Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

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?

This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

Salary: $58,132 (Step 01) to $75,567 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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

Duties

As an Oceanographer or Geologist within the Pacific Coastal Marine Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

• Assist with implementing a Coastal Storm Modeling system including wave prediction models, hydrodynamic models, and sediment transport models.
• Set up, test, and calibrate scientific instrumentation for the retrieval, processing, and interpretation of data collected in nearshore and high-energy environments.
• Collect and process high resolution topographic data of beaches and nearshore bathymetry data.
• Assist with post-processing of field data, model-measurement comparison and the overall data analysis and interpretation of scientific data collected.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No