Job Number: 2019-1.3.14

Kegman Inc. provides Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) services to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), at Patrick AFB FL. Our team of scientists, engineers, and technical experts support AFTAC’s geophysical mission of monitoring nuclear test treaties and National Technical Nuclear Forensics missions. The Chief Scientist leads Kegman scientists and works closely with government senior leaders, scientists, and engineers supporting geophysical research and operations. The Chief Scientist will apply his/her education, skills, and experience to develop and implement approaches to infer event characterization, location, and explosion yield of sources using seismic, infrasonic, and hydroacoustic sensing methods.

• Collaborate with scientists in the formulation and publication of scientific research studies.
• Support the research and development of analysis tools used for nuclear explosion monitoring.
• Investigate the formulation and evaluation of event discriminants, determination of data corrections, compilation of reference data sets, and calibration of discriminants.
• Examine data/model biases, incorporate new discriminants into operational discriminant models, and support event discrimination methodologies.
• Interface with the US National Laboratories in development efforts.
• Support the execution of technical review panels.
• Answer rapid-response, very applied research questions related to special-interest or alert events.

• Process point sensor and array-generated geophysical data including digital signal processing and algorithm development using UNIX and LINUX operating systems and inferring source (location, depth, size, mechanics) information by comparing observed data to reference data sources and theoretical propagation models.
• Design and implement algorithms for automated signal processing pipelines to detect, track and classify signals acquired using multiple sensor suites.
• Research seismic, hydroacoustic, and infrasonic processing techniques to identify developments which may have an application to improving worldwide monitoring of nuclear explosions.
• Research and calibrate for event discrimination, applying seismology, infrasound, and hydroacoustic sciences and methodologies.
• Apply geophysics, regional seismic analysis, and seismic event screening to produce bulletins and/or reports and to test new analysis tools.
• Perform noise data analyses and calibration analyses.

• Programming using C/C++, Perl, Java/JavaScript, PL/SQL, MatLab, FORTRAN, Python and others.
• Familiarity with data acquisition formats, such as: Conference on Disarmaments (CD) 1.1, Center for Seismic Studies (CSS), Standard for Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED), mini-SEED, Society for Exploration Geophysics (SEG)-Y, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), or similar formats.

Ph.D. in Geophysics (or other related science) with at least 10 years of relevant experience.

• US Citizenship required.
• Must possess a Top-Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility with the Department of Defense.
• Must pass drug test.

Kegman is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity Employer. AA minority / Woman / Veteran /
Disabled / LGBT are encouraged to apply.