Interdisciplinary, GS-0110/0880/0881/1301/1350-12/13


Vacancy ID: 844876   Announcement Number: OS-CW-13-MM844876 (DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 338062800

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 844876
1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary, GS-0110/0880/0881/1301/1350-12/13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If this is a vacancy that awards Indian Preference (as stated in the vacancy announcement), please answer this question.

Are you eligible for Indian Preference?  If "Yes", you must fax your BIA-4432 Form before the closing date of the announcement (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) following the instructions in the vacancy announcement to receive preference.  No other form of Indian preference will be accepted.


8. Other Information

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information


19. Job Preference

How do you wish to be considered for this position?

You will automatically be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.  In addition, you may also be eligible for consideration under other recruitment options.  You may select more than one option of consideration, if applicable.   Please select the appropriate option(s).

Please thoroughly read through the vacancy announcement and the "How to Apply" tab of the announcement for further information regarding required documents for each type of consideration. 

If the required documentation is not received by the closing date of the announcement, you may be found ineligible for the position and will be removed from further review.   A resume is required for ALL consideration options
1 ANY U.S. CITIZEN (Competitive Examining, Veteran's Preference applies) - All U.S. citizen’s with no prior Federal service OR those with Federal status as defined above but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (Note: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Mineral Economist
002 Mining Engineering
003 Petroleum Engineer
004 Physical Scientist
005 Geologist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


081435059 Lakewood, CO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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The collected information will help us to better understand the applicant pool for Federal jobs. The nature of the information received is confidential. This information will be maintained under conditions that ensure only summary data for all applicants are reported and that no individual applicant's data is provided to selecting officials. This information becomes part of a Privacy Act System of Records as identified in 5 CFR 552a, and any disclosure of this record or information contained in this record is in accordance with routine uses found in OPM/GOVT-7, Applicant Race, Sex, National Origin, and Disability Status Records.

The categories below provide descriptions of ethnicity, race and disability. Select the category(s) with which you identify yourself.

Category 01 and 02, "Ethnicity", check only one; category 03 through 07, "Race", check all that apply; category 08-10, "Disability Status" select one; category 12-20 "Targeted Disabilities", in the case of multiple impairments, choose the code which describes the impairment that would result in the most substantial limitation; category 11 applies to Schedule A appointment eligibility.


01 01 - Hispanic or Latino
02 02 - Not Hispanic or Latino
03 03 - White
04 04 - Black or African American
05 05 - Asian
06 06 - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
07 07 - American Indian or Alaska Native
08 08 - No Disability
09 09 - I do not wish to Identify my Disability
10 10 - Disability
11 11 - I am on or eligible for a Schedule A appointment (See "How to Apply" in the Vacancy Announcement for eligibility details)
12 12 - Deafness
13 13 - Blindness
14 14 - Missing Limbs
15 15 - Partial Paralysis
16 16 - Total Paralysis
17 17 - Convulsive Disorder
18 18 - Mental Retardation
19 19 - Mental Illness
20 20 - Distortion of Limb or Spine

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.
B. No

2. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position.

A. I have a degree in professional engineering and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Petroleum Engineer 0881 series.
B. I have a degree in professional engineering and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Mining Engineer 0880 series.
C. I have a degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Industry Economist 0110 series.
D. I have a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Physical Scientist 1301 series.
E. I have a degree in geology from an accredited college or university 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 that qualifies me for the Geologist 1350 series.
F. I have a qualifying combination of education and experience that fully meets the definition under paragraph B of the Basic Educational Requirements.
G. I do not meet the education requirements for this series; however, I meet the basic education requirements of this position through another series.
H. None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled? Specialized experience is defined as: applying valuation techniques and economic analysis methodologies to gather, interpret and synthesize data to determine the mineral potential of Indian and non-Indian land in support of appraisals.

