Job Description

Payroll Title:
RSCH DATA ANL 3
Department:
CLIMATE/ATMOS SCI/PHY OCEANOG
Hiring Salary Range
$63,400 - $103,100/year
Worksite:
Remote
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#120072 Operational Hydrologist

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/12/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/16/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/24/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position is located in Sacramento at the jointly located offices of the California Nevada River Forecast Center and the California Department of Water Resources Hydrology and Flood Operations Branch. As hydrologic and meteorologic conditions warrant, shift work during nights, weekends, and holidays will be required to issue flood forecasts and to support the State/Federal Flood Operations Center during activation.

DESCRIPTION

The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) is leading the development and implementation of new research and applications capabilities focused on extreme weather and climate events in the Western US. CW3E is developing and implementing weather and climate observations, numerical models, and decision support tools focused on atmospheric and land-surface conditions related to extreme events and their impacts. CW3E is an interface between UCSD departments, other universities around the country and local, state, and federal agencies, in the operation, utilization, and expansion of a new state-of-the-art weather observing network recently deployed in California. Efforts to be undertaken by the CW3E Center include scientific research, technology development, numerical model development and testing, and development/deployment of smart tools that aid decision makers affected by extreme weather, water, and climate events. A key activity of the CW3E Center is the development of methods and systems to aid future reservoir operations for flood control, water supply and ecosystems. CW3E is a focus of international research on atmospheric rivers.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, CW3E strives to maintain a climate of fairness,cooperation, and professionalism. To do so, CW3E adheres to the UC San Diego principles of community(https://ucsd.edu/about/principles.html).

The position is located in Sacramento and will integrate with the CA Department of Water Resources (DWR) Hydrology and Flood Operations Branch and the California Nevada River Forecast Center (CNRFC) to foster a Research and Operations Partnership (RAOP) with CW3E and associated institutions and agencies. This position is identified in a partnership contract with DWR where the incumbent will participate as a member of the NWS and DWR hydrologic forecasting teams. The incumbent will be integrated into the DWR/NWS operational forecasting schedule and responsible for the issuance of short-, medium, and long-range river forecast information 365 days per year supporting statewide emergency response and water and reservoir management decision-makers. The position will develop expertise in the generation of hydrologic ensemble hindcasts and synthetic hydrologic ensemble forecasts to support Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO; https://cw3e.ucsd.edu/firo/) projects and CW3E research. Develop and implement an instance of CNRFC’s ensemble hydrologic prediction system on CW3E’s supercomputer to serve as a "sandbox" for developing and testing research models and forcings. Actively engaged in CW3E research and act as a two-way conduit for research, advancements, and operational gaps and opportunities to the benefit of DWR, CNRFC, and CW3E.

This position is located in Sacramento at the jointly located offices of the California Nevada River Forecast Center and the California Department of Water Resources Hydrology and Flood Operations Branch. As hydrologic and meteorologic conditions warrant, shift work during nights, weekends, and holidays will be required to issue flood forecasts and to support the State/Federal Flood Operations Center during activation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Thorough knowledge of research function. In-depth knowledge and rich experience in large-scale land surface hydrologic modeling over the Western US, including model development/improvement, large-scale implementation, validation, and analysis.

  • Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming. Experience in regional hydroclimate analysis (streamflow, snow, and soil moisture) for important forecasting. Strong experience in flood and drought analysis through modeling and large data. Experience in working in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and large data environments.,.

  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. Ability to present probabilistic and deterministic forecast information to a broad audience. Skills in forecast/scientific graphical representation and writing of reports.

  • Skills in project management. Strong time management skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations. This includes proposing new analyses, new conceptual ideas, or new workflow recommendations.

  • Thorough skills in analysis and consultation. Proven ability to develop forecast both individually and as a member of a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work independently or within ateam framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty, researchers, and students.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Pre-employment eligibility may require passing a security check, as outlined in the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Departmental Administrative Order (DAO) 207-12, Title: Foreign National Visitor and Guest Access Program to be granted access to these networks as well as reverification annually.

  • Background Check required.

  • This position is located in Sacramento at the jointly located offices of the California Nevada River Forecast Center and the California Department of Water Resources Hydrology and Flood Operations Branch. As hydrologic and meteorologic conditions warrant, shift work during nights, weekends, and holidays will be required to issue flood forecasts and to support the State/Federal Flood Operations Center during activation.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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