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Job Title:  Regional Science Coordinator, GS-0401/1301/1315-14/15 (MP-BAR)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Geological Survey
Job Announcement Number:  ATL-2014-0825

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$106,152.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Permanent - Full-Time
FEW vacancies in the following location:
Ann Arbor, MI View Map
Current or former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g. VRA, 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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About the Agency

*Are you a scientific professional looking for a position at the regional level *Do you want to be part of an important mission, helping with exciting and groundbreaking science? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you!
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

This vacancy is for one position; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.


  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-10 nights of travel per month may be required.


  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses have been authorized for this position.


  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  • Overnight travel of 1-10 nights per month may be required.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.


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As a Regional Science Coordinator (Biologist, Physical Scientist, or Hydrologist) within the Office of the Regional Director, Midwest Region, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Serve as liaison for the Regional Director with regional leaders, science team leads, program coordinators, and discipline experts.
  • Coordinates scientific activities and programs within the Midwest Region.
  • Provides guidance and information regarding bureau scientific programs, products and directions.
  • Identify and research opportunities and develop plans to implement programs across region.
  • Participates in the development and planning of long-range integrated science activities.
  • Develop scientific position and planning papers based upon concepts and priorities of the bureau.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with management in the Bureau, Department, other Federal, State, local government agencies, academic institutions, members of Congress and staff, and other entities.


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For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:

In addition to the basic education requirements, you must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

For GS-14:

Examples of GS-13 level work may include: 1) planning and leading biological or physcial science projects of substantial depth and/or breadth; 2) analyzing and interpreting biological or physical related project data with novel and obscure problems and publishing or preparing results of findings; 3) developing new or significantly modified techniques, methods, or criteria in the biological or physical sciences; 4) providing advisory, planning, or reviewing services as a technical specialist on an interdisciplinary scientific issue. For examples 1-4, the work provided wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment to perform scientific work of marked difficulty and responsibility.

For GS-15:

Examples of GS-14 level work may include: 1) Developing and coordinating major interdisciplinary projects that may impact regional scientific objectives; 2) developing or directly influencing the scientific, administrative and technical policies, standards, procedures, and instructions necessary for the effective direction and operation of a multi-discipline scientific program; 3) resolving critical problems resulting from the unprecedented complexities of a multi-discipline scientific study; 4) serving as the principal contact with other Federal agencies, state and local government organizations, and other groups that may affect the success of a major interdisciplinary scientific program. The work involved advising or counseling other recognized senior technical experts.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

This position requires specific educational course work to qualify, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If you are currently employed by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this time.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. 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:

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Vacancy Related Questions: As part of the online application process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge skills, abilities and/or competencies:Interpersonal Communication; Leadership and Supervision; Program/Project Management; and Scientific Knowledge.

Basis of rating: You will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you are eligible, you will receive a numerical rating based on your on-line responses to the application questions. These responses must be substantiated by your resume. If you do not respond to the application questions you may be rated ineligible.
NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application, or that your resume or application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
To preview questions please click here.


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You can review our benefits at:

Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here

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:


Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.


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Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance.
Instructions for Applying Online for this Vacancy Announcement: 1)Click the blue "Apply Online" button. 2)If you are not a registered USAJOBS user, please create a new account and follow the instructions to complete your application process. If you are a registered user, login to access your existing USAJOBS profile. 3)As a registered user, select a stored resume and select one or more of your stored documents to attach to your application. 4)Check the "Certification" box and click the "Apply for this position now!" button located at the bottom of the screen. 5)Address the eligibility questions as well as the questionnaire containing questions and/or task statements that address the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies for this vacancy. 6)Submit required documents using one of the available methods listed below. 7) If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk.


If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof by the closing date of this announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330 Subpart F for CTAP and 5 CFR 330 Subpart G for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. This 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 location. Required documents may be faxed, uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information"). If you are a CTAP or ICTAP eligible, you will be considered well qualified if you earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference points). For more information on CTAP/ICTAP please click here.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under a special appointing authority, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof of eligibility by the closing date of this announcement.
Required documents may be: 1)faxed to the Agency Contact (see "Contact Information") 2)uploaded directly from your desktop 3)uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information")
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
For additional information on special appointing authorities, visit:


Brian Arnold-Renicker
Phone: 303-236-9578
Fax: 303-236-5582
Agency Information:
INTERIOR, Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 53
Box 25046, Mail Stop 612
Denver, CO
Fax: 303-236-5582


If you are rated as one of the most highly qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified via email of the outcome. You can also go to "My Account" within USAJOBS to review your Application Status.

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