A. Yes
B. No

4. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled? Specialized experience is defined as: applying valuation techniques and economic analysis methodologies to gather, interpret and synthesize data to determine the mineral potential of Indian and non-Indian land in support of appraisals and taking the data and writing defensible technical papers reports, and/or materials for the purposes of briefings, meetings and/or conferences.

A. Yes
B. No

Analytical ability to perform mineral economic evaluations, market analyses and valuation analyses.
Instructions: for the tasks listed below, please select the answer that best matches your experience.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

5. Gather geologic data for an area to determine the mineral resource potential of lands.

6. Gather geographic information systems data for an area (topographic, hydrologic, geologic, infrastructure, etc.) which will be used to aid in the analysis of the mineral potential of lands.

7. Interpret geologic data and maps to identify potential mineralized areas.

8. Assemble geographic information systems data to produce maps of an area.

9. Utilize and interpret geographic information systems to aid in the analysis of the mineral potential of lands.

10. Estimate mineral resources and reserves for an area/deposit.

11. Synthesize geologic data to determine the mineral potential of lands.

12. Serve as senior technical expert on geologic projects to lower graded staff.

13. Review the technical geologic work of others to ensure that technical procedures are followed.

14. Evaluate bids and contractors for technical geology-related contracts for contract selection.

15. Monitor contractor's technical performance on geologic-related contracts.

16. Collect economic data from a variety of sources to assist in the determination of the economic climate of an area for potential mineral development.

17. Collect data on markets for fuel or non-fuel commodities to assist in the determination of the potential marketability of commodities within an area.

18. Analyze economic data to determine the economic feasibility of a fuel or non-fuel deposit.

19. Analyze market data to arrive at defensible opinions of the markets for fuel or non-fuel commodities.

20. Research, interpret, and report on laws, regulations, agency policy manuals or directives concerning the extraction of natural resources (for example, the 1872 Mining Law, Mineral Materials Act of 1955, or agency policy manuals or directives).

21. Apply sophisticated valuation techniques (such as discounted cash-flow-rate-of-return or Monte Carlo analysis) to arrive at an opinion of the value of a fuel or non-fuel deposit.

22. Serve as senior economic expert on projects costing out and/or valuing mineral properties.

23. Serve as senior economic expert on projects costing out and/or valuing mineral properties.

24. Review the costing and/or mineral property valuation work performed by others to ensure that appropriate professional standards have been met.

25. Analyzing oil and gas solid minerals, and geothermal deposits.

26. Utilizing a geographic information system to determine the mineral potential of lands.

27. Interpreting laws and regulations concerning the extraction of natural resources.

28. Analyzing drilling competition, and production enhancements.

29. Reviewing marketing contracts.

30. Determining equitable royalties, rentals and other revenues accruing to the federal and Indian lessor.

31. Determining fair market value of oil, gas, solid minerals.

Oral Communication
Instructions: for the tasks listed below, please select the answer that best matches your experience.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

32. Explain minerals related information orally to inform or educate co-workers.

33. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.

34. Initiate contact with individuals outside the organization to obtain or disseminate minerals related information.

35. Communicate technical information verbally to peers and supervisors to solve day-to-day problems.

Written Communication
Instructions: for the tasks listed below, please select the answer that best matches your experience.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

36. Tailor communications to correspond with the reader's level of understanding of geologic and mineral economic topics.

37. Write defensible draft technical papers or reports specific to geologic and mineral economic topics.

38. Write defensible mineral reports combining geologic and economic concepts.

39. Develop minerals related materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.

40. Writing and preparing reports, and written comments on a variety of legislative, regulatory, legal, and other motions regarding product valuation.

41. Explaining minerals related information to inform or educate co-workers.

42. Making presentations to management.

43. Advising and recommending solutions to difficult problems related to mineral management.

Please indicate your pay plan, highest grade held, and dates held below (e.g. GS-13; 08/15/11-08/15/12). If you have never been a federal employee, please type "N/A".