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Fire weather testbed evaluation researcher

Colorado State University

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The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a social science research and evaluation position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) located at the David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC), Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) in Boulder, CO.

The position will be for a social science researcher with a background in qualitative and quantitative social science research and evaluation methods to serve as the Evaluation Researcher for the Fire Weather Testbed (FWT) within GSL. The Evaluation Researcher will design and implement experiments and evaluations in the FWT of new and emerging fire weather products, information, services, technologies, and communication techniques. This will include evaluating how, if at all, weather forecasters use new and existing fire weather and smoke products, how these products support current and future decision-making paradigms, and how these new products and services support risk communication to end-users.

This position sits within the Weather Informatics and Decision Support (WIDS) Division as part of the interdisciplinary FWT team. The incumbent’s office will be in Boulder, CO at a Federal building and requires the ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Tier 1 federal background check). An onsite presence at the GSL in Boulder, CO, with an option for part-time telework, is required for this position.

For a full listing of required and preferred qualifications, compensation, and application instructions. To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by 11.59pm MT Monday, April 29, 2024

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.  Applications must be submitted via online portal. We will not accept materials sent via email or other mode. In the cover letter, please specifically address the required and preferred qualifications of this position. A cover letter that fails to address the required and preferred qualifications of this position may not be considered further after review by the search committee.


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