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Cartographer

Company name
Us National Park Service

Location
Lakewood, CO
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Cartographer

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Lakewood

Colorado

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Summary

This position is located in Intermountain-Denver Regional Office, in the Facilities Division.

This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 40 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 40 applicants, or 06/22/2018 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 40 applicant limit.

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Responsibilities

This position serves as the Chief Cartographer in the National Park Service's (NPS) Intermountain Region Land Resources Program Center located in Lakewood, Colorado. We are looking for someone with experience in the interconnected disciplines of cartography, land surveying, geography, aerial photography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Computer Aided Design (CAD). The Cartographer is primarily responsible for coordinating and providing all cartographic products and land status mapping needed by the 84 National Parks in eight states served by the realty program. The position requires advanced knowledge and skills in mapping; surveying; and relevant mathematics and statistics, as needed to research, plan, design, develop, construct, evaluate and modify mapping products and technology; as well as knowledge of legal land records, land description interpretation and federal land acquisition laws and policies in order to maintain accurate NPS cadastral geospatial data.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

#### Job family (Series)

1370 Cartography

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Requirements

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required.

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.

If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 3 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis.

Qualifications

OPM's Basic Requirements for Cartographer, GS-1370 (IOR - Individual Occupational Requirements):

Since this is a positive education series - copies of ALL TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED. If selected, official transcripts will be required before entry on duty.

Must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university resulting in a bachelor's or higher degree 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. 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

Must have an equivalent combination of 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting at least one of the basic requirements you must also possess the following qualification standard for specialized experience or you will be considered not qualified and will not receive further consideration.

Specialized Experience

: At least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience for this position includes: serving as a technical authority on all aspects of cartography; managing mapping priorities in support of a land acquisition program; applying state of the art professional mapping and land survey technology along with related sciences, such as mathematics, land surveying, statistics, and the respective state of the art software and data bases (GIS, CAD, ArcGIS and Autodesk) to plan, design, research, develop, construct, evaluate and modify mapping products and technology; independently creating, managing and prioritizing permanent digital cartographic maps, geospatial data and land ownership information to support agency geographic information systems and hardcopy map generation for multiples staff units within a multistate region; and consulting with various stakeholders such as Federal, State and local governments, nonprofit conservation organizations, vendors and private individuals with respect to geospatial information. (You must support this in your resume.)

Volunteer Experience:

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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.

Education

You must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

Physical Demands:

The position performs mostly sedentary duties in an office setting. The work requires sitting or standing for prolonged periods, and lifting, placing and retrieving maps and media from large file cabinets. The work also requires long periods of concentration and sitting in one position at a drafting or digitizing table or computer monitors. Occasionally, the incumbent will be required to perform field inspections in undeveloped remote areas.

Working Conditions:

Work is usually in an office setting, but occasional travel is necessary to conduct field investigations that require walking through woods, brush, marshes and uneven terrain. Travel is usually by personal, government, or commercial vehicle or by commercial airline, but may also include boat, swamp buggy, helicopter, etc. A current valid state issued vehicle driver license is required.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion

procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion

procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Required Documents

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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on .

Resume

which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.

A complete Occupational Questionnaire

Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation

such as:

Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.

Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)

Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.

Other Supporting Documents

, if applicable, such as:

Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards:

Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process.

If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.

College transcripts are REQUIRED.

Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.

Do not submit photographs with your application package.

Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not submit/upload Adobe portfolio documents.

Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agencies' staffing offices.

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

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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

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How to Apply

To apply for this position:

You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/22/2018.

* WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.

Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.

Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting Start Application.

Click here for USAJobs Help with How to create an application

To PREVIEW

the application questionnaire, select the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10233113

Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.

Select documents you want included in this application.

Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.

Select if you want to include your demographic information.

After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select Continue to Agency Site.

Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.

Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.

Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.

Review and Submit Application.

While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting next to the job title for this position.

You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.

To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select next to the job title for this position. Select Update Application

for this job.

Note:

When you click Update Application

, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

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Agency contact information

Rebecca Snavley

Phone

(303) 969-2630

Email

rebeccasnavley@nps.gov

Address

Intermountain-Denver Regional Office

12795 W Alameda Blvd

Lakewood, CO

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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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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

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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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 or how to contact an agency.

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502085900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates:

06/12/2018 to 06/22/2018

Salary:

$79,799 to $103,739 per year

Pay scale & grade:

GS 12

Work schedule:

Full-Time

Appointment type:

Permanent

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