Due to security exposures, only US citizens or permanent US resident will be considered for this position.
Lynker has positions opening up at the National Water Center (NWC) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, working with the National Weather Service (NWS). NWS is the primary source of weather data, forecasts, and warnings for the United States. The National Water Center (NWC) is a geographically distributed organization which collaboratively researches, develops and delivers state-of-the-science national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, decision-support services and guidance to support and inform essential emergency services and water management decisions. In partnership with NWS national, regional, and local offices, the NWC coordinates, integrates and supports consistent water prediction activities from global to local levels.
Within the National Water Center, the NWC Geo-Intelligence Division is responsible for providing centralized and consistent data services, geospatial analyses, and cartographic expertise to support science and engineering development, systems implementation, and water resources operations at local, regional, national and global scales. GID has both developmental and operational functions. It develops water-related geospatial data; actionable intelligence derived from data; geospatial software applications and services; maps and graphics; new products and product improvements; spatial discretization techniques; and analytical methods.
It operates airborne survey systems for snow and soil moisture; geographic information systems; mapping and graphics software, systems and tools; databases, models and geo-statistical analysis software. It produces and maintains enterprise geospatial datasets and services, maps, atlases, graphics, documentation and geo-intelligence. GID collaborates with partners and supports NWC and field operations, external partners, customers and stakeholders, and corporate knowledge management.
Required Skills and experience:
- At least two years of experience working in hydrology or water resources programs
- BS or MS in Physical Geography, Civil Engineering, Hydrology or other water resources related disciplines
- Understanding of hydrologic hydraulic principles
- Experience in use of commercial-off-the-shelf GIS (ESRI) suite of desktop, server, and enterprise level applications, and open source GIS such as GDAL based GRASS and Quantum GIS
- Proficiency in Python
- Very good written and oral communication skills
- At least one year of experience developing and presenting training materials
- Must be able to work in a collaborative, team environment
- Individuals must be able to work on their own, but also be actively involved in team efforts, team meetings, and software development and testing activities with other participants.