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Senior Ocean Specialist

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Australia is regularly affected by severe weather events. These events are growing in frequency and severity, leading to increased impacts on the economy, infrastructure, property, and wellbeing.

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 future operating model for the Bureau will create 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 Environmental Prediction Services (EPS), Decision Support Services (DSS) and National Production Services (NPS) which have been configured to enable scalable, national and resilient services. The EPS Program will establish a world class centre of scientific expertise. To achieve this, EPS has been configured into four predictive service units: Severe Weather, Marine and Antarctic, Water, and Climate, each of which play a key role in the value chain of the Bureau’s capability to deliver a suite of valuable products and services to the Australian community.

The objective of the Marine and Antarctic team is to deliver unsurpassed environmental prediction services for marine, coastal and oceans hazards offshore, in coastal waters and on the Australian and the Antarctic continents, including surrounding ice areas and international waters. To deliver these objectives the team is divided into two sub teams, Ocean and Antarctic Services and Tsunami, Marine and Coastal Hazards. Both these teams operate within a footprint across Hobart, Adelaide and Melbourne and together support and deliver a number of different services.
The Ocean and Antarctic Services team specialises in ocean dynamics, sea level, tides, ice and high latitude weather. The team is comprised of specialists who design, develop and manage the capabilities required to deliver the oceans, tides, Antarctic and ice products and services. The team monitors ocean and ice conditions and delivers ocean and tidal analysis and predictions. The team stands up operationally as required to deliver Antarctic weather and ice services, including in a customer decision support role. Our customers come from a range of BSG priority sectors, community and emergency services.

The Senior Ocean Specialist will have an excellent understanding of the science, systems and technology and processes behind our sea level and tides services. As part of the team, you will contribute to the operations and continuous improvement of these services.

You will display a dedicated curiosity about sea level, tides and oceanography and the impacts of the evolving ocean and climate landscape. Employing personal drive and integrity, and communicating with influence, you will empower a high-performing team through promoting a positive culture of teamwork and continuous improvement. This will include a demonstrated ability to coach, develop and mentor individuals and develop their sea level and oceanography expertise and build internal and external relationships across the value chain.

This role will report to the Ocean and Antarctic Services Team Lead. The successful candidate will be committed to supporting the Bureau and our partners outside the scope of standard working hours during significant events and peak periods. The successful candidate may be required to carry out their duties remotely for either a period or until otherwise advised.

For further information and to apply: The Senior Ocean Specialist

Applications close: 26 May 2022

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