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USGS Menlo Park Vacancy: Physical Scientist

Date: 07/23/2010

Job announcement forwarded from Jessica Murray-Moraleda, USGS:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for the position of Physical Scientist in the Western Region Earthquake Science Center located in Menlo Park, CA. Center members conduct research in geology, geophysics, and seismology to assess seismic hazard on regional, national, and international scales.

The purpose of this position is to perform tasks related to the collection and analysis of geodetic data used for measuring crustal deformation and for earthquake response.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

1) maintain continuously-recording Global Positioning System (GPS) stations and troubleshoot telemetry for high-rate real-time data transmission
2) maintain and optimize real-time high-rate GPS data processing and monitoring of output positions
3) plan and carry out collection of GPS data at locations throughout the western United States
4) apply knowledge of object-oriented programming to expand the capability of software tools in support of crustal deformation research and earthquake response activities.

This is a permanent full-time position with an annual salary of $56,172 - $88,349. U.S. citizenship is required. This position may be filled as a Physical Scientist, GS-1301-9 or GS-1301-11. There is one vacancy advertised concurrently as # WR-2010-0431 and # WR-2010-0432. The vacancy will be open from July 26, 2010 - August 13, 2010 and may be viewed starting July 23, 2010 on the USA Jobs website (www.usajobs.opm.gov). Applications must be submitted via the USA Jobs website before midnight EDT on August 13, 2010, and all transcripts and other supporting documents must be received by this deadline. The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.