Join the Quest for a Safer Tomorrow: PHIVOLCS is Hiring College Grads – Apply Now!

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a government agency that plays a vital role in keeping the Philippines safe and prepared against the dangers of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. With its commitment to reducing potential harm and using cutting-edge technology and scientific methods, PHIVOLCS provides accurate and timely information and alerts to the public and relevant authorities.

PHIVOLCS also plays a crucial role in developing disaster risk reduction and management plans, working hand in hand with local governments, communities, and other relevant organizations. This dedicated and dynamic agency now offers job opportunities for those who share its passion for ensuring safety and preparedness.

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In particular, PHIVOLCS offers job opportunities for its Seismic Hazard Assessment and Design Earthquake of the Philippines (SHADE Project) under the Strong Motion Network Development and Earthquake Engineering Section of the Seismological Observation and Earthquake Prediction Division (SOEPD). The agency is looking for individuals with a background in geology, civil engineering, applied physics, computer engineering, information technology, computer science, communication, and other related courses.

PHIVOLCS is seeking to fill the following positions until February 10, 2023:

  1. Senior Science Research Specialist with a monthly salary of Php 59,802
  2. Computer Programmer III with a monthly salary of Php 54,244
  3. Science Research Specialist II with a monthly salary of Php 45,780 (2 slots available)
  4. Computer Programmer II with a monthly salary of Php 42,116 (2 slots available)
  5. Science Research Specialist I with a monthly salary of Php 35,758 (3 slots available)
  6. Project Information Officer with a monthly salary of Php 30,527

The successful candidates should possess strong project management skills, technical knowledge and writing skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well in a team. They should also be innovative, detail-oriented, and possess problem-solving skills.

For the Senior Science Research Specialist and Science Research Specialist II and I positions, applicants must graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Civil Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Engineering, or any related courses. They must have relevant experience, GIS instrumentation and programming skills, computer/technical skills, attention to detail, technical knowledge and writing skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

For the Computer Programmer III and II positions, applicants must graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or any related courses. They must have relevant experience in systems design and development, database maintenance, and good interpersonal skills.

For the Project Information Officer position, applicants must graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Mass Communication, Development, Research, and Journalism) or any Geoscience-related courses (Geology, Geography, Environmental Science). They must have relevant experience in analytical thinking, attention to detail, audio-visual documentation, communication materials development, customer service, facilitation skills, managing media/public relations, presentation skills, project management, science research skills, and technical knowledge and skills in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Technical Writing.

This is a worthy opportunity to embark on — you won’t only make a significant contribution to society, but YOU ALSO GET A CHANCE TO EARN A COMPETITIVE SALARY!

The salary ranges from Php 30,527 to Php 59,802 per month, depending on the position.

To apply, interested individuals should write an application letter, attach the required documents, and send the email to, CC:

The required documents include a personal data sheet, curriculum vitae, transcripts of records, and a diploma. The email’s subject should indicate the position, the first letter of the applicant’s name, and the last name.

PHIVOLCS is an equal employment opportunity advocate who welcomes all applicants, regardless of age, religion, political affiliation, or other personal characteristics. 

Incomplete applications will not be entertained and only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Do you have what it takes to be part of this growing family in the pursuit of mitigating disasters?

If so, PHIVOLCS invites you to join its team by applying for its open positions until February 10, 2023. Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in serving your community and country – apply now to PHIVOLCS!

Source: Philippine Go

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