[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate Scientist at the National Water Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 15 07:22:05 MDT 2015


Associate Scientist at the National Water Center

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Job Description

    *Associate Scientist II - the National Water Center 15221*


    *PLEASE NOTE: *This is a new full-time position.

    Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy

    UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position



    Provide hydrologic research, development and operational support at
    the NWS National Water (NWC) Center located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


      * Perform routine operational analysis of hydrologic model states,
        including interpretation and analysis of snow conditions and
        other model states; regularly perform operational data assimilation.
      * Provide customer service and outreach to a wide variety of
        government and private sector entities in water resource
        management, disaster emergency preparedness, weather and flood
        forecasting, agriculture, transportation, and commerce.
      * Provide operations and development support for the SNODAS and
        Airborne Survey Programs.
      * Perform software development in GIS and other applications.
      * Prepare internal documentation, technical reports, and
        scientific publications, and present papers at seminars and
        scientific meetings.
      * Under the general direction of a supervisor, works independently
        to support the comprehensive snow observations, analyses, data
        sets and map products for the Nation. Solves routine problems
        with guidance and often in collaboration with peers.



      * Education and Experience: Master’s degree or higher in Physical
        Sciences, Hydrology or a closely related discipline.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Strong communication and organizational skills as well as
        excellent interpersonal skill.
      * Demonstrated ability to build relationships with management,
        colleagues, and external partners.
      * Self-starter with the ability to work in a small team
        environment without direction day-to-day on-site supervision.
      * Proficiency in ArcGIS, including Spatial Analyst, or extensive
        experience in comparable geographic information systems (e.g.,
        QGIS); experience using and implementing web data services.
      * Experience in languages such as Python, JavaScript, Perl, IDL,
        R; familiarity with Linux operating systems and shell scripting.
      * Knowledge of hydrometeorological observing networks and station
        metadata. Strong understanding of the uncertainties associated
        with observational data.
      * Knowledge of numerical land-surface modeling and associated
      * Knowledge and experience with snowpack physical characteristics,
        snow data collection, and snow modeling in a variety of

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
    equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that
    strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is
    committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and
    applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of
    race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex,
    gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual
    orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

    Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the
    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are
    committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that
    values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

Job Location
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Position Type

Appointment Type
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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