Kirtland AFB, NM
Job Description



    This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


    As a GEOPHYSICIST at the GS-1313-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Acts as the senior subject matter expert in geophysics on assigned projects, tests, investigations, explorations, committees, and boards that establish plans and determine procedures, restraints, controls, and safety limitations necessary for successful execution of test operations.
    • Directs instrumentation technicians in fielding of instrumentation arrays to include accelerometers, geophones, seismometers, acoustic gauges, and electric field measurements.
    • Plans and develops geophysical surveys and directs geophysical instrumentation technicians in the execution of the surveys to include seismic refraction, reflection, cross hole and down hole surveys.
    • Accurately secures necessary information to develop computer models for the generation of in-house test predictions and planning data.
    • Establishes technical guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and implements ways to improve the quantity and increase the technical quality of the work.
    • Plans, develops and implements monitoring programs for off-test bed monitoring and control of air blast and ground motion levels.
    • Works with senior grade military officers of all services and DTRA civilian personnel, with similar level personnel in DOE, and with all levels of personnel in technical and scientific agencies including foreign counterparts to coordinate geological and geophysical information with overall plans and operations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 50% of duty time.

    Job Type Full-time