Research Geologist Position: USGS Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking a Research Geologist to join the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center in Reston, VA.

The USGS invites applications for a permanent research position in the field of Holocene paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental studies. The position will be filled at the GS 12 (salary is $75,621 to $98,305 per
annum).

The successful candidate for the position will synthesize, generate, and interpret data from new and existing Holocene sedimentary records from North America and adjacent oceans to facilitate understanding of regional and continental-scale climate variability and change over the last 15,000 years. The successful candidate will also be an expert in one or more of the following to analyze and interpret data from sediment cores collected in terrestrial, estuarine, or marine settings: palynology, micropaleontology, geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentology. Experience with statistics, data synthesis, and assimilation techniques also is
preferred.

Detailed vacancy requirements and applications procedures can be found in our online vacancy announcement at the links listed below. This position will be filled as a Research Geologist, with a full promotion potential of GS-15. The vacancy announcement can be found on the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website or you may directly link to the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS using one of the links below.

To Apply:
For candidates who have never worked for the Federal Government (Announcement Number ATL-2014-0534)
For current status employees or reinstatement eligible (Announcement Number ATL-2014-0533)

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by midnight Eastern time, June 13, 2014, to be considered. It is important that candidates view the Vacancy Announcement in its entirety to be sure that all required documents are submitted. Incomplete application packages cannot be considered. U.S. citizenship is required. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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