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Northwest River Forecast Center Employment Opportunities
The Northwest River Forecast Center is one of 13 National Weather Service hydrologic centers in the United States. This office specializes in flood and water resource forecasting, river modeling, and hydrologic system development. The center works with water management agencies to provide the best possible operations of the Columbia reservoir systems. The center is very active in recreational and navigational hydrologic forecasting.

Mission: is to save lives and decrease property damage by the issuance of flood warnings and river stage forecasts. Provide basic hydrologic forecast information for the Nation's economic and environmental well being. Provide extended forecast information for water resource management

Service Area: The area of responsibility encompasses over 285,768 square miles and includes parts of 7 states and western Canada. It is the second most hydrologic active River Center in the United States.

Employment Opportunities include hydrologists, meteorologists, and computer system specialist


Positions Available:


Two Senior Hydrologists openings at the Northwest River Forecast Center in Portland, Oregon
USAJobs - NWS-WR-2020-0006 (current and former federal employees)

As a Forecaster, you will be performing the following duties: Perform lead hydrologic forecast functions in the day-to-day hydrologic operations of the River Forecast Center (RFC) including both real- and non-real time operations, with the latter supporting procedure development activities critical to the enhancement, implementation and maintenance of the forecast system technology. Perform routine daily short-range forecast operations before and during high water and flood episodes and long-range water resources forecast operations. Analyze incoming real-time hydrologic data for consistency and process it into an operational hydrologic modeling system. Provide on-the-job advice and training on daily forecast operations to Hydrologic Forecasters, Hydrologic Interns, and Hydrometeorological Analysis and Support Forecasters (HAS).




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