[unav_all] Research Position in Crustal Deformation Research at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park or Pasadena

Minson, Sarah sminson at usgs.gov
Thu Aug 23 12:43:50 MDT 2018

*Research Position in Crustal Deformation Research at the U.S. Geological
Survey The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) seeks to
fill a research position within the broad areas of conducting basic
research into crustal deformation processes. This is a permanent position
classified as a Research Geophysicist in Pasadena, CA or Menlo Park, CA at
the GS-13 or GS-14 level with promotion potential to the GS-15
level. Successful applicants will be expected to make significant
contributions to a vigorous program of crustal deformation research,
especially as pertaining to development of new approaches for estimating
long-term slip rates on Western US faults using geodetic data and devising
methods for practically implementing this information in the National
Seismic Hazard Model.  Research results should have direct impacts on:
better quantifying long-term fault slip rates in southern California and
other regions pertinent to the Earthquake Hazards Program mission,
resolving outstanding geologic/geodetic slip rate discrepancies, developing
deformation models that can inform time-dependent earthquake hazard
assessments, and quantifying errors in model parameters.  Additional areas
for collaboration with fellow ESC research scientists may include resolving
the spatial and temporal partitioning of coseismic and aseismic fault slip
within and over multiple earthquake cycles, connecting geodetic
observations with fault constitutive or bulk rheological properties,
further development of geodetic approaches for improved earthquake early
warning and rapid response, and understanding transient deformation and its
relationship to tremor in the San Andreas fault system and/or the Cascadia
subduction zone. Successful applicants will utilize applied mathematics,
statistics, geodesy, geophysics, and/or seismology to conduct original
research that characterizes crustal deformation with quantitative error
analysis for earthquake hazard assessment applications.  Research studies
will utilize GNSS, InSAR, and other geodetic data and will address the
mechanics of crustal deformation, for example by developing models grounded
in elastic or quasi-static dislocation theory; resolving the spatial and
temporal partitioning of coseismic and aseismic deformation; and
characterizing how physical properties of faults and/or the crust affect
interseismic and postseismic deformation rates.  Research products will
feed directly into short-term and long-term earthquake forecasting for
probabilistic seismic hazard assessment; additional applications may
include EEW and rapid earthquake response. Applications (resume and
responses to application questions) for this vacancy must be received
online via USAJOBS before Friday September 21, 2018. Resumes MUST adhere to
the format prescribed on USAJOBS, including full narrative descriptions of
“Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills” for past work experience.
Resumes should include detailed information for current and past positions:
job title; name of company/agency; dates of employment (including month and
year of start and end); number of hours worked per week; salary; a
narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills,
and abilities; and supervisor’s name and contact information (along with a
statement indicating “can call/do not call/contact me before calling” if
desired).  Typical resume length is a minimum of two pages with half a page
per position. Transcripts, SF-50s, licenses, and other documents as
appropriate MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. A
full description of the job opening, qualifications and instructions on how
to apply can be found at:
<https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508893500> The Job Announcement
Number is SAC-2018-0328. The salary range is $98,747 to $161,817 per year
in Pasadena, CA or Menlo Park, CA.  U.S. citizenship is required. Contact
Yvonne Jacobs with questions about the application process(phone: 916
278-9386, email: yjacobs at usgs.gov <yjacobs at usgs.gov> .)*
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