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Job Title:Geologist, GS-1350-11/12

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Job Announcement Number:BOEM-DK-13-MM959849(DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,703.00 to $97,701.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 04, 2013 to Monday, November 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1350-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Anchorage, AK View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation’s offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies.

This position serves as a full-performance-level professional Geologist in the Resource Analysis Section of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Resource Evaluation Group.  The section is responsible for the detailed geophysical and geological interpretations necessary for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) resource assessment and tract evaluation in support of Alaska OCS lease sales.

 

Salary Information
GS-11 $62,703.00 - $81,511.00 per annum.; GS-12 $75,156.00 - $97,701.00 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

 

This is a permanent full-time position located in Anchorage, Alaska.

BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-DK-13-MM959850(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (i.e. current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • Travel of 6-10 nights per month may be required.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

DUTIES:

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 Major Duties (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:


• Interprets and analyzes common-depth-point (CDP) seismic reflection data, migrated time data, and relative amplitude data and basic well data.
• Analyzes and interprets various types of velocity data from wells or seismic sections.
• Prepares regional geophysical maps depicting basin-wide geological structure in time or depth.
• Furnishes geological advice on the leasing of Outer Continental Shelf lands for petroleum or mineral resources with special emphasis on the interpretation of geologic data to establish the fair market value of tracts offered for competitive leasing and conducts investigations necessary to aid the selection of tracts offered for competitive leasing.
• Provides subsurface geological data for use in conducting area-wide petroleum resource assessment, using statistical methods with random selection through computer simulation to determine ranges of values and statistical probabilities for the occurrence of recoverable resources.
• Provides detailed subsurface geologic studies, including structure and isopachous maps needed for identifying lands subject to drainage, determining the areal extent of hydrocarbon reservoirs underlying leased and un-leased lands, estimating oil and gas reserves, and determining tract values for competitive lease sales.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications

To qualify for this position you must meet the 1. Basic Educational Requirements AND 2. Specialized Experience (or education substitution where applicable) for the grade to which you are applying. 

Basic Educational Requirements

In addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirements described below:
Geology Series, 1350
A. 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-

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must submit your transcripts or other verification to verify that you meet this educational requirement.

 
Specialized Experience

GS-11
To qualify at the GS-11 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9)  Specialized Experience is defined as:  experience in the application of geological principles and practices as related to oil and gas analysis; knowledge and experience utilizing specialized software tools to interpret various types of geophysical and geological data(such as producing contour maps showing subsurface structure or isopachs) related to the evaluation of petroleum resources; and assisting in applying current theories and practices to the integrated analyses of geological, geophysical, and engineering data necessary for evaluation of oil and gas reserves and resources.
-OR-
Education:  Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
-OR-
Combination of Education and Experience:  When combining education & experience only Graduate education in excess of 2 years may be used.  The total percentages must equal 100% to qualify.

**If this position requires specific educational coursework to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you MUST submit transcripts.  Failure to provide transcripts will result in you receiving an “Ineligible” Rating.

 
GS-12  At the GS-12 level there is no substitution for education.

To qualify at the GS-12 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11)  Specialized Experience is defined as:  experience in the application of geological principals as related to oil and gas analysis; expertise in utilizing state-of-the-art specialized software (for instance, interpretive tools equivalent to those marketed by Schlumberger, Landmark or EarthVision) to interpret various types of geophysical and geological data (such as producing contour maps showing subsurface structure or isopachs) related to the evaluation of petroleum resources; and applying current theories and practices to the integrated analyses of geological, geophysical, and engineering data necessary for evaluation of oil and gas reserves and resources.

 

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp


Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an INELIGIBLE rating.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. 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: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire  Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement

Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position.  The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.  Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied.

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (View Assessment Questions) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your resume must clearly support your self-elected responses to the occupational questionnaire/assessment associated with this vacancy announcement. In the event your self-elected responses to the occupational questionnaire/assessment cannot be verified within the contents of your resume, your rating will be adjusted accordingly, and may subsequently place you in a lower quality category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Technical Knowledge – The ability to integrate technically sound and geologically reasonable concepts.
Analytical Skills – Ability to perform complex geological/geophysical analysis.
Computer Skills - Ability to use state-of-the-art geological and geophysical data analysis technology.
Communication Skills –  Written - Ability to write technical reports; Oral – Ability to give oral presentations of results.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Officer.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competitive, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.

A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete.  If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check.  Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 25, 2013 to receive consideration.

§  To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

§  Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

§  It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

§  To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

§  To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume
   ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.   To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfand provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is   959849

2.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 25, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.   Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire     View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.   Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3.   Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

Your application package must include:
• Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.
• Completed online Assessment Questionnaire or faxed OPM Form 1203FX.
• College transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
• Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable)
• Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)
      o If claiming 5 point preference:
         • DD-214 (member 4 copy or a copy that shows the nature of service)
         • If you are currently serving on active duty, an official Statement of Service from your command.

Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 day.

OR
       o Other Official Documentation (e.g. copy of military orders, campaign documents such as: expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under HONORABLE conditions and that your service meets the OPM criteria for veterans preference to be awarded.
      o If claiming 10-point preference or greater:
         • DD-214 (member 4 copy or a copy that shows the nature of service) and;

An official statement dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran (i.e., the applicant) has a service-connected disability of 10% or more.

 

NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, and/or veterans’ preference.

For additional veterans’ employment information please visit http://www.archives.gov/, or call 1-800-827-1000.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Email: HUMAN.RESOURCES3@BSEE.GOV
Agency Information:
BOEM AOCSR
3801 Centerpoint Drive
Suite 500
Anchorage, AK
99503

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you are rated as one of the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After a selection is made all applicants for this position will be notified of their status either by letter or e-mail.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

BOEM-DK-13-MM959849(DEU)

Control Number:

354510800