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Multiple Announcements: INQUA meeting, SSA Nominations, USGS Pasadena Geologist Position

Date: 02/08/2016

Dear SCEC Community, 

Please see below regarding the following announcements:

1. Subject: INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics, and Archaeoseismology - PATA Days 
2. Nominations for SSA Awards
3. USGS - Pasadena Geologist GS-09 TERM SAC-2016-0071 Pasadena


SCEC Information

1. Subject: INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics, and Archaeoseismology - PATA Days 

Dear Colleagues, 

I would like to bring to your attention the 7th PATA Days in Crestone, CO, 30 May-3 June 2016. 

The meeting is kindly organised by Jim McCalpin and not only includes scientific sessions on 
Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics, and Archaeoseismology, but also a student field training 
course and some fantastic excursions to the cradle of paleoseismology. 

Please find all related information on the conference website: http://www.pata-days.org/ 

The important deadlines are: 
- 15 February: Submission of 300 word abstract 
- 29 February: Applications for travel grants 
- 15 March: Submission of four pages extended abstracts & pre-registration 

Best Regards, 

Christoph Gruetzner
University of Cambridge, UK

2. Nominations for SSA Awards


Each year the Seismological Society of America bestows several awards on members of the earthquake science community:  

* The Harry Fielding Reid Medal recognizes outstanding contributions in seismology and earthquake engineering.

* The Charles F. Richter Early Career Award is given for outstanding contributions to the goals of the Society by a member early in her or his career.

* The Frank Press Public Service Award honors outstanding work that serves the profession of seismology or the advancement of public safety or public information relating to seismology; it may be given to any individual, combination of individuals, or organization.

* The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the work of the Society.

I encourage you to give some thought to colleagues who are deserving of one of these honors and submit nomination packages accordingly.  The deadline is February 15, 2016, and more details may be found here:http://www.seismosoc.org/awards/.

Best Regards,

3. USGS - Pasadena Geologist GS-09 TERM SAC-2016-0071 Pasadena

Geologist GS-09 TERM SAC-2016-0071 Pasadena
The advertisement for the TERM position as Geologist, GS-1350-09 will be posted on USAJOBS and will appear on Wednesday, February 10.  The advertisement is scheduled to close on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 or upon receipt of 50 applications; whichever occurs first.  This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens under delegated examining.

The incumbent works with other geologists and geophysicists to collect, compile, interpret and present geological and geophysical data from a wide variety of projects, including paleoseismic trenching investigations, neotectonics and active fault slip rate investigations, lidar data acquisition, processing and analysis, as well as conducting cone penetrometer and near-surface seismic experiments and associated analyses.  

The resumes of those who apply 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.  The resume should be at least two pages with half a page devoted to each position.  (There is a template at usajobs.gov to follow.)  Please follow instructions; transcripts are required (unofficial is fine).  SF-50s, PE License, etc., MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. 

Please notify interested individuals to go to  http://www.usajobs.gov to apply and receive consideration.
The vacancy announcement number is SAC-2016-0071.