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    For a GS-12- Salary: $84,118 (Step 01) to $109,358 (Step 10); 

    For a GS-13- Salary: $100,027 (Step 01) to $130,039 (Step 10)

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcement:

    DEN-2020-0171 (Open to current or former Federal employees)

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    As a Research Geologist (Sedimentologist) within the Central Energy Resources Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Evaluating and conducting research on sedimentary processes that impact petroleum generation, migration, and accumulation in priority basins.
    • Collaborating with other USGS Energy Resource Program (ERP) scientists to support ongoing efforts to further our understanding of petroleum systems and undiscovered geologic energy resources. 
    • Participating as a member of an interdisciplinary team of USGS ERP scientists that conducts undiscovered geologic resource assessments.
    • Preparing, completing, documenting and determining results of research through a series of presentations and peer-reviewed publications which advance the knowledge of sedimentary processes and petroleum systems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - An average travel of 1-5 nights per monthmay be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - The full performance level for a Research position is GS-15; however, promotion eligibility is dependent upon the scientific contributions of the incumbent as evaluated by a peer panel.

  • Job family (Series)

    1350 Geology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561812900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.