About the Agency
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.
The Director, Alaska Region manages all operational and scientific meteorological, hydrological, and tsunami warning programs, including observing networks, weather services, forecasting, climatology, and hydrology. The Office conducts programs to review and upgrade the scientific programs and procedures at the field Offices. It monitors these services and adjusts resources to provide the most effective weather and warning services possible.
The Director is responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of observing networks; the provision of all weather and flood warning and forecast services; the review and upgrade of scientific programs and procedures in field offices; the evaluation and monitoring of services and consultation with various users (state and local government agencies, emergency managers, the FAA and aviation interests); and the implementation and monitoring of the transition of regional operations.
The incumbent will oversee an effective severe weather and flood warning system to minimize loss of life and property while ensuring the timely dissemination of weather forecasts and warnings to the public, the media, and other user groups.
Monitors the provision of effective weather services through approved media to enhance the efficiency of various public and private interests located within the region, including those charged with responsibility for aviation operations, agriculture, air pollution control and forestry management.
Ensures timely and accurate weather observations and responsive communications systems in support of the overall programs of the region and manages the budget and Regional human resources within NWS guidelines.