The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the lead agency over the National Weather Service and related forecasting agencies, has posted new job openings; they’re seeking meteorologists to join their hurricane and space weather forecasting teams. Positions would be filled in Miami, Florida for the National Hurricane Center and Boulder, Colorado for the Space Weather Prediction Center.
The openings include:
Hurricane Specialist : National Hurricane Center (Link to Apply) – One Opening
- – Develop forecasts, watches, and warnings for tropical and subtropical cyclones within the National Hurricane Center (NHC) area of responsibility during the hurricane season, May 15 – November 30, and in the offseason as necessary.
- – Conduct post-storm analysis to determine the final best track of and compose Tropical Cyclone Reports for tropical and subtropical cyclones as assigned.
- – Represent NHC in communicating tropical weather, tropical cyclone, and associated information to a wide spectrum of users, including the media and government officials at all levels, orally and in writing, for operational and nonoperational purposes.
- – Conduct applied research on topics related to NHC’s mission, including the preparation of presentations for scientific conferences and articles for peer-reviewed publications; and participate in the development, testing, and evaluation of tropical cyclone applications.
Physical Scientist : Space Weather Prediction Center (Link to Apply) – Three Openings
- – Monitor, evaluate, interpret and apply a wide range of remotely sensed data and a wide variety of probabilistic and deterministic space weather models while collaborating with various engineers, operators and ground station personnel to ensure high quality data.
- – Develop policies, procedures, and recommendations regarding space weather research, operations, or mitigation while designing, testing, and supporting incorporation of new technologies or innovations into the space weather program.
- – Develop and deliver high level briefings and targeted outreach and education along with providing interviews or responding to media requests and providing input or review for technical or reports concerning space weather.
Salaries for these jobs are based on government pay scales and grades. The range for the Hurricane Specialist salary is $104,955 – $136,440 / year while the salary for the Physical Scientist at the Space Weather Prediction Center is $58,397-75,914.