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Geographer (Mobile Solution Specialist),Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,06-05-2019,USA Gov

2019-06-05 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    06/05/2019 to 06/11/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9

  • Salary

    $53,361 to $73,013 per year

  • Appointment type

    Recent Graduates

  • Work schedule



2 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Fort Collins, CO 1 vacancy
  • Raleigh, NC 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency

Recent graduate who has, within the previous two years, completed a qualifying Associate's, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, professional, vocational or technical degree or certificate program. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation have up to six years after degree completion to apply.

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  • Duties


    In this position you will participate in a complex geographic mobile data collection program that includes both in-house developed applications and commercially off the shelf applications. You will also ensure end users have proper training on geographic mobile applications to include writing users manuals and delivering training, as well as, performing activities involving data creation and data management for national and international datasets supporting domestic plant pest programs.

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    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Provides advice and guidance relative to planning, collection, evaluation, coordination, analysis, interpolation, and correlation of geographic data applications for plant protection programs.
    • Applies best practices principles to the full range of geographic mobile applications to include meeting with customers to analyze and define customer needs and assess the most effective solution.
    • Serves as the focal point for providing geographic mobile technologies support to both Field Operations and works directly with all management levels within the program.
    • Prepare and recommend alternative solutions and designs to meet mobile geospatial data collection product needs for Field Operations HUB activities.
    • Assists with the development of IT-related applications that interface with geographic mobile data collection tools and data storage, such as SharePoint and IPHIS.
    • Assists the GIS team in producing cartographic products that enhance the capability to determine the extent of new or emerging plant pests.
    • Provides mobile technology customer service to internal Plant Protection customers, as well as external cooperators, to include installation, use, and troubleshooting of mobile devices.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The incumbent travels 20% of the time, both domestically and internationally.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0150 Geography

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535591600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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