U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Sacramento, CA, US


This position is in the National Weather Service (NWS), River Forecast Center (RFC) with one vacancy located in Sacramento, CA.

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The working title for this position is Development and Operations Hydrologist (DOH). As a Development and Operations Hydrologist, you will perform the following duties: 

  • Provide technical oversight of the River Forecast Center’s (RFC) day to day operations including, performing operational forecast shifts.
  • Integrate and maintain hydrologic and hydrometeorological technology, and locally and centrally developed applications software, into RFC’s operational system to resolve systems and data management issues.
  • Implement, enhance, and maintain National Weather Service (NWS) River Forecast System, and other nationally supported software systems, to identify forecast system deficiencies and recommend changes to increase their operational usefulness.
  • Provide hydrology and hydrometeorology specific training to personnel at RFC and associated weather forecast offices.
  • Collaborate with NWS personnel, local, state, and Federal agencies at meetings, hearings, and inquiries to apply hydrologic guidance to improve current and future technological capabilities.