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    As a Geologist within the Geologic Hazards Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Conducting landslide and debris-flow hazard assessment;
    • Collecting and analyzing field data, remote sensing information, and eyewitness accounts of landslide and debris-flow activity;
    • Evaluating the triggering conditions of landslides and debris flows and develop criteria to support advanced warning of slope failures; and,
    • Coordinating the collection of landslide data from USGS partners, including State Geological Surveys, the National Weather Service, U.S. Forest Service, and other Department of Interior bureaus.
    During emergency response periods, training of personnel on new equipment, or field work, the scientist may be expected to hike distances of several kilometers over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Field work may require working in remote field sites with limited to no services. Field work may require the use of proper personal protective gear, working in dusty, hot, humid, and extreme cold environments, occasional off-road driving of 4-wheel drive vehicles, traveling to remote field sites in helicopters or small fixed wing planes, and/or boats. Lifting of equipment and objects weighing up to 50 pounds may be necessary.

    Field work may involve encounters with dangerous fauna and flora, and other wilderness dangers. International field work may be conducted in culturally hostile areas

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1350 Geology

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