Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown
Kurt T. Preston, PhD., Esq.
4. Green / Clean, potential job titles:
From a federal employment perspective, resources flowing to develop green jobs are likely to call for individuals trained in particular occupational groups. Here again the primary groups are likely to be those related to physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. As of the date of this writing (November, 2008), a search of the USAJOBS website, the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information results in 1872 hits for the word “engineer”, 902 for “scientist,” and 2032 for individuals with training in “mathematics,” as compared to 201 hits for attorneys or lawyers. Science, engineering, and mathematics are only going to increase in demand in both the private and public sectors. I the context of “green” jobs, the following primary and secondary employment groups are particularly important. Series lists have been edited to select those most likely to be important a part of the Green / Clean initiative.
GS-1300: PHYSICAL SCIENCE GROUP – This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work, or subordinate technical work, in any of the fields of science concerned with matter, energy, physical space, time, nature of physical measurement, and fundamental structural particles; and the nature of the physical environment.
GS-1301 General Physical Science
GS-1311 Physical Science Technician
GS-1316 Hydrologic Technician
GS-1371 Cartographic Technician
GS-1373 Land Surveying*
GS-1374 Geodetic Technician
GS-1500: MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS GROUP – This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work or related clerical work in basic mathematical principles, methods, procedures, or relationships, including the development and application of mathematical methods for the investigation and solution of problems; the development and application of statistical theory in the selection, collection, classification, adjustment, analysis, and interpretation of data; the development and application of mathematical, statistical, and financial principles to programs or problems involving life and property risks; and any other professional and scientific or related clerical work requiring primarily and mainly the understanding and use of mathematical theories, methods, and operations.
GS-1515 Operations Research
GS-1521 Mathematics Technician
GS-1529 Mathematical Statistician
GS-1531 Statistical Assistant
GS-1550 Computer Science
GS-800: ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE – This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional, scientific, or technical work concerned with engineering or architectural projects, facilities, structures, systems, processes, equipment, devices, material or methods. Positions in this group require knowledge of the science or art, or both, by which materials, natural resources, and powers are made useful.
GS-0801 General Engineering
GS-0802 Engineering Technician
GS-0803 Safety Technician
GS-0804 Fire Protection Engineering
GS-0806 Materials Engineering
GS-0809 Construction Control
GS-0810 Civil Engineering
GS-0817 Surveying Technician
GS-0818 Engineering Drafting
GS-0819 Environmental Engineering
GS-0828 Construction Analyst
GS-0830 Mechanical Engineering
GS-0840 Nuclear Engineering
GS-0850 Electrical Engineering
GS-0854 Computer Engineering
GS-0880 Mining Engineering
GS-0881 Petroleum Engineering
GS-0890 Agricultural Engineering
GS-0892 Ceramic Engineering
GS-0893 Chemical Engineering
GS-0895 Industrial Engineering Technician
GS-0896 Industrial Engineering