[unav_all] Seismic Network Technician position available at the USGS in Menlo Park

Bastien, Patrick pbastien at usgs.gov
Thu Sep 27 08:43:50 MDT 2018

The US Geological Survey (USGS), Earthquake Monitoring Project (EMP), has
one open position for a Physical Science Technician within the Northern
California Seismic Network (NCSN). The position is located in Menlo Park,

The USGS Earthquake Monitoring Project works in collaboration with the UC
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory for recording and monitoring seismic
activity in Northern California.  The NCSN consists of approximately 600
stations, dedicated telemetry systems, and numerous real-time, analysis and
notification computer systems.  The EMP also oversees the National Strong
Motion Project, which installs and operates instrumentation in structures
such as buildings, dams, and bridges whose response to strong shaking is of
interest to the engineering community.

The Physical Science Technician incumbents are responsible for the design,
installation, operation, and maintenance of the field equipment of the
NCSN. This work is performed in collaboration with USGS and other partner
personnel. The incumbents are responsible for a wide variety of equipment
used for seismic monitoring, data acquisition, power, computer networking,
and communications. This equipment is located throughout northern and
central California, including at remote sites in a wide variety of

The selected employees will jump into an exciting work environment where
they will contribute to Earthquake Early Warning activities and the upgrade
and installation of new instrumentation, the expansion and upgrade of
volcano monitoring efforts, and an overhaul of the telemetry backbone of
the network.

If you are interested, apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/.  More
detail about the positions is available there. Please be sure to submit all
the requested materials, including transcripts by October 18th 2018 – and
do not wait until the last minute to apply.  If you have questions about
the application process, please contact Earl Emerson at pacsac1 at usgs.gov.

The NCSN position is under two announcement numbers and close at midnight
October 18, 2018:

·  SAC-2018-0376 for current and recent federal employees, and
·  SAC-2018-0375 for all US citizens.

The positions are GS-1311-09/11.  US citizenship is required.
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