Supervisory Geophysicist (ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator)

U.S. Geological Survey

Supervisory Geophysicist (ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator) position is now open at the U.S. Geological Survey. The position will close on March 15 – though possibly sooner depending on the number of applicants! Don’t wait! Applicants must apply via the link below.

This is a GS-14 position and is open to the public and federal employees alike on the same announcement.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

As the USGS National Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

Serving as the Project Leader for the Earthquake Early Warning Project (EEW) and ShakeAlert.

Coordinating and planning technical, organizational, and educational components of the USGS ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Program.

Being responsible for the execution of a complex and high-profile research and operations project that relies on real-time seismic monitoring and low-latency open-source software development.

Developing strategic research and implementation plans, developing external solicitations, and managing budgets and human resources.

Leading an organization that spans a wide range of scientific and technical expertise that includes scientific researchers, field technicians, engineers, and other scientists.

Coordinating work to improve and operate sensor and telemetry networks, data management and delivery infrastructure to ensure operational requirements for earthquake early warning are met in the context of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS).

Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with Federal, State and local government agencies, universities, professional associations, community groups, and private entities.

Acting as the primary spokesperson and representative for the ShakeAlert EEW Project in the United States, representing ShakeAlert to state and national elected officials and their staff (including the U.S. Congress), the press, the public and other stakeholders.

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