U.S. nationals: Interdisciplinary Meteorologist/Hydrologist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Norton, MA, US


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This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), River Forecast Centers (RFC) with one vacancy in Norton, MA. 

As a Hydrometeorological Analysis and Support Forecaster, you will perform the following duties:

  • Use operational hydrometeorological expertise in conjunction with advanced processing techniques, data sources, and equipment (including WSR-88D) to analyze and assimilate real-time hydrometeorological data.
  • Produce forecast and guidance products for the RFC area of responsibility, including analyzing the potential for future flooding and the effects of observed precipitation and other hydrometeorological phenomena on river flows.
  • Serve as a functional bridge between the RFC and operations at all Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in the RFC area.
  • Assimilate and quality control of hydrometeorological forecasts for input to the River Forecast Center (RFC) operational forecast system.

The duties described are at the full performance level of the GS-12 grade; the duties at the GS-11 are developmental leading to the GS-12 level.