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USAJOBS                                                      CONTROL NO IS7057
GEOPHYSICIST, INTERDISCIPLINARY                             
                                           OPEN PERIOD 03/28/2001 - 06/28/2001
SERIES/GRADE: GS-1313-05/07
SALARY: $ 23,633 TO $ 46,546, ANNUAL      PROMOTION POTENTIAL: GS-09
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  01- NB52-BDH-0382A1        

HIRING AGENCY: NAVY FIELD OFFICES                                                         

         4 YEARS.                                                             

CONTACT:         HRSC-SE                   
                 PHONE: (877) 854-3462 

                 9110 LEONARD KIMBLE ROAD      
                 STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS  39522-0002

Full vacancy announcement follows. Please be sure to review for complete qualification and "How to Apply" information.

                             Vacancy Announcement                             
                             DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY                           
                               NAVY FIELD OFFICES                             
Vacancy Announcement Number: 01- NB52-BDH-0382A1                              
Opening Date:  03/28/2001                                                     
Closing Date:  06/28/2001                                                     
Position:  INTERDISCIPLINARY GEOPHYSICIST                                     
Salary: $23633 per year - $46546 per year                                     
Promotion Potential: GS-09                                                    
Duty Location: 1 vacancy at NAVOCEANO, MS                                     
Applications will be accepted from:                                           
 Open to all U.S. Citizens.  Priority consideration will be given to          
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) applicants who meet     
advertised requirements.                                                      
Relocation expenses will not be paid.                                         
PAY SCHEDULE: GS-05-$23,633-$30,726 PER ANNUM                                 
              GS-07-$29,273-$38,053 PER ANUUM                                 
              GS-09-$35,808-$46,546 PER ANNUM                                 
A1-Amended to add GS-07. All other provisions remains the same.               
SPECIAL NOTE:  First cutoff date will be April  30, 2001,  Second cutoff date 
will be May 29, 2001,  Final cutoff date will be June 28, 2001.               
must submit a separate application for each series and grade level you wish to
be considered.  Applicants MUST indicate the SERIES and GRADE level they are  
applying for.  If you do not specify  which grade level you are applying for, 
you will be considered for the lowest grade level.  Failure to indicate which 
series you are applying for, may result in non-consideration. Applicants must 
be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.  Sea duty physical is        
required. Travel for 50 percent of the work year is required.                 
Major Duties:  GS-05/07 – This position is that of a Physical Scientist or    
Oceanographer on the staff of the Survey Operations Department, Naval         
Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS.  The incumbent must spend     
eight months during the calendar year participating in at-sea oceanographic or
hydrographic operations.  The incumbent receives indoctrination and           
developmental assignments related to the specific scientific principles and   
techniques applicable to the work of the office to which assigned.  Assists   
senior scientists in performing a variety of tasks in support of the          
oceanographic or hydrographic mission, such as observations, measurements,    
computations, and analysis work.   Exercises judgment in locating and         
selecting the most appropriate guides and references to apply.  Participates  
in the collection and management of oceanographic or hydrographic data.       
Incumbent guidance from senior personnel in performing a variety of tasks in  
support of the oceanographic or hydrographic mission, such as observations,   
measurements, computations, and analysis work.  The incumbent makes routine   
decisions but refers situations requiring significant deviation to the        
supervisor or a senior scientist.                                             
GS-09 – The incumbent must spend eight months during the calendar year        
participating in at-sea oceanographic or hydropraphic operations.  Normally   
the incumbent will be assigned a to a watch section during all aspects of data
collection using multi-oceanographic sensors, navigation systems, data        
collection systems, and post-processing software.  He/She will be under an    
Oceanographer, or Physical Scientist GS-11/12, but on surveys of relatively   
limited complexity, may assume the duties of Watch Leader providing guidance  
to lower grade Technicians, Oceanographers, or Physical Scientists.  The      
incumbent must have the ability to understand oceanographic or hydrographic   
data collection and at-sea data processing procedures.  The incumbent         
participates in the collection and management of oceanographic or hydrographic
data.  He/She assists senior personnel inn developing techniques/software for 
the collection, processing quality control, archival and export of            
oceanographic or hydrographic data.  The incumbent assists in the development 
of data files/data bases and writes programs to access and update the files.  
Qualifications Required:                                                      
Basic Requirements:                                                           
GS-1301: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included  
24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering sciences such
as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.             
GS-1313:  Degree: that included at least 30 semester hours in mathematics     
(including calculus) and the physical sciences (geophysics, physics,          
engineering, geology, astronomy, meteorology, electronics, etc.).             
GS-1360: Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or 
a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics,   
chemistry engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours 
in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry,           
mathematics, meteorology, or computer science, and engineering sciences.      
Applicants who qualify on the basis of major study in biology or geology must 
have had at least 6 semester hours in the major directly concerned with marine
science or 6 semester hours in oceanography; applicants who qualifiy on the   
basis of other physical sciences or engineering must have had differential and
integral calculus and at least 6 semester hours in physics.                   
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting basic education requirements,  
applicants must have specialized experience. Specialized experience is defined
a experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills
and abilities listed to perform successfully the duties of the position, and  
that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.     
Superior Academic Achievement: Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2)
grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.                         
Grade Level Requirements:                                                     
GS-05 Level: Basic requirements.                                              
GS-07 Level:  Basic requirements plus superior academic achievement, one year 
of graduate education or one year of specialized experience equivalent to at  
least the GS-05 level.                                                        
GS-09 Level: Basic requirements plus two year of progressively higher level   
graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent     
graduate degree, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least 
the GS-07 level.                                                              
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet   
the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is          
comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the   
United States.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when       
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of  
whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a   
part-time or full-time occupation.  Full-time work is generally considered to 
be 35 to 40 hours of work per week.  Part-time experience will be credited on 
the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.  Applicants       
wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature
of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours 
a week spent in such employment.                                              
Knowledges, Skills and Abilities Required:                                    
Candidates should submit a narrative statement on a separate page(s) with     
