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Student Trainee (Physical Science) GS-1399-07 (CI-SH) Duties : Serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of physical science. Performing a limited range of analytical functions pertaining to mineral economics and economic geology, including data analysis and literature research, to verify and validate existing and new data sources for use in reports and publications. Assisting staff in preparing and reviewing reports and chapters for inclusion into the Minerals Yearbook and other reports. Preparing data for formatting and use in databases and/or Geographic Information System (GIS) for additional analysis or mapping work. Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese or Vietnamese languages is desirable but not mandatory at the entry level. The nature of this work at the higher grade levels will require the selectee to have the ability to communicate in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese or Vietnamese languages in order to read and interpret mineral commodity data for the assigned geographic areas. While this is not a mandatory requirement upon entry into this position, it will be mandatory if the position is converted to a permanent position once the internship is complete. Proof of proficiency in one or more of the languages identified above will be required. Other conversion eligibility requirements must also be met.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : Must be graduate level students working towards a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics to gain practical experience in mineral commodities.
Must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for the Student Trainee (Physical Science) at all grade levels: A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR B. Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in "A" above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
GS-07: In addition to the Basic Education required above, all applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-07 level: A. One year of appropriate specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: applying knowledge of geology and mineral economics principles, concepts, and methods to energy, mineral and environmental studies and investigations; utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify and gather economic and statistical information on mineral resources; summarizing technical data on mineral production, consumption, and trade;
B. Successful completion of one year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or the equivalent) in physical science or other directly related field of study if it provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled;
C. Superior Academic Achievement based on undergraduate study (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT); OR
D. Equivalent combination of successfully completed graduate level education, and professional experience, as described above (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE). The ability to communicate in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese or Vietnamese languages is desirable.
Deadline : 03/15/2018.
Announcement number PATH-2018-0088 Send transcript.
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