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    Are you a developer of geospatial products or geospatial analysis tools,looking for an opportunity tp support the Nation's exploration of the Solar System as a Fedeal civil servant? Do you have a passion for putting data in the correct location and making it accesssible to researchers across the planet? If so, apply for your dream job with the U.S. Geological Survey!

    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. For more information about the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, please visit https://astrogeology.usgs.gov.

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


    GS-13: $85,816 (Step 01) to $111,560 (Step 10)

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    This position is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:

    Open to all qualified US Citizens: DEN-2017-0342

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    As a PHYSICAL SCIENTIST within the ASTROGEOLOGY SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Propose, manage, lead, and sustain a robust portfolio of scientific and/or cartographic development projects.
    • Develop new cartographic and/or scientific tools and/or products for use by the planetary science community and space exploration missions.
    The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the incumbent may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. 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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current or former Federal employees with permanent competitive status; OR individuals eligible under a special or noncompetitive appointing authority (e.g., VRA, disabled, eligible Pathways Intern within conversion period, former Intern noncompetitively converted to a term appt, Returning Peace Corps Volunteer, etc.). Veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx 3yrs or more of continuous active service. Addtl info: VetGuide.

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480163500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.