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    Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-TS-17-241 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.

    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Geologist. You will be working on projects that are complex and involves in-depth understanding and adaptation of basic and advanced geology principles, state-of-the-art geology, engineering geology, subsurface exploration, and hydrologic exploration. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

    Telework Statements:Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

    Promotion to the Full Performance Level: The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-11 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-11 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

    Duty Location - Boise, Idaho

    Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the selectee.

    At the present time, we have 2 vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.

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    - Plans, executes and documents geologic investigation projects to provide data to engineers on soil logging, rock logging, intact sampling, in-situ testing, surface mapping, etc.

    - Works with a team to develop plans and install instrumentation to monitor surface and subsurface conditions associated with Reclamation dams and facilities.

    - Collects geologic data during construction by providing foundation mapping of excavated slopes, ground surfaces and placed embankment materials as part of a team.

    - Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of geologic reports, construction geology reports and presentations.

    - Represents Reclamation as a formal and/or informal Technical Representative, who will be required to provide technical recommendations internally and may be required to act as a Reclamation Technical Expert at stakeholders and public meetings.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent travel (up to 75%) may be required to perform site visits and scheduled meetings with various groups and required training, as needed.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    DEU: All United States Citizens and Nationals.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1350 Geology

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