[unav_all] USGS Research Geophysicist Positon, Menlo Park, CA

Pollitz, Fred fpollitz at usgs.gov
Fri Jun 6 11:43:13 MDT 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey invites applications for the position of
Research Geophysicist in the Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA.  The
mission of the Earthquake Science Center is to conduct basic and applied
research on earthquakes, especially as related to quantifying seismic
hazard and mitigating the effects of earthquakes in the United States and

The successful applicant will conduct research in crustal deformation, with
an emphasis on using GNSS and other data to develop quantitative models of
the actively deforming parts of the Western US.  However, the incumbent’s
expertise in crustal deformation may be applied wherever this expertise
contributes to the USGS earthquake loss reduction mission.

Specific job duties will include:

•      creating and refining algorithms that utilize real-time GNSS data
for Earthquake Early Warning and improved post-earthquake situational

•     developing approaches to quantify uncertainties and trade-offs among
estimated deformation parameters arising both from model assumptions and
data errors, and

•     applying these approaches and cutting edge computational methods both
to improve deformation monitoring and assessment of earthquake likelihood
as well as to conduct basic research that contributes to a holistic
understanding of crustal deformation processes throughout the earthquake

This is a full-time permanent position to be filled as a Research
Geophysicist, GS-1313-13 with a promotion potential of GS-15.  The vacancy
is open from June 9, 2014 – June 27, 2014 and can be viewed on the USA Jobs
website (http://www.usajobs.gov) under job announcement number

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.  Please follow
instructions in the Vacancy Announcement regarding how to apply.  Resumes
must include detailed information for current and past positions: job
title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 –
June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and
contact information (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact
me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties,
responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  We suggest a resume of
at least two pages with at least half a page devoted to each position.  All
supporting documentation requested in the Vacancy Announcement must be
received by the vacancy closing date.  U. S. citizenship is required.  The
Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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