We are seeking a Program/Project Manager
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We are seeking a Program/Project Manager

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is looking for an individual with Program/Project management experience to support the NOAA Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ). The right candidate will provide project management level oversight and scientific guidance in planning and tracking related service, product and system improvements from concept to delivery and from research to operations. Listed below are some of the essential duties and responsibilities and education and/or experience requirements. Please click here for the full job description. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide scientific, technical and programmatic services to the OWAQ Director and coordinate closely with Physical Scientist and Program Analyst colleagues
  • Effectively develop, plan, implement and track projects, assess and control performance, and manage risk and interdependencies to meet the project goals and objectives throughout program / project life cycles.
  • Interact regularly with agency representatives and leadership in meetings to formulate, refine, and execute R2O/A strategies
  • Participate in coordination and review of research and development, implementation, documenting, and supporting activities for the advancement of research into operations/applications, including working with Principal Investigators to refine project artifacts
  • Support the development of a cross-agency national written program guidance and data calls

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science or a closely related field is mandatory
  • A Master’s degree and/or proven work experience in earth system physical science fields such as meteorology, oceanography, cryosphere etc. preferred
  • Experience with numerical modeling is preferred with established experience in s similar position
  • Experience in meteorological, or related, project management, program management, resource management (budget, personnel), and program planning documentation is required to support the Office of Weather and Air Quality and the overall effort to align office goals and efforts to meet congressional mandates
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience interacting with government agencies
  • A Minimum of five (5) years of technical writing experience

About Us

The NOAA Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) supports world-class weather and air quality research to save lives, reduce property damage, and enhance the national economy. In pursuit of its vision and mission, OWAQ works closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) to help develop and transition weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution. Additionally, OWAQ utilizes social science to learn how to deal with the uncertainties weather presents and to inform its engagement and communication with researchers, funders, and the public.

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