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Hydrologist (GS-12) vacancy at the he North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC)
The North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC) located in Chanhassen, MN has a Hydrologist (GS-12) vacancy which opened August 23, and closes September 3.
Announcement# NWS-CR-2010-0106 (Current of former full-time permanent government employees
Announcement# NWS-CR-2010-0110 (All United States citizens)http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=90210291&JobTitle=Hydrologist%2C+GS-1315-7%2F9%2F11%2F12+%28DE%2FCR%29&q=NWS-2010-0110&brd=3876&vw=d&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&pg=1&re=10&AVSDM=2010-08-23+00%3A03%3A00
The NCRFC has many exciting developmental opportunities awaiting your talents. We are in the midst of the Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS) Migration, HEC-RAS Hydraulic Model Conversion, and Advanced Weather Integrated Processing System- 2nd generation (AWIPS-II) local application migration. The NCRFC also has been actively developing and expanding various water resources services with fellow partners such as prototyping and expanding an agricultural runoff management advisory system in the State of Wisconsin.
Our office uses the Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE) in our Hydrometeorology (HAS) Operations, and actively engages partners with technologies such as NWS-Chat. The NCRFC is one of the more active River Forecast Centers in the Nation. Although flooding occurs year round, our busy time of the year is the spring and summer. Low flow occurring in the fall and mid-winter ice-jams also keep NCRFC forecast operations interesting.
As a Hydrologist you should have a sound knowledge and background of hydrologic science. You will perform daily hydrologic forecasting duties including short-range forecasting during high water and flood events, stage forecasts, and daily navigation forecasts. You will also participate in long-range hydrologic forecasting to include spring snow melt, flood outlooks and water resource outlooks. There will be many opportunities to develop your expertise in one or more specialty areas such as, but not limited to; hydraulics, computer programming, advanced hydrologic modeling techniques, hydrologic calibration; and uses this expertise to develop and to lead others to develop new procedures.
At the North Central River Forecast Center we are looking for:
1) Service Minded, Self-Motivated, Proactive Professionals
2) People who Excel in a Team Environment
3) People Driven by Results
4) People knowledgeable about Hydraulics and/or Hydrology
5) People who have knowledge or Interest in Computer Programming, or using Information Technology to maximize their efficiency.
6) People who enjoy learning new things and are Continual Learners
If you'd like further information about this vacancy, please contact Scott Dummer at 952-368-2526.