[unav_all] IRIS is recruiting for four (4) EarthScope Transportable
jackie at passcal.nmt.edu
Thu May 17 16:52:19 MDT 2007
The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS),
www.iris.edu, is a consortium of universities that obtains and
manages instrumentation systems for use by the academic community to
advance Earth science. IRIS is managing the USArray component of the
EarthScope Project (www.EarthScope.org) and is responsible for
acquiring and installing seismometers across the U.S. as a 400
element seismic array that migrates eastward to over 1600 sites.
IRIS is recruiting for four (4) EarthScope Transportable Array
Transportable Array Chief of Operations is a new management position
supporting the Transportable Array Manager and USArray within IRIS.
Key responsibilities include: oversight of station location and
release process, management of construction installation, and
operation of the 400 station Transportable Array (TA) portion of
EarthScope. Additional responsibilities include: procurement and
management of permitting, construction and installation and related
service contracts; planning timelines for implementation in each
geographic area; oversight of station field operations to ensure
safety, scheduling and budget goals; preparation of project reports;
oversight of data collection and coordination with the IRIS Data
Management System; coordination and interaction with other EarthScope
programs and regional seismic networks. A key requirement of the
position is travel about 50% of the time away from a home office.
Chief of Operations requirements include:
masters degree in geophysics or other technical area such as
engineering or mathematics,
demonstrated experience managing field work and seismic stations or
seismic networks as well as
excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Thorough knowledge of satellite and radio data transmission systems
or IP based data transport, is desired.
Reconnaissance Specialist- will survey for and evaluate potential
seismic station locations and perform onsite reconnaissance for
suitability based on technical criteria and the likelihood of a permit.
The ideal candidate will have: knowledge of station siting criteria
to choose suitable locations; ability to learn technical aspects of
the station equipment; familiarity with GIS software and suitability
analysis. Will also possess excellent communication skills to
initiate contact with the public to explain project and develop the
interest of land owners in contributing to the project by providing a
site location. Ability to collect digital photos, GPS coordinates and
route information for potential sites and organize information into
standard reporting forms.
The Station Specialist- will serve as the IRIS liaison with land
owners or land managers on which Transportable Array stations are
installed. The key responsibility is as field engineer for servicing
stations; determining technical malfunctions affecting remedies
onsite, and reporting activities to network operations.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills to
explain the need for the Transportable Array, discuss the goals of
EarthScope, and explain earthquake science to various publics,
including landowners. Must also be able to learn and understand the
associated with the Transportable Array,
Both Specialist positions require:
B.S. in seismology, geology or other physical sciences, or related
Experience in fieldwork.
Determined, self-motivated, logical, and energetic individual with a
keen interest in seismology and learning.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Computer skills, including: Word, Excel, digital photos, and PowerPoint.
Valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record.
Specialists positions will be expected to travel from site to site
regularly. It is anticipated that work in a specific geographic
location will take approximately 2 years and initially be focused in
Western US-moving eastward about one state per year.
For full consideration, email submission is preferred, submit a
letter of interest, resume, desired salary, and names of two
references by June 15, 2007 to hr at iris.edu or fax Attn: Human
Resources to 202-682-2444.
Funding for IRIS is provided by the National Science Foundation.
IRIS is an equal opportunity employer. IRIS offers competitive
salaries and an outstanding benefits package.
A fourth position, Station Coordinator, is sought at a supporting
facility in Socorro NM.
IRIS PASSCAL at New Mexico Tech invites applications for Engineer
Senior/Field Operations for EarthScope Transportable Array. The
position is with the Transportable Array Coordinating Office at the
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) in Socorro, New
Mexico, and integrated with the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center
Core responsibility is oversee Construction operations and to
coordinate materials delivery , verify technical details of each
planned installation, coordinate with Test Engineer on development
and testing of new equipment and to ensure Transportable Array
schedules are met.
The Station Coordinator Position requirements are:
A B.S. in Science or Engineering or 10 years of directly applicable
experience is required.
Project scheduling and demonstrated group management abilities are
The ability to work productively and collegially in team situations
under demanding laboratory and field conditions is required.
Experience with seismological instrumentation and field deployments
Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a
letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email
addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Engineer Senior/
Field Operations Staff Search, c/o Human Resources, New Mexico
Institute of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Wells Hall Box
49, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. The position will remain open
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