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    This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), National Water Center and is for one vacancy located in Tuscaloosa, AL.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NWS-2019-0108, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    Tuscaloosa is a great place to live, work and play!

    • Best Cities for Work-Life Balance (5th by personal finance site NerdWallet)
    • Most Affordable Mid-Size Cities in the U.S. (9th according to The Simple Dollar, a website that focuses on personal finance).  
    • Tuscaloosa is a regional hub of industry, services, and higher education.
    • It made Best College Towns in America (49th by the website Best College Reviews).
    • There’s an abundance of restaurants, museums, art galleries, music venues, farmers’ markets and lots of historical sites in town or nearby.
    • The Riverfront offers recreation trails, restaurants and the addition of the Tuscaloosa River Market, which functions as both an event space and seasonal local farmers’ market.
    • A 7,470-seat amphitheater on the river. This state-of-the-art facility hosts many major events and performances from top artists, as well as community-wide events.  
    • In addition to the University of Alabama, the area has some of the top public schools (K-12) in Alabama.
    • There are 25 public parks, six boat landings, six community centers, and an award-winning public golf course.
    • A Sportsman’s paradise. Outdoor recreation and water sports are a source of year round family activities. Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol, Oliver Lake, Harris Lake, Holt Lake, Hurricane Creek, Lake Lurleen and the Black Warrior River offer boating, fishing, swimming and sailing opportunities.

    Destinations within a few hours drive:

    • Birmingham, AL
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Memphis, TN
    • The Gulf Coast

    As a Hydrologist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Lead efforts to identify hydrology related program objectives, coordinate efforts to develop and implement those objectives, and transfer those technologies from a research to an operational environment.
    • Provide direction for the integrated implementation and operational support for the highest levels of technology employed in the agency to support the movement toward more advanced hydrologic modeling systems and data analysis.
    • Participate in procedure development, implementation, and maintenance activities for software including river forecast systems, extended streamflow prediction systems, and hydrometeorological automated data systems.
    • Lead the collaboration and coordination of hydro-meteorological preparedness activities between Weather Forecast Office’s (WFOs); state, regional, and federal water management; and emergency management customers and partners.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% of domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532937200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.