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Pathways Recent Graduate Cartographer Grad

Company name
U.S Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Salary
$45,972.00 to $106,012.00

Location
Silver Spring, MD

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Open & closing dates

02/13/2018

to

02/26/2018

Salary

$45,972 to $106,012 per year

Pay scale & grade

ZP 2 - 3

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Recent Graduates - Recent Graduate Appointment - Excepted Service

Location

3 vacancies in the following location:

Silver Spring, MD

3 vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Students & recent graduates

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Announcement number

NOS-OCS-2018-0008

Control number

491178200

Duties

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS) in Silver Spring, Maryland with three vacancies.

NOAA is seeking bright, innovate, results-oriented individuals to join the Recent Graduates Program which is an entry level program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from an accredited educational institution. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal interactive training, job assignments and provided a mentor to develop competencies applicable to the target position.

More information on the Pathways Program for recent graduates can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=graduates

PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION: Upon completion of the minimum 1-year career development program, Program participants may, at agency discretion, be non-competitively converted without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment. There is no guarantee for conversion.

To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:

Successfully complete the one year developmental program.

Demonstrate successful job performance.

Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

Complete 40 hours of formal interactive training within developmental period.

Sign a Pathways Programs Participant Agreement upon appointment.

Meet established goals outlined in the Recent Graduate’s Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Recommended by supervisor/manager for conversion to permanent OR term position.

* Applicants will be on a trial period for the duration of the appointment.

* Relocation/Moving expenses will not be authorized.

* Student Loan Repayment will not be authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit.

NOTE:

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Cartographer ZP-1370-2/3 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

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Responsibilities

As a Cartographer, you will perform the following duties:

Maintain national navigational database from which to construct, maintain and distribute National Ocean Service (NOS) nautical products and services for the marine public.

Collaborate and communicate openly and effectively within, outside and across Office of Coast Survey (OCS) organizational boundaries to facilitate the achievement of goals.

Gather and evaluate information to arrive at accurate conclusions; develop effective solutions and make timely, practical, and effective recommendations for process improvements.

Carry out cartographic tasks and projects with minimal guidance.

These duties are described at the Full Performance Level ZP-3, the ZP-2 is developmental leading to such performance.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-2 is equivalent to the GS-07/08/09/10. This position will have promotion potential to the ZP-3. The ZP-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 5% of travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous (2) two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Current students who are within four months of graduation will be considered.

Exception: A veteran due to military service obligation was unable to apply with 2 years of receiving their degree, will have up to (6) six years after degree completion to apply.

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Job family (Series)

1370 Cartography

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

Must be suitable for Federal employment.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)

Must sign a Pathways Programs Participant Agreement.

FOR RECENT GRADUATE ELIGIBILITY: The transcript(s) or official letter from the registrar's office must include the date your degree or certificate was conferred. Applications will not be considered without this documentation. NOTE: Copies of degrees, certificates, and diplomas are not considered acceptable documents to determine Recent Graduate eligibility.

If selected, you must receive your degree and meet all other qualification requirements, including, if applicable, Superior Academic Acheivement defined below, prior to appointment.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:

A. Degree: Cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).

OR

B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

-AND-

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the ZP-2 or GS-07 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicant must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-1 or GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following

Communicating technical and scientific information to internal customers;

Assisting in the production of nautical products in compliance with professional cartographic principles, standards, and procedures; and

Assisting with the application of topographic and hydrographic data sources in order to update nautical chart products.

-OR-

EDUCATION: One full year of graduate-level education in cartography or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

-OR-

Superior Academic Achievement as demonstrated by a bachelor's degree in cartography or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college or university with one of the following.

NOTE It is your responsibility to ensure your application clearly states how you meet one of the provisions below:

A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last 2 full years of undergraduate study;

A GPA of 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale for required courses completed in a major field of study, or those courses completed in a major field of study during the last two years of undergraduate study;

Class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision of the college;

Membership in a national Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies.

-OR-

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of related graduate level education and specialized experience.

To qualify at the ZP-3 or GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicant must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Communicating technical and scientific information to internal customers;

Creating nautical products in compliance with professional cartographic principles, standards, and procedures; and

Monitoring the application of topographic and hydrographic data sources in order to update nautical chart products.

-OR-

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

-OR-

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of related graduate level education and specialized experience.

NOTE: only undergraduate education in excess of two full years is qualifying for a combination of education and experience.

Education

College Transcript: Applicants must submit a copy of their college transcript that lists college courses, course title, and number of credit hours. If you have a future graduation date, you must provide a letter from the school registrars's office that includes the name of the student/applicant, the name of the school, and verification of your anticipated graduation date. The transcripts or letter must indicate that the degree has been conferred. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process, but an official certified copy must be received before you can report to duty.

Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

Additional information

NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume, supporting documents and responses to the online questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you meet eligibility and minimum qualification requirements. Veterans’ preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with CFR, Part 302.

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. For more information on Category Rating, please go to Category Rating

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

Knowledge and application of professional cartographic theories, concepts and principles.

Skill in communicating and collaborating with strategic partners to provide a quality product/priority service to meet their needs.

Ability to identify and analyze problems, test and evaluate solutions, and consider change impact and potential consequences.

Ability to present new ideas and concepts in order to improve current procedures.

Ability to complete specified portions or minor phases of cartographic projects.

NOTE: A Subject Matter Expert (SME) will participate in the evaluation process.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are REQUIRED and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

Education-Please see the following:

To verify Pathways Recent Graduate eligibility requirements: Applicants MUST submit a copy of unofficial transcripts or proof that degree is in progress with anticipated graduation within four months of the closing date of this announcement. (Transcripts must show date degree was conferred, name of the student/applicant and the name of the school. If you have a future graduation date, you must provide a letter from the school that includes the name of the student/applicant, the name of the school, and verification of your anticipated graduation date). The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating. You will be required to submit a copy of your official college transcript if you are selected.

To verify minimum qualification requirements: At the time of application, applicants MUST submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.

NOTE: You are REQUIRED to submit transcripts or proof of enrollment with your application to verify eligibility requirements for this Internship appointment.

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Member 4 DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service or other valid proof of eligibility (i.e., statement of service that shows service dates AND character of service). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998

Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit https://www.archives.gov/veterans

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on Application Status. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at (866) 656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

For instructions on submitting your application in an alternate format, please contact the number listed in this vacancy announcement.

Agency contact information

Elena Cordero

Phone

703-259-9422

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

Elena.Cordero@noaa.gov

Address

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

WFMO Staffing Division

601 E 12th Street

Kansas City, Missouri

United States

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Next steps

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov

and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.” The four points of notification are:

Application Received or Application Incomplete

Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Not Met;

Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

Selected or Not Selected.

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans’ preference, disability, etc.).

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

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Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Website : http://www.noaa.gov

Company Profile
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

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