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Job Title:Geologist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-CAT-19-EI-00480

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1350-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens

 

This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit Promotion announcement, vacancy announcement #HQ-13-MP-19-00480-2.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest. For more information please visit EIA's website at: http://www.eia.gov/

The Office of Energy Statistics conducts a wide range of survey, statistical methods, and integration activities related to: energy consumption and efficiency; electricity; nuclear and renewable energy; oil, gas and coal supply; and petroleum and biofuels. This Office also manages the EIA data collection program and the quality control for weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and quadrennial statistical reports.

A successful candidate in this position will:

 

1.  Evaluate and interpret oil and gas reserves and production data to identify geologic systems and determine industry trends.

 

2.  Perform active outreach and industry research to develop target information data collection programs and prepare documentation to justify proposed new surveys and re-authorization of existing surveys.

 

3.  Articulate and negotiate very complex and sensitive issues with officials of diverse perspectives with different opposing views.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation is at your own expense
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • This position is in the bargaining unit covered under NTEU.

DUTIES:

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As a Geologist, you will:

  • Maintain, conceive, initiate, monitor and/or conduct major planning and data collection projects and studies of continuing and future oil and natural gas reserves and production and optimizes efforts to collect data related to oil and gas production and reserves.
  • Develop and implement changes in current data collection efforts necessary to meet future statistical needs involving the oil and natural gas industry, evaluates and provides input on studies and technical documents developed by internal and external organizations and advises other agencies, the public, and policy makers on the current and future trends involving oil and gas production and reserves.
  • Perform active outreach and industry research to develop target information programs and prepare documentation to justify proposed new surveys and re-authorization of existing surveys and initiate and maintain data collections with the assistance of the Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration and in compliance with laws and agreements.
  • Develop new or novel data collection and analyses systems, operations, and functions pertaining to the geologic structure, composition, and history of each sites for which precedents are lacking and specific attributes must be developed and tested.
  • Create and experiment innovative techniques, advanced approaches, effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, new regulations, and other changes in the oil and natural gas industry affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns.
  • Represent the organization and participate with key officials, senior technical personnel within the agency, in other agencies, and in private industry to assess oil and gas issues and recommend acceptable solutions; and drafts papers and documents related to oil and gas issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience analyzing oil or natural gas reserves and production data; evaluating new and emerging technologies and operating data collection systems.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Expert knowledge of a full range of petroleum geology analyses and statistical techniques.
  2. Skill in analyzing policy issues related to energy resources and production costs using geological models and analytical techniques.
  3. Ability in dealing with complex subjects and operations under study of a wide range of different data sources so that conclusions reflect real world environment.
  4. Ability to articulate and negotiate very complex and sensitive issues with officials of diverse perspectives and with different opposing views.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Degree: geology, plus 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

OR

Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Veterans Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Merit Promotion procedure as announcement #HQ-13-MP-19-EI-00480. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. If you wish to be considered for this position under both DE and MP procedures, you must apply to both announcements.

 

NEED HELP?

  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mrs. DeVee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-586-6155
Email: Devee'l.Bullock@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-13-CAT-19-EI-00480

Control Number:

343539000