NOAA is looking to hire a Director for the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL. The NHC is part of the National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
The National Hurricane Center's mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing the understanding of these hazards.
The NHC Director's duties include:
- Providing warnings for the public and concerned special interests, including National, State and local emergency management communities, DoD, DHS and other entities of threatening hurricanes and tropical storms.
- Providing year-round ocean and marine forecast services for assigned tropical regions in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean domains.
- Making recommendations to the NCEP Director concerning the initiation, curtailing, or changing programs or parts of programs associated with the U.S. hurricane warning services.
- Investigating new and appropriate ways of gathering, analyzing and presenting data for the tropical latitudes to exploit new observations such as those from satellites, aircraft, buoys, etc., and to develop efficient man/computer interactive programs to take advantage of evolving electronic data processing technology.
- Representing the NWS and the NHC on many technical and planning Committees and serves broadly as a consultant and expert on tropical meteorology and hurricanes.
- Interacting directly with international and other federal, state, county, local governmental agencies, organizations and with individuals in the private sector on matters of mutual concern.
The application process is open through August 31, 2017.
Full details, including instructions regarding how to apply, are available at the link below.