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Scientist II (Geologic Modeler)


National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) in support of national defense as well as research and development programs for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration. The NNSS hosts an array of defense and national security experiments for the DOE National Laboratories, as well as supporting homeland security, non-proliferation testing and treaty verification training, radiological detection and first responder training.

The NNSS is a large (approx. 1,375 mi2) outdoor national security laboratory located approximately 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The site lies within the Basin and Range physiographic and Great Basin hydrographic provinces, and straddles the Mojave and Great Basin ecological transition zone. Ground elevations range from 2,700 feet to over 7,600 feet. The geology of the site is diverse and complex. More than 40,000 feet of rock section spanning more than 550 million years is represented at the site including Precambrian and Paleozoic carbonate and siliciclastic rocks, Mesozoic granitic rocks, and Cenozoic volcanic rocks and alluvial basin-filling sediments. The central caldera cluster of the southwestern Nevada volcanic field occupies the western portion of the NNSS, and provides world-class examples of resurgent caldera volcanism. Tectonism at the site includes late Paleozoic folding and thrusting, Miocene volcanic tectonism, and late Miocene to recent basin-and-range extension.

Responsibilities

Function as Subject Matter Expert in the Counter Terrorism Division, Global Security Directorate, in use of spatial 3D data in geologic modeling applications such as EarthVision and mining-industry software, in collaboration with, and under the direction of, staff geologists and geophysicists. Function as technical lead and point of contact for developing and managing project-specific relational databases of drill hole information, including drill hole construction data, down hole geologic data, geophysical log data, and sample data. Databases will be developed in collaboration with staff geologists and geophysicists and other project scientists. Familiarize and mentor staff geologists and geophysicists on the use of spatial data sets in model-building applications so they maintain a working knowledge of the applications, models, and supporting databases. Function as technical lead and point of contact for project SharePoint sites. Work will support of a variety of national security-related research and development projects. The principal work location is at the NNSS. The work schedule is typically 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, however, weekend and after-hours work are sometimes required.

Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers. Comply with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations. Promptly correct or report any hazard or potential hazard to supervision. Understand the principles associated with the NSTec safety concept. Participate in and embrace NSTec environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field, plus at least two years' of relevant experience. A major in geosciences preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in constructing complex 3D geologic models using EarthVision is highly preferred, but experience with other similar 3D geologic modeling applications will be considered. Knowledge and experience developing electronic databases using Microsoft Access is required. Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint preferred. Working knowledge of ArcGIS preferred. Applicant will be able to execute work in a disciplined manner to demonstrate compliance with laws, codes, orders and NSTec policies and procedures. Ability to prioritize and schedule multiple activities in the most efficient manner and meet required deadlines. Must be team-oriented with good communication skills, and have the ability to work closely with a diverse group of geoscientists to provide models, data, and related insights that address project and project scientists' needs.

If your qualifications match our requirements, e-mail your resume to ntsresumes@nv.doe.gov, reference ad#186-16. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.

Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites", will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program".

posted: 23 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.