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    This position is located in the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) with one vacancy in Ann Arbor, MI.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-GLERL-2020-0001, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Research Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Develop and implement numerical hydrologic models, and design and execute field programs to calibrate and validate these models.
    • Serve as a Principal Investigator preparing, coordinating and directing the implementation of a research program or project. Define technical problems requiring study and/or solution and plan and develop advanced scientific and technical studies and evaluations within the program. 
    • Provide responsibility for all aspects and phases of the research work including: planning and conducting experiments; collecting, analyzing and interpreting data; drawing conclusions; making recommendations for future work required; transitioning research to operational products; and publishing technical reports and peer reviewed papers and giving scientific presentations on research findings.
    • Develop short and long-term needs assessment research, coordinate and develop new procedures and guidelines requiring the use of advanced scientific techniques, and integrate emerging technologies into program systems.
    • Serve as the branch’s technical representative on hydrologic related panels, committees, and conferences.

    NOTE: These duties are described at the full performance level of ZP-4; the ZP-3 is developmental leading to such performance

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 20% of domestic and foreign travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548768400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.