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Interested in Living and Working In Flagstaff?

Filed under: Geek News and Stuff,Jobs — site admin @ 12:41 pm

Some of the following information is not yet publicly available. Forwarded by a colleague:

We have a position for a computer programmer being advertised (see additional information below). This is one of two positions that will be advertised – we expect the other position to be posted under the title “Computer Scientist” in the next week or so, so keep your eyes on

The position is with the USGS Astrogeology Research Program in Flagstaff. We have some info about the benefits of working for Astrogeology on our site For more info about our program and some of the space missions and projects we’re involved in, visit our website – a good place to start is the About Us section Programmers typically work on our Isis image processing software – more info about that package is at

Announcement Number: WR-2007-0324
Vacancy Description: IT Specialist (APPSW), GS-2210-9/11/12 (KP-DEU)
Open Period: 04/03/2007 – 04/17/2007
Series/Grade: GS-2210A-09/11/12
Salary: $50,471.00 TO $82,709.00
Promotion Potential: GS-12

For more information, Contact: Karen Perez, 916-278-9389,

More info and apply online:

Position description:
This position is with the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Region,
Geologic Discipline, Astrogeology Team located in Flagstaff,
Arizona. Major duties include but are not limited to: Designs,
develops, tests, and implements software programs for use in digital
image processing of planetary and terrestrial remote sensing data or
to provide efficient search and access to data products. Maintains
existing applications software by designing, coding, documenting,
testing, and debugging programs. Prepares proposals and progress
reports to customers.

Lower grade levels perform a wide range of tasks described in the
above listing of duties and responsibilities. At the lower level,
the employee will be assigned work designed to further develop and
refine their knowledge and skills. Assignments will typically
combine productive work with on-going training and instruction.
Supervision received at the lower level will be closer with
oversight and review being provided more frequently.

At the higher levels, incumbent will often act as a team leader,
directing the work of other team members and coordinating and
supporting team efforts.

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