Physical Scientist, Space Weather Prediction Center

NOAA

NOAA is searching for a Physical Scientist (Space Weather Forecaster) to work at the National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, CO.

The Space Weather Forecaster will:

  • Integrate all space weather environmental data available from a variety of sources and analyze and assess the current and forecast space weather situation, including devising and formulating all necessary warning and forecast products assigned during the forecast shift, with emphasis on meeting the needs of the users.
  • Conduct space weather watch, which involves the interpretation of a host of both ground-based and satellite data and imagery including measurements across the electromagnetic spectrum, in situ particle measurements, solar and ground-based magnetic observations, and host of empirical and physics-based model output.
  • Provide space weather advice and guidance to the general public as needed, and to other federal government agencies including but not restricted to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and United States Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Conduct projects and activities to improve the products and services of the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) including forecast tool development, application testing, and verification and validation of forecasting success.

The application process is open through January 31, 2020.

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.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556646000 (MAP)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556646200 (DE/CR)

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