Staff Seismologist/Engineering Geologist

Department of Conservation/California Geological Survey

Under the general direction and supervision of the Senior Engineering Geologist for the Data Products Unit of the California Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP), the incumbent will utilize earthquake strong-motion data to conduct advanced seismological studies in support of CSMIP’s operations. In addition to the daily analysis and evaluation of strong-motion data in response to earthquakes, the incumbent will be involved in the development and maintenance of seismological tools and applications to facilitate the collection, processing, and dissemination of strong-motion data from CSMIP’s real-time and triggered systems.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: If new to California State service, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position. If you are a current state employee, but do not have transfer eligibility, list eligibility, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position.

Please go to CalHR’s website to review the exam bulletin: CalCareer@CalHR.CA.GOV

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet Minimum Qualifications, the applicant will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Applicants who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

All relevant work experiences, skills sets, and professional qualifications must be listed on the STD 678.

EDUCATION INFORMATION: If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Applicants who completed their education outside of the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline. Foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at

This position is contingent on budget approval.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Telework may be available for this position under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California. Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview but must show proof of residence in California prior to being eligible for appointment.

Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.  ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

Position Details
Job Code #:  JC-351039
Position #(s): 538-103-3756-004
Working Title:  Staff Seismologist
Classification:  ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST, $5,995.00 – $11,287.00

# of Positions: 1
Work Location:  Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

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