PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER "HOW TO APPLY" BEFORE YOU BEGIN.
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED .
NOTE: This vacancy is also currently advertised under the following announcements:
Persons wishing to be considered for all announcements must submit separate and complete application packages for each announcement number applied.
- Merit Promotion (applicants with status as current or former federal employees or applicants eligible under special hiring authority) Vacancy #UK724381-KY-DD at the GS-7.
- All Sources (all citizens with or with out status and ALSO applicants with status as a current or former federal employees or applicants eligible under special hiring authority) Vacancy #UK724431-KY-DD at the GS-9 .
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is looking for dedicated and talented individuals to assist in its mission of partnering with the American farmers and ranchers to attain an economically and environmentally sound future for American agriculture. FSA supports America's farmers and ranchers as they face the uncertainties of weather and market conditions. FSA delivers commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, and emergency assistance programs that help improve the stability and strength of the agricultural economy.
FSA is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public.
FSA's diverse culture and benefits allow for a healthy balance between your career and home life. In addition to a generous salary, FSA offers a friendly and professional working environment with a diverse workforce, flexible hours/work schedules, and other family-friendly benefits such as: paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
Registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
Meet education and/or experience requirements.
May be used to fill more than one vacancy.
Complete the Occupational Questionnaire/Submit resume/supporting documents.
This position is assigned to the FSA KENTUCKY STATE OFFICE, Farm Program Branch , located in Lexington, in Fayette County, Kentucky.
Works directly with higher graded Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialists to:
Major Responsibilities Include:
Provide consultative guidance in one or more GIS areas such as geo-database analysis and design, spatial data and/or technology integration, remote sensing applications, network and route analysis, modeling, web mapping applications, and/or other geographic information specialties.
Performing data capture and analysis and monitoring GIS quality control mechanisms and security measures throughout the state.
Providing assistance defining system and user requirements and determining implementation and training needs.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by Monday, August 27, 2012 .
You may start at the GS-7 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
SUPERIOR ACEDEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: A bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university with either: 1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; 2) a 3.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale for required courses completed in a major field of study during the last two years of undergraduate study; 3) class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision of the college; 4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies; OR
One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that demonstrates knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, and methods of fact-finding, analysis, and problem solving techniques sufficient to gather and analyze factual data; interpret and apply regulations and policies to perform developmental or less complex Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assignments. In addition, experience demonstrates the ability to assist in reviewing administrative and/or program operations; OR
One full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., with a major in computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, geography, cartography or another field related to the position; OR
A combination of graduate education and experience as listed above.
College Transcript: Submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume.
You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. Please refer to the "How to Apply, Alternative Methods for Submitting Your Application Materials" section, for instructions on submitting the transcript.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application materials to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic requirements on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire is used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. The questions are related to the fundamental competencies, such as customer service, decision making, flexibility, interpersonal skills, learning, oral communication, planning and evaluating, self management, teamwork, and writing required for the job for which you are applying.
Note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education OR that your application is incomplete may result in receipt of a lower or ineligible rating.
For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens - If you meet the qualification requirements based on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position and your responses to the automated scoring system, your application will be placed in one of the three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified . Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Permanent employees are eligible to elect life and health insurance coverage and will be covered by a Retirement System. Employees will earn annual and sick leave. For additional information on benefits, click here .
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (at least "fully successful" or equivalent), and proof of eligibility, i.e., a RIF separation notice or Certification of Expected Separation, and SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if achieving a rating of 80 or above excluding veteran's preference points.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/ .
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