Physical Scientist Position available at NOAA/WPO (direct hire)

WPO is looking for a strong candidate for this position. This is a direct hire listing, which means this one application can be used to fill similar positions. The application closes on Monday, February 19, 2024. 

As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as Weather Program Office’s (WPO) point of contact to the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research’s (OAR) Office of Research Transitions and Application (ORTA), including contacts with the Technology Partnership Office (TPO), to implement National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and OAR’s transition policies and best practices for transitioning complicated scientific research into operations and applications.
  • Oversee the monitoring and analysis of a complex scientific research portfolio utilizing an expert level of understanding of multiple scientific concepts in the weather domain. Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs/projects related to weather observations and forecasts.
  • Provide an authoritative source of technical guidance to other functional experts both internal and external to the organization and serve as a technical representative on panels, committees, and conferences, etc. Provide scientific expertise on NOAA, OAR, and Weather Program Office (WPO) Transition Plan policies and procedures. Make significant contributions toward resolving actual or potential problems relative to assignments. Prepare and/or perform briefings and presentations as required to support program reviews.
  • Develop and maintain all the necessary information and data that is needed to effectively manage WPO’s research portfolio, and serve as the responsible party for ensuring OAR and NOAA research databases are populated with up-to-date information. Manage the evaluation and analysis of the entire WPO research, development, and demonstration project portfolio to assess outputs and outcomes and to inform future investment decisions. Identify and define technical problems requiring advanced scientific and technical studies based on WPO’s portfolio.