U.S. citizens: Physical Scientist (National Water Center)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
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This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Office of Water Predication (OWP), with 1 vacancy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

This position is at the National Water Center (NWC), located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

About the National Water Center - water.noaa.gov

Officially opened in 2015, The National Water Center (NWC) is a world-class, 65,000-square- foot “green” facility designed to be the nation’s research, development, and operations hub for hydrologic modeling, water prediction, and related decision support services.   The NWC is a component of the National Weather Service’s Office of Water Prediction, whose mission is to collaboratively research, develop, and deliver state-of-the-science water information, services, and guidance to support and inform essential emergency services and water management decisions.  The NWC facilitates collaboration across the water resources enterprise, including federal water science and management agencies and the academic community, to achieve a shared vision of improving water-related forecasting, preparedness, response, and planning activities.

About Tuscaloosa  - http://www.tuscaloosachamber.com/living/area-overview

Tuscaloosa is a great place to live, work and play! It made Best College Towns in America (49th by the website Best College Reviews), Best Cities for Work-Life Balance (5th by personal finance site NerdWallet), Most Affordable Mid-Size Cities in the U.S. (9th according to The Simple Dollar, a website that focuses on personal finance).  Downtown Tuscaloosa is in the midst of unprecedented amounts of growth in both the private and public sectors, Tuscaloosa's Riverfront is experiencing its own renewal with recreation trails, businesses, restaurants and the addition of the Tuscaloosa River Market, which functions as both an event space and seasonal local farmers’ market. In the spring of 2011, a 7,470-seat amphitheater was opened along the riverfront. This state-of-the-art facility hosts many major performances and community-wide events.

As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as a technical authority and provide recommendations in the formulation and development of algorithms and techniques for generating sophisticated hydrologic, hydraulic, and other water resources models supporting the Office of Water Prediction mission.
  • Provide input for development of programmatic needs with management and contribute to discussion among peers and external collaborators and partners.
  • Develop, revise, and write technical portions for agency guidelines, and write reports and position papers on potentially controversial subjects.
  • Monitor and report the progress and status of project activities.