Are you a Research Geologist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for supporting science working to mitigate the impact of natural hazards? *Do you want to be part of an important mission of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking research? 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!Learn more about this 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?
Salary GS-13: $105,335 (Step 01) to $136,936 (Step 10),
Salary GS-14: $124,475 (Step 01) to $161,817 (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.
As a Research Geologist within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
-Perform field-based paleoseismic research to characterize the chronology of past earthquakes or slip rates on faults in the greater San Andreas fault system in northern California.
-Perform geological research to characterize crustal deformation in northern California and elsewhere. This may include studies of fault slip rates, characterization of location, extent and style of crustal deformation, and/or characterization of active historical and prehistoric deformation using geological, geophysical, and/or remote sensing techniques.
-Use principles and practices of modern research methods in studies of Quaternary faulting in late Pleistocene and Holocene time, including methods in fault zone mapping, tectonic geomorphology, remote sensing, and geochronology to develop understanding of plate boundary processes and their associated hazards.
-Communicate research results and interpretations to colleagues, non-scientists, and the public. Present research results and technical materials to technical and non-technical audiences including both oral and written forms of communication via presentations at scientific or technical meetings, technical committee work, and communications to the media and public.
-Collaborate with scientists, stakeholders, and funding agencies to identify high-priority research, acquire resources required to execute the research, and develop collaborative teams to address fundamental questions in natural hazards research.
The following are the Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs) required for this position.
If you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements of this position, you will be contacted via email after the announcement closes & given 10 calendar days to submit narrative responses that address the following KSAs required to perform the duties of this position. You will be rated based on the information you provide in your resume & the responses you submit to the required KSAs. Veterans' preference rules will apply.
1. Ability to perform field-based paleoseismic research to characterize the chronology of past earthquakes & slip rates on faults in the greater San Andreas fault system in northern CA. Please describe your paleoseismology research experience. List your significant publications associated with paleoseismology work, & clarify your particular role in any multi-person investigation or study.
2. Perform geological research to characterize crustal deformation in northern CA. & elsewhere. This may include studies of fault slip rates, characterization of location, extent & style of crustal deformation, &/or characterization of active historical & prehistoric deformation using geological, geophysical &/or remote sensing techniques. Please describe your experience studying crustal deformation & list your relevant publications.
3. Knowledge of & experience with principles & practices of modern research methods in studies of Quaternary faulting in late Pleistocene & Holocene time, including methods in fault zone mapping, tectonic geomorphology, remote sensing & geochronology to develop understanding of plate boundary processes & their associated hazards. Please describe your experience & role in conducting these types of studies in strike-slip & other tectonic settings including the research methods applied, novel approaches developed, & your record of reports, presentations, & publications that disseminate research results.
4. Ability to communicate research results & interpretations to colleagues, non-scientists & the general public. This includes presentation of research results & technical materials to technical & non-technical audiences including both oral & written forms of communication via presentations at scientific or technical meetings, technical committee work, & communications to the media & general public. Please document your level of experience in presenting research results & technical materials to technical & non-technical audiences; consider oral & written forms of communication. Include any presentations at scientific or technical meetings, technical committee work, & communications to the media or general public.
5. Ability to collaborate with scientists, stakeholders, & funding agencies to identify high-priority research, acquire resources required to execute the research & develop collaborative teams to address fundamental questions in natural hazards research. Please describe your experience working with research teams to address scientific challenges relevant to stakeholders in the public or private sectors. Please describe your roles in scientific teams & your abilities to work with colleagues & management in any organizations you have been a part of. Please detail any successful efforts to obtain funding for research activities.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 4-5 nights per month may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. Citizens
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