Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: S_220673 Department: School of Natural Resources-0844 Description of Work: Provide programmatic technical research- and outreach-related support for the National Drought Mitigation Center ( NDMC ). Conduct collaborative research with the NDMC and other scientists on drought monitoring/early warning and risk/impact assessment tools and methodologies. Work with a collaborative team in the preparation of the U.S. Drought Monitor, North American Drought Monitor, and the OCONUS USDM work and other monitoring tools; analyze technical data and information, develop code, programs and scripts, presentations, and publications; develop new materials and maintain/update existing materials on the NDMC website; assist with the development of grant proposals to external funding agencies and organizations. Assist with technical organizational aspects of conferences and training seminars/workshops and actively contribute to these meetings as a presenter, facilitator and discussant. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in climatology, meteorology (with significant training in climatology) or geography (with a strong climatology emphasis) or related field required. Experience with GIS and/or statistical software. Excellent computer skills (i.e. e-mail, internet, word processing, and spreadsheets). In-depth knowledge of regional climatology. Experience must demonstrate good organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work and relate well with others; communicate with both general and scientific audiences; and work independently and also as a member of a team. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in climatology, meteorology, geography, or related field. Two years of experience in climatology/meteorology. Knowledge of water resource science and natural hazard management. Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher and other presentation and publication software tools. Experience with open source software. Experience with ArcGIS/ArcIMS and remote sensing and graphics software. Experience with statistics and database management and analysis programs. Training or experience with computer programming languages helpful, particularly Python. Posted Salary: $43,354/yr minimum Job Type: Full-Time

Lincoln, Nebraska

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