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Research Oceanographer

United States Geological Survey
Saint Petersburg, Florida
General Schedule (GS) 13 or 14
Closing date
Jun 19, 2019

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Natural Hazards, Ocean Science
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Research Oceanographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, Fl.  The USGS invites applications for a permanent research position in the field of coastal morphologic and oceanographic processes. The position will be filled at the GS 13 (salary is $88,704 – $115,313 per annum) or GS 14 (salary is $104,821 - $136,271 per annum) depending on qualifications. 

The successful candidate for the position will participate in a broad research program to develop breakthroughs relating to coastal morphologic and oceanographic processes and develop innovative methods for modeling and observation of complex ocean interactions that result in relevant solutions to social science problems.  Preference will be given to researchers with expertise including making and evaluating storm vulnerability assessments, coastal change forecasting, probabilistic updating of coastal change forecasts, and conducting detailed research to better understand beach processes during storms for the purpose of improving predictions.   

Detailed vacancy requirements and applications procedures can be found at USA Jobs at This position will be filled as a Research Oceanographer with a full promotion potential of GS-15.  The position is being advertised concurrently under the following vacancy announcement number: RES-2019-0139. The position is open to current or former Federal employees w/perm comp status; OR those eligible under a special or noncomp appointing authority (e.g., VRA, disabled, Pathways Interns & Recent Grads who are eligible for non comp conversion, etc.); OR current or former employees who are serving, or previously served, on temp or term appt in a land mgmt. agency; OR veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx. 3 yrs or more of continuous service.

Applications must be submitted online by midnight Eastern time Monday, June 3, 2019 in order to be considered.   The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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