NOAA is looking for a meteorologist to work at the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO. The AWC is part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and is co-located with the NWS Training Center, Central Region Headquarters, and the Operations Proving Ground. There are eight forecast desks at AWC: five focused on domestic forecasts and three focused on international forecasts. AWC forecaster duties include issuing SIGMETs (aviation warnings), AIRMETs (aviation advisories), convective forecasts, and graphical forecasts covering phenomena such as icing, turbulence, wind shear, convection, and clouds and visibility. AWC works closely with meteorologists at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center, Center Weather Service Units, airlines, other countries, and occasionally WFOs.
This position is in the Aviation Support Branch, which is comprised of research and techniques development meteorologists, web specialists, and network administrators. They support operations by providing state of the art science, model guidance, display capabilities, and forecasting tools. The branch hosts experiments in the Aviation Weather Testbed, where new research and technology are tested before integration into operations.
The application process is open through October 30, 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.