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    Salary: $100,820 (Step 01) to $131,064 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    There are two vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

    The incumbent of this position will serve as an essential employee during a government shutdown or during earthquake related emergencies.

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    This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled as a Geophysicist GS-1313-13, or a Computer Scientist, GS-1550-13.

    The incumbent will serve as a member of the project team that is planning and implementing the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system. ShakeAlert is a mission-critical, geographically distributed system with processing centers in Seattle, Berkeley, Menlo Park and Pasadena.

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

    -Provides expert guidance in the design and development of the ShakeAlert system including the overall system architecture and the interaction of its various modules to ensure optimal performance.
    -Writes new and modifies existing computer code to implement various modules for the production version of the ShakeAlert EEW system including earthquake detection algorithms, the central "decision module," and performance monitors.
    -Participates in the developing tools and procedures within the ShakeAlert testing and certification platform.
    -Ensures that code, configurations, and procedures are documented, checked into the project code management repository, and properly tested and certified.
    -Develops scientific solutions to problems within the system including rapid detection and characterization of earthquakes and estimation of the resulting ground motions using both seismic and geodetic data.

    Travel Required

    Not 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/539253200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.