[unav_all] Research geophysicist position open at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
asta at usgs.gov
Fri Feb 12 18:27:04 MST 2016
The US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory seeks applicants
for a research geophysicist position. The successful candidate will
conduct research on deformation of Hawaiian volcanoes to provide improved
understanding of fundamental volcanic and tectonic processes and improved
assessments of volcanic structure, volcanic hazards and earthquake
Situated on the edge of Kīlauea Caldera, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
is a multidisciplinary group of scientists responsible for the assessment
of volcanic and seismic hazards within the Hawaiian Islands.
This GS12/13 position is open to U.S. citizens; further qualifications and
application instructions can be found here:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/429668900 ; current federal
employees may apply here:
Please note that college transcripts are required to be uploaded or faxed
by the closing date, which is Friday, February 26, 2016.
Specific duties of the position will include:
-Works with HVO staff and collaborators to integrate a wide variety of
multi-disciplinary data to characterize and assess volcanic and tectonic
processes. Performs inverse modeling of deformation data, for example, GPS,
InSAR, tilt, leveling, strain and gravity, to characterize sources of
deformation. Results are shared with HVO staff and published in
-Responds to volcanic unrest by maintaining situational awareness,
reporting status and forecast to Scientist-in-Charge and staff of HVO.
-Contributes to processing of geodetic data, which often requires
development of innovative software to automate routine tasks or process new
-Contributes to surveying campaigns, for example, GPS and gravity surveys.
Fieldwork requires moderate to strenuous activities such as hiking over
rough, rocky, or uneven terrain, lifting and carrying equipment and
supplies, being a passenger in a helicopter and driving a 4WD vehicle.
-Contributes to outreach activities, for example, by providing occasional
lectures to the public and visiting educational groups and interacting with
communities potentially affected by volcanic activity.
USGS-Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
P.O. Box 51
Hawai`i National Park, HI 96718
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