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U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SUPPLEMENT NUMBER: DD8043
DENVER AREA OFFICE OPEN PERIOD: 3/10/92
REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST
GS-1301-11/12 Physical Scientist
OR GS-401-11/12 Biologist
OR GS-150-11/12 Geographer
($32,423/$38,861 per annum).
Position may be filled at either grade level.
DUTY LOCATION: National Park Service, Lakewood, Colorado
WHO MAY APPLY: All citizens of the United States. No previous Federal
experience is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: One to five nights per month of travel is required.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The specialist performs the scientific and technical
functions associated with a servicewide program which identifies, researches,
develops, and tests technologies and techniques to provide new or enhance
existing capabilities for theme development (e.g. remote sensing, image
processing, sensor systems, etc.), geographic information systems (GIS) data
base development (e.g. data conversion, data processing, etc.), and GIS
analyses (e.g. applications, modeling, expert systems, and artificial
intelligence), identifies or aids in identifying software/hardware/sensor
tools for theme development and performs or aids in the testing and validation
of their capability; develops and implements procedures to oversee, evaluate,
and enforce compliance with policy, guidelines, standards and the agency
handbook that pertain to GIS and remote sensing data technologies, techniques
and procedures; provides information and guidance related to the scientific, technical and operational aspects of remote sensing, image processing,
photointerpretation, data needs, data sources, data acquisition, theme
development, GIS data processing, data conversion, data base development,
technique development, applications and related functions; provides technical
suggestions for the design, specifications, and acquisition of new remote
sensing software systems; develops, tests, validates and documents guidelines
and procedures for field work; and presents project results through briefing
sessions or written reports.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Basic requirements, 1 year of specialized
experience and additional requirements as described below:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Available on request (They vary based on the
classification series under which you are applying).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience in or directly
related to the work of this position which has equipped the applicant with the
knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this
position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent
in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: At the GS-11 level, three full years
of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral
degree in directly related fields may be substituted for the required
specialized experience. Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge,
skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position.
(Eighteen semester hours or 27 quarter hours or the number of credit hours
the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study
is considered to be equal to 1 full year of graduate education.)
Education may not be substituted for the required year of specialized
experience for GS-12.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be evaluated on the extent to
which they possess the following requirements:
- Knowledge of the theories, principles, and applications of remote
sensing, digital image processing and GIS technologies. (Mandatory)
- Knowledge of the theories, principles and applications of the
physical, biological and/or geographical sciences as related to the
application of remote sensing, image processing and GIS technologies
for the production of GIS data bases.
- Knowledge of the equipment and software applied to digital image
processing, GIS applications and data acquisition, analysis,
refinement and display including UNIX-based systems. (Desirable)
- Ability to devise new concepts, approaches, techniques or procedures
in synthesizing the remote sensing, GIS and natural social sciences
fields for: (1) producing accurate, cost-effective and usable data
bases and (2) developing new policies, standards and guidelines on
geographic data technologies.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
BASIS OF RATING: Applicants will be rated on the basis of education and
experience appropriate to this position. Only education or experience
acquired by the filing deadline will be considered. Applicants should address
in writing how their background has equipped them with the additional
requirements identified for this position.
LENGTH OF ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applications accepted under this notice will be
placed on the OPM Denver Area Office register for a period of 1 year.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit an Application for Federal Employment (SF-171) and a
written statement regarding your possession of the additional requirements to
the address below. Be sure to write "DD8043" in item #1 on the form. Please
submit a college transcript or complete a List of College Courses and
Certificate of Scholastic Achievement (OPM Form 1170/17). If you are claiming
10-point veterans' preference, submit a Standard Form 15 and the required
proof of entitlement. Forms may be obtained by writing the Office of Personnel
Management at the address listed below or by calling (303) 969-7055 and leaving
a message. For further information, you may also contact Ella Drummond of the
National Park Service on (202) 208-4165.
MAIL TO: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Denver Area Office
P.O. Box 25167
Denver CO 80225
Applications or requests for forms must be received or postmarked by April 10,
1992. If you request forms late in the open period, you will be authorized
a short period of extra time to file a "late" application. However, complete
applications received or postmarked by the closing date will receive first
consideration. Authorized "late" applications will only be considered on
an as-needed basis in the order of the date received. It is, therefore, to
your advantage to file a complete application as early as possible.
Submission of incomplete applications will delay processing of your application
and may result in loss of consideration.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
LIST A - FORMS REQUEST: Contact the Federal Job Information Center:
By Calling: 303-969-7055
All requests left on this line are answered the next work day.
By Writing: U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
DENVER AREA OFFICE
P.O. Box 25167
Denver, CO 80225
By Visiting: 12345 W. Alameda Parkway,
Room 207, Lakewood, Colorado
Hours: 9:00 am to 3:45 pm.
Please include in your request:
Job Title and Grade
10-point Veterans Preference (yes/no)
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