Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-15

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Mar 29, 2019
Apr 28, 2019
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This position is at the National Water Center (NWC), located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.


About the National Water Center -


Officially opened in 2015, The National Water Center (NWC) is a world-class, 65,000-square- foot “green” facility designed to be the nation’s research, development, and operations hub for hydrologic modeling, water prediction, and related decision support services.   The NWC is a component of the National Weather Service’s Office of Water Prediction, whose mission is to collaboratively research, develop, and deliver state-of-the-science water information, services, and guidance to support and inform essential emergency services and water management decisions.  The NWC facilitates collaboration across the water resources enterprise, including federal water science and management agencies and the academic community, to achieve a shared vision of improving water-related forecasting, preparedness, response, and planning activities.


About Tuscaloosa  -


Tuscaloosa is a great place to live, work and play! It made Best College Towns in America (49th by the website Best College Reviews), 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).  Downtown Tuscaloosa is in the midst of unprecedented amounts of growth in both the private and public sectors, Tuscaloosa's Riverfront is experiencing its own renewal with recreation trails, businesses, restaurants and the addition of the Tuscaloosa River Market, which functions as both an event space and seasonal local farmers’ market. In the spring of 2011, a 7,470-seat amphitheater was opened along the riverfront. This state-of-the-art facility hosts many major performances and community-wide events.


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

  • Assess, advise and report on the technological and economic feasibility of Office of Water Prediction programs, functions, and projects, assist the OWP Project Management Office in tracking project progress and specify corrective actions necessary to meet cost and schedule baselines.
  • Supervise Division staff, manage relationships, resolve conflicts, and provide high-level planning and support for programs, functions, and projects within the OWP portfolio.
  • Interact with diverse constituencies and establishes cooperative relationships with officials of federal, state, municipal entities or foreign governments, universities, and the equivalent in the private sector.