National Park Service GIS Specialist (Interdisciplinary Geographer, Biologist, Physical Scientist, Cartographer) in Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Summary This position is in Cape Cod National Seashore's Natural Resource Management and Science (NRMS) Division. You will serve as the GIS Specialist and coastal ecologist for the park. Responsibilities Support the cartographic, remote sensing and GPS needs of the Park, including managing the catalogue of geospatial databases Provide broad data management guidance and support to the Division to ensure proper stewardship of long-term data sets Implement scientific studies and monitoring protocols to evaluate the status and health of natural resources in the Park, particularly those evaluating coastal change in Cape Cod Communicate scientific and technical information to both internal and external audiences Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet both the basic requirement(s) for the series for which you are applying and the minimum qualifications. Basic Requirement for GS-0150, Geographer: A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields. - OR - B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Basic Requirement for GS-0401, Biologist: A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. - OR - B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Basic Requirement for GS-1301 Physical Scientist: A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. - OR - B. Possess a combination of education and experience. The education must be equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Basic Requirement for a GS-1370 Cartographer: A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites). - OR - B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Minimum Qualifications for all Series: A. Possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database and database management systems to collect and analyze spatial data; integrating biological and physical scientific data into computer models; maintaining geodatabases in accordance with standard protocols; developing spatial data inventories using Global Positioning Systems (GPS). - OR - B. Possess three years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a PhD in geography, physical science, the social sciences (e.g. geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning); engineering, mathematics, cartography, biology, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or another closely related discipline that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. - OR - C. Possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (Please note: only graduate education in excess of the first two years - generally 36 semester hours - may be used in this calculation.) Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations (such as current permanent Federal employees). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, please contact Philadelphia Services Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-861-3074 This announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.