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    Salary GS-12: $88,582 (Step 01) to $115,157 (Step 10);
    Salary GS-13: $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 or former Federal employees:SAC-201-0041

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    As a GEOPHYSICIST within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    -As manager of the National Strong Motion Data Center (NSMDC), the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the seismic data recorded by the NSMP is gathered, rapidly and accurately processed, archived, and readily disseminated to the professional, scientific, and engineering communities.  The incumbent is also responsible for organizing the metadata that describes the recording system characteristics of every station throughout the net.

    -The incumbent develops, modifies, and improves systems for gathering, processing, archiving, and disseminating strong motion data. Software is developed to automate data processing tasks and to increase reliability of strong motion recording systems which leads to a better understanding of seismic sources, wave propagation effects, and structural responses for the purpose of earthquake hazard mitigation.

    -The incumbent is responsible for making data available to the Center for Engineering Strong Motion Data, a cooperative effort of the USGS and the California Geological Survey. The incumbent serves as a primary source of authoritative information to scientific, government, and private organizations requesting information relevant to the on-scale measurement of damaging motions of major earthquakes throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and internationally.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1313 Geophysics

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