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The National Weather Service (NWS) Alaska Anchorage Weather Forecasting Office invites applications for the position of Physical Scientist/Sea Ice Analyst. This permanent, full-time position will be located at the Weather Forecasting Office in Anchorage, Alaska.

The successful candidate will perform the following duties: - Serve as the local expert in sea ice and sea surface temperature analysis and forecasting, - Transfer new and emerging science and technologies and techniques into the Sea Ice Program, and - Collaborate with the Arctic Testbed and Proving Ground and provide Impact-Based Decision Support (IDSS) to a variety of deep core partners and stakeholders.

Occasional travel may be required.

Basic qualifications include a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. In lieu of a degree, a combination of education and experience may be substituted, with education equivalent to one of the majors listed previously that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Applications must include a resume showing relevant experience, with an optional cover letter, and copies of college transcripts. Additional documents may be required for some applicants. Those document requirements are available within the USAJOBS listing.

Applications must be completed online and submitted an application through the USAJOBS website.