17-105: GOES Tropical Applications Developer
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The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to hire an individual to fill a research position at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida (office will be in Miami). The National Hurricane Center provides operational tropical cyclone forecasts out to five days for the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins. Satellite data are a fundamental source of information for these predictions. The individual in this position will work with NHC forecasters, analysts, and Hurricane Research Division (HRD) subject matter experts to develop, evaluate, and improve GOES-16 data, products, and decision aids for use in an operational environment in coordination with product developers at various NOAA research institutions. Products will be demonstrated on NHC’s operational systems, such as AWIPS2, N-AWIPS and the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast (ATCF) system.
GOES data and products used by NHC are often part of multiplatform algorithms that combine geostationary information with model forecasts, conventional and aircraft data, radar, and low earth orbiting satellite data. The individual in this positon will work with NHC’s Technology and Science Branch (TSB) and researchers in the Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) to improve existing multiplatform products through the incorporation of GOES-16 data. The Hurricane Research Division (HRD), also located in the Miami area, conducts research using a combination of models, theories, and observations, with particular emphasis on data obtained with research aircraft. The individual in this position will work closely with HRD to develop and display tropical cyclone products that combine aircraft and satellite data.
Similar GOES-16 product development activities are underway at other NWS forecast offices. Thus, the individual in this position will develop synergy and shared accomplishments with the NOAA Testbeds and the GOES-16 Proving Grounds collocated with the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, MO, the NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch-Weather Prediction Center-Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, MD, and the NWS OCONUS Regional Headquarters in Anchorage, AK and Honolulu, HI. Some travel will be required.
Graduate Program Coordinator
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The successful candidate will guide the graduate student population through the life cycle of the degree program.
With a strong focus on graduate program growth, the coordinator will work closely with various campus departments and Mechanical Engineering faculty to ensure students are maintaining appropriate status while making adequate progress through the program. The Graduate Program Coordinator will be the primary department liaison with Office of Admissions, the Graduate School, the Office of International Programs, CSU Online/Distance Education, INTO and other departments within the College of Engineering.
This position will oversee the application and admissions process for the graduate program, and provide data and analysis to determine the annual admissions goals of the department. This position provides credential evaluations and degree audits for international students verifying accuracy and completeness of credentials, with respect to admission decisions for graduate programs. This individual will review graduate applications and assist with processing admissions decisions; monitor the applicant database; and resolve issues or problems. Up-to-date database records and correspondence are a requirement of the position.
This position will be responsible to research and summarize data for reports and periodic reviews regarding prospective, admitted, and matriculating students to maximize effectiveness of recruiting efforts, and maintain records and historical data for easy retrieval. The successful candidate will need to interpret requests for information and answer inquiries or direct appropriately, determine the urgency of communication, and initiate and compose appropriate correspondence. He/she will demonstrate the ability to think creatively, analytically, and strategically. The candidate will have the ability to work independently, exercise discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures, and have the capacity to coordinate multiple priorities effectively and efficiently. The ideal candidate will be a highly-organized, motivated, and confident individual who has a strong knowledge of MS Office products as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. The candidate will have demonstrated experience working with confidential information and diverse populations.