|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:48:17 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Research Meteorologist NOAA National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Camp Springs, MD I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), <www.imsg.com> a Federal Government Contractor is seeking to fill a position for a Research Meteorologist supporting NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located in Camp Springs, MD. The successful candidate will work at HPC’s International Desks. The HPC International Desks provide residence training to operational forecasters from the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. The function is divided into two sections, the Tropical Desk and the South American Desk. The incumbent will work with the International Desk Coordinator to improve forecast techniques in Mexico, Central America, South America and the island nations of the Caribbean, WMO Regional Associations III and IV (RAIII and RAIV). Duties: *Responsible for acting as a bridge between research, academia, and operations, allowing the international community to put into practice new concepts. *Assist with weather-forecast model evaluation across the region, helping identify shortfalls in the guidance that could have an impact on regional operations. *Identify and test methodologies for improving weather forecasts with a focus on high-impact events, such as hurricanes, severe weather, and flash floods. These techniques will be tested in real time by the visiting forecasters from RAIII and RAIV training at the International Desks. *Responsible for focusing on areas especially vulnerable to weather events, such as Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. *Working with the meteorological services of other countries when significant weather events are expected. The International Desk has a working relationship with the meteorological services of most countries in RAIII and RAIV. *Identifying HMT-HPC products that could be applicable to RAIII and RAIV, testing them in the International Desks, and providing training in their use to the forecasters from RAIII and RAIV. *Working on projects identified as a high priority by USAID/OFDA or the International Desk Coordinator. Qualifications: Required Skills: *Applicant must have a degree in meteorology (MS preferred) or significant experience in weather forecasting in the tropics and mid-latitudes. *Working experience in synoptic meteorology and/or operational weather forecasting is a must including preparation of forecast narratives/discussions and interpretation of MetSat imagery. *Experience with interpretation of numerical weather prediction models is also required including but not limited to, the Global Forecast System used at the HPC. Desired Skills: *Ability to speak and understand Spanish is highly desirable as the candidate will be required to interact extensively with students from several Spanish speaking countries and representatives of their meteorological services. *Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts via oral presentations or written reports is also desirable. ?Proficiency with Unix script programming is a plus. ?Proficiency with using software in a UNIX environment is a plus. ?Knowledge of climate patterns over Regions III and IV and their influences on long range weather patterns is a plus. To Apply: Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, your salary requirements and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the following subject line: NCEP - Research Meteorologist - HPC International desks. IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including company paid medical benefits and three weeks paid time off. The salary range for this position is 70-90k. IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly. Brooke M. Douglass HR Recruitment Assistant I.M. Systems Group, Inc. 3206 Tower Oaks Boulevard | Suite 300 Rockville | MD | 20852 http://www.imsg.com
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