The primary purpose of this position is to manage the development and maintenance of spatial data and engineering records to provide mapping capabilities for facilities; provide current and historic infrastructure information to support planning and operations; support the design, construction, and deployment of Civil Engineering at, and from, US Air Force installations.The location of this position is: 50 SW, 23d Space Operations Squadron, New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire.Learn more about this agency
- Develops and maintains installation geospatial information.
- Reviews site plan and installation map deliverables for quality and compliance to Air Force and industry standards, including engineering drawings submitted during design and construction.
- Monitors, manages, and assures that changes occurring to the installation are manifested in installation geospatial databases within 30 calendar days after initial beneficial use, or occupancy and receipt of deliverables.
- Performs conversion of spatial data from graphic/physical sources or vector representations to develop and sustain geospatial mapping information from the installation.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance.
- The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
- Disclosure of current/former Political Appointee status is required, if selected.
- Incentive being offered for prior non-federal work experience or active duty uniformed service to be used in determining leave accrual rate.
- This is a TERM position not to exceed 31 December 2021. Please read more under the 'Additional Information' tab.
- This position is an OBLIGATED position. Please read more under the 'Additional Information' tab.
- Position requires outdoor field work. The employee must meet physical requirements to perform the duties of this position.
- The employee may be recalled to duty and required to work overtime during other than normal duty hours which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays on an emergency basis.
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
- The employee may be required to perform security escort duties.
- This position includes information assurance work as an additional duty.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
QualificationsIn order to qualify for this Cartographer, GS-1370-11, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.
This position requires that you must meet one of the basic requirement options *and* meet one of the additionalqualifications requirement in order to qualify for this position.
Basic Education Requirement:
Option A: Have a Degree in cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites). NOTE: You must submit copies of your unofficial or official transcripts with your application. Or,
Option B: Have a combination of education and experience, -- courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Occupations in which experience may have been gained include Cartography, GS-1370; Geography, GS-150; Civil Engineering, GS-810; General Physical Science, GS-1301; Geodesy, GS-1372; and Land Surveying, GS-1373.) NOTE: You must submit copies of your unofficial or official transcripts with your application.
Minimum Qualification Requirement:
Option A: one full year of specialized experience performing professional work as a Cartographer. This experience included: (1) Preparing illustrations, maps, and charts using standard Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or drafting methods according to cartographic principles; (2) Applying the industry standard 'Spatial Data Standard for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE)' in the development and/or maintenance of related GIS files; (3) Utilizing ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD software applications for the modification of existing GIS maps, themes and layers; and (4) Performing location, construction and/or 'as-constructed' engineering surveys. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors). Note: Your resume must fully support this experience in order to be found qualified, in addition to the education/experience required above. Or,
Option B: Successfully completed three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field directly related to the position being filled. NOTE: You must submit copies of your unofficial or official transcripts with your application. (Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, if selected, you must provide transcripts verifying your education was successfully completed before you can be appointed.) Or,
Option C: Successfully completed a combination of education and experience as described above. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two (2) years (36 semester hours) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate education in excess of (2) years (36 semester hours) is creditable toward meeting the experience requirement when combining experience and education. (NOTE: You must include transcripts.)
Applicants MUST meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website.
Part time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please be aware of the Physical Demands for this position.Some outdoor assignments require considerable physical exertion, such as hiking while carrying surveying equipment and long periods of standing to operate equipment and record measurements. Surveying conditions may include rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and in some cases may require elementary climbing skills. Survey work may require physical access to indoor or outdoor industrial complexes or construction and excavation areas. In these areas, physical exertion and safety precautions may be necessary to avoid injury because of moving machine or equipment parts or the presence of construction vehicles. Work may require climbing to heights of 50' above the ground/floor to access, inspect, and measure the location and conditions of an infrastructure. Managing engineering records may require recurring lifting of light and heavier (25 lbs) items, such as paper, books, and horizontal or vertical drawing files. Surveying, records management, and operating printers, plotters, scanners, and other reproduction equipment requires recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as average agility and dexterity.
The work involves moderate risks or discomfort, requiring some special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts or machines and exposure to outdoor elements in varying weather conditions. Employee may be required to wear protective clothing or gear, such as orange vest, hat, boots, or work gloves. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, hypothermia, frostbite, and injuries including abrasions, sprains, fractures, or broken bones, are all potential hazards. Despite these requirements, much of the work is performed in the office which may at times be sedentary, require repetitive motion, eye-strain, or other occupational adjustments in activity orergonomics.
This position has a positive education requirement. Please read the specifics under the Qualifications tab.
Transcripts: To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of unofficial or official transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), type of degree awarded (if applicable) and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you can begin work. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.
Graduate Education: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Term Appointments: If you are selected for a term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period of six years allowed by law without further competition. This position may be converted to career or career-conditional without further competition upon management's discretion. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance, are covered under the Federal Retirement System, and are eligible to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan. Current federal civilian employees may apply for term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
Obligated Positions: If you are selected for a position that is obligated, you will be required to sign an agreement acknowledging you are aware of the obligation and aware that you may be displaced under reduction in force procedures at any time during the duration of your temporary or term appointment. For this particular position, a condition exists whereby a current permanent employee of the agency has an entitlement to be placed into the position on or before the date of 31 December 2021.
Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/).
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by scoring 80 or higher on the assessment questionnaire for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website here, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf
Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Click https://www.cpms.osd.mil/Content/Documents/PPP-Program%20S.pdf here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:
- Application or resume;
- Statement requesting MSP; and
- Copy of military sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information, http://www.esd.whs.mil/DD/.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10393465.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Geospatial Technology
Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit the following documents prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET).
- Resume: (cover letter is optional). Your resume must include the beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), number of hours/week, and a complete description of duties performed for each position listed.
- Unofficial College Transcripts to verify that you meet the basic educational requirement of this position or if qualifying on the basis of education. If selected you may be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.
- Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable):
All Veterans: DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or for Active Duty Service Members a certification which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. A "certification" is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
Disabled Veterans: VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the armed forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating.
Derived Preference: The spouse, widow/widower, or mother of a veteran may be eligible to claim veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it. To do so, you must submit an SF-15 and the documentation required by that form.
Active Duty Service Members: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
· If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
· If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
· For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the 02/11/2019 to receive consideration.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10393465
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Human Resources will not modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
AddressAFSC - Hanscom AFB
20 Schilling Cir
Hanscom AFB, MA 01731
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. This announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522062500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.