Geophysicist/Computer Scientist

Website US Geological Survey

The Earthquake Science Center (ESC) of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is seeking a software developer with database administration experience, to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects.  This position is being offered in Menlo Park, CA.

Projects within the USGS ESC oversee the operation of the Northern California Seismic Network, the National Strong Motion Network and the associated data acquisition and processing systems as part of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). These networks and associated processing systems are designed to ensure reliable recording of earthquakes, compute seismological and engineering parameters for earthquakes within seconds of their occurrence, automatically and accurately deliver that information to the public and emergency response agencies, and to archive data, data products, and metadata for the benefit of the seismological research and engineering communities.

As a Computer Scientist or Geophysicist within the Earthquake Science Center, some of the specific duties will include:

* Develops code related to scientific application programming interfaces and for seismic data acquisition, transformation, and distribution.
* Modifies and maintains existing software to correct coding defects, adapt it to new hardware, interfaces, features, and improve performance.
* Designs, develops, implements, and maintains database management systems and related software for providing data access and exchange according to specification, optimal database structures, high availability, and data integrity.
* Participates in many aspects of the software development lifecycle: requirements generation, design, code, verification and test, maintenance, and support; and overall integration of software modules and other subsystem components, both commercial and custom.

Apply online at

Open to all US citizens:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568780100

Open to current & former federal employees with status:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568779900

Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including complete transcripts by June  5th  – and please do not wait until the last minute to apply.  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, supervisor’s name and # (and you may specify: “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Earl Emerson at 916-278-9399 or  pacsac1@usgs.gov.  It is highly recommended that you e-mail the contact person in the vacancy announcement to confirm that your documents uploaded correctly.  Sometimes the documents submitted are blurry and hard to read or the file is corrupt and can’t be accessed.  No late documents are accepted.

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To apply for this job email your details to lgee@usgs.gov