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Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician) Position

Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician) Position, U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center has immediate openings for one or more full-time permanent interdisciplinary positions that may be filled as a Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician. This is a high-profile, high-impact opportunity to support NASA planetary missions and science studies by developing new planetary topographic mapping techniques and supporting planetary cartographic projects.

The following positions are now open and have a Closing Date of 6/4/2010. Applicants eligible under merit promotion procedures (those with permanent federal status, veterans, etc.) should also apply under the merit promotion announcement as listed:

Title: Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician)
Announcement: WR-2010-0248
Merit Promotion Announcement: WR-2010-0342
Job Series and Grade: GS-1301, 1313, 1370, 1372 or 1520, grade 9/11/12
Salary: GS-9: $47,448 - $61,678; GS-11 $57,408-$74,628; GS-12 $68,809-$89,450

Title: Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician)
Announcement: WR-2010-0303
Merit Promotion Announcement: WR-2010-0344
Job Series and Grade: GS-1301, 1313, 1370, 1372 or 1520, grade 13
Salary: $81,823- $106,369

Qualifications for a given job series and grade level are based on education and experience (see advertisement on USAJOBS for details). Successful applicants will have professional to advanced knowledge in one or more of photogrammetry, geodesy, cartography, remote sensing, mathematics, image processing, and computer vision (camera models, feature-based image matching, stereo vision, object tracking). Greatly preferred is experience establishing regional- to global-scale control networks or reference frames; using or developing components of digital photogrammetric workstations and digital cartographic software packages, with one or more computer programming or scripting languages (preferably C, C++, Python or Perl); and with project management.

For position details and to apply online, visit USAJOBS at usajobs.com:

  • In the ‘What: (keywords)’ box, enter 1372
  • In the ‘Where: (city, state or zip code)’ box, enter Flagstaff
  • Click on Search Jobs
  • To locate merit promotion advertisements, click on “All jobs, public and status” under Current Search to see all four advertisements.
  • View advertisement
  • Follow instructions under “How to apply”

For questions, call 916-278-9399, or email wrjobs@usgs.gov. To learn more about Astrogeology, visit astrogeology.usgs.gov To learn more about Flagstaff, visit astrogeology.usgs.gov/About/Flagstaff/ The USGS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.