Astrogeology Science Center

Current Openings

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is hiring a permanent Supervisory Physical Scientist. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the team of geographers, cartographers, and geodesists in the Cartographic Products Group, who are creating new tools and products for planetary science and missions.
  • Create new cartographic tools or products for use by the planetary science community and space exploration missions.
  • Obtain funding for projects creating products or tools for the planetary science community.
  • Manage projects following Federal, USGS, and Astrogeology project management practices.
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Why it's great working for the Astrogeology Science Center?

  • Participate in space exploration, be the first to see new images of a planetary surface, command a remotely controlled vehicle, and more.
  • Flexible Work Schedule allows you to create personal time.
  • Tele-commute from home a few days a month to concentrate on complex projects.
  • Accrue annual leave, up to 5 weeks of paid leave per year.
  • Opportunities to travel to conferences, mission operations, and meetings.
  • Ability to publish not only in official USGS releases, but also professional journals.
  • Public Service by contributing to the public knowledge about our Solar System.
  • Work with world class scientists on unique and exciting projects.
  • Casual dress.
  • Training opportunities to learn and use new skills and technologies.
  • Great benefits, retirement, health insurance, holiday pay, and more!

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