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Position Number: 00101675
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) is a research institute formed through a consortium of academic, non-profit and community organizations with leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) on behalf of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. CICS provides foci for collaborative research and associated activities in support of NOAA mission goals related to meteorological satellite and climate data and information research and development.
Essential Job Duties: Primary duty station will be located in Asheville, NC with periodic travel to Washington, DC area working with multiple agencies and NOAA Technical Support Unit (TSU) in managing and coordinating efforts relating to climate assessment data internal to the government as well as external data sources. The Assessment Data Architect will lead a multi-agency team overseeing data quality guidelines and ensuring traceability and archiving requirements. They will also lead a data team, through NOAA's Technical Support Unit, tasked with ensuring web-based accessibility and traceability for a full suite of supporting data for the National Climate Assessment. The data types range from suites of model-based output and large remotely-sensed datasets to discrete datasets of biological or socioeconomic data. Knowledge of common metadata standards is a must. In addition to providing team leadership throughout all phases of data collection, archive, and description, the Assessment Data Architect will actively develop and implement innovative strategies to maximize the value of the data being curated. Demonstrated experience leveraging weather and climate data in regional climate or medium-to-long-range numerical weather prediction models and skillful downscaling of climate information to regional and local scales is critical to success in this position.
Minimum Education/Experience: PhD in meteorology, atmospheric, geophysics, engineering, oceanographic or environmental sciences with 3 to 5 years experience analyzing in situ, remotely sensed and/or modeled climate data and creating associated metadata OR M.S. in meteorology, atmospheric, geophysics, engineering, oceanographic or environmental sciences with 5 to 7 years experience analyzing in situ, remotely sensed and/or modeled climate data and creating associated metadata
Department Required Skills : - 5+ years experience with regional climate or medium-to-long-range numerical weather prediction models, especially transitioning models from research to operations. - 3+ years of program coordination or other management experience within a state or federal agency. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and solid interpersonal skills. - Must be able to work independently as well as make positive team contributions. - Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. - Familiarity with standard web-based discovery/access approaches and tools.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -PhD -Experience with metadata collection and archive tools including ATRAC (Advanced Tracking and Resource Tool for Archive Collections) -Experience developing and implementing data policies compliant with ISO and FGDC metadata standards. -Previous experience with climate assessment program coordination.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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