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    *Are you a coastal marine research scientist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have an interest in measuring, modeling and predicting coastal change processes? 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!

    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?

    Salary: $105,335(Step 01) to $136,936 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    Open to current and former federal employees under: SAC-2018-0191.

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    As a Research Oceanographer within the Pacific Coastal & Marine Geology Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Provides scientific expertise in understanding, measuring, modeling and predicting shelf and estuarine sediment transport processes, coastal change in arctic and active-margin settings, and coastal hazards associated with climate change.
    • Develop numerical modeling tools to aid in identifying climate-driven changes in sediment transport and geomorphic evolution within protected embayments. The models will be developed and validated by a complex network of discrete physical process measurements (e.g., tidal currents, waves, water levels, sediment transport) and robust boundary conditions (e.g., grain size, multibeam bathymetry, Lidar).
    • Develop partnerships with other federal, state, and local agencies to write successful proposals for reimbursable funding and to deliver timely results as required by the agreements.
    • Authors publications in peer-reviewed journals that document new concepts, techniques, materials, or products, and is recognized by the scientific community as a significant contributor to the field of study. Makes organized and stimulating research presentations and represents the science center coastal and marine geology effort within and outside the USGS.
    • Laboratory duties demand prolonged standing and manual dexterity to operate equipment. Fieldwork requires moderate to strenuous activities such as hiking, swimming, carrying and driving All-Terrain vehicles often with trailers.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Overnight travel averaging 2 nights per month is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1360 Oceanography

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