To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, May 30, 2014. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
To qualify, you must have completed the BASIC REQUIREMENTS in order to be considered for this position. BASIC REQUIREMENT mean you have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields OR have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE: Copy of transcripts must be submitted with application package or you will be rated ineligible
To qualify at the GS-7 level: You must have at least one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service which includes use and operation of geospatial software; application of cartographic and geography principles, practices and procedures to perform moderately complex assignments, including compilation, synthesis, analysis, interpretation, editing and presentation of information regarding location, distribution, and interrelationships of and processes of change affecting a wide variety of natural/cultural/social/physical resources OR have at least 1 year of graduate education or superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. OR have successfully completed a combination of specialized experience and education.
To qualify at the GS-9 level: You must have have at least one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service which includes use and operation of geospatial software; application of cartographic and geography principles, practices and procedures to perform moderately complex assignments, including compilation, synthesis, analysis, interpretation, editing and presentation of information regarding location, distribution, and interrelationships of and processes of change affecting a wide variety of natural/cultural/social/physical resources. OR have at least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or masters' or equivalent graduate degree. OR have successfully completed a combination of specialized experience and education.
Specialized Experience in the practice of Geography including advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities in GPS/GIS fieldwork methodology, data collection techniques, and in creating accurate and concise GIS datasets and maps that meet Cultural Resource data transfer standards. Experience with the principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques used to document, analyze, and integrate the management and treatment of cultural resources, and their historic context and themes. Experience in the applying knowledge, skills, and abilities with cultural resources, digital cartography, and geography to develop, analyze, and use geographic and relational databases that are pertinent to the National Park Service, Midwest Region, park resources, themes, and stewardship.
Education: To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE.
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.
1. You must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for the position.
2. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.
3. New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay.
4. Probationary Period: Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period or a two-year trial period, depending on the authority under which you are appointed.
5. If you are a current Federal employee you must meet time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date of this announcement.
6. Males 18 years of age or older, born after December 31, 1959 must certify Selective Service Registration or proof of exemptions under Selective Service law https://www.sss.gov/
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Method of rating will be Category based.
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.
Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
You will be evaluated based upon the responses you provide on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position. You will be rated based on your responses and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points. The scores will be used to determine the best qualified candidates who will be referred for selection.
Best qualified applications rated with a score of 95 or above, will be referred to the selecting official. Additional names from the well qualified list may be added to the referral list if we do not receive enough best qualified candidates.
Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions. The occupational questionnaire was developed from these tasks:
1. Prepares data sets and cartographic products to national standards.
2. Plans for and conducts Cultural Resources GPS/GIS fieldwork, research and data analysis
3. Verifies data/meta data for accuracy, sharing, display and long term data preservation
4. Provides technical assistance and recommendations related to Cultural Resources, GPS and GIS