Applied Climatologist

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106436

Primary Function of Organization Unit: North Carolina has a complex climate due to its three distinct regions: the mountains, the piedmont, and the coastal plain. Climate affects many aspects of our daily lives - agriculture, environment, transportation, tourism, and natural disasters to name a few. The State Climate Office of North Carolina was established in 1976, originally at UNC-Chapel Hill, and moved to NC State University in 1980. The mission of the State Climate Office (SCO) is to provide climate related services to the state, local and federal agencies, businesses and the citizens of North Carolina. In 1998, the UNC Board of Governors formally approved it as a Public Service Center. Research III The State Climate Office is housed in the Research III Building on NC State University's Centennial Campus, where private industries, government agencies, and University researchers come together and create a unique environment for interaction and advancement. The State Climate Office is actively involved in research that enhances its capabilities to provide public service. Examples include climate change and variability in North Carolina, El Niño/La Niña effects on North Carolina weather and climate, agricultural and water resource management, air quality and environmental management, disaster mitigation, and land-falling hurricanes in North Carolina. The SCO supports activities within the College of Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at NC State University

Essential Job Duties: The Climatologist will conduct applied and scientific climate science and computer programming to support the public service mission and collaborative work with other scientists. This incumbent will assist in developing decision support tools using climate data, including the use of web development technologies (PHP, Perl, MySQL, Python, CSS), mapping technologies (ArcMap, GRASS, Open Layers) along with statistical and gridded data analysis and manipulation (NetCDF, GRIB). These duties will support the research and extension mission of the program, with a focus on climate data analysis and visualization.

Minimum Education/Experience: M.S. in climatology, geography, atmospheric science, statistics, or related field; or a B.S. in n climatology, geography, atmospheric science, statistics, or related field, with a minimum of 3 years of additional experience.

Department Required Skills: Experience in one or more scripting/ programming languages, such as python, php, perl, or R. Experience with/knowledge of data analysis or statistical techniques. Demonstrated understanding of environmental science, including concepts and data of medium complexity. Experience analyzing and manipulating environmental datasets. Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and oral form.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: M.S. degree in these fields is preferred: climatology geography atmospheric science statistics

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: NA

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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