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Grade: All Grades

1 Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  • Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  • OPM USAJOBS website
  • Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  • LatPro.com internet job site
  • GoldSea.com internet job site
  • The Black EOE Journal
  • Other commercial internet job site
  • Other
3 I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 12

1 Basic Requirements, GS-1313: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s or higher degree that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in mathematics (including calculus) and the physical sciences (geophysics, physics, engineering, geology, astronomy, meteorology, electronics, etc.).
  • I have a combination of education and experience – 30 semester hours or the equivalent in mathematics (including calculus) and the physical sciences (geophysics, physics, engineering, geology, astronomy, meteorology, electronics, etc.), plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-12 RESEARCH ONLY: In addition to basic education requirements, you must meet one of the following in order to qualify for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study.
  • I possess a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the second year of graduate study and professional experience, as described above.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described.
3 GS-12 RESEARCH ONLY: In addition to basic education requirements, you must meet one of the following in order to qualify for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study.
  • I possess a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the second year of graduate study and professional experience, as described above.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described.
4 Basic Requirement, GS-1350: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in geology, plus 20 additional semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
  • I have a combination of education and experience - 24 semester hours or equivalent in geology plus 20 additional semester hours or equivalent in any combination of courses specified above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.