Job opening: GEOLOGIST
Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
About the Position: You will function as Geologist with the Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Engineering and Construction Division, Civil Design Branch, Geology Section located in Nashville, TN.
Interpret subsurface data developed from the exploration program and prepares or assists in the preparation of reports, graphs, drawings, geologic maps, bedrock surface contour maps and sections.
Prepare geologic logs of bedrock core samples showing such information as composite texture, color, extent of weathering, orientation of bedding and jointing, strength characteristics, presence of fossils, and etc.
Prepare geologic descriptions of samples from soil borings for correlation studies and the development of overburden profiles.
Locate potential sources of concrete aggregates for major construction projects.
Make field inspections and investigations of projects under construction and recommends solutions to geologic problems that may arise.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Education for Geology:
Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in geology, plus 20 additional semester hours 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
Combination of education and experience which includes course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Note: Acceptable experience may have been gained through geological field or laboratory work that provided a means of obtaining professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of geology and closely related sciences, e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, or hydrology. Such work generally must have involved making close observations, taking samples, handling various types of instruments and equipment, assembling geologic data from source materials, and analyzing and reporting findings orally and in writing. In some situations, professional scientific experience in other fields may be accepted in part as professional geological experience. Such experience must have been preceded by appropriate education in geology or by professional geological experience, and must have contributed directly and significantly to the applicant's professional geological competence. To receive credit for geological experience obtained in positions that are not fulltime professional geological positions, the applicant is responsible for indicating clearly the actual time or percentage of time devoted to geologic duties within such positions, and for giving adequate descriptions of the geologic functions.) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, you must have:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes designing and overseeing subsurface investigations and laboratory programs; preparing geologic maps, sections and detailed reports of geologic history for use in the preliminary evaluation of a site for guidance in developing subsequent exploration programs and detailed foundation studies; applying engineering/engineering geology processes and methods of analysis to design solutions to geologic issues; developing scope, schedule and budget for assigned tasks; developing plans and specifications for both navigation and flood risk management projects; reviewing work of lower graded colleagues; utilizing judgment in planning and prioritizing work; devising, recommending and justifying changes; and modifying or revising policies, precedents and techniques. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11)
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address RE-W2SM03 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT-NASHVILLE
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Nashville, TN 37203
- Name: Army Applicant Help Desk