and projects to senior management staff; and analyzing reimbursable agreements and federal spending and procurement policies, procedures, and workflows related to inter- and intra-agency agreements. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
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