[unav_all] Permanent, Full-time Job Opening: Physical Scientist, USGS Menlo Park, Earthquake Science Center

Jessica Murray-Moraleda jrmurray at usgs.gov
Sat Jan 8 21:38:52 MST 2011

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for the
position of Physical Scientist in the Western Region Earthquake
Science Center located in Menlo Park, CA.  Center members conduct
research in geology, geophysics, and seismology to assess seismic
hazard on regional, national, and international scales.

The purpose of this position is to perform tasks related to the
collection and analysis of geodetic data used for measuring crustal
deformation and for earthquake response.

The successful applicant will be expected to

1)	Maintain/trouble-shoot continuously-recording Global Positioning
System (GPS) stations and telemetry data paths by which high-rate data
from these stations are transmitted in real-time.

2)	Devise innovative new data transmission solutions to increase the
amount of data that may be acquired and the robustness of the data
acquisition system.

3)	Manage computer hardware and software used for real-time GPS data
acquisition and transmission of these data to collaborators and
develop software solutions as necessary.

4)	Optimize processing strategies and establish consistent monitoring
of real-time output positions for quality control and temporal

5)	Develop new approaches to incorporate real-time GPS data into
earthquake monitoring and response systems.

6)	Collect GPS data at locations throughout the Western United States
in support of crustal deformation monitoring and research.

This is a permanent full-time position with an annual starting salary
of $81,460.  U. S. citizenship is required.  This position will be
filled as a Physical Scientist, GS-1301A-12 with a promotion potential
of GS-13.  There is one vacancy advertised concurrently as
PAC-2011-0216 and PAC-2011-0195.  The vacancy will be open from
January 10, 2011 – January 29, 2011 and may be viewed starting January
10, 2011 on the USA Jobs website (www.usajobs.opm.gov).  Interested
individuals must apply online at the USA Jobs website to receive
consideration.  Applications must be submitted before midnight EDT on
January 29, 2011, and all transcripts and other supporting documents
must be received by this deadline.  The Federal Government is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.


Jessica Murray-Moraleda
US Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd., MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Fax: 650-329-5163
jrmurray at usgs.gov

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