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    Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking initiatives? If you answered "yes,” 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

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    As a Supervisory Physical Scientist within the Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Ensures effective supervision of staff, resolves personnel problems and take necessary disciplinary action, and provides sufficient staff to fulfill mission requirements.
    • Manages resources in accordance with applicable policies and good management practice, ensures acquisition and distribution of resources to effectively support staff in the pursuit of science objectives and takes measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.
    • Develops and provides oversight of all scientific programs, develops science strategies with the help of senior staff, fosters integrated science partnerships within the Science Center and other USGS, government, and private science entities.
    • Ensures dissemination of critical information throughout the Science Centers and fosters open communication among staff; represents the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center and USGS at national and regional meetings, seminars, and conferences; actively establishes and maintains contacts with external organizations.
    • Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - An average of 3 nights per month of travel required for this position.

    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/486590700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.