Thread: Permitting and Contract Specialist - Oregon Hazards Lab, University of Oregon

Started: 2020-11-20 20:21:06
Last activity: 2020-11-20 20:21:06
Institution: University of Oregon
Open Until: 2021-01-01

The Oregon Hazards Lab (OHAZ) at the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, OR seeks a Permitting and Contract Specialist to accelerate the buildout of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). A recent State of Oregon investment was awarded to the UO to accelerate buildout of PNSN’s contribution to the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system.

The PNSN monitors earthquakes in the states of Washington and Oregon for public safety and scientific research. EEW will save lives during, and speed recovery after, damaging earthquakes in California, Washington and Oregon by providing a few seconds to many tens of seconds of warning in order to take protective actions before strong shaking arrives. The ShakeAlert EEW project is a collaborative effort led by the US Geological Survey, and a West Coast university consortium. Recent growth of the PNSN has been driven by the ShakeAlert project.

The Permitting and Contract Specialist will be responsible for contacting potential hosts for new seismic stations, assessing the feasibility and telemetry options for those sites, and negotiating and obtaining permits for suitable sites. In addition, this position will coordinate with external contractors to plan the installation of seismic stations. To complete these tasks, this position will travel across Oregon and adjacent states. All work shall contribute to a system that collects scientific data to increase public safety and resiliency.

We value the capacity to work independently with minimal direct supervision as well as in a highly coordinated fashion within a collegial team, both in the lab and the field. The position involves coordinating with the federal, state, and local agencies to define and employ best practices, and to communicate technological innovations.

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