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Benefits - USGS

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides leadership on Federal pay, leave, and benefits policies and programs. The OPM maintains pay tables for General Schedule employees, manages the Federal Wage System, and provides regulations and policies on other pay and leave authorities.The USGS is responsible for complying with the law and regulations and following OPM's guidance.

Actived: Wednesday May 5, 2021

Detail: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/benefits

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist/Manager, GS-0018

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Definitions: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience is experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.Examples of qualifying specialized experience may include: Managing safety or occupational health program elements.

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Direct Hire Authorities - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) DOI-Specific Direct Hire Authorities | Government-wide Direct Hire Authorities. General Information. A Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) is a hiring authority that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) can grant to Federal agencies for filling vacancies in specific occupations, grade levels, and locations when it can be proven that there is a critical hiring need or a severe shortage of candidates.

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Fact Sheet Part-Time Employment - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) LimitationsPart-time employment is considered to be regularly scheduled work from 16 to 32 hours per week (or between 32 and 64 hours per pay period in the case of a flexible or compressed work schedule). These hour limitations apply to employees serving on permanent appointments, i.e., appointments without time limits. This includes career and career-conditional appointments

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Employment and Information Center - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we ...

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New Hire Pay and Benefits Information - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) This new hire pay and benefits fact sheet is provided as a summary of information of each of the benefits that you are eligible to enroll in. It is highly recommended that you attend a new hire benefits webinar session to receive thorough guidance on these benefits from a USGS Benefits Team member. This information applies to employees appointed on a permanent or a

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Special Hiring Authorities Available for the Appointment ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The VA may pay for some of the formal training based on the individual’s rehabilitation plan. The agency is responsible for providing on the job training and for expenses associated with any training they require the individual to complete. While enrolled in the VA program, the veteran is not a Federal employee but is a beneficiary of the VA.

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Employment Opportunities - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Applied Wildlife Health Research and Wildlife Epidemiology and Emerging Diseases Branches at the U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey – National Wildlife Health Center, invites applications from students for a non-paid internship in wildlife research or epidemiology. We do not treat sick or injured wildlife.

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Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program | Coverage after separation or no longer eligible FEHB Modification for Certain Temporary and other Employees | Affordable Care Act | Medicare | Tricare (Military). Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program

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Nationwide Standard Position Descriptions - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Please select a PD from the list below. All Nationwide Standard Position Descriptions include an appropriate OF-8 Position Description Cover Sheet for your convenience.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Position Classification ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Safety: Responsible for the on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised and initiates efforts conforming to established local and bureau safety programs to satisfy the responsibility. Labor-Management Relations: Responsible for being knowledgeable about management’s role and responsibilities in labor-management relations. 5.

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Human Resources Specialist (Staffing/Classification), GS-0201

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Definitions: EXPERIENCE: One year of work experience is twelve months working full-time (at least 35-40 hours per week).Part-time experience can be pro-rated (i.e., a year at 20 hours per week is credited as 6 months of experience). If your position consisted of mixed duties, experience credit is given for the percentage of time that you spent on qualifying duties (i.e., if you held a position ...

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A-Z List - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Injury (On-the-Job) Insurance Benefits Insurance Dental Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Vision Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Resources Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program Guidance Intern Program (Pathways) Interns: Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities-WRP

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Environmental Health Program - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Attribution: Water Resources, Ecosystems, National Water Quality Program, Environmental Health Program Date published: September 11, 2020 Bioaccumulation of Mercury in Fish Varied by Species and Location in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—Summary of Existing Data and a …

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Where can I find information on employment with the USGS?

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a Federal science agency in the U.S. Department of the Interior that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant,

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Desalination - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 06, 2019  · No, don't take us literally! Humans cannot drink saline water. But, saline water can be made into freshwater, which is the purpose of this portable, inflatable solar still (it even wraps up into a tiny package).The process is called desalination, and it is being used more and more around the world to provide people with needed freshwater.

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445-2-H, Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements

Posted: (0 seconds ago) M. Require integration of occupational safety and health practices into the job through the use of job hazard analyses. (Reference SM 445-2-H.15, Job Hazard Analyses.) N. Ensure that annual self-conducted inspections of all local facilities are performed in accordance with 29 CFR 1960.25(c) and documented within the DOI IAS. Review inspection ...

