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    Salary: $96,970(Step 01) to $126,062(Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

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    The USGS Earthquake and Landslide Hazards Programs provide scientific expertise in response to selected hazard crises abroad, and support projects for capacity-building and disaster risk reduction in developing nations. Work is managed through an Earthquake Disaster Assistance Team (EDAT) in partnership with United States Agency International Development (USAID)’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

    As a Physical Scientist within the Earthquake Hazard Program (EHP), some of your specific duties will include:

    Serving as USGS manager, coordinator, and spokesperson for the EDAT, in order to provide programmatic and logistical support for hazard response and capacity-building projects, including developing, managing, tracking, and reporting in coordination with applicable USGS science centers and programs.

    Forging and maintaining relationships and collaborations among the USGS, OFDA, and other federal and international partners, in order to conduct joint science and monitoring projects, provide trainings, deliver science and information, and foster productive relationships with scientific counterparts.

    Collaborating with OFDA’s Geoscience Advisor on selected projects in support of OFDA’s mission.

    Analyzing USGS and partner agency datasets, products, and capabilities, in order to assist, complement, and inform risk reduction efforts in areas such as earthquake or landslide science, remote sensing, civil or geotechnical engineering, and/or disaster risk reduction.

    Fieldwork may expose incumbent to potentially dangerous situations and exposure to moderate discomfort from extremes such as heat, cold, and inclement weather, and stressful social situations, particularly on trips in response to natural hazard crises and events.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 5 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528335300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.