USGS Northern California Seismic Network -
Operations Manager

The USGS is seeking motivated candidates for the operations manager of the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN). The NCSN consists of over 500 seismic stations in central and northern California and southern Oregon with continuous telemetry. To record this diverse seismic data stream in real time, the NCSN operations manager oversees field instrumentation and a complex communications system comprised of analog radios, remote Earthworm systems at numerous hubs, and digital telecommunications comprised of spread-spectrum radios, microwave, satellite, Internet, cellular telephone, and private IP networks. The NCSN is in a period of rapid growth, as stations are being brought online to support earthquake early warning through the USGS ShakeAlert project (

This position is being offered in Menlo Park, CA. Openings for this full-time, permanent positions are being advertised as either a Physical Scientist (1301), Geophysicist (1313) or Geologist (1350) at the GS-12. US citizenship is required. Only online applications will be accepted. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer.

Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including transcripts by April 28th - and please do not wait until the last minute to apply.

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posted: 18 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.