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    GS-11: $62,236 (Step 01) to $80,912 (Step 10);

    GS-12: $74,596 (Step 01) to $96,978 (Step 10);

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    As a Physical Scientist within the Astrogeology Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Identifying, analyzing, and interpreting raw and processed data for use in the production of planetary cartographic products.
    • Producing techniques for mapping with planetary data in the form of software, algorithms and/or guidelines; developing or modifying planetary sensor models that define the transformation between image space (line, sample) and object space (latitude, longitude and height); producing improved geospatial knowledge of extraterrestrial bodies and planetary datasets (e.g., spacecraft ephemerides, digital elevation models, orthorectified images and mosaics, metadata, and control networks or reference frames).
    • Serving as task leader/technical liaison; providing guidance and instruction to technical staff working on photogrammetric/geodetic/GIS production tasks; preparing documentation in support of project commitments (proposals, reports, presentations, etc). 
    • Operating a digital photogrammetric workstation to perform automated and interactive point selection, bundle adjustment and automatic extraction of digital terrain data. Designing overall processing plans and software to transfer planetary data from new instruments between the USGS Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) processing system, digital photogrammetric workstation and archival data storage systems.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543559200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.