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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration College Park, MD, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) in College Park, Maryland. This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.  This position is also announced under vacancy number NSDIS-STAR-2018-0013, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both. * A one year probationary period may be required. * Payment of relocation expenses  is not  authorized. * This position  is not  in the bargaining unit NOTES: This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Oceanographer, ZP-1360-4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement). Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As an Oceanographer, you will perform the following duties: Serve as the Chief Scientist of the National Ice Center (NIC). Coordinate end-to-end satellite ocean remote sensing sea ice research/development within the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) in direct support to the NIC. Function as the Senior Scientific Advisor to NIC Director and Deputy Director. Plan and document NOAA’s Center for Satellite Technology Applications and Research (STAR) and NIC sea ice science and technology (S&T) roadmaps and research project plans in support of the STAR mission. Transitions projects into operations as appropriate. Work with the Sea Ice and Synthetic Aperture Radar Teams, within the NESDIS Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division, to develop and execute scientific proposals and research, facilitating the transfer of data products from research to operations, ensuring consistency across NOAA line offices. Evaluate, test and publish scientific results. Facilitate collaborations with domestic and international scientific partners on research and products to meet or advance NOAA Arctic Roadmap objectives, and satisfy STAR and NIC Mission Goals. Closes 03/05/2018   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration College Park, MD, United States
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located within the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR), Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD), and the Laboratory for Satelite Altimetry (LSA) College Park, MD. This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-04 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. The full performance level for this position is ZP-04. This position is also announced under vacancy number   NSDIS-STAR-2018-0004 ,   which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both. *A one year probationary/trial period may be required. *Payment of relocation expenses   is not   authorized. *This position   is not   in the bargaining unit. NOTES: This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other   Oceanographer, ZP-1360-04 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement). Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The individual selected for this position will: Provide expertise in ocean sciences. Develop, implement and oversee algorithms for deriving oceanic measurements from satellite observations. Validate satellite-derived measurements against ground truth observations and other data. Guide satellite instrument calibration. Develop and conduct hypothesis-driven original research studies to understand the geophysical state of the ocean and impacts on climate and weather. Publish research results technical reports, journal articles, or requirement documents in which all may be presented at scientific conferences and seminars. Lead, plan, and develop analyses designed to drive improvements in altimetry products and to facilitate the development of new products, Interact with diverse partners, team members and users. Facilitate and promote teamwork and collaboration. Promote understanding of scientific developments, approaches and techniques. Travel Required Occasional travel - Approximately 10% Domestic and Foreign Closes 02/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com