United States Geological Survey (USGS) open position: Computer Scientist / Geophysicist for Earthquake Early Warning


Job opportunity with the USGS!

Applications are due 1/4/2019!

Job location: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Department of Interior, Earthquake Science Center, Pasadena, CA

US Geological Survey is seeking IT professionals to join the team developing and operating the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning (EEW) system (https://www.shakealert.org/). It is a mission-critical, distributed system that rapidly detects earthquakes and generates and issues alerts 24/7 to institutional users and the public before the severe shaking in an impending damaging earthquake happens on the West Coast of the U.S. The mission is to have far reaching impacts including reducing injuries and property damage. Examples of ShakeAlert customers are emergency planners and responders, scientists, utility and transportation organizations, private companies, and the public.

These positions are at the main testing and monitoring center in Pasadena, CA, which operates a comprehensive code management, testing and certification platform in a Linux environment. Applicants who have experience in scientific software development and operations projects in a real-time Linux environment will receive consideration for this opportunity. Development environment includes Java, C, C++, Python, Puppet, ActiveMQ, Git, and Perl. Please, apply only if you have experience that is relevant to this opportunity.

  • Appointment is Permanent, Full-Time

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

  • Read the https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519078200#overview for Main Duties, and Qualifications


You must apply online at USAJOBS [open to all US citizens]: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519078200#overview
Announcement number: SAC-2019-0003

Closing date is January 4, 2019. Be sure to apply as soon as possible. Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. The resumes MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please submit all the requested materials, including transcripts as early as possible to meet the 01/04/2019 due date.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Earl Emerson at pacsac1@usgs.gov.