The US Geological Survey, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Earthquake Hazards Program has announced an opening for a Geologist, GS-1350-7/9 position. This job is open to the public and/or Federal Employees and posted on USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site at

The official announcement opened 3/11/2024 and will close 3/22/2024.

As a Geologist within the Geologic Hazards Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  1. Assists scientists in all field activities in the collection of geologic data related to earthquake hazards and active faults to include: preparing and planning for field investigations; using Geographical Information System (GIS) software to prepare site maps; collecting field data; mapping and interpreting stratigraphic units (e.g., in trenches and cores); making field observations of geomorphology; and collecting and preparing samples for geochronology.
  2. Recognizes, describes, classifies, and interprets geologic units, the measurement of stratigraphic and structural data, and the interpretation of fault and landscape geomorphology.
  3. Supports scientists in all aspects of office phase of scientific projects to include: gathering and summarizing technical data, statistics, and maps from multiple sources, such as geological and geophysical technical reports; using GIS software and programming languages (e.g., Python or Matlab) to compile and interpret geologic, geomorphic, and spatial data; performing mathematical calculations to reduce scientific data; and performing literature reviews.
  4. Compiles, processes, and analyzes geological and remote-sensing data such as satellite imagery and develops mosaics of digital data and images using standard software.
  5. Uses standard statistical, Geographical Information System (GIS), and programming (e.g., Python or Matlab) software to compile, reduce, and interpret field and laboratory data to include: preparing tables, graphs, cross sections, and data plots for data interpretation; creating computer illustrations using standard graphics software; preparing reports that summarize data; and participating in scientific communication and outreach.
  6. Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.

posted: 12 March 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.