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Thierry M Work - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dr. Thierry M Work is currently the project leader for the National Wildlife Health Center Honolulu Field Station where he leads a team that provides support to safeguard wildlife and ecosystem health through research and technical assistance to federal, state, and international partners.

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Human Resources Contacts - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Human Resources staff serving employees in the DIRECTOR and ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR'S OFFICES ...

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What is hydraulic fracturing? - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Hydraulic fracturing, informally referred to as “fracking,” is an oil and gas well development process that typically involves injecting water, sand, and chemicals under high pressure into a bedrock formation via the well. This process is intended to create new fractures in the rock as well as increase the size, extent, and connectivity of existing fractures.

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Careers | USGS Astrogeology Science Center

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Current Openings. The Astrogeology Science Center is seeking a Management Analyst. Specific duties for the position include the following: Enters data (or leads support staff data entry) from employee updates, on hours spent on assignments and estimates for subtask completion.

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Stewardship - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Data Steward Roles and Responsibilities Data stewardship is primarily the job of the professionals who create and maintain data. Although they have significant support roles to play, stewardship cannot simply be delegated to the IT or GIS shops.For example, for spatially-enabled data, the GIS person may be responsible for maintaining the data but the decision on what

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What is methane and why is it a safety concern?

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Methane (a gas composed of carbon and hydrogen) is produced two ways. The first is through biologic decomposition of organic matter at shallow depths. Swamps, landfills, and even shallow bedrock are some settings where this occurs. Methane can also be derived over millions of years by high pressure and high temperature processes that produce fossil fuels deep underground.

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Pharmaceuticals in Water - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) • Water Science School HOME • Water Quality topics • Pharmaceuticals in Water. Source of pharmaceuticals in streams. In a 2004 to 2009 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study, scientists found that pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities can be a significant source of pharmaceuticals to the environment.Effluents from two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) that receive discharge from ...

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National Wildlife Health Center - USGS.gov

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Welcome to the National Wildlife Health Center! Our mission is to advance wildlife health science for the benefit of animals, humans, and the environment.Explore Science to learn more about wildlife diseases, ongoing projects, the Honolulu Field Station, and services.Explore Data and Tools to use WHISPers, wildlife bulletins, our field manual, CWD surveillance app, and more.

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Chronic Wasting Disease - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Year Published: 2019 Chronic wasting disease—Research by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners. IntroductionChronic wasting disease (CWD) is the only transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, a class of invariably fatal neurodegenerative mammalian diseases associated with a misfolded cellular prion protein found in wild free-ranging animals.

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Data Dictionaries - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) What's in a Data Dictionary? Data dictionaries store and communicate metadata about data in a database, a system, or data used by applications. A useful introduction to data dictionaries is provided in this video. Data dictionary contents can vary but typically include some or all of the following:

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What is Hydrology? - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Persons trained in hydrology may have a wide variety of job titles. Scientists and engineers in hydrology may be involved in both field investigations and office work. In the field, they may collect basic data, oversee testing of water quality, direct field crews and work with equipment. Many jobs …

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Aquatic Ecosystem Health | USGS.gov

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The role of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health program is to conduct research to protect, mitigate, and enhance the health of aquatic ecosystems. Research conducted within the Program is focused on the following 3 areas of study, (1) controlling aquatic invasive species, (2) fisheries restoration, and (3) understanding the impacts of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems.

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Sick Leave Conversion Chart - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) How To Use This TableFind the number in the table closest to the number of hours of your unused sick leave. In the horizontal column you will find the number of months and in the vertical column the remaining number of days. For example: 441 hours equals 2 months and 16 days. If the number of hours falls between two figures shown on the table, use the next higher figure.

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How Foreign Education is Evaluated for Federal Jobs

Posted: (0 seconds ago) How Foreign Education is Evaluated for Federal Jobs Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if the applicant can show that the foreign education is comparable to education received in …

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445-3-H, Safety and Health for Field Operations

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Contact, chat, social media. About. Organization, jobs, budget

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USGS National Wildlife Health Center - Employee Directory

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Contact, chat, social media. About. Organization, jobs, budget

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Human Health, USGS Microbiology Research

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Podcasts/RSS . Human Health Using microbes, scientists study environmental agents that can impact human health. Human Health Research Activities . Many microbes are part of the normal flora of humans. They provide numerous functions from protection ...

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A Guide to Safe Field Operations--Water-Quality Activities

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Guide to Safe Field Operations U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-777

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What are zebra mussels and why should we care about them?

Posted: (0 seconds ago) An invasive species is an introduced, nonnative organism (disease, parasite, plant, or animal) that begins to spread or expand its range from the site of its original introduction and that has the potential to cause harm to the environment, the economy, or to human health. A few well-known examples include the unintentional introduction of the...

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U.S. - Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A major goal of this project is to provide science data in support of Environmental Health studies in the U.S.-Mexico Border region to enable scientists, public health officials, resource managers, and concerned citizens to make informed decisions. Partners: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI)

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Coal-Tar-Based Pavement Sealcoat, PAHs, and Environmental ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Coal tar is a byproduct of the coking, liquefaction or gasification of coal. Coal-tar pitch is the residue that remains after the distillation of coal tar, that is, the thick black liquid remaining after various oils are removed from coal tar for use in the manufacture of industrial and consumer products. Coal-tar pitch is separated, or "refined", into 12 grades of viscosity.

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Report Mortality Events and Submit Specimens

Posted: (0 seconds ago) NWHC submissison criteria general guidelines. Before responding to a mortality event, wildlife professionals should first consult with NWHC epidemiologists and if applicable their respective Federal, State or Tribal natural resources agency wildlife health program to discuss response options.

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National Wildlife Health Center - Science

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Explore each theme below and discover how the USGS National Wildlife Health Center's research, services, and projects support our mission of advancing wildlife health science for the benefit of animals, humans, and the environment.Looking for more? Check out the A-Z Index!

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Emerging Wildlife Diseases | USGS.gov

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The effects of emerging wildlife diseases are global and profound, often resulting in the loss of human lives, economic and agricultural impacts, declines in wildlife populations, and ecological disturbance. The USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) works to safeguard our Nation’s wildlife from diseases by studying the causes and drivers of these threats and by

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Disease Surveillance | USGS.gov

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) serves on the U.S. Interagency Steering Committee for Surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds to standardize surveillance for this disease and is a leading partner in conducting morbidity and mortality investigations in support of the Interagency Strategic Plan for Early Detection and Monitoring for Avian Influenzas of...

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Pesticides in Groundwater - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 01, 2019  · Pesticides, Pollinators, and Pestilence: Protecting Public Health and Pollinators Tick and mosquito control provides important public health protection, but can also affect pollinator populations. The effects are often dependent on specific local conditions, such as how close the pesticide application is to places pollinators frequent, and when ...

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August 2016 Louisiana Floods - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Rainfall across Louisiana including amounts above 30 inches in some locations resulted in record-setting flooding. With over $8 billion in expected damages, the USGS responded with streamgage repairs, high-water mark collection, streamflow measurements, and assistance for 7 USGS employees whose own homes were damaged by the floods.

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EarthWord – Medical Geology

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 18, 2015  · Definition: Medical Geology is an earth science specialty that concerns how geologic materials and earth processes affect human health. Geologic materials such as rocks, soils, dusts, and volcanic emissions can contain naturally elevated levels of elements, minerals, other compounds, or microbes that harm or benefit human health.

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Are bats dangerous? - USGS

Posted: (0 seconds ago) All healthy bats try to avoid humans by taking flight and are not purposely aggressive. Most bats are about the size of a mouse and use their small teeth and weak jaws to grind up insects. You should avoid handling bats because several species, such as the hoary and big brown bats, have large teeth that can puncture skin if they are handled improperly.

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Satellite Imagery Can Track Harmful Algal Blooms

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 19, 2017  · Harmful algal blooms can occur in all types of surface waters, including the Nation’s lakes and reservoirs. These blooms can affect summer recreation and affect businesses, ruin aquatic habitats and important fisheries, and even cause health risks associated with exposure to the toxins that these blooms can produce. In freshwaters, harmful algal blooms caused by cyanobacteria,

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What health hazards are posed by vog (volcanic smog)?

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Vog poses a health hazard by aggravating preexisting respiratory ailments. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas can irritate skin and the tissues and mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat, and can penetrate airways, producing respiratory distress in some individuals. Aerosol particles in vog can also penetrate deep into human lungs and, at elevated levels, can induce symptoms of

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