[unav_all] USGS ShakeAlert Chief Scientist job announcement
jhardebeck at usgs.gov
Tue Nov 28 13:57:25 MST 2017
The USGS Earthquake Science Center is hiring a Chief Scientist for the
ShakeAlert earthquake early warning (EEW) project. ShakeAlert is a system
that provides alerts of impending earthquake ground shaking to end users,
using data from seismic and geodetic monitoring networks along the west
coast of the United States.
The ShakeAlert Chief Scientist coordinates scientific research and
development related to EEW, both within the USGS and with partner
universities who cooperate in the ShakeAlert project. The Chief Scientist
oversees a broad range of EEW research and development activities,
including seismic and geodetic source modeling, wave propagation studies,
strong ground motion estimation, rapid waveform analysis, and algorithm
testing and validation. The Chief Scientist conducts independent
scientific research in areas of relevance to EEW, publishes results in
peer-reviewed journals, and represents the USGS on scientific committees
and at conferences. The Chief Scientist serves as advisor to the
ShakeAlert Project Chief, Director of the Earthquake Science Center, the
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, other research institutions, and review
and advisory committees concerned with implementation of EEW both in the
U.S. and internationally.
Applicants should have a strong record of research experience in a field
relevant to earthquake early warning, including but not limited to: seismic
or geodetic source modeling, wave propagation studies, strong ground motion
estimation, earthquake probabilities, or rapid waveform analysis.
Applicants should have excellent scientific leadership skills, preferably
with leadership experience in large multi-institutional or
multi-disciplinary projects. Applicants should also have good
communication skills, including experience communicating with non-technical
This will be a permanent position at the GS-14 or GS-15 level, depending on
qualifications and experience, with a full performance level of GS-15. The
duty station may be either Menlo Park, CA or Pasadena, CA. This job is
open to U.S. citizens.
Applicants must apply through USAJOBS at http://www.usajobs.gov. The
vacancy announcement number is SAC-2018-0043. The application deadline is
Friday, December 22, 2017, at midnight Eastern Time.
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 # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before
calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities,
knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes should be at least two pages,
with half a page devoted to each position. (There is a template at
usajobs.gov.) Transcripts (unofficial is fine) and other documentation
must be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement.
US Geological Survey
Earthquake Science Center
345 Middlefield Road MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
jhardebeck at usgs.gov
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