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Geographical Information System Specialist

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Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required. This is a permanent position. Work Schedule is Full Time Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
For additional information about the BLM, please visit ourwebsite. This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here. U.S. Citizenship is required Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land Direct Deposit Required This position is responsible for the acquisition and management of the wide range of spatial information required to support the management of public lands. The incumbent must have a thorough and effective mix of technical skills in the geographic and computer science disciplines . Incumbent Identifies requirements and implements advanced analytical techniques necessary to solve complex GIS issues and develops and modifies GIS software applications and interfaces. This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Administrative and Management positions there is no Individual Occupation Requirement for this position.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and related technology to support resource management.
KSA 2: Knowledge of techniques used in the analysis of multiple resources.
KSA 3: Knowledge of general land use planning process and land management programs.
KSA 4: Ability to clearly communicate about GIS applications with planners, resource specialist, managers, peers, and communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary groups.
To preview questions please click here. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience for the GS-9 level - 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 in the federal service in Geographic Information System Specialist (GIS) work. At this level, recurring assignments that are independently performed are more difficult and complex than those performed at the lower grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes: assisting in GIS data collection and preparation; data entry/digitizing of GIS data.
Specialized experience for the GS-11 level - 1 year of GIS Specialist or directly related work experience equivalent to GS-9 in the Federal service. At this level, the incumbent performs difficult & responsible work under general supervision. The work requires a thorough & fundamental knowledge of a special & complex subject matter of the profession involved. Examples: serve as lead GIS expert for an organization; plan & coordinate multiple projects for subordinate offices; develop new procedures for map production.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.
To qualify using education you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit all of your college transcripts; a certificate of diploma cannot be used to determine applicant qualification. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Qualify for GS-09 : A Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., if related to the position. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)
Qualify for GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related to the position. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)
To qualify based on a combination of education and experience:
Qualify for GS-09: Specialized experience as described for GS-09, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than a Master degree. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education above 1 year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
Qualify for GS-11: Specialized experience as described for GS-11 but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than a Ph.D. degree. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education above 1 year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at or email us at . If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If qualifying based on education, all Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of official transcripts.
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit: Vet Guide.
For preference as 5-point veteran (TP) , please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For preference as a 10-point veteran (CP, CPS, or XP) , please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP and ICTAPeligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other non-competitive Special Appointing Authorities, you must submit proof of eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
Uploading Documents: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
May require completion of a one year probationary period.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
Occasional travel may be required.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. !benefits.hms?orgId=3&jnum;=110451

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