Applicants must have one year of specialized experience as defined below:
GS-07: You need one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-06 in federal service is required; OR one year of graduate level studies (18 semester units) in a field of study directly related to the position (i.e., engineering surveying, land surveying)
GS-08: You need one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-07 in federal service is required; OR one and one-half years of graduate level studies (27 semester units) in a field of study directly related to the position (i.e., engineering surveying, land surveying)
GS-09:You need one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-08 in federal service is required; OR two years of graduate level studies (36 semester units) in a field of study directly related to the position (i.e., engineering surveying, land surveying)
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-07: Survey experience using electronic survey instruments and equipment (e.g., robotic total stations, digital levels, GPS/GNSS receivers, single beam echo sounders, terrestrial laser scanners) to perform a substantial variety of surveys (e.g., geodetic control, engineering, cadastral, topographic, and hydrographic). Examples may include experience leading a topographic or construction survey crew; experience performing survey QA/QC checks to determine order of accuracy; experience on a survey team performing right-of-way, property, and construction control (horizontal/vertical) surveys; experience on a survey team performing high order geodetic level surveys. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-08: Survey experience using electronic survey instruments and equipment referenced at the GS-07 level to plan and perform a substantial variety of surveys requiring precise measurements under difficult field conditions. Examples may include experience performing structural or deformation monitoring surveys; performing surveys to determine subsidence or ground movement rates; experience leading survey work on a multi-disciplinary project (i.e., multiple surveys for different end users); experience resolving survey problems concerning heavy urban, rail or highway traffic, steep grades, river crossings, or remote difficult terrain. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-09: In addition to the work described at the GS-8 level, experience examples at this level may include experience planning and leading a substantial variety of survey projects requiring a high level of precision. This may include experience such as: planning and leading a wide breath of survey work on a multi-disciplinary project (i.e., multiple surveys for different end users); experience as a party chief of a field survey party responsible for planning and adjusting survey work to meet field conditions, establishing basic control of the appropriate order of accuracy, setting positions of points for additional surveys. These examples are not all inclusive.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
-Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
-Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
-Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of survey methods, procedures, and techniques and skill operating electronic survey equipment to perform a variety of complex, precision level survey work.
2. Skill researching and analyzing maps and land record documents.
3. Skill applying algebra, geometry trigonometry to calculate measurements, and skill analyzing and processing data using computer software applications.
4. Ability to lead a survey party and ability to plan, organize, and schedule survey work.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration
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