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Oceanographic Survey Analyst R13143

Please note: You must be a US Citizen and submit an application through our website in ordered to be considered for this position.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Earliest Start Date: Immediately
Position Duration: Expected to Continue
Job Description:
Contribute to research and development tasks within Environmental Sciences Laboratory
Job Details:
  • Conduct desktop studies to identify factors affecting acoustic propagation and underwater system survivability in selected ocean regions using archival and academically available data. Includes geophysical characterization of sediment type and bottom loss, acoustic propagation, ambient noise, and climatology.
  • Develop oceanographic survey plans and process survey data to support the design of underwater systems. Surveys may include the collection of Multibeam Bathymetry and Sub-Bottom Profiles, and the deployment of sensors such as Current Meters, Cores, AUVs, and Ambient Noise measurement systems.
  • Provide at-sea support for shipboard data collection efforts.
  • Process and analyze survey data to geophysically characterize the acoustic environment and assess survivability risks to underwater systems. Includes collaborative research efforts with other team members.
  • Implement and maintain research grade software and analysis tools to support the analysis and interpretation of oceanographic data
  • Preparation and review of analysis presentations and reports. Presentation of analysis results at internal and external working group meetings (may include travel).
  • Other related functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Oceanography, Marine Geology, Geophysics, or related discipline.
  • Experience with processing, analysis, or interpretation of oceanographic survey data.
  • The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving, sound engineering judgment, good communication skills, and the ability to use time effectively in order to meet deadlines.
US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Geological Oceanography, Marine Geology, Geophysics or related discipline.
  • IHO Cat-A Hydrographer Certificate or completion of the Multibeam course
  • Immediate or previous eligibility for immediate access to classified information
  • At least one year of experience with one or more of the following: Geological Oceanography and/or Marine Geology including expertise in seafloor mapping, sedimentation processes, bottom sediment characterization, geoacoustics, and/or ocean circulation; Processing of oceanographic survey data including multibeam bathymetry, backscatter, sub-bottom, sidescan, and magnetometer; expertise in analysis and interpretation of oceanographic data; oceanographic survey planning; subsea cable or pipeline route planning; experience with subsea geotechnical site characterization for construction of pipelines or offshore installations
  • Experience working at-sea with data acquisition equipment.
  • Experience with commercial software packages such as SonarWiz, CARIS, Qimera, Fledermaus, MakaiLay, and/or ESRI ArcGIS.
  • At least one year of experience with software design, programming, and analysis using MATLAB or Python.
  • Experience working in both Windows and Linux environments.
  • Experience summarizing analysis results in technical reports and PowerPoint presentations, and presenting research results.
  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction, formulate research plans, solve tough problems, and take initiative.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a 3.5 in major coursework.
General Notes:
In compliance with Presidential Executive Order 14042, “Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors,” all employees of Applied Research Laboratories (ARL) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been approved for a qualified exemption by January 18, 2022. Individuals may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for disability or other medical reasons, or for sincerely held religious beliefs. The employee masking requirements of EO 14042 are also applicable. The executive order applies to ARL because it is deemed a covered contractor of the federal government. 
An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.
Please mark "yes" on the application question that asks if additional materials are required. Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing.
Salary Range: $76,000-$90,000+/negotiable depending on qualifications
Working Conditions:
  • Standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Some weekend, evening and holiday work
  • Possible interstate/intrastate travel
Required Materials:
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest
  • Unofficial college transcripts
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
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Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
Background Checks:
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $76,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year