Research Oceanographer

Saint Petersburg, Florida
This position will be filled at the GS-13 or GS-14, dependent on qualifications.
Jul 15, 2019
Aug 11, 2019
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Research Oceanographers (2 positions), 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 under the following vacancy announcement number: SAC-2019-0304.

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

Applications must be submitted online by midnight Eastern time Monday, July 29, 2019 in order to be considered.   The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.