Interdisciplinary Geographer/ Geospatial Ecologist/ Ecologist

Department Of The Interior Butte , MT 59701

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in Montana/ Dakota's State Office, Western Montana District Office, Butte Field Office, Division of Resources, Butte, MT. Information about Butte, MT and the surrounding area can be found at https://www.buttechambersite.org/

We expect to fill one vacancy/vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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Responsibilities

  • Serve as a coordinator and advisor regarding geospatial and ecological modeling and analysis that supports natural resources planning and science activities for a limited geographic district.

  • Use quantitative geospatial analysis techniques to predict effects of planned or natural changes in ecological systems.

  • Support the integration of geospatial data into local Bureau of Land Management decision making.

  • Promote and implement an integrated training program to teach basic skills in geospatial and ecological modeling and analysis.

  • Ensure that geospatial program activities are consistent with national policies and priorities, as well as any applicable laws or regulations.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • Job family (Series)

0150 Geography

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0408 Ecology

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship 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 Lands.

  • Direct Deposit Required.

  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.

  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.

  • May require a one year probationary period.

Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

GS11: In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Analyzes, models and interprets resource information results and makes recommendations on findings for use by interdisciplinary planning teams or individual resource professionals; Leads interdisciplinary team efforts, or portions of team efforts to solve problems utilizing geospatial analyses; Develops quality control and quality assurance programs for geospatial data and processes for resource activities and compliance with state and Bureau standards and practices; Makes decisions on model development, data collection and analysis techniques, project utilization, etc.; Provides for data availability and develops and leads partnership efforts with other land management agencies, geospatial committees and users of resource information such as the general public; Coordinates efforts in providing data sources for digitizing or other data capture methods; Manages the GIS program and resource information analysis and serves as the technical expert on GIS applications and information support needs; Manages, develops, coordinates, and integrates GIS technologies to conduct more efficient resource analysis, analyze problems and issues and implement efficient practices/procedures, data management, database integration and application development in conjunction with and for resource professionals; Trains resource management personnel on application use, interface with other software systems, and data management policies, practices, and procedures; Develops, advises, interprets and implements GIS policies, standards and guides and acquires GIS products and/or other services; Keeps abreast of current GIS developments and resource information management changes and develops implementation plans for natural resource management.

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Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.

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Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

GS09: In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Analyzes and interprets resource information results and makes recommendations on findings for use by interdisciplinary planning teams or individual resource professionals; Ensures quality control of data, data standards, databases, data dictionary, applications and computer model use for resource activities and compliance with state and Bureau standards and practices; Makes decisions on model development, data collection and analysis techniques, project utilization, etc.; Provides for data availability and resource information partnerships with other land management agencies and users of resource information such as the general public; Coordinates efforts in providing data sources for digitizing or other data capture methods; Manages the GIS program and resource information analysis and serves as the technical expert on GIS applications and information support needs; Manages, develops, coordinates, and integrates GIS technologies to conduct more efficient resource analysis, analyze problems and issues and implement efficient practices/procedures, data management, database integration and application development in conjunction with and for resource professionals; Trains resource management personnel on application use, interface with other software systems, and data management policies, practices, and procedures; Advises, interprets and implements GIS policies, standards and guides and recommends acquisition of GIS products and/or other services; Keeps abreast of current GIS developments and resource information management changes..

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Education: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field.

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Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

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.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary, requiring long periods of sitting in one position, intense concentration, and working for several hours at a time. Occasionally there may be some physical exertion such as walking; hiking; standing; bending; lifting; carrying of items; driving or riding in an automobile; etc.

Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office.

Education

0150 Series: Degree: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 Combination of education and experience: 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

0401 Series: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

or Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education

0408 Series: Degree: biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.

You must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

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Interdisciplinary Geographer/ Geospatial Ecologist/ Ecologist

Department Of The Interior