Engineer – Scientist
Our client, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of Weather and Air Quality OWAQ helps improve weather forecast information and products for the Nation by supporting high-impact weather and air quality research that ultimately leads to improvements in NOAA’s operational forecasts that help save lives and reduce property damage. OWAQ supports research conducted by NOAA scientists and partners that focus on high-impact weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation and air pollution and the social science associated with how the Public processes this information.
NOAA is in need of an Engineer/Scientist to provide scientific, technical and programmatic services to the OWAQ Director and coordinate closely with Physical Scientist and Program Analyst colleagues to weather policy and legislative activities within OWAQ and the partner organization’s it’s engaged with.
• Provide project management support for weather policy-related activities within OWAQ, using standard project management practices.
• Organize and manage meetings to develop severe weather research plans.
• Develop and write weather research planning documents on severe weather research, including the areas of numerical modeling, observations, and decision support, based on interactions with the weather enterprise, including the government, academic, and private sectors.
• Understand and identify opportunities for building collaborations in weather research within NOAA and with other federal and international partners.
• Address ad hoc inquiries for information.
• Develop briefing materials on weather research policies to communicate goals, plans, and progress to agency representatives, leadership, and the broader community.
• Minimum of an MA/MS degree in meteorology, oceanography or related science.
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience interacting with government agencies
• Minimum of 2 years of technical writing experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
• Commitment to providing excellent customer service
• Flexibility and, above all, reliability
• Experience/skills in setting priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously Proficiency with legislative and regulatory research
• Strong written and oral communications skills directed at variety of audiences and for various purposes
• Ability to understand the substance on a variety of legislative policy issues.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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