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    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Government-wide career or career-conditional employees; Transfer and Reinstatement Candidates, 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans, Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA) Eligibles, Qualified Handicapped Individuals.  Veterans Opportunity Employment Act (VEOA) eligibles, including veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service; and returning volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. You must submit proof of this eligibility with your application.

    This vacancy is being advertised under merit promotion procedures.


    The vacancy is concurrently being advertised under delegated examining procedures under announcement number 1676638, which is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both procedures MUST apply and submit a complete application package to each vacancy.


    This is permanent career, full-time position.


    AREA INFORMATION:  This position will be located at park headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Elevation at Mammoth is 6,200 feet. Temperatures vary from an average of 70 degrees Fahrenheit in summer to sub-zero at times in winter. A school is available, with kindergarten through 12, in Gardiner, Montana, five miles north of headquarters. Free bus transportation is provided for school children between Mammoth and Gardiner. Many community facilities such as stores, a drugstore, day care, motels, and restaurants are available in Gardiner. A medical clinic is available in Mammoth. All other services are available within 55 to 75 miles from Mammoth.  Government housing is not assigned to this position, but may be available through the Yellowstone National Park bid process.

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    MAJOR DUTIES:  The position is responsible for management, administration, and technical aspects and oversight of Yellowstone National Park's Geology Program.  The position is duty stationed at park headquarters in Mammoth, WY and is within the Yellowstone Center for Resources which is responsible for science and resource management of the park.  A major responsibility of the program is to implement a monitoring program that will define baseline conditions for the geothermal resources, detect changes in the system, and add to understanding of total heat flux from the park.  In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with regional universities, state and federal agencies, organizations or individuals, to better understand, monitor, and mitigate the hazards associated with the active volcano beneath the park and the frequent earthquakes associated with the unique geology of the region.   The Geologist will evaluate geologic research proposed by outside agencies;  assess impacts from park operations and suggest mitigation measures to protect resources; conduct geologic research as identified by management as a priority for the park: and assist park managers with incorporating geologic data into strategic planning, resource management, and public outreach.  The incumbent will also provide appropriate training to the various divisions within Yellowstone to assist the park staff in interpretation, understanding, and protection of geologic resources in the park.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The position may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy (up to 40 lbs) objects at elevations up to 10,000 feet.  Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings.  Hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and aerial surveys are strenuous activities that are a necessary part of the job.  Program administration, documentary research and report writing work is sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.  Assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including thermal areas, steep slopes, rocky terrain, high elevations, caves, and wetlands.  Flying in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters may be required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel required to attend meetings and trainings

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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