Thread: Seismic Monitoring Data Acquisition Systems Support

Started: 2016-11-16 18:35:00
Last activity: 2016-11-16 18:35:00
Cody Bodlovic
2016-11-16 18:35:00
Institution: Idaho National Laboratory
Open Until: 2016-11-30

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for Seismic Monitoring Data Acquisition Systems Support. The incumbent will provide expertise to the INL Seismic Monitoring program and support seismic safety of INL nuclear operations. The INL Seismic Monitoring program operates 33 sites with short-period and broadband seismometers, 33 sites with accelerometers, and 16 sites with global positioning system (GPS) receivers that continuously transmit earthquake data from remote locations to Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The seismic monitoring system is comprised of remotely-located DC-powered and facility-housed AC-powered computer-based seismic instrumentation from which digital seismic signals are continuously transmitted via digital communication systems to the INL seismic data acquisition and analysis computers. The program supports safety of INL operations through continuous monitoring and analyses of earthquake activity, the development of INL seismic design criteria, assessments of seismic hazards for existing facilities and new facility siting, and early warning of potential future volcanic activity near INL.


Bachelor's degree in geophysics, physics, computer science, or electrical engineering are preferred. Seismic monitoring network or geophysical field work experience preferred. In lieu of bachelor degree, manager will consider associates degree + 4 years of relevant field of work.

Must be a US Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L Clearance.

Individuals must have knowledge of or be willing to gain knowledge of seismic instrumentation fundamentals.

Applicants must also have experience or skills in two or more of the following areas: 1) designing, testing, modifying, or analyzing instrumentation or computer hardware and software (EARTHWORM preferred); 2) LINUX (preferred) or other operating systems; 3) networking communications (such as TCP/IP); 4) remote digital telemetry; 5) integration of instrument signals into computer systems; and 6) programming languages (e.g., fortran, C, perl, or others). Preference is desired for individuals who have experience with computer-based seismic data loggers, broadband seismometers, or accelerometers.

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