Geologist, GS-1350-12/13 (MP-MW)

Compensation

: $102,770.00 - $136,180.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



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What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

GS-12 Salary: $84,118 (Step 01) to $109,358 (Step 10)

GS-13 Salary: $100,027 (Step 01) to $130,039 (Step 10)

Note: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01

Open to all U.S. citizens under: DEN-2020-0148

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Responsibilities

As a Geologist within the Central Energy Resources Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

* Compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing existing data related to geologic processes operating within petroleum systems;

* Conducting original research on geologic processes operating within petroleum systems;

* Conducting undiscovered geologic energy resource assessments for priority basins, as assigned;

* Preparing, completing, and disseminating results of research and assessments through presentations and publications which advance the state of knowledge of geologic processes of petroleum systems and of undiscovered geologic energy accumulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May travel up to 5 days per month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

* Job family (Series)

1350 Geology

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Conditions of Employment

* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

* Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

* Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

* More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

* Selectee must provide a valid state driver's license & safe driving record.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

* Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.

* A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

* Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

* If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet one of the below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Geologist, all grade levels.

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 geology. In addition to the geology course work included in the degree, it must also have included or been supplemented by 20 additional 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.

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A combination of education and experience-course work as shown in 'A' above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in geology plus 20 additional semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of courses as specified 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)

For the GS-12: In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must have one year of appropriate professional experience in geology that is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience could include designing and executing complex geologic studies that involved intensive investigations into geologic processes. This work typically involved conventional methods and techniques though it required adapting methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings in terms of their scientific significance. At this level, geologists have a very good knowledge of the fundamental principles of geology and their application, and the ability to independently perform scientific work of considerable difficulty. The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge and technical ability to understand and integrate various elements of petroleum systems into studies that focus on geologic energy resources.

For the GS-13: In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must have one year of appropriate professional experience in geology that is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience could include planning, executing, and reporting on original or ongoing geologic studies requiring innovative approaches to solving new problems that address geologic processes operating in petroleum systems. The complexity of this work typically required extensive modification and adaptation of standard procedures, methods, and techniques, and the development of new methods and techniques to address geologic problems for which guidelines or precedents were not applicable. At this level, Geologists have extensive knowledge of the principles of geology and highly developed ability in their application, and wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment to perform scientific work of marked difficulty and responsibility. The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge and technical ability to understand and integrate various elements of petroleum systems into studies that focus on geologic energy resources. Additionally, the applicant must have the demonstrated ability to apply global tectonic, sedimentary, sequence-stratigraphic, structural, geophysical, and geochemical concepts to regional basin analysis and evaluation of petroleum systems.

For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

* 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.

* Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: .
Associated topics: atmospheric, environmental, geology, gis, meteorology, planetary, planetary atmosphere, seismicity, seismology, terrestrial * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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