NOAA has openings for Mesoscale Assistant forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) the National Weather Center (NWC) on the University of Oklahoma (OU) Research Campus in Norman, OK. The SPC is a National Center responsible for the prediction of a variety of high impact weather over the continental United States. This includes thunderstorms, severe convective weather, and fire weather through Day 8, and short-term winter weather. The Mesoscale Assistant forecaster positions are in the Operations Branch at the SPC.
Responsibilities include issuance of the Day 1 Thunderstorm Outlooks, Fire Weather Outlooks for Days 1-8, and Mesoscale Discussion products for short-term hazardous weather including severe convection and winter weather. As part of these forecast responsibilities, the Mesoscale Assistant forecaster performs a continuous weather watch across over the CONUS and collaborates effectively with on-shift forecasters within SPC and with external forecasters and partners. SPC forecasters are also expected to lead or participate in studies and development projects designed to incorporate new science, technology, and analysis/forecast techniques into SPC operations and services.
The SPC is recognized nationally and internationally for pioneering state-of-the–art programs focused on collaborative research in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed, development and use of convection-allowing models and ensemble systems, probabilistic forecasting, and innovative real-time mesoscale and stormscale forecasting strategies to support operational products and services.
The application process is open through October 27, 2017.
Full details, including instructions regarding how to apply, are available at the links below. Note that there are two announcements for this position; applicants are allowed to submit applications in both venues.