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*Are you an Geophysicist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for the field of reflection seismology? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

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As a Geophysicist within the Central Energy Resource Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

- Functions as an expert processing geophysicist for 2-D and 3-D seismic reflection data acquired in petroleum bearing basins and acts as an advisor to personnel in the USGS in matters concerning seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation.
- Plans and develops optimum processing sequences, and performs research-level data processing in areas of complex geology, geophysical problem areas, and/or frontier basins (i.e. Nevada, Alaska, Puget Sound) using state-of-the-art techniques.
- Develops and implements innovative seismic data processing programs for mainframe computers, workstations, and personal computers to carry out detailed imaging of the earth's subsurface.
- Publishes results of research and studies in technical journals and USGS publications. Reviews potential publications of other scientists in the field of reflection seismology.
- Coordinates the processing and archiving of all onshore seismic reflection data for the ERP and acts as an authority in the area of onshore and offshore reflection seismic data processing.

The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:  

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized.