About the Agency
The close date has been extended from 01/20/17 to 01/25/17.
*Are you a Cartographer or Geographer looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for developing new methods and techniques for cartographic data integration? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!
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?
GS-12 Salary: $72,168 (Step 01) to $101,641 (Step 10);
GS-13 Salary: $85,816 (Step 01) to $120,858 (Step 10);
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:
Open to current or former Federal employees: DEN-2017-0187
As a Cartographer/Geographer within the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, some of your specific duties will include:
- Leads investigative projects to develop new methods and techniques for cartographic data integration; prepares requirements and specifications for new systems.
- Performs research and conducts analyses of geospatial products, data standards, geospatial feature content, and software and database systems in order to produce cost estimates.
- Develops contract statements of work and serves as a Technical Point of Contact for hydrography related products and services contracts; leads teams to evaluate contractor proposals.
- Plans and conducts cartographic and geographic studies and analyses in such areas as computer mapping, geospatial technology, information science, map production, technical standards, and map quality control.
- Plans, oversees, and provides technical guidance regarding development and prototyping activities related to new USGS geospatial data products and refinement of existing geospatial data products.
USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.
For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/telework.html.
- Occasional Travel
- Overnight travel of 3 nights per month may be required