Technical Information Specialist (DEU-PERM-JJ)

Department Of The Interior Flagstaff, AZ
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?

Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

Salary:

GS-07 - $41,365 (Step 01) to $53,773 (Step 10);

GS-09 - $50,598 (Step 01) to $65,778 (Step 10);

GS-11 - $61,218 (Step 01) to $79,586 (Step 10);

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

This position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements: DEN-2018-0290

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Responsibilities

As a Technical Information Specialist within the Astrogeology Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

* Maintain digital catalogs and inventories containing information about archives as data and products are added.

* Experience with past, present, and future NASA planetary missions and projects, and types and volume of data produced by or expected from these projects.

* Provides assistance to planetary scientists by interrogating online catalogs with extraterrestrial planetary data to find images, digital maps, and other data of interest.

* Qualified to carry out complex word and image-processing procedures used to receive, access, process, scan and distribute information, digital image files and map data.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply This job is open to… U.S. Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

* Job family (Series)

1412 Technical Information Services

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

* Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

* Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

* More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

* A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

* Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Qualifications

For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/1412.html.

If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below:

GS-07: Experience with assembling products and preparing correspondence to meet requests from academia, government agencies, news media, scientific institutions, and the public; experience with planetary science and missions at general-interest level; experience with major projects that develop and/or receive digital data products and the nature of products from planetary sources, as required to catalog, archive and distribute these products.

GS-09: In addition to what is listed at the GS-07 level, the following is considered specialized experience: Experience with a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures for managing digital data such that the incumbent can modify standard information practices, adapt automated systems, or make significant departures from previous approaches to similar problems, to solve a variety of information organization, access, and dissemination problems; experience with contact individuals in the planetary community who can provide definitions of data products and archives, and information on delivery schedules for completed and active planetary missions.

GS-11: In addition to what is listed at the GS-07 level, the following is considered specialized experience: Experience with a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures for managing digital data such that the incumbent can modify standard information practices, adapt automated systems, or make significant departures from previous approaches to similar problems, to solve a variety of information organization, access, and dissemination problems; experience with contact individuals in the planetary community who can provide definitions of data products and archives, and information on delivery schedules for completed and active planetary missions. Experience with a subject area or of an information specialty to include knowledge of new developments and/or experimental theories in accessing, organizing and/or disseminating digital information; experience working with a wide variety of types and volume of identifying data and metadata that are stored and accessed to retrieve primary digital image and ancillary data; experience working with data from past, present, and future planetary missions and projects, and types of data expected from these projects; experience working with staff, products, facilities, and expertise in other planetary data distribution centers.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

* 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 completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html.

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