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    USGS Science for a Changing World. Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this job is for you. Join the USGS and be on your way to a rewarding future.

    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

    Salary: (Step 01) to (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.


    Reno: $36,025 to 46,831 Dixon: $42,767 to $55,595


    Reno: $40,033 to $52,043 Dixon: $47,525 to $61,783

    There is one vacancy that may be filled at the GS-06 or 07 level in either location; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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    As a Cartographic Technician within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    - Compiles, reviews, and produces digital spatial databases, metadata, and other digital cartographic products.

    - Develops geospatial applications and models through various modeling applications and programming languages.

    - Prepares products for final review or publication using various map source materials.

    - Assists with data management tasks including writing and reviewing metadata and datasets.

    -Coordinates and is assigned workload from the Sage-Grouse Research Program Principal Investigator and lead research-team personnel.

    -Develop geospatial applications and models through various modeling applications and programming languages, with a priority of providing product to help answer research questions related to sage-grouse ecology and sagebrush ecosystems.

    At the GS-07 level, all of above duties plus:

    Performs quality assurance and quality control on digital data sets to ensure the data meets Cartographic Standards.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Possible field work in the summer which can be strenuous. Occasional lifting or moving of moderately heavy equipment (50 lbs) may be required.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Field work may entail working in extremes of rain, cold, heat, wind, and insects.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel of one night per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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