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This position is also being advertised to all qualified candidates concurrently under announcement: PAC-2014-0574


As a Geologist within the Central Energy Resource Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Participate as a technical expert in an assessment team to conduct original scientific research and to lead, plan, coordinate, and execute complex multi-year studies to assess undiscovered uranium resources.
  • Technical expertise and ability to develop, synthesize, interpret and analyze large, complex datasets from various sources that vary greatly in scope and complexity to characterize uranium-bearing resources and related environmental affects throughout the United States.
  • Utilize and apply a wide range of computer modeling, statistical, and geospatial applications. (e.g., Arc/GIS, 2-D and 3-D modeling and GoCad) to construct paleosurfaces, structure, isopach, groundwater, and other geologic map layers for reports and web-based map services.
  • Interpret findings, summarize results, and produce final high-quality scientific graphics, reports, and publications incorporating geospatial, 2-D or 3-D models. 

    The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
    For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:  

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Over night travel of 3 nights per month required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current or former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g. Severely Physically Disabled, Returning Peace Corps Volunteers, etc.). Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approximately 3 years or more of continuous active service. Additional information can be found in the VetGuide.

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