Thread: Physical Science Technician at Hawaii Volcano Observatory

Started: 2016-06-14 23:15:36
Last activity: 2016-06-14 23:15:36
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Brian Shiro
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

As a Physical Science Technician within the Volcano Science Center, Hawaii Volcano Observatory in Hawaii National Park, some of your specific duties will include:

Assembles, tests, calibrates, installs and maintains complex geophysical network instruments for measuring volcanic and seismic data.

Operates computers, servers, and peripheral data processing equipment to store, retrieve, and analyze recorded data and databases. Independently identifies recurring and new data and problems.
Recognizes, interprets and resolves deviations in data collected. Interprets results of collected data, organizes information and prepares data and results for project reports and research manuscripts.

Assists scientists on field phases of geophysical data collection volcano and eruption response studies. Participates in geophysical field surveys and leads field crews, and enters and maintains survey records. Performs basic data reduction and evaluates data for accuracy and relevance to volcano monitoring goals.

Serves rotational watch duty as needed during periods of increased precursory or eruptive activity.

Fieldwork requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as lifting and handling heavy equipment (up to 80 lbs), pushing heavy items on carts and hand trucks, hiking, digging, lifting, bending, mixing and pouring concrete and removing vegetation. Operates a 4x4 vehicle over rough terrain and roads, and travels by helicopter to access remote sites. Field work involves moderate to high risks and discomforts, such as exposure to rain, snow, wind, cold, hot and humid weather, high altitudes (up to 13,680 ft) and basaltic lava flows, fountains and volcanic gas.

Laboratory work has exposure to high levels of noise, or irritant fumes or chemicals.

DEU (all U.S. citizens):

Merit Promotion (government employees)

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