I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) / Systems Research Group (SRG) are seeking a candidate to fill a full-time position as a meteorological developer at the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) within the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The new hire will work with colleagues to develop and implement verification methods to gauge the effectiveness of new forecast tools and methodologies applied to operational and experimental forecasts. The candidate will work with colleagues to provide scientific enhancements to existing forecast methods, as well as develop and new and improved approaches. Improvements will be transitioned to operations, and the candidate will provide training materials on their use in the forecast process. Areas of particular need and interest to be addressed include the forecasting and verification of heavy precipitation associated with land-falling tropical cyclones, warm-season convection, winter storms, and atmospheric rivers. Additional areas of focus will include the use of ensemble model output and forecaster generation of probabilistic products, as well as exploring future roles of weather forecasters.
Specific activities may include but are not limited to: