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The US Geological Survey, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Earthquake Hazards Program has announced an opening for a Geologist, GS-1350-7/9 position.

This job is open to the public and/or Federal Employees and posted on USAJOBS – The Federal Government’s official employment site at

The official announcement opened 3/11/2024 and will close 3/22/2024.

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

  • Assists scientists in all field activities in the collection of geologic data related to earthquake hazards and active faults to include: preparing and planning for field investigations; using Geographical Information System (GIS) software to prepare site maps; collecting field data; mapping and interpreting stratigraphic units (e.g., in trenches and cores); making field observations of geomorphology; and collecting and preparing samples for geochronology.
  • Recognizes, describes, classifies, and interprets geologic units, the measurement of stratigraphic and structural data, and the interpretation of fault and landscape geomorphology.
  • Supports scientists in all aspects of office phase of scientific projects to include: gathering and summarizing technical data, statistics, and maps from multiple sources, such as geological and geophysical technical reports; using GIS software and programming languages (e.g., Python or Matlab) to compile and interpret geologic, geomorphic, and spatial data; performing mathematical calculations to reduce scientific data; and performing literature reviews.
  • Compiles, processes, and analyzes geological and remote-sensing data such as satellite imagery and develops mosaics of digital data and images using standard software.
  • Uses standard statistical, Geographical Information System (GIS), and programming (e.g., Python or Matlab) software to compile, reduce, and interpret field and laboratory data to include: preparing tables, graphs, cross sections, and data plots for data interpretation; creating computer illustrations using standard graphics software; preparing reports that summarize data; and participating in scientific communication and outreach.
  • Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.

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