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Senior Climatologist

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Australia is regularly affected by severe weather events. These events are growing in frequency and severity, leading to increased economic impact, vulnerability and potential magnitude of harm.
To address this, the Bureau of Meteorology is undertaking significant steps to deliver a more customer focussed, integrated and resilient national operation. This is an exciting direction for the Bureau which will change the way we deliver services to Australian communities.

The operating model for the Bureau has created new career pathways to enhance our culture, to empower our people to learn and grow. As part of this transformation, we are introducing new roles that will assist the Bureau in delivering world class weather products and services within the newly formed Community Services Group (CSG).

This group is comprised of Decision Support Services (DSS), Environmental Prediction Services (EPS), and National Production Services (NPS) which have been configured to enable scalable, national and resilient services. The DSS program leads customer engagement within CSG with an overarching mission to deliver tailored, relevant and timely information to enable better decision making.

The DSS program is characterised by its shared understanding of the impact that weather, water, climate and oceans have on the decisions that Bureau customers make every day. Operating with a national capability, the program will be accountable for leading engagement with the Australian community and the Emergency Management sector. This will be delivered by two dedicated teams: Hazard Preparedness and Response (HPR) and Community Engagement (CE).

The Senior Climatologist HPR is a newly defined role. Three positions will work in each of the three HPR Regions within Decision Support (North-West, East and South). This position is for the HPR North-West Region and can be based in Darwin or Perth, reporting to the Manager HPR North-West. The role will work alongside other state and territory based HPR and CE staff and connect seamlessly with national NPS, EPS and Business Solutions (BSG) teams. Given this is a new function the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to help grow the Bureau’s HPR capabilities in support of our emergency management partners.

You will demonstrate a curiosity and comprehensive understanding of how climate, ocean, weather and flood impacts on emergency management and first responded communities. You will have a deep understanding of climatology with a complimentary knowledge, or ability to develop in hydrology, oceanography, and meteorology. During extreme weather events, this team is expected to undertake extended working hours.

Closing Date for Applications: 6 June 2022

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