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    The USGS is building the ShakeAlert system to provide early warning of earthquakes in the West Coast of the United States in collaboration with partners at Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of Oregon, and the University of Washington. We are looking for Information Technology professionals who want to be part of this exciting effort to deliver warnings with the goal of saving lives and reducing earthquake losses. If you are interested in being on the ground floor of building and supporting ShakeAlert, then this is the job for you!

    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    There is one vacancy; however this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

    This position is being advertised to all qualified candidates concurrently under announcement number SAC-2016-0234.

    This position is also being advertised concurrently in Menlo Park, California under announcement number SAC-2016-0233 and Pasadena, California under announcement number SAC-2016-0231.

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    As an Information Technology Specialist (Application Software) within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    -Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems for the production and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an on-call, 24/7 operational environment.

    -Install, update, and operate application software such as ShakeAlert and AQMS software and supporting libraries and utilities.

    -Install, update, and patch operating systems, libraries, and auxiliary applications in a Linux environment.

    -Work within a comprehensive code management, testing and certification environment for the ShakeAlert system and related components.

    -Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an SVN repository and using modern code management tools.

    -Implement and maintain security measures according to U.S. Government practices and guidelines.

    The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

    For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/telework.html.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current/former Federal employees with competitive status or eligible under a special or noncompetitive appointing authority (e.g., VRA, severely disabled, eligible Pathways Intern within conversion period, former Intern noncompetitively converted to a term appointment, Returning Peace Corps Volunteer, etc.). Veterans who are preference eligibles or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx 3yrs or more of continuous active service. Addtl info: VetGuide

    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439518700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.