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Meteorologist/Technical Support Analyst - AWIPS

Centuria Corporation is seeking a Meteorologist to support the Advance Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) in Silver Spring, MD. 

The Advance Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) provides cutting-edge technology to the National Weather Service.  AWIPS is the corner stone of a multi-year modernization program allowing revolutionary improvements to the National Weather Service (NWS) products and services.  It is a high-visibility program of great importance to the United States government and to the Nation.  AWIPS is a technological wonder that consists of a nationwide network of approximately 160 sophisticated data collection and processing National Weather Service sites.  The AWIPS sites are linked with a state-of-the-art communications system so that the meteorologist and hydrologists are prepared to provide the most accurate forecasts in the quickest time possible. 

We are looking for a Meteorologist with strong UNIX and LINUX background needed to support the monitor and control functions of the NWS Network Control Facility (NCF).  The NCF is a 24x7x365 facility providing Help Desk Type Support and Network Operations support to the Weather Forecast Offices, NWS National Centers, and River Forecast Centers.  Support includes correcting site processes and interface system issues, wide area network (WAN) problems and satellite broadcast problems.  The person must also be able to independently detect and troubleshoot failures, interact with forecast office personnel and third party vendors for site support, and accurately document all actions taken and provide customer feedback. 

Required Experience:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Secret Security Clearance.
  • Ability to work a flexible shift schedule including day, evening/nights and weekends.
  • Strong experience using UNIX and/or Linux
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or related technical discipline obtained within the past 18 months.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (Please include your GPA on your resume)

This is a position of public trust and therefore all new hires are subject to and must pass a government security investigation (National Agency Check with Inquiries) as a condition of employment. MUST BE A US CITIZEN!



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