Meteorologist - Statistical Analyst at State of Nebraska

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference in Nebraskans' lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) you will have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Nebraskans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation is seeking a Meteorologist in our Operations Division.

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employee's hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%!
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Military leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• 79% of employer-paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fun, inviting teammates
• Free parking

The pay rate for this position: is $23.342

Please reach out to Katherine Ortiz, Talent Acquisition Partner, at 402-432-1266, if you have questions or to learn more.

Apply today using our new quick apply process! Just attach your resume when prompted. Please note that if you parse your resume at the beginning of the application process, you'll still need to also attach your resume at the end of the process.

Examples of Work
Act as the Statewide expert on winter operations, severe weather forecasting, and response.

Issue weather forecasts and then perform complexity analysis to determine the level of response required for pre-storm operations.

Use forecasting and meteorological knowledge (understanding models and data to be able to translate to information that is understood by the layman) to evaluate, monitor, and communicate year-round weather conditions and safety concerns to NDOT field staff

Manage the Nebraska Pathfinder program, Initiate Pathfinder event discussions in NWS Chat based on the forecast, set up and lead conference calls with all of NDOT's partners before pathfinder events, lead after-action reviews and post-season reviews that involve all NDOT partners, Liaison with the National Weather Service (NWS) offices.

Serve as the main point of contact to stakeholders outside of the Operations Division to verify meteorological information including timing and severity to ensure public information pushed through social media and press releases has the maximum impact and reflects the most current and accurate information

Provide context on the impact of weather on road surfaces to help communicate road conditions to the traveling public with enough advance to help them make informed decisions. Sorts through and helps identify social media from meteorological partners and other DOTs for effectiveness in communicating essential messages for hazardous weather including snow, tornado, thunderstorm, dust, etc.

Run programs on calculating the Nebraska Winter Severity Index (WSI), Manage and maintain statewide snowfall totals to be used in the WSI in support of agency-wide performance measures, Run cost analysis on winter maintenance in reference to the WSI specific to statewide and district levels, Run analysis on the WSI to break it down to by district, by month, by season, by superintendent area, Use the analysis from the WSI to compare to material usage and personnel hours. Run statistical analysis on MDSS maintenance recommendations and actual material usage by the district. Compare these values to the WSI to find any correlation. Research ways how to improve the MDSS system, Liaison with University in research pertaining to MDSS.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, economic/social science research methods, or a related field of quantitative analysis and two years experience in research and evaluation involving the application of statistical methods and techniques to program, administrative, survey, or demographic data; additional experience in this work can be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis or Post Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, economic/social science research methods, or a related field of quantitative analysis. analysis.

PREFERRED: Experience with GR Analyst; Bufkit; Cisco WebEx; IDV, RStudio; Spyder; Maintenance Decision Support System(MDSS); Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS); ATMS software packages; ATIS software packages; database management; the Nebraska state highway system.

OTHER: Regular and reliable attendance. Valid Class O Drivers license. Must be able to be reached to report to work outside scheduled work hours for highway emergencies within a specified time frame. Some overnight travel may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Ability to: communicate, in person, and by telephone, email, and correspondence, with others using a variety of media to exchange factual information, analyses, findings, and conclusions; use quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments; understand and apply technical narrative material including manuals, handbooks, instructional memoranda, and computer printouts pertinent to the collection, analysis, and presentation of statistical data; adapt and apply statistical techniques to the analysis and interpretation of data; formulate conclusions and forecasts based on statistical analysis; calculate probabilities; design and coordinate implementation of statistical analysis projects or operations within organizational constraints and resources

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