Thread: Electronics Technician position with the USGS Menlo Park

Started: 2016-07-14 15:02:36
Last activity: 2016-07-14 15:02:36
The US Geological Survey (USGS), Earthquake Monitoring Project (EMP), has an open position for Radio Frequency ElectronicsTechnicians. The position is located in Menlo Park, California.

The USGS Earthquake Monitoring Project works in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory for recording and monitoring seismic activity in Northern California. The NCSN consists of approximately 600 stations, dedicated telemetry systems, and numerous real-time, analysis and notification computer systems. The EMP also oversees the National Strong Motion Project, which installs and operates instrumentation in structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges whose response to strong shaking is of interest to the engineering community.

The Radio Frequency Electronic Technician’s position primary duties will be support, development and deployment of communications systems for all components within the EMP including satellite telecommunications, microwave telemetry systems, VHF, UHF and spread spectrum radio systems, and other systems such as cellular communications. The incumbent is also responsible for the management and maintenance of power systems and environmental infrastructure for telemetry and seismological equipment.

The selected employees will jump into an exciting work environment where they will contribute to Earthquake Early Warning activities and the upgrade and installation of new instrumentation, the expansion and upgrade of volcano monitoring efforts, and an overhaul of the telemetry backbone of the network.

If you are interested, please apply online at, where more information about the position is available. The position is under two announcement numbers and closes at midnight July 29, 2016:

SAC-2016-0343 for all US citizens

SAC-2016-0344 for current and recent federal employees

The positions are GS-0856-09/10/11. US citizenship is required.

Lind S. Gee
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road - MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025

650-329-4732 fax
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