Satellite Researcher and Science Coordinator

Description of Position

The individual in this position will report to the CIRA Senior Program Developer/Project Manager at Aviation Weather Center (AWC) and actively pursue the testing of new satellite products and decision aids. This project will entail activities focused at maximizing the forecast value of satellite data and products, particularly activities centered on NWS WFO operations to improve forecast and warning services to the nation. The individual in this position will interact with NWS operational forecasters, NESDIS satellite analysts, academia, and the meteorological research community to prepare and evaluate operational and experimental products for potential integration into NWS WFO operations.

CIRA proposes to support the expanding use of satellite-based weather products by placing a satellite researcher at the NWS OPG in Kansas City, MO. This researcher will provide leadership, satellite expertise, and meteorological support for the Satellite Proving Ground efforts based at the OPG and will work closely with CIRA researchers, scientists at the NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)/The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), the GOES-R Program Office, and the staff at the OPG. Position title of Research Associate II will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of experience working with satellite data observations and products, or a Master’s degree plus at least one year of experience working with satellite data observations and products. Position title of Research Scientist I will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus at least 1 year of experience working with satellite data observations and products, and position title of Research Scientist II will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus 3 years of experience working with satellite data observations and products. The Federal Advisor for the individual in this position will be the Director of OPG.

Job Requirements

Position title of Research Associate II will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of experience working with satellite data observations and products, or a Master’s degree plus at least one year of experience working with satellite data observations and products. Position title of Research Scientist I will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus at least 1 year of experience working with satellite data observations and products, and position title of Research Scientist II will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus 3 years of experience working with satellite data observations and products.

Note: Please detail each of these items in your cover letter.
• Bachelor’s Degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, hydrometeorology or a related field plus at least 3 years of experience working with satellite data observations and products;
-Or Master’s Degree plus at least 1 year of experience working with satellite data observations and products;
-Or Ph.D and at least 1 year of experience working with satellite data observations or products;
• Familiarity and experience working with satellite observing systems;
• At least 1 year of experience working on Linux or Unix operating systems;
• Scientific programming experience in Java Script, Python, and/or IDL;
• Good oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a team environment;
• Experience reading, writing, and quantitatively manipulating large geophysical datasets;
• Ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Tier 1 federal background investigation) because the position is located inside a federal building;
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date because CIRA will not sponsor a visa for this position.

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