Sedimentary Basin Modeler - Denver

at US Geological Survey
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted September 6, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Must Already Have Work Rights Yes


The USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) in Lakewood, Colorado is soliciting interest from qualified individuals for a Sedimentary Basin Modeler Geologist position to provide comprehensive knowledge and experience in developing, analyzing, integrating, and interpreting large geologic subsurface datasets to (1) create and evaluate 1-D burial history models to characterize conventional and unconventional petroleum resources; and to (2) develop and evaluate geologic and petroleum system models on oil and gas generation, migration and accumulation in sedimentary basins in support of domestic and international resource assessments. This multidisciplinary position develops geologic, burial history, and petroleum system models utilizing PetroMod Basin analysis techniques to simulate sedimentary basin processes such as basin formation and analysis, sequence stratigraphy, tectonics, sediment loading and subsidence, and petroleum generation, migration, and trapping processes to improve the understanding of petroleum systems. Successful applicants must meet qualifying education requirements, and specialized experience in 1-D burial history and petroleum systems modeling, must be proficient in integrating geologic processes such as burial, heat flow, fluid generation, migration, trapping, and preservation of hydrocarbon fluids within sedimentary basins. Assessment and research topics may also address the economic and environmental effects of energy resource production. Candidates must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, and engineers. Excellent communication skills and ability to present scientific findings and results in a clear and concise manner, either through written form or oral presentation, is also required.


Applications (resume, unofficial transcript, and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete on-line resume and supporting documentation, i.e. unofficial transcripts, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you, please speak to someone in the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. For assistance or questions, contact Michael Davis at the Office of Human Resources at 303-236-9585 or


Announcement number is DEN-2016-0553.This is a full time permanent position (Geologist, GS-1350-12) with a salary range of $76,341 (Step 01) to $99,243 (Step 10) depending upon qualifications and experience. The closing date for this announcement is September 16, 2016.


U.S. Citizenship is required. USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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