Job Overview


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 Space Weather Prediction Center is the Nation’s official source of space weather alerts and warnings. The Center continually monitors and forecasts Earth’s space environment; provides accurate, reliable and useful solar-terrestrial information; and leads programs to improve services. Operational and development activities cover time scales ranging from seconds to decades. 

Extensive real-time data services operated and maintained by the Center are applied directly to the routine forecasting of solar events and space weather. The Center is the national and international focal point for current information concerning the solar-terrestrial environment and supplies this information as a continuing service to a wide variety of users throughout the world.

  • The Director, Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), has responsibility for the direction of the scientific, technical, and administrative functions of the Space weather prediction Center. The incumbent oversees the responsibilities for providing real-time space environment monitoring, forecast and warning services. Conducts applied research to develop models and techniques necessary for forecasting solar disturbances and their subsequent effects on Earth’s environment.
  • Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for the planning functions of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Program. The incumbent will participate in and provide leadership to interagency and international programs addressing current and future space weather research and services.
  • The Director, SWPC formulates goals and policies for the Center; by planning its objectives and activities, both with respect to continuing programs and by establishing new lines of services and research. The Director, SWPC represents NOAA and the Department of Commerce to the Executive Office of the President and the Congress.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid.