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About PHIVOLCS

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS, Tagalog: Surian ng Pilipinas sa Bulkanolohiya at Sismolohiya) is a government agency in the Philippines that is responsible for monitoring and studying volcanic and seismic activities in the country. PHIVOLCS provides information, advice and alerts to the public and relevant authorities regarding potential hazards from volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, and helps in the development of disaster risk reduction and management plans.

PHIVOLCS is committed to reducing the potential harm that can result from geological events like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. The agency’s primary objective is to provide accurate and timely information to the public and relevant authorities so that they can take necessary measures to mitigate the effects of these hazards.

To achieve its mandate, PHIVOLCS uses cutting-edge technology and scientific methods to monitor and study seismic and volcanic activities in the Philippines. It also conducts research on various aspects of geology and geophysics, such as plate tectonics, volcanology, and seismology, to increase its understanding of these phenomena.

In addition to providing information and alerts, PHIVOLCS also plays a crucial role in the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction and management plans. The agency works with local governments, communities, and other relevant organizations to promote preparedness and resilience against potential hazards.

Exciting news! PHIVOLCS is now offering job opportunities and is accepting applications until February 10, 2023. Join a dynamic and dedicated team in the pursuit of mitigating disasters and keeping communities safe!

Vacancies at PHIVOLCS

  • Project Title: Seismic Hazard Assessment and Design Earthquake of the Philippines (SHADE Project)
  • Employment status: Contract of Services under Strong Motion Network Development and Earthquake Engineering Section of the Seismological Observation and Earthquake Prediction Division (SOEPD)

One (1) Senior Science Research Specialist (Php 59,802 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Civil Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Engineering or any related courses are encouraged to apply
  • Experience/ Training/ Competency:
    • At least 2 years of experience in supervising a project
    • Technical knowledge and writing skills
    • Computer/ technology skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Project management skills
    • Can do advance Programming in Python
    • Can work well with a team, is innovative and can work independently
    • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication

One (1) Computer Programmer III (Php 54,244 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or any related courses are encouraged to apply
  • Experience/ Training/ Competency:
    • Preferably with experience in systems design and development (web and mobile), database maintenance
    • Analytical skills with a good problem- solving attitude
    • Experience in system design and development; database maintenance
    • Good team relationships
    • Can work with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrates good communication and interpersonal skills

Two (2) Science Research Specialist II (Php 45,780 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Civil Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Engineering or any related courses are encouraged to apply
  • Experience/ Training/ Competency:
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience
    • GIS instrumentation & programming skills
    • Computer/ technical skills
    • Attention to details
    • Technical knowledge and writing skills
    • Can and willing to go on long and frequent fieldwork
    • Can work well with a team, is innovative and can work independently

Two (2) Computer Programmer II (Php 42,116 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or any related courses are encouraged to apply
  • Experience/ Training/ Competency:
    • At least 4 hours of relevant training
    • At least 1 year relevant experience
    • Software development
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Preferably with experience in systems design and development (web and mobile), database maintenance, and other related work
    • Can work well with a team, is innovative and can work independently

Three (3) Science Research Specialist I (Php 35,758 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Civil Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Engineering or any related courses are encouraged to apply
  • Experience/ Training/ Competency:
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience
    • GIS instrumentation & programming skills
    • Computer/ technical skills
    • Attention to details
    • Technical knowledge and writing skills
    • Can and willing to go on long and frequent fieldwork
    • Can work well with a team, is innovative and can work independently

One (1) Project Information Officer (Php 30,527 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Graduate of Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Mass Communication, Development, Research, and Journalism) or any Geoscience-related courses (Geology, Geography, Environmental Science) are encouraged to apply
  • Experience/ Training/ Competency:
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience
    • Analytical thinking
    • Attention detail
    • Audio-visual documentation
    • Communication materials development
    • Customer service
    • Facilitation skills
    • Managing media/ public relations
    • Presentation skills
    • Project management
    • Science research skills
    • Technical knowledge and skill (Disaster Risk Reduction and Management)
    • Technical Writing

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than February 10, 2023.

  • Application letter addressed to:
Teresito C. Bacolcol
Director
PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

Send to soepd.smee@gmail.com  cc: hrmds@phivolcs.dost.gov.ph 

NOTE: Please indicate the following:

  • For application letter: position title, project and division
  • For email: subject should be position, first letter of your name and last name (e.g. SRS I -English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog_JdelaCruz)

As an advocate of the Equal Employment Opportunity Principle (EEOP), the DOST-PHIVOLCS encourages and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, religion, political affiliation including persons with disability, members of indigenous communities, and those from any sexual orientation and gender identities.

APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applying to PHIVOLCS is fast approaching. Remember, all applications must be submitted by February 10, 2023, so be sure to apply soon!

Conclusion

Joining the PHIVOLCS team is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the safety and well-being of communities across the Philippines. By working with cutting-edge technology, conducting important research, and collaborating with key stakeholders, you can play a vital role in reducing the impact of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other geological hazards.

In addition to making a positive impact, working at PHIVOLCS also offers opportunities for professional growth and development. You will have the chance to work alongside experienced and knowledgeable colleagues and learn from the best in the field. Whether you are just starting your career or looking for a new challenge, PHIVOLCS is the perfect place to take your skills to the next level.

So don’t hesitate, apply for a job at PHIVOLCS today and start making a difference in your community! With positions available until February 10, 2023, now is the perfect time to take the next step in your career and join our dedicated and innovative team.

Source: PHIVOLCS