We're hiring a Social Scientist (Contractor)!
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We're hiring a Social Scientist (Contractor)!

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs is in need of a Social Scientist (contractor) to provide support to NOAA's Weather Program Office (WPO).  The right candidate will provide scientific, technical and programmatic services to the WPO Director and coordinate closely with Physical Scientist and Program Analyst colleagues to 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. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support risk communication research and analysis to enhance public knowledge and response to National Weather Service (NWS) products

  • Assist and support the WPO’s social science research portfolio, using standard project management practices

  • Assist with coordinating meetings associated with the social science research program.

  • Support subject matter experts in social and behavioral science research as it relates to the communication of weather information within and external to the forecast environment and the use of weather information by the public

  • Assist in planning activities with NOAA line offices and other federal agencies related to current and future social and behavioral science research activities associated with improvements in high-impact weather forecasts and warnings

  • Assist in addressing ad hoc inquiries for information

  • Provide project management assistance with oversight and scientific guidance in planning and tracking research to operations

  • Assist in communicating task status and schedule changes promptly and produce monthly status reports highlighting task completion schedules, schedule variations (if any), other milestones, and work product deliveries

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