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    USGS Science for a Changing World. Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to preserving our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this job is for you. Join the USGS and be on your way to a rewarding future.

    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.

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    Salary for Pasadena, California

    Salary-GS-14: $114,268 (Step 01) to $148,550 (Step 10);

    Salary-GS-15: $134,411 (Step 01) to $161,900 (Step 10);

    Salary for Menlo Park, California

    Salary-GS-14: $121,778 (Step 01) to $158,312 (Step 10);

    Salary-GS-15: $143,244 (Step 01) to $161,900 (Step 10);

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    Duty Station Location -- Will Be Determined After Selection.

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    As the ShakeAlert Chief Scientist within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    -Plan, lead and conduct a program of fundamental and applied research related to earthquake early warning. This may include but is not limited to: seismic and/or geodetic source modeling, wave propagation, strong ground motion estimation, earthquake probabilities and/or rapid waveform analysis.

    -Establish research priorities and coordinate research carried out by scientist at USGS and partner universities who participate in the ShakeAlert project.

    -Accurately and concisely convey information about Earthquake Early Warning to varied non-technical audiences, including ShakeAlert user groups, government officials, emergency managers, the media, and the general public.

    -Publish research in respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals, and give presentations at scientific meetings with broad international attendance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1313 Geophysics

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