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    Summary

    You will serve as an Astronomer in the Astronomical Applications Department, Nautical Almanac Office, of NAVOBSERV, Washington, DC.

    Pay range GS-11: $72,030-$93,638
    Pay range GS-12: $86,335-112,240

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    Responsibilities

    • You will participate in the production of all annual astronomical and navigational almanac publications for the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO), including web-based material.
    • You will take responsibility for various almanac publications to include the complete cycle of production from initial background research, computation and verification of data, production of camera-ready copy.
    • You will take responsibility in the preparation of data for distribution, and submission and documentation of production files in the almanac archive.
    • You will conduct research for purposes of improving and updating the astronomical and navigational data within the almanacs.
    • You will implement new data, new theories, and/or new algorithms into almanac production software, as well as, verify changes made are correct.
    • You will participate in cross-departmental projects such as developing or testing new almanac-related software applications, preparation of new web data services, and/or developing new information distribution methods.
    • You will provide expert technical assistance to users of USNO's almanac products.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. (Less than 10%)

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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