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    Salary: GS-12 $76,730 (Step 01) to $99,753 (Step 10); GS-13 $91,242 (Step 01) to $118,612 (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-2020-0064

    There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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    As a Geophysicist within the Volcano Science Center, Hawai‘i Volcano Observatory (HVO), some of your specific duties will include:

    - Oversees HVO’s geodetic instrumentation, data acquisition, processing, and archiving.
    - In consultation with senior scientists, plans for expansion of geodetic monitoring equipment to augment existing networks and oversees design and installation by HVO technical staff and others.
    - Organizes and oversees surveys to collect geophysical data, especially deformation monitoring data ensuring that data are of high quality
    - Manages collaborative agreements with other institutions who share geodetic data with HVO and responds to requests for HVO geodetic data.
    - Performs geodetic research: Applies and modifies existing models to geodetic data to support understanding of magmatic systems and volcano-tectonic processes in Hawai‘i.

    Note: This position is with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), Volcano Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, located on the Island of Hawai'i. The primary mission of HVO is monitoring the active volcanoes of Hawai'i to provide timely warnings of volcano hazards. HVO conducts and supports research in volcanology and geodesy to assess hazards related to active and potentially active volcanoes, and to understand volcano-tectonic processes to improve its monitoring efforts. The incumbent is the authoritative source for volcano deformation data and information in Hawai‘i and leads all operational aspects of HVO’s geodetic monitoring program. The incumbent plans and oversees installation and upgrades of geodetic monitoring instrumentation in collaboration with the HVO technical group, supervises junior staff and volunteers, collects, processes, and interprets geodetic data from a variety of sources, and contributes to research and publications. Results are of critical importance to HVO and the scientific community worldwide.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1313 Geophysics

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