Project Manager Earthquake Early Warning and Fire Camera Monitoring

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Project Manager, Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) and Fire Camera Monitoring in the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. The position manages/oversees NSL large programs in earthquake monitoring, seismic experiments, and the ALERTWildfire camera network. NSL operates a specialized monitoring network on the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) in southern Nevada for controlled source experiments and earthquake events. In addition, NSL operates a component of the USGS Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) program, in eastern California, with the expectation of future Nevada efforts. Lastly, NSL runs a rapidly growing network of nearly 200 early detection, fire cameras as part of the larger ALERTWildfire program. NSL’s EEW is a major USGS initiative for west coast states. The responsibilities include coordinating field activities for EEW specific sites (i.e., station installations/upgrades, telemetry implementation, interaction with agencies/land-owners to secure land-use) and regular direct coordination with USGS ‘ShakeAlert’ Program Managers in California in order to maintain EEW performance standards. Manage and operate software monitoring tools for EEW stations; real-time performance standards of EEW systems are maintained 24/7 and the position may require developing additional software tools, as necessary, to meet performance goals. The position will require participation in one or more EEW committees. EEW activities require a dedicated manager/coordinator to meet stringent EEW requirements. NNSS area responsibilities include interaction with sponsor for contract management, program goals and reporting/budgeting. ALERTWildfire program responsibilities include close coordination with university partners at UC San Diego and Oregon, along with utilities, counties, BLM, US Forest Service, CalFIRE, NDF and others, including ongoing maintenance and expansion of network. The position requires effective interaction/coordination with all NSL staff responsible for management of regional communications systems, software development, systems maintenance and other monitoring and research activities.   The Seismic and Fire Camera Monitoring Project Manager will interact with the public, emergency managers and the media, as necessary, to establish an effective regional earthquake early warning program.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of related work experience OR a Master’s Degree or PhD and two years of related work experience. Related experience: seismic fieldwork, processing of seismic data and work with seismic software/hardware systems.

Certification and Licensure

Valid Nevada Driver’s License

Schedule or Travel Requirements

Occasional travel for scientific meetings and regional seismic/camera initiatives.

Variable work schedule

Proof of US Citizenship

Foreign Nationals are not allowed on NNSS projects.

Compensation Grade


Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.  Dual Career Assistance Program



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying


This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.