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Senior Science Advisor for Earthquakes and Geologic Hazards - USGS/DOI

October 02, 2019 09:24 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

U.S. Geological Survey

Senior Science Advisor for Earthquakes and Geologic Hazards

Reston, VA or Lakewood, CO


SL-2019-0003 and 0004

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking to fill one of its most critical leadership positions for carrying out our natural hazards mission. The Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards is a Senior Level (SL) position reporting to the USGS Associate Director for Natural Hazards. The position serves as coordinator of the Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP), Geomagnetism Program, and the USGS portion of the Global Seismographic Network (GSN). These three programs collectively had an appropriated budget of about $92 million in fiscal year 2018, funding work at regionally managed USGS science centers as well as by university and state partners. The EHP and GSN represent the USGS contributions to the four-agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), which was recently reauthorized by Congress. The USGS Geomagnetism Program is the USGS contribution to the multi-agency National Space Weather Program.

This position also has broad responsibility within our Natural Hazards Mission Area to guide the breadth of USGS geologic hazards work, ensuring strong coordination with the activities supported by our volcano, landslide and coastal/marine programs along with the many other hazard-related activities supported throughout the Survey. In addition to internal program management responsibilities, the Senior Science Advisor is an ambassador for the USGS to our many partners and stakeholders in the US and around the world.

Applicants must apply via USAJOBS. Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2019. There are two separate announcements, one open to current and former Federal employees (SL-2019-0004 MP: and the other open to all U.S. citizens (SL-2019-0003 DE: Please read the announcement carefully to learn more about the position, qualifications, and how to apply.  

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