Thread: Project Manager, Berkeley Seismological Lab (6239U) 22027

Started: 2016-09-06 21:24:39
Last activity: 2016-09-06 21:24:39
Human Resources
2016-09-06 21:24:39
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Open Until: 2016-09-30

Project Manager, Berkeley Seismological Lab (6239U) 22027

Other California Location

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Standing nearly on top of the Hayward Fault, the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) provides robust hazard information while engaging in essential geophysical research. Throughout the BSL's long history of innovation (described below), beginning with the 1897 installation of the first seismograph in the western hemisphere, our commitment to probing the Earth's deepest secrets has remained unchanged.Mission of the BSL Fundamental research: Support fundamental research into all aspects of earthquakes, solid earth processes, and their effects on society through the collection, archival, and delivery of high quality geophysical data and through fostering a dynamic research environment that connects researchers across disciplines and to geophysical observations systems.Hazard information: Provide robust and reliable real-time data and information on Northern California earthquakes to government, public, and private institutions, and to the public, in partnership with the US Geological Survey, CalEMA and other collaborating institutions.Broad education: Enable the broad consumption of earthquake information and solid earth science through education and outreach to all sectors of society. Educate and train students at all levels through classes and research opportunities.Professional operation: Create a productive professional working environment to enable the efficient and robust operation and management of the geophysical facilities and the career development of the staff and students.

The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) is currently engaged in a collaborative project to develop and implement an Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) System in the State of California, and for the entire US West Coast. This entails a broad range of activities including (a) the permitting, construction and operation of remote geophysical stations with continuous telemetry throughout northern California (b) vetting and quality assurance for the data from those stations to support their flow into the EEW system; (c) coordinating with other collaborators to ensure the flow of data from all contributing stations into earthquake processing and EEW software and algorithms at locations across the West Coast; (d) using knowledge of earthquakes and seismicity to contribute to the evaluation of performance of EEW algorithms of the BSL and others; (e) participating in the coordination of EEW-related activities across the West Coast; (f) interacting with EEW users and other stakeholders to operate and support improvements to the EEW system; and (g) integrating EEW information and activities into the data collection and real-time processing that contribute to the BSL's regular earthquake information and data collection processes.The US West Coast EEW system is growing, as is the BSL's involvement in all aspects of it, including funding, infrastructure development; operation of the prototype production EEW system, ShakeAlert, for realtime, rapid earthquake information (earthquake alerts); research to improve algorithms and ShakeAlert; and interactions with governing organizations and stakeholders. The Project Manager will manage the coordination of both internal activities at the BSL and activities with ShakeAlert partners, in addition to contributing seismological expertise to operating and improving the EEW system. Under the oversight of the BSL's operation manager, the Project Manager will coordinate and manage EEW related activities at the BSL, and also coordinate with other EEW organizations, including the US Geological Survey and the California Office of Emergency Services. Because EEW activities are intermingled with other tasks at the BSL - like station operation & performance and earthquake monitoring - the Project Manager will become familiar with all aspects of the BSL's operations and interact with the personnel involved, including providing input, suggestions and coordination required for improving EEW operations. The Project Manager will coordinate, contribute to and participate in EEW operations activities at the BSL, including the operation of the prototype EEW production system at the BSL, the review of its performance and the path of new algorithms and stations toward testing and certification in the EEW system. S/he will interact with EEW participants from other organizations and coordinate the BSL's activities and contributions with them. S/he will prepare and submit reports and documentation for the BSL's participation in the EEW project, and contribute to the development of current and ongoing proposals and funding.

Required Qualifications
• At least 5 years of experience/training in using the tools of earthquake seismology to locate and determine the magnitudes of earthquakes, evaluate ground motion hazard and study seismicity.
• At least 3 years of experience in using and managing geophysical instrumentation for seismicity monitoring, including digitizers, seismometers, geophones, accelerometers.
• Experience in managing seismicity monitoring projects.
• Experience in time series analysis and preparing GIS products and reports.
• Must have a valid CA driver license. Education/Training:
• Bachelor's degree in geophysics, physics, or mechanical engineering.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

First Review Date: The First Review Date for this job is: 8/19/2016

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