[Coral-List] Job opportunity: USGS Physical Scientist - GIS, mapping, database, scientific scuba diving

Storlazzi, Curt cstorlazzi at usgs.gov
Mon Feb 26 12:32:10 EST 2018

*USGS Physical Scientist *

GIS, coastal and marine mapping, database, scientific scuba diving

Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

*https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov <https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/>*

·       Duty Station: Santa Cruz, CA

·       Salary: $61,084 to $96,080 per year

·       Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 11

·       Work schedule: Full-Time

·       Appointment type: Term

·       Announcement number: SAC-2018-0124

·       Control number: 491991200

·       Open & closing dates: 26 February 2018 to 23 March 2018

*Major Duty:*

The incumbent is the lead coordinator for Geographic Information System
(GIS) and remote-sensing data to serve the research needs of the USGS Coral
Reef Project, USGS Climate Change Impacts Project, and associated USGS
projects in Hawaii, Florida, and the U.S. Pacific and Caribbean Islands.
These projects are large and complex, multi-disciplinary efforts with more
than 20 researchers from six USGS centers and other institutions including
NOAA, the National Park Service, and several universities. The projects
focus on geologic and oceanographic processes that affect the health and
sustainability of coral reefs and hazards along coral reef-lined
coastlines. The incumbent’s duties support and contribute to this research
through the collection, processing, analysis, visualization, archival,
interpretation, and distribution of geospatial data.


Some of the specific duties will include:

   - Perform Lead Coordinator duties for Geographic Information System
   (GIS) and remote-sensing data to serve the research needs of various
   - Acquire and maintain geospatial databases for various projects using
   ArcGIS and other various software packages.
   - Use ESRI and ArcGIS and other geospatial software to develop
   applications for coastal and near shore studies.
   - Process and manipulate various complex datasets to interpret geologic
   and oceanographic processes and delineate benthic habitats.
   - Disseminate public information, help write reports, and develop
   - Perform Scientific Diving in order to lead underwater mapping field
   operations and perform underwater tasks needed by projects during fieldwork.
   - Travel for fieldwork may require 2 to 4 trips per year at 5 to 15
   nights per trip. Fieldwork may require spending 6 to 12 hours on a boat and
   conducting scientific scuba diving.

*For more information and to apply*, see:


Curt D. Storlazzi, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 460-7521 phone
(831) 427-4748 fax

Staff web page:
Coral Reefs:
*https://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov/ <http://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov/>*
Sea-level Rise and Atolls:

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