The USGS Eastern Energy Resources Science Center (EERSC), in Reston, VA, is soliciting applications from qualified individuals for a Research Geologist to conduct petroleum resource assessments and sedimentary basin research. The incumbent must have experience (1) analyzing sedimentary basins, including the structures that bound and/or deform them, the strata within them, and/or the controls on basin formation; (2) characterizing elements of the petroleum system in sedimentary basins; (3) designing and executing research tasks, particularly pertaining to sedimentary basins and/or the petroleum systems within them; (4) analyzing new and existing data, particularly pertaining to sedimentary basins and/or the petroleum systems within them; and (5) ideally, determining input parameters to complete probabilistic petroleum resource assessments, or at least using mapping techniques to characterize geological parameters in a probabilistic fashion. The incumbent will initially work on long-standing projects focused on the petroleum geology of U.S. Gulf Coast region and Arctic Alaska, although additional work assignments are possible. Both projects engage in characterization of regional petroleum geology framework and periodically conduct probabilistic resource assessments for key formations and areas. The nature of the job will require the incumbent (1) to work directly with geological subsurface data, particularly including well geophysical logs and seismic reflection data, and/or (2) to integrate measurements into a subsurface geologic framework. The incumbent will be working as part of a team, but will be expected to pursue some tasks independently, or as a team leader, to accomplish overall team objectives. Therefore, the incumbent must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, physical scientists, engineers and statisticians. Successful applicants must meet qualifying education requirements. Excellent communication skills and ability to present scientific findings in a clear and concise manner, in both written form and oral presentation, are also required.
Applications for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. Late applications will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you, please speak to someone in the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. For assistance or questions, contact Oluwabukola Alimi at the Office of Human Resources at 303-236-9597 or email@example.com.
Announcement numbers are DEN-2019-0075 - Open to all U.S. Citizens or DEN-2019-0076 - Open to current or former Federal employees. This is a full-time permanent position (Research Geologist, Series GS-1350, Grade GS-12) with a salary range of $81,548 (GS 12 Step 01) to $106,062 (GS 12 Step 10). Merit-based promotion to higher grades may be possible depending upon qualifications and experience. Relocation expenses are not being offered. The closing date for this announcement is April 2, 2019.
U.S. Citizenship is required. USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Merit-based promotion to higher grades may be possible depending upon qualifications and experience.