Applicants must have one year of specialized experience as defined below:
GS-05: You need one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-04 in federal service is required; OR, a bachelors degree or successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree year from an accredited or pre-accredited institution with a major study in an appropriate field of surveying, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following courses surveying, engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science, or mathematics.
GS-06: You need one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-05 in federal service is required; OR, completion of a BS degree in a field of study referenced at the GS-5 level plus one-half year (9 semester units) of graduate level studies in a field of study directly related to the position (i.e. engineering surveying, land surveying)
GS-07: You need one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-06 in federal service is required; OR completion of a BS degree in a field of study referenced at the GS-5 level plus 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)
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-05: Experience conducting surveys, typically as an assistant, operating and maintaining a variety of survey instruments and equipment to perform simple surveys such as; traverse surveys, surveys to check pre or post-construction conditions, operating a single beam echo sounder or GPS/GNSS equipment on hydrographic surveys, measuring small areas to obtain volume estimates (e.g., estimates of stockpile yardage). Background should desmonstrate experience or training operating AutoCAD to produce mapping products. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-06: In addition to the work described at the GS-05 level, experience examples at this level may include: operating a variety of electronic survey instruments and equipment to make accurate measurements, running traverse lines from known points along unobstructed routes, operating a digital level to transfer elevations from known benchmarks, operating a total station to measure angles, distances, difference in elevation between stations. Such experience should demonstrate skills operating AutoCAD to produce a variety of digital mapping products. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-07: In addition to the work described at the GS-06 level, experience examples at this level map include: 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 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. Such experience should demonstrate skills operating AutoCAD to produce a variety of digital mapping products. 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.
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 surveys.
2. Ability to research and interpret maps and land status records and documents.
3. Skill applying algebra, geometry, trigonometry to calculate measurements and process survey data.
4. Ability to use computer-aided drafting and computer software programs to import survey data and prepare data for graphic presentation (e.g., maps, graphs, charts, drawings).
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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