Thread: Operational Seismologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory

Started: 2020-09-01 23:18:25
Last activity: 2020-09-01 23:18:25
The USGS Volcano Science Center is hiring an Operational Seismologist (Geophysicist) to join the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) in Anchorage, AK. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring data quality, managing station calibration information, and curating the earthquake catalog for AVO’s monitoring network, which includes over 225 individual stations mainly in the vicinity of volcanoes along the Aleutian-Alaska subduction zone ( Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The application period is currently open and is scheduled to close on Friday, September 11, 2020. It may be extended for another week depending on how many applications have been received by Thursday, September 10, 2020.

This is a permanent position with full benefits and is being advertised at either a grade of GS9 or GS11. For details on the vacancy announcement, including specific qualification requirements and application procedures, please see (for all US Citizens) and (for current Federal Employees). Feel free to contact Matt Haney (mhaney<at><mhaney<at>>) or John Power (jpower<at><jpower<at>>) for more information about the position.

Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. The resumes MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, supervisor’s name and number (and you may specify: “can call/do not call/contact me before calling”), and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicants should submit all copies of their unofficial transcripts. For applicants who have completed their degree requirements, but their transcripts have not yet been updated, they may submit a letter from the school indicating that they have completed their degree requirements along with a copy of their most recent unofficial transcripts.

The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal employment opportunity employer.

AVO is a cooperative program with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, both in Fairbanks. In addition, AVO is part of the USGS Volcano Science Center, which is home to the five US volcano observatories.

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