Hydrologist / Geospatial Scientist

Lynker Technologies
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Lynker is hiring a hydrologist/geospatial scientist to work alongside scientific experts with the NOAA-Office of Water Prediction (OWP) at the National Water Center (NWC) on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The selected candidate will be apart of a team of scientists working on real-time flood forecast inundation mapping techniques; providing existing inundation mapping techniques for use nationally at fine resolution using real-time stream forecast estimates; and developing GIS and other data sets necessary for providing flood mapping services to stakeholders.

Daily activities will include analysis of existing flood mapping techniques used by the NWS; analysis and assessment of the geospatial data sets and hydraulic parameter information used for mapping techniques; collaboration with partners and stakeholders to identify gaps and weaknesses in existing data analysis methods; and geoprocessing and algorithm development (i.e. programming) for automated workflows that produce large scale, high resolution flood mapping information.

Experience or skills should include:

  • Graduate-level education (or equivalent experience) in hydrologic and geospatial science, terrain modeling, and process-automation programming using Python, R or similar languages
  • Knowledge of hydrologic geospatial data processing
  • Knowledge of hydrography and bathymetry datasets
  • Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling applications
  • Extensive experience with ESRI GIS applications and tools for processing large data sets used in hydrologic analysis
  • A sound understanding of the National Water Model’s operations and capabilities (http://water.noaa.gov).

Work will be performed on-site at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. US citizenship or Permanent Residency is required at time of application.

PLEASE PROVIDE a cover letter highlighting your experience, training, and skillsets in hydrologic and geospatial science. All applicants are to clearly state their US residence status (either ‘Permanent Resident’ or ‘Citizen’) in the first line of the cover letter.

Job Type: Full-time

Expected Start Date: July 2019

About Lynker:

Lynker Technologies, LLC is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services with offices in Leesburg, VA and Boulder, CO. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.

We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers’ scientific and technical priorities – creatively and effectively.

Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.

Lynker Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.