[unav_all] IT Specialists positions with the USGS in Menlo Park, Pasadena & Seattle offices in support of Earthquake Early Warning

Gee, Lind lgee at usgs.gov
Mon May 23 19:43:49 MDT 2016

The USGS Earthquake Science Center (Menlo Park, Pasadena, and Seattle
Offices) are hiring IT Specialists to support the mission of the Earthquake
Early Warning Project.

The USGS is seeking IT professionals with experience and skill operating
and maintaining software, hardware, and operating systems in a Linux
environment.  Applicants who have experience with Linux operating systems,
modern code management tools, and modern operating systems maintenance
protocols will receive consideration for this opportunity.  The successful
candidates will support the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW)
system (shakealert.org), a mission-critical, distributed system that
rapidly detects earthquakes and generates and issues alerts to
institutional users and the public.

The position is part of a USGS-university team that operates and maintains
the ShakeAlert system; a 24/7 Earthquake Early Warning system.  We are
designing it to distribute rapid warnings of expected strong shaking when
an earthquake occurs. ShakeAlert is a multi-organization cooperative
project to build and operate a public EEW system for the California, Oregon
and Washington.

ShakeAlert is a complex set of geographically distributed machines and
modules that intercommunicate via a message broker.  It generates real-time
earthquake products that are distributed via public-facing servers.
ShakeAlert interacts with other complex USGS-supported systems including
the ANSS Quake Management System (AQMS) and Earthworm.  All work is
accomplished in a Linux and open-source environment. The operational
setting includes real-time data streams from hundreds of field sensors
telemetered over a heterogeneous WAN, many distributed servers running
application codes and scripts, and transactions with Oracle and MySQL

Openings for these full-time, permanent positions (GS-2210-9/11/12) exist
at the Menlo Park, Pasadena, and Seattle offices of the Earthquake Science
Center.  US citizenship is required.  Only online applications will be
accepted.  The federal government is an equal opportunity employer. Please,
apply only if you have experience that is relevant to this opportunity.

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 13.

Apply online at

DEU [open to all US citizens]:

Seattle: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439515900/

Menlo Park: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439512500/

Pasadena: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439508000/

Merit Promotion [open to current & former federal employees with status]:

Seattle: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439518700/

Menlo Park: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439513400/

Pasadena: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439509500/

Best wishes

Lind S. Gee
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road - MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025

lgee at usgs.gov
650-329-4732 fax
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