Department of the Navy
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Apr 09, 2024
Apr 17, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Summary You will serve as a INTERDISCIPLINARY HYDROLOGIST/OCEANOGRAPHER in the RIVERINE BRANCH of NAVOCEANO BAY ST LOUIS. This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. Duties You will implement, operate, and maintain the riverine and estuarine model system in both a high performance supercomputing and personal computing environment. You will provide tailor-made riverine environmental analyses and hydrologic prediction products via the Warfighting Support Center department communication suite. You will prepare reports and/or briefs whenever findings are determined to be of significant interest to the groups within NAVOCEANO and other Defense activities and commands. You will maintain and update knowledge of current remote sensing capabilities, environmental quality, bathymetry/hydrology, circulation, physical riverine dynamics, geology, and military operations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a US Citizen. Must be determined suitable for federal employment. Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. This is a bargaining unit position. You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Top Secret SCI security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. MSP/PPP applicants must currently hold the required security clearance. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing. Qualifications In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Experience applying principles of hydrology and hydraulics through a knowledge of physics, numerical techniques, computer science, and river modeling.
Experience performing independent analysis of data sets for the application of sophisticated techniques and mathematical algorithms for simulating surface water hydrology and hydraulics.
Experience setting up, using, and evaluating water basins, rainfall, and stream discharge for use in hydrologic models through a geographical information system (GIS).
Experience running hydrologic models on a UNIX or Windows based computing environment and applying knowledge on how to monitor and maintain a river model in such an environment. Experience taking the output of a hydrological model and presenting the results in a manner that is understandable to the customer that requested the information for aid in the decision-making process.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
General Schedule Qualification Standards ( Hydrology Series 1315 ( Oceanography Series 1360 ( Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Education Applicants must meet the following positive education/experience qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess: Hydrology Series 1315
Basic Requirements:
(A) Degree: physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels.OR
(B) Combination of education and experience course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Evaluation of Experience: Acceptable experience must have included performance of scientific functions related to the study of water resources, based on and requiring a professional knowledge of related sciences and the consistent application of basic scientific principles to the solution of theoretical and practical hydrologic problems. The following is illustrative of acceptable experience: field or laboratory work that would require application of hydrologic theory and related sciences such as geology, geo-chemistry, geophysics, or civil engineering to making observations, taking samples, operating instruments, assembling data from source materials, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings orally and in writing. In some cases, professional scientific experience that is not clearly water resource experience may be acceptable if such experience was preceded by appropriate education in hydrology or by professional hydrology experience. Applicants with related experience in hydrology gained through earlier Federal Government employment might have gained that experience in one or more occupational series. Such series include Soil Conservation, GS-457; Forestry, GS-460; Soil Science, GS-470; Civil Engineering, GS-810; Chemistry, GS-1320; Meteorology, GS-1340; and Geology, GS-1350. Comparable non-Federal experience may be given similar credit.
Oceanography Series 1360
Basic Requirements:
(A) Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering sciences.OR
(B) Combination of education and experience course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.Applicants who qualify on the basis of major study in biology or geology must have had at least 6 semester hours in the major directly concerned with marine science or 6 semester hours in oceanography; applicants who qualify on the basis of other physical sciences or engineering must have had differential and integral calculus and at least 6 semester hours in physics. NOTE: College Transcripts from an accredited University MUST be submitted to show proof the applicant meets ALL education requirements e.g., Basic. FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS/ITEMIZED LIST WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. Additional information This position requires trips of one-week duration or less for purposes of project coordination. This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required. This position requires rotating shift work. May occasionally by subject to minor environmental changes other than the normal office setting and may be required to travel via commercial carrier to attend meetings. Survey travel is not a routine requirement. May voluntarily travel onboard survey platforms. This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under the specific hiring authority addressed in the Summary section of this announcement. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below. 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits 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 You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. In order to qualify for this position . click apply for full job details