U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Tuscaloosa, AL, US


This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Office of Water Prediction (OWP), National Water Center (NWC), Water Prediction Operations Division (WPOD) with two vacancies in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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As a Hydrologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Perform daily hydrologic forecast functions including short-range forecasting during high water and flood events and long-range hydrologic forecasting to include spring snowmelt, flood outlooks, river volume, etc.
  • Assist the on-duty Senior Hydrologist to promote consistency across the agency through collaborative efforts with Regional and National Centers, National Weather Service (NWS) Offices, Senior Duty Meteorologists and other subject matter experts as needed.
  • Produce reports and service awareness products for internal and external use; lead briefings for senior leaders, core partners and other federal agencies about routine and high impact events; issue Daily Position Description Water Summaries, Breaking News, Operational Status and Significant Event Outlooks and Reports.
  • Develop and modify water resource procedures, techniques, and forecasting applications to ensure optimal use of technologies and data.