USGS Open position: Geophysicist/Engineer/Computer Scientst for the National Strong Motion Project

Gee, Lind lgee at
Tue Aug 27 22:01:04 UTC 2019

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with colleagues you think might be interested.  Thank you!

*Job opportunity with the USGS:*

*Applications are due 09/16/2019!*

*The USGS Earthquake Science Center has an open position for a
Geophysicist, Engineer or Computer Scientist to lead the National Strong
Motion Data Center *

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) seeks motivated candidates for a
position in the National Strong Motion Project (NSMP), part of the
Earthquake Monitoring Project.  The NSMP installs and operates
instrumentation in structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges and in
free-field sites.  These data provide the basis for studies of large-scale
seismogenic failure, for studies of crustal and localized wave propagation,
for mitigation of earthquake hazards through improved earthquake resistant
design, and for improved emergency response through rapid notification of
shaking on and near manmade structures.

This position leads the operation of the National Strong Motion Data Center
and is responsible for ensuring that NSMP data are high quality, correctly
described, rapidly processed, and made available to the engineering and
seismological communities.  The successful candidate will work closely with
California Geological Survey and USGS personnel on the direction of the
Center for Engineering Strong Motion Data, on developing new methods and
techniques for data validation and processing, and on the implementation of
tools such as ShakeMap.  The incumbent also works with international,
federal, state, regional and local organizations with whom the NSMP
cooperates on instrumentation to provide information on records of interest.

This position is being offered in Menlo Park (soon to be Moffett Field),
CA.  Openings for this full-time, permanent position are being advertised
as either a Geophysicist, Engineer, or Computer Scientist at the GS-13
level, with an annual salary range from $107,630 (step 1) - $139,916 (step
10).  US citizenship is required.  Only online applications will be
accepted.  The federal government is an equal opportunity employer.

*Apply online at*

DEU [open to all US citizens]: SAC-2019-0368

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


*Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including complete
transcripts by September 16th – and please do not wait until the last
minute to apply.*  Please carefully follow the instructions and resume
guidelines when applying. The 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.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Earl
Emerson at 916-278-9399 or  pacsac1 at  It is highly recommended that
you e-mail the contact person in the vacancy announcement to confirm that
your documents uploaded correctly.  Sometimes the documents submitted are
blurry and hard to read or the file is corrupt and can't be accessed.  No
late documents are accepted.

Best wishes

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

lgee at
650-329-4732 fax
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