Geologist
Department Of Energy - Washington, DC

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The U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest. For more information please visit EIA's website at: http://www.eia.gov/

The Office of Energy Statistics conducts a wide range of survey, statistical methods, and integration activities related to: energy consumption and efficiency; electricity; nuclear and renewable energy; oil, gas and coal supply; and petroleum and biofuels. This Office also manages the EIA data collection program and the quality control for weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and quadrennial statistical reports.

A successful candidate in this position will:
  • Perform parts of projects evaluating oil and gas geologic systems and production capabilities.
  • Operate data collection systems and functions pertaining to the geologic structure, composition, and history of earth sites.
  • Research and review more efficient exploration, production, and distribution systems reflective of new and emerging technologies.
  • Document the effects of Government policies and private sector practices on current and future petroleum production and supplies.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation is at your own expense
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES: As a Geologist, you will:
  • Perform projects evaluating oil and gas geologic systems and production capabilities.
  • Collect, compile, and organize data for geologic studies and evaluate production capabilities of different areas.
  • Operate data collection systems and functions pertaining to the geologic structure, composition, and history of earth sites and document the effects of Government policies and private sector practices on current and future petroleum and natural gas production and supplies.
  • Research and review more efficient exploration, production and distribution systems reflective of new and emerging technologies, consistent with sound economic and environmental practices and established principles of geology.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience analyzing oil or natural gas reserves and production data; evaluating new and emerging technologies and operating data collection systems.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Knowledge of standard methods and techniques used in geologic studies to recommend those suitable for producing explicit findings and perceptive evaluations.
  • Knowledge Skill in applying and adapting standard approaches to gather, analyze and evaluate information concerning complex energy sources, production, and distribution operations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, information sources and project team members.
  • Skill in articulating complex issues.
  • You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

    Degree: 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

    OR

    Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Veterans Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

    To preview questions please click here .

    BENEFITS: The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
    • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
    • Retirement program
    • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
    • Flexible work schedules and telework
    • Training and education opportunities
    • Transit benefit
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
    • Health and wellness programs
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Worklife4You Resource
    For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page .

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
    • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register .

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