Lead Physical Scientist
Silver Spring, MD 
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Posted 8 days ago
Job Description

Background
Earth Resources Technology (ERT) is seeking Physical Scientist to support a contract at NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS)/National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).

The EMC contract supports the environmental model and data assimilation development effort that is the backbone for the entire U.S. weather enterprise, especially the NWS forecast operations and all public severe weather watches and warnings.

ERT is a science and technology company that provides its clients with innovative services and solutions to their scientific, engineering, environmental, and information technology challenges. Headquartered in Laurel, Maryland, ERT boasts a nationwide presence, a staff of 400+ experienced professionals, and a proud 25-year history.

Position Description
Will lead other support scientist personnel in performing advanced scientific programming and numerical analysis to solve state-of-the-art scientific geophysical problems, designing components of the state-of-the-science numerical forecast systems and applying advanced mathematical techniques for the design and implementation of operational forecasts systems and products. Will perform meteorological or hydrologic analysis and data integration; emerging operational problems; identify new data sets; and develop routine forecast guidance and analyses. Maintain situational awareness through continuous assessment, interpretation, and collaboration of meteorological or hydrologic data and forecast model output, and related decision support activities.

Required Skills
10 years of relevant experience and 3 years' experience in project management. Must be able to apply advanced scientific programming analysis skills to geophysical problems and personnel leadership in advanced applications. Ability to understand and analyze problems, define potential solutions, and conduct in-depth analysis, assessments and trades and explain results of weather-related studies are expected. Forecasting products, such as inundation mapping. Ability to understand and analyze problems, define potential solutions, and conduct in-depth analysis, assessments and trades and explain results of weather-related studies are expected.

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

Education
MS in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, or other Geophysical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics, related degree, or equivalent. PhD preferred.


ERT is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 10 years
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