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    This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:

    Open to all U.S. citizens under: SL-2019-0001

    The closing date of this announcement has been extended from 3/18/2019 to 04/01/2019.  Applicants who have already applied do not need to reapply.

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    The incumbent of this position serves primarily as the Program Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards, Global Seismographic and Geomagnetism Programs. In addition, the incumbent advises the Associate Director for Natural Hazards to set direction and encourage collaboration among all geologic hazards activities across the Bureau, including coordination for implementation, reporting, and leveraging of both funding and expertise. Responsibilities include:

      • Coordinating all USGS programmatic activities relating to earthquake, volcanic, landslide, geomagnetic storm, and tsunami hazards and their effects, and coordinates work with other Program Coordinators, Science Center Directors, and Regional Directors who are involved in developing project plans, assembling project teams, and making programmatic decisions affecting priorities and funding.
      • Representing the Earthquake Hazards, Global Seismographic Network and Geomagnetism Programs to congressional members and staff. Serves to facilitate collaboration and integrate all geologic hazards program development across the Bureau, including coordination for implementation, reporting, and leveraging of both funding and expertise. Develops plans for these programs to achieve the strategic goals.
      • Defining needs for Earthquake Hazards, Geomagnetism, and Global Seismographic Network Programs, prepares new funding initiatives and allocates funding. Responds to congressional inquiries about programmatic activities and funding. Oversees a program council of regional and topical coordinators, which contribute to the development of new initiatives, program review, and strategic program planning.
      • Overseeing the development of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), including the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system, and develops strategic partnerships.
      • Overseeing development of program descriptions and status reports for use by Congress, Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and high-level USGS and DOI management staff. Gives briefings as required to USGS, DOI, OSTP, National Security Council, and other Federal senior managers and officials.
      • Representing USGS in discussions and deliberations regarding such matters as inter-program coordination and cooperative activities; alignment of earthquake, tsunami, and space weather hazards priorities with those of the discipline, USGS, and DOI; collaborative efforts with other agencies; various facilities, staffing, and other resources issues; and program monitoring. Conveys related program information and actions to other employees in the assigned program(s).
      • Managing a staff of scientific managers and support personnel.
      • Supervising the execution of the external research support component of the Earthquake Hazards Program.
      • Carrying out USGS statutory responsibility to coordinate NEHRP post-earthquake scientific investigations on behalf of the four NEHRP agencies and other federal and state government and university partners.
      • Representing the USGS programs and interests on a variety of committees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523173600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.