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Susan Stitt-6
GEOGRAPHER (GIS) or BIOLOGIST (GIS)
GS- 9/11  04/27/92 - 05/15/92 LAKEWOOD CO    1 vacancy
Control Number: DD1027
Remarks:  This position is interdisciplinary and may be filled by a
          geographer (GIS) or biologist (GIS).
          Six to ten nights per month of travel is required.
          Forms required:  SF-171, 1170/17 or College Transcript

Office of Personnel Management     Supplement Number: DD1027
Denver Area Office
Open Period: 04/27/92 through 05/15/92

Supplement to the Federal Job Opportunities List

Interdisciplinary Geographer  (Geographic Information Systems), Biologist
     (Geographic Information Systems), GS-150/401-9/11  ($26,798/$32,423 per
     annum).  This position is interdisciplinary and may be filled by one of
     the listed disciplines.  

Duty Location:  National Park Service, Lakewood, Colorado
Who May Apply:  All citizens of the United States.  No previous Federal
                experience is required.
Working Conditions:  Six to ten nights per month of travel is required.

Description of Duties:  The incumbent aids senior staff in performing 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), GIS data base
development (e.g. data conversion, data processing), and GIS analyses
(e.g. applications, modeling, expert systems, artificial intelligence);
assists in conducting the operational assessment of newly developed tools and
writes documentation of those tools which are considered successful for
inclusion in the agency "Handbook"; provides scientific and technical
information for the development of policy, guidelines and standards on
geographic data technologies; participates in developing procedures to
oversee evaluate, validate and enforce compliance, with policy, guidelines, and
standards that pertain to geographic data technologies, techniques and
procedures; assists in providing 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 on a servicewide
basis; presents project results through briefing sessions or written
reports; demonstrates to interested individuals and groups both in and outside
the government the software and hardware capabilities of the Geographic Data
Technologies Branch, and current or past project work; and aids in conducting
theme development, data base development and a variety of applications for a
servicewide program.

Qualification Requirements:  Basic requirements, one year of specialized
experience, and the additional requirements as described below:

Basic Requirements for Geographer:

A.  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited
    college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in
    geography; or related physical or social science such as geology,
    meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political
    sciences, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or
    planning, which includes at least 24 semester hours in geography or
    related fields.

    OR

B.  Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in
    geography, or a related field which includes at least 24 semester hours in
    geography or related fields, as shown in A above, plus appropriate
    experience or additional education for a total of four years.  This
    education/experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the
    knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of this
    position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the
    successful completion of a full 4-year course of study as described in
    "A" above.

Basic Requirements for Biologist:

A.  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited
    college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in
    biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry,
    or related disciplines appropriate to this position.

    OR

B.  Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major as
    shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education for
    a total of four years.  This education/experience must demonstrate that the
    applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to
    perform the work of this position and is comparable to that normally
    acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of
    study as described in "A" above.

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 Federal service.

Substitution of Education For Experience:  At the GS-9 level, two full academic
years or progressively higher level graduate education or a master's degree or
equivalent graduate degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the
required specialized 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.)

Additional Requirements:  Applicants will be evaluated on the extent to which
they possess the following requirements:

  -  Knowledge of the theories, principles and applications of the biological
     and/or geographical sciences as related to the application of GIS,
     remote sensing and image processing technologies for the production of
     GIS data bases.   (Mandatory)

  -  Ability to devise new concepts, approaches, techniques or procedures in
     synthesizing the GIS, remote sensing and natural/social sciences fields for
     producing accurate, cost effective and usable data bases.  (Desirable)

  -  Ability to devise new concepts, approaches, techniques or procedures in
     synthesizing the GIS, remote sensing and natural/social sciences fields for
     developing new policies, standards and guidelines on geographic data
     technologies.  (Desirable)

  -  Knowledge of the equipment and software applied to GIS applications; data
     acquisition analysis, refinement and display and image processing,
     including UNIX-based systems.  (Desirable)

  -  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:  Applications accepted under this notice will be
considered only for the vacancy described above.  Applications will be
retained for 90 days after the selection is made and then destroyed.

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.  To receive optimum consideration for this position, you
should submit a narrative statement addressing the additional requirements
listed above.  Be sure to write "DD1027" 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) 208-5574.

Mail To:  U.S. Office of Personnel Management
          Denver Area Office
          P.O. Box 25167
          Denver, CO 80225

Filing Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked no later than May 15, 1992.  
If you request forms later 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.


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:  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
     Control Number
     10-point Veterans Preference: Yes or No
     Your Name and Address