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.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify.