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Operations and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake
Science Center (ESC) seeks to fill </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">a research position within the broad
areas of real time GNSS data acquisition and processing, facilitating GNSS
integration into earthquake early warning efforts, and conducting basic
research into crustal deformation processes. This is a permanent position
classified as a Research Geophysicist in Pasadena, CA at the GS-13 or GS-14
level with promotion potential to the GS-15 level.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Successful applicants will be expected
to make significant contributions </span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">to a vigorous program of real time GNSS
operations and crustal deformation research</span><span style="font-family:arial">, especially as pertaining to southern
California</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">.
</span><span style="font-family:arial"> </span><span style="font-family:'times new roman'"> </span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Research results
should have direct impacts on: </span><span style="font-family:arial">evaluating existing and new strategies for
real-time GNSS positioning in order to provide accurate and robust input for
earthquake early warning (EEW) algorithms; better quantifying long-term fault
slip rates; resolving inter-seismic, co-seismic, and post-earthquake
deformation processes; understanding the spatial and temporal partitioning of
coseismic and aseismic fault slip over multiple earthquake cycles; quantifying
errors in model parameters; and connecting observations with fault constitutive
or bulk rheological properties.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Successful applicants will utilize
applied mathematics, geodesy, geophysics, and/or seismology to conduct original
research in real time GNSS applications and modeling physical processes that
characterize crustal deformation over multiple time scales.  Research studies might include evaluating how
well GNSS can contribute to EEW algorithms; </span><span style="font-family:arial;letter-spacing:-0.05pt">using</span><span style="font-family:arial;letter-spacing:0.25pt"> </span><span style="font-family:arial">GNSS</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">
</span><span style="font-family:arial">and
other geodetic data to investigate the mechanics of crustal deformation and
resolve the</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">
</span><span style="font-family:arial">spatial
and temporal partitioning of coseismic and aseismic fault slip, as applied to<span style="letter-spacing:1.15pt"> interseismic crustal motions and </span>earthquake
deformation; </span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)"> </span><span style="font-family:arial">developing algorithms directed towards
rapid earthquake source characterization; and quantitative noise analysis using
geodetic data.</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">  </span><span style="font-family:arial">Methods
employed may involve field testing of GNSS hardware or software; preparing GNSS
data streams for input into the West Coast EEW (ShakeAlert) infrastructure;
characterizing how physical properties of faults and/or the crust affect
interseismic and postseismic velocities; developing models grounded in elastic
or quasi-static dislocation theory. </span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Research products will feed directly into </span><span style="font-family:arial">short-term and
long-term earthquake forecasting, including EEW, as well as rapid earthquake
response capabilities and probabilistic seismic hazards assessments.</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Applications (resume and responses to
application questions) for this </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">vacancy must be received online via
USAJOBS before Friday January </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">6, 2017. Resumes MUST adhere to the
format prescribed on USAJOBS, </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">including full narrative descriptions
of “Duties, Accomplishments and</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">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.<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Transcripts, SF-50s, licenses, and
other documents as appropriate MUST </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">be attached as required by the Vacancy
Announcement. A full description </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">of the job opening, qualifications and
instructions on how to apply can be </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">found at: </span><a href="https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458783500/" style="font-family:arial" target="_blank">https://www.usajobs.gov/<wbr>GetJob/ViewDetails/458783500/</a></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">The Job Announcement Number is </span><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(26,26,26)">SAC-2017-0071</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">. The salary range is $94,264 to $144,811 per year
in Pasadena, CA.  U.S. citizenship is
required.<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">Contact Yvonne Jacobs with questions
about the application process<span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">(phone:
916 278-9386, email: </span><u><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(16,60,192)"><a href="mailto:yjacobs@usgs.gov" target="_blank">yjacobs@usgs.gov</a> </span></u><span style="font-family:arial;color:rgb(26,26,26)">.)</span><span></span></p>

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