The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) maintains two primary constellations of environmental satellites: polar orbiting and geostationary satellites. Polar orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) missions contain sensors that generally support longer range weather forecasting and climate research. POES spacecraft are in a low-earth orbit which enables the collection of data from remote ocean areas, never more than six hours old, which fill forecast model gaps in data gathered by conventional methods. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) mission provide imagery and soundings in support of short-range warning and “nowcasting.” GOES spacecraft view of the earth provides for constant monitoring of the atmospheric triggers that forecast such severe weather conditions as tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, and hailstorms. OSPO ingests, processes and distributes environmental data and information received for the POES and GOES satellites to OPSO’s customers.
This project entails providing scientific and weather forecast analytic support to the NOAA Satellite Processing Center. This position will require support on various shifts for a 24×7 operation. This is a shift worker position and may periodically require work after hours and at other NOAA facilities.
The work involves a various types of satellite imagery (NOAA, NASA, USGS, international Weather Agency's and commercial satellites are used). The work involves a thorough understanding of imagery data and the science that it represents.
• Monitor and evaluate real-time events observed by weather application products and satellite imagery to mitigate hazards, which may include hurricanes, heavy rainfall, fires, volcanic ash, and oil spills
• Provide overlays that integrate into existing satellite weather products and imagery
• Provide timely input to weather alerts and forecasts
• Identify and communicate detailed information on event analyses and identify and report weather events identified by specialized applications
• Perform a variety of tasks associated with the monitoring and reporting of weather anomalies
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
• At least two (2) years of relevant experience to include Monitoring and evaluating real-time events observed by weather application products and satellite imagery (Linux, PERL or GIS especially) required• Remote Sensing experience
• Proficiency in programming languages
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
• Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills
• Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Highly detail-oriented
• Government experience preferred
Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:
• Ability to maintain a Public Trust, eligibility suitability for employment
• United States Citizenship required