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 Climate Prediction Center (CPC) delivers climate services consisting of the operational prediction of climate variability (related to extreme weather events, including extreme heat/cold, water weather, droughts and floods); monitoring of the climate system, the development of databases for determining current climate anomalies and trends, and analysis. These services cover climate time scales ranging from weeks to one year, extending into the future as far as technically feasible, and cover the domain of land, ocean and atmosphere, extending into the stratosphere. Climate services are delivered to the users in government, the research community, private industry and the public, both nationwide and internationally. CPC supports and stimulates the application of climate information and services with particular attention to applications in agriculture, energy, transportation, water resources, and health. To support these services, maintain their vitality and expand the utilization of climate prediction, the CPC engages in diagnostics research and studies of model output to improve the monitoring, analysis and prediction of the physical climate system. A close connection with research programs is accomplished through extramural sponsored research, collaborative research, cooperative institutes, and climate workshops.
The incumbent will apply new technology and new approaches to the analysis, diagnosis and prediction of climate fluctuations and trends on a regional and global basis. He/She will maintain awareness of current climate fluctuations, weather variability’s, and their impact on energy, natural resources, transportation, water resources, and health, both domestic and international.