• NOA1817 Testbed Meteorologist - Hydrometeorological Testbed

    Job Locations US-MD-College Park
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1144
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Scientific
  • Overview

     

    Testbed Meteorologist – Hydrometeorological Testbed

     

    I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), www.imsg.com, a Federal Government Contractor, is seeking to fill a position supporting the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), within the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP). The position will be based at the WPC in College Park, MD.

     

    The NCWCP is a highly collaborative environment containing several NOAA organizations, including the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and Climate Prediction Center (CPC) as well as being in close proximity to the University of Maryland. The contractor will serve as a Testbed Meteorologist in NOAA Hydrometeorological Testbed at the WPC (NOAA HMT-WPC).  In this capacity the incumbent will work with scientists within NOAA and partners outside of NOAA to identify and evaluate promising techniques for improved weather forecasts. The successful candidate will work with WPC meteorologists to enhance the transition of research to operations, and assist in the training of WPC staff in new techniques and tools.  The incumbent will also work with other HMT-WPC staff to publish results from studies in peer-reviewed journals.

     

    Areas of particular need and interest to be addressed include the forecasting of heavy precipitation associated with land-falling tropical cyclones, warm-season convection, and atmospheric rivers.  Additional areas of focus include the use of ensemble model output and forecaster generation of probabilistic products, as well as exploring future roles of weather forecasters. 

    Responsibilities

    Duties may include but are not limited to:

    • Collaborate with partners in the NOAA HMT to develop transition research performed elsewhere within the NOAA HMT into operations at WPC and other NOAA offices.
    • Plan and execute pseudo-operational heavy rainfall experiments.
    • Develop training materials to transition new tools and techniques into operations.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Required/Desirable Knowledge:

    • MS or other advanced degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related area and at least one year experience in operational meteorology or applied research; additional post-graduate education may be substituted for experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of weather forecasting (emphasis on quantitative precipitation forecasting) from short to medium range, and their application to hazardous weather diagnosis and prediction, and creation/dissemination of probabilistic hazard information.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly desired and a strong ability to work in a collaborative team environment is needed for the position.
    • Desirable to have peer reviewed publications.
    • Considerable experience with Linux operating systems with programming experience (i.e. - Python, Perl, R, MATLAB, Shell Programming)
    • Experience with meteorological display software, i.e. - ArcGIS, NCL, GEMPAK, etc.
    • Knowledge of statistical methods in meteorology and strong analytical skills

     

    Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify.

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