Knowledge Skills and Attitudes Needed for a Successful Career as a Geoscientist Technician in the Federal Goevrnment
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Description of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry-level employees in federal agencies with geoscience degrees and advice for students

Description of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry-level employees in federal agencies with geoscience degrees and advice for students

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  • 1. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude for a Successful Career as a Geoscientist Technician in the Federal Government
  • 2. Office of Personnel Management major Job descriptions related to Geoscience Technicians www.usajobs.gov • Physical Science • Hydrologic • Engineering • Biological Science • Forestry • Soil Conservation
  • 3. Attitude • Meticulous nature--collecting and analyzing geoscience data requires accuracy and precision--keen attention to detail and the ability to follow complicated procedures. • Desire and ability to learn and discover • Curiosity about the natural world • Collaborate and work well with others-- working in a team environment is common
  • 4. Knowledge and Skills • Basic geology: environmental, rock and minerals, processes, weather, hazards… • Computer skills: hardware and software • Basic chemistry • Basic physics • Geography • Geographic Information Systems • Math: algebra, geometry, trigonometry