Thread: USGS job opening in int'l earthquake & landslide response and risk reduction

Started: 2019-03-23 00:05:18
Last activity: 2019-03-23 00:05:18
The USGS is seeking applicants for a new GS-13 Term position within its Natural Hazards Mission Area at USGS headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The application period closes on April 2.

For many years the USGS has collaborated with USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to provide scientific expertise in response to earthquake and landslides abroad, to provide training on earthquake and landslide topics in developing nations, and to work with foreign counterparts on projects for capacity-building and disaster risk reduction. We are seeking applicants to a newly created position that will oversee refer this line of work, which we refer to as an Earthquake Disaster Assistance Team (EDAT).

We are seeking applicants with a background in areas such as earthquake or landslide science, remote sensing, civil or geotechnical engineering, and/or disaster risk reduction. Major duties will include some or all of the following, depending on skills and interests:
· Serving as USGS manager, coordinator, and spokesperson for the EDAT, in coordination with USGS science centers and programs.
· Forging and maintaining collaborations among the USGS, OFDA, and others, in order to conduct joint science and monitoring projects, provide trainings, deliver science and information, and foster productive relationships with scientific counterparts.
· Collaborating with OFDA’s Geoscience Advisor on selected projects in support of OFDA’s mission.
· Analyzing USGS and partner agency datasets, products, and capabilities, in order to assist, complement, and inform risk reduction efforts.
· Participating in scientific and technical teams deploying in response to natural hazard crises and events, or deploying to conduct training or other capacity-building work.

The job is open to all US citizens at the GS-13 level (typically meaning a graduate degree plus applicable work experience). The full-time Term position will be renewable annually for up to four years. Please note the closing date of April 2. Further details, including application instructions, are here:

Please forward this to individuals or organizations that might have an interest in the job
Potential applicants are welcome to contact Mike Blanpied <mblanpied<at>> to discuss the position

Mike Blanpied

Dr. Michael L. Blanpied
Associate Coordinator, USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
MS-905, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191
703-648-6696, mblanpied<at>

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