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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Location: IMCS, Rutgers University
Scientific Programmer and Technical Liaison with ERT

Work Location: Silver Spring, MD
Job Code: 176

Position Description

The National Ocean Service’s Coast Survey Development Lab (CSDL) and Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) along with the National Weather Service/NCEP Central Operation’s Production Management Branch are working together to transition NOS’ Coastal Ocean Modeling Framework (COMF) and NOS’ numerical oceanographic forecast systems for estuaries and the Great Lakes to NCEP’s Central Computing System (CCS).

Will assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of COMF software to run in the NCEP CCS environment and utilize real-time data and NCEP model forecast guidance from the CCS’ data tanks to support the development and operation of NOS’ numerical oceanographic forecast systems. Assist NOS ocean modelers to adapt their numerical ocean forecast models for estuaries and Great Lakes to run in the CCS environment using the CCS-based COMF. Assist in maintaining the existing COMF’s component called the Operational Data Acquisition and Archiving System (ODAAS) on CSDL’s Linux server until the transition of NOS’ operational numerical oceanographic forecast systems to CCS is completed.

Required Skills

Must have experience in writing Unix/Linux shell scripts, in FORTRAN programming and documentation and other computer programming languages (e.g., Perl, NCL, C). Basic knowledge of NWS/NCEP numerical model production suite and experience with reading and decoding data formats such as GRIB2, netCDF, BUFR, and SHEF is desired. Should enjoy computer programming and scripting and be detailed oriented. Must be comfortable working with scientists from a variety of fields remotely and in person, both at the individual level and in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Some local travel required.


BS in oceanography, meteorology, or a related science such as hydrology or environmental science, or in computer science with knowledge and experience in the field of operational meteorology, hydrology, and/or oceanography. A Master of Science degree would be a plus.

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