specific responses to the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) in this    
announcement.  Failure to submit your narrative response to the KSA’s for this
job may negatively affect your eligibility and/or rating for this position.   
Applicants meeting basic eligibility requirements will be rated and ranked on 
the knowledges, skills and abilities and other characteristics (KSA’s)        
required to perform the duties of the position.  The KSA’s are listed below.  
Include in the write-ups such things as experience in and out of Federal      
Service that gave you the specific knowledge, skill or ability; objectives of 
your work; and evidence of your success (such as accomplishments, awards      
received, etc.)                                                               
1. Knowledge of oceanography, hydrography, computer science, mathematics,     
and/or one of the physical sciences.                                          
2. Ability to use computer systems and software.                              
3. Ability to participate in field surveys and data collection operations.    
4. Ability to interact with other personnel, civilian and military, to        
contribute to the success of the project or survey.                           
Basis of Rating:                                                              
NOT APPLICABLE                                                                
Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:                                              
 This is a term appointment, not to exceed (4)  year(s).  As a condition of   
employment, selectees will be required to participate in the Direct           
Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer within the first 60 days of employment.     
This is the DOD standard method of payment of personnel.  Employees will be   
subjected to administrative action for failure to enroll unless a waiver has  
been obtained.                                                                
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  While at sea, will receive regularly scheduled overtime
and shore leave.  Incumbent will be eligible for medical insurance and        
retirement benefits.  Transportation and per diem expenses associated with    
survey travel are paid by the government.  Incumbents are eligible for        
regularly scheduled pay raises (with-in grade increases).                     
Conditions of Employment:                                                     
PHYISCAL DEMANDS:                                                             
The office work is mostly sedentary and requires intense concentration        
Shipboard work does requires agility and stamina when embarking/debarking, and
working on small boats, etc.  The incumbent should not be prone to motion     
sickness.   The work during periods of TAD may require much walking, climbing 
and lifting of objects up to 100 pounds.                                      
WORK ENVIRONMENT:                                                             
The work environment when in the office is a typical office setting.  Risks   
involved are when working with small boats, etc. working in politically       
sensitive areas where military activity is high, operating in health hazardous
areas, and working under adverse weather conditions.  This position requires  
eight months in travel status aboard survey ships and with detached parties   
Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals        
(residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service 
jobs.  Agencies are permitted to hire noncitizens only in very limited        
circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the         
As a condition of employment, 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.              
This is not a drug-testing designated position.                               
Other Information:                                                            
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with             
disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any parts of the    
application and hiring process, you may call 228-813-1035.  The decision on   
granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.            
If claiming 5 point veterans’ preference, a DD-214, Copy 4 must be submitted. 
If claiming 10 point veterans’ preference you must submit a Copy 4 of DD-214, 
SF-15 (application for 10 point veteran’s preference), and a letter from the  
Veteran’s Administration dated within one year showing percentage of          
Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive     
Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants’  
who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your
SSN is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and 
others who may know you.  Failure to provide your SSN on your application,    
will result in your application not being processed.                          
Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of  
the information in your application if you have not done this using an        
application form such as the OF612.                                           
If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be 
hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine,  
imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.                                   
Employees who received a buyout and subsequently return to positions in       
Federal agencies whether by re-employment or contracts for personal services, 
are generally obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency  
that paid it.                                                                 
Applications submitted in response to this announcement become the property of
the Human Resources Service Center Southeast and will not be returned.  It is 
recommended that applicants retain a copy of their application for future use.
How To Apply:                                                                 
 Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to     
receive consideration.                                                        
Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal          
government mail systems are in violation of agency and postal regulations and 
will not be accepted.                                                         
You may apply by submitting a Resume or an “Optional Application For Federal  
Employment” (OF-612) for this vacancy announcement.  Resumes must include the 
following information (in addition to specific information requested elsewhere
in this vacancy announcement): announcement number, veteran’s preference,     
social security number and date of birth.  Applications should include, social
security number and date of birth.  Applications should also include all      
experience, education, training, self-development, awards, commendations,     
outside activities, or other information relevant to the announced vacancy.   
Applicants who do not submit the required items will not be considered.  It is
the applicant’s responsibility to provide documentation/proof of claimed      
qualifications, education, veterans’ preference, status (SF-50). Applicants   
will not be contacted for additional information if their applications are    
incomplete or inadequate.                                                     
Materials submitted as a part of your application will not be returned.       
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency  
Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be “well qualified” for the 
position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be rated 
“well-qualified”, ICTAP applicants must attain an eligibility rating on this  
examination of (80%) or higher, not including points for veteran’s preference.
Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet  
the requirements of  5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the    
agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of   
their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty        
location.  Please annotate in your application that you are applying as a     
ICTAP eligible.                                                               
Mail applications noting the announcement number on the envelope to:  HUMAN   
RESOURCES SERVICE CENTER - SOUTHEAST, Code 52, 9110 Leonard Kimble Road,      
Stennis Space Center, MS  39522-0002.  For inquiries forms please call (877)  
854-3461 or (877) 854-3462.                                                   
For additional information about this position please contact:                
Contact:               HRSC-SE                                                
Please submit your application package to:                                    
                       9110 LEONARD KIMBLE ROAD                               
                       STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS   39522-0002                  
The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified       
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, 
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.                            



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