Geologist

Bureau of Land Management

Baker City or Vale, Oregon

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $59,966 to $72,533 DOE

Vale District is hiring two GS 9-11 Geologists in Baker City or Vale, Ore. Moving expenses may be paid. Apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/789501000 by Friday, May 24.

This position has responsibility for performing work that involves the knowledge and application of the principles of geology and is responsible for planning, initiating, directing, and executing the minerals program activities, including sales, permits and leases, to assure the orderly development and conservation of mineral materials, locatable and leasable minerals on public lands, and all the minerals on acquired lands. The geologist reviews industry operating plans for exploration, development, and extraction of minerals.

The incumbent participates in or leads interdisciplinary team projects for minerals related actions, such as the development of environmental documents for the purpose of evaluating applications for free use permits, material sales, oil and gas leasing, geothermal resource leasing, exploration and development drilling, and mining plans of operation.

The geologist prepares mineral reports on the salable and locatable mineral potential, based on field exams and literature searches and provides technical expertise in formulating surface protection stipulations, standards, and mitigating measures to reduce the adverse impacts of surface disturbing activities. Ensures on the ground compliance with these measures and prepares appropriate reports (e.g., inspection reports, surface use reports, mineral potential reports, etc.).

The geologist reviews mining, prospecting and drilling plans for adequacy under Bureau standards. The employee processes applications for mining law, mineral materials, oil and gas, and non-energy mineral management. Investigates lands and mineral deposits involved, prepares reports leading to the issuance of permits and leases. Prepares letters of approval for plan of operations and notices with adequate provisions to protect the environment, prevent mineral waste, and reclaim disturbed lands.

Qualifications / Experience Level Required:

A. Degree: Successfully completed a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university 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 submit copies of your transcripts.
OR
B: A combination of education and experience, that includes course work as shown in A above [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.] PLUS, appropriate experience or additional education related to this position. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in one of the fields stated in A above. This combination must be sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of a professional Geologist. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts.

*AND*

GS-09:
Education: Have a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in the basic education requirements. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.
OR
Combination: Have a combination of education and experience as described above that, when converted to percentages, equal at least 100% of the total requirement. To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed in A above. Then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience, comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) assisting with geological investigations to include data analyses, monitoring, scheduling, or project funding preparation; (2) applying standard geologic or geochemical techniques to acquire data and samples; (3) interpreting geological and geophysical data in order to evaluate geologic-related projects; (4) communicating technical information to others by developing print publications or giving oral presentations.

GS-11:
Education: Have 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in the basic education requirements. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.
OR
Combination: Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed in A above. Then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of the first two years (36 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience, comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) conducting geological investigations to include data analyses, monitoring, scheduling, or project funding preparation; (2) analyzing validity of geological procedures to correct errors and/or improve results; (3) reviewing geological procedures for compliance with safe operating procedures and statutory or regulatory requirements; (4) preparing geological reports or related studies to present to others orally or in writing.

Housing: No

Contact:

Alison Robinson

541-473-6323

Apply for This Position: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/789501000

Application Closes: 05/24/24

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