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    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies.   For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. 

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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR), Office of Resource Evaluation (RE), Resource Studies Section (RSS), Data Acquisition and Special Projects in Jefferson, LA.  

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is responsible for monitoring mineral resource exploration and development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in accordance with the OCS Lands Act.  The Office of Resource Evaluation manages programs involving the collection and interpretation of geological, geophysical, and engineering data utilized in estimation quantities of discovered and undiscovered mineral resources within the OCS to assure receipt of fair market value of tracts offered to private industry for lease.

    The incumbent develops, coordinates, plans, monitors, transmits and processes highly technical geological, geophysical, and engineering data and information.  Duties include providing a course of expertise and guidance concerning source data analysis, indexing, cataloging databases and processes necessary to support the technical activities performed within the office of Resource Evaluation.

    At the full performance level (GS-11) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Coordinates digital data submittals to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from private industry and academic organizations, reviews and optimizes data handling procedures, explores and develops new data handling procedures to reflect private industry's continual technological changes, and explores and encourages an industry-wide standardized digital data exchange.

    2. Loads 2D and 3D seismic and navigation data into GeoGrame IESX projects using UNIX workstations.

    3. Provides input on to design, develop, implement, manage, catalog and index a wide variety of intermediate and final computerized geological, geophysical, and reservoir engineering project databases, analyses, models, and applications.

    4. Manages the organization of digital seismic data into a series of selected files for unique interpretation projects to provide access to and search (retrieval) capabilities for users. Provides the expertise needed for a limited digital seismic data processing capability.

    5. Tracks and organizes data for GeoFrame and Stand Alone projects to optimize full potential of disk space allotments while maintaining efficient sharing of these projects to the users.

    6. Stores original 32-bit digital data onto corporate archival system for permanent retention and for public release.

    7. Retrieves data and information from within the UNIX or Linux environment to the PC environment and creates data purchase maps. Provides updates and maps of past, current and proposed industry's acquisitions and online BOEM projects.

    8. Consults with principal data users and inter- disciplinary technical staff to determine special data handling needs and processing requirements to identify and develop opportunities for increased productivity, effectiveness, and quality.

    BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Salary Information:

    GS-09: $51,440 - $66,868 per annum; GS-11: $62,236 - $80,912 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required 1 to 5 days per year.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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