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Physical Scientist – Multiple Locations
Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 500747Start Date: 11/30/-0001End Date: 11/30/-0001
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Physical Scientist, all grade levels. A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. **OR B. A combination of education and experience–education equivalent to one of the majors shown in “A” above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science, engineering, or mathematics) that included at least 24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science and/or related engineering science as described 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) For GS-12: In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-12 level: One year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Examples of such experience may include program coordination ranging from facilitating working groups to overseeing multi-year projects involving several key stakeholders. This work typically involves the use of education and communication strategies and tactics, as well as the development of inclusive educational resources for diverse non-specialist and technical audiences. Experience in public outreach programs specifically in a STEM learning environment such as a school, museum, or park visitor center. Experience communicating about hazards (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.) preparedness, mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. Experience in assisting with emergency management protocols, procedures, and structures. Experience working with complex issues to aid in planning and coordinating activities and response, as well as making adjustments when required. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
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