• NOAA NCEI International Comprehensive ICOADS Specialist

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    The International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmospheric Data Set (ICOADS) Specialist will provide science, stewardship and support services for the Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics (CCOG).

    This position requires unique skills in both data management and international coordination to maintain NCEI commitments to support operations of ICOADS.

    Primary Duties:

    The International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmospheric Data Set (ICODS) Specialist shall provide scientific and technical support for the development, operations, and sustainment of scientific datasets and peer review products, product generation capabilities, and associated analytic tools for change detection, monitoring, and quality control. Tasks include:

    • Perform scientific stewardship, applying the candidate’s oceanographic expertise for surface in situ oceanographic data and products including air-sea interface parameters and ocean surface measurements collected by ships, buoys, and fixed observing platforms to support products such as International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmospheric Data Set (ICOADS).
    • Perform scientific data stewardship tasks necessary for the archive, preservation, and access of oceanographic data and products; consistent with the assigned Tiers of Scientific Data Stewardship and NCEI's operating procedures.
    • Identify, coordinate, and communicate with data providers for the purpose of defining and acquiring the ongoing and new oceanographic data submissions.
    • Perform “NCEI Data Steward“ tasks for ensuring data collections are properly prepared and suitable for adding to NCEI's archive collections.
    • Maintain and develop data records for both existing and new products, such as NOAA's existing operational Climate Data Records (CDRs) and new products such as Global Ocean Heat Content, Salt Content, and a World Ocean Database Reference Environmental Data Records (REDRs).
    • Perform scientific stewardship for NCEI's ocean data and products. (sea surface temperatures, salinity, ocean color, ocean surface topography, marine winds  ocean profile data, ocean current data;  air-sea interface parameters and ocean surface measurements, etc.)  
    • Prepare scientifically sound professional papers, technical reports, and correspondence for NCEI developed oceanographic data products.
    • Facilitate and support the exchange of oceanographic data between NCEI and its affiliates for efforts that include the World Data Service for Oceanography, the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, and the World Meteorological Organization, International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, and others.
    • Actively support, coordinate, and participate in archive processes and planning activities, such as integrated product teams and readiness reviews, for archive projects and collections.



    Required Education/Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in Science or a related technical field.
    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience (BS Degree), Minimum 1 year of relevant experience (PhD)
    • Requisite abilities and experience in ingest, quality control and management of marine observational datasets from worldwide ocean surface observations and knowledge of coordinating activities for acquisition, processing, quality assurance and control, archiving, product generation and dissemination of surface marine data and products including surface marine data standards and the systems designed to document and manage the flow of information from international observing platforms and data collection centers.
    • This position is active within International Committees.

    U.S. citizenship  is required.

    Selected candidate will be required to complete a background investigation



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