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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/

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    NOTICE: This vacancy has been extended until October 22nd, 2019.

    The mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to manage ocean energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a manner that balances energy independence, economic development, and environmental protection. Energy resources on the OCS include oil and natural gas, as well as sources of renewable energy. Marine mineral resources include sand, gravel, and other non-energy minerals.

    The Marine Minerals Program (MMP) manages the non-competitive use of OCS sand and gravel in qualified projects, as well as the competitive leasing of OCS critical minerals. Major MMP functions include resource mapping and evaluation, mineral leasing and policy development, environmental assessment and study, stakeholder engagement, and responsible resource stewardship. This work is critically important to promote coastal resilience and sustainably manage OCS marine minerals to ensure future availability.

    The Marine Minerals Division (MMD), organized within the Office of Strategic Resources (OSR) in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is responsible for oversight and execution of these MMP functions. The MMD leads the Bureau’s efforts to advance the marine mineral stewardship mission, National Offshore Sand Inventory, and Marine Minerals Information System.

    The incumbent serves as a Geologist or Oceanographer in the Office of Strategic Resources (OSR), Marine Minerals Division (MMD). The incumbent specializes in resource evaluation, resource management, and leasing.

    *Note:  If you are chosen for an interview, you may be required to provide a writing sample.

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
    1) Provides technical and policy recommendations and develops new and improved procedures related to the exploration, leasing, and stewardship of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) marine minerals.
    2) Contributes to the development of BOEM’s National Offshore Sand Inventory and Marine Minerals Information System.
    3) Coordinates leases and other authorizations related to the use of or exploration for OCS minerals.
    4) Evaluates OCS sand and mineral resources using geophysical, geological, and geospatial data.
    5) Initiates, participates in, and manages research related to identification, characterization, and stewardship of OCS marine minerals.
    6) Supports inter-agency coordination, stakeholder engagement, and research partnerships.
    7) Represent the Bureau or Department concerning matters related to resource evaluation, leasing, or multiple use conflicts.

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 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-11: $69,581 - $90,461
    GS-12: $83,398 - $108422
    GS-13: $99,172 - $128,920 Per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMCC-19-KS-121(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546755900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.