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Meteorologist (Weather Services Department)

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Agency: National Environment Agency
Job no.: M/MSS/WSD/110219
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Research and Analysis

Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organization responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore.

The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.

By protecting Singapore's resources from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information, the NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.

We are looking for individuals with passion and interest in understanding and predicting the weather and climate. You will provide advisories, early warnings and alerts of meteorological, environmental and geophysical hazards to the general public and specialised users. We are equipped with computer weather prediction models and advanced weather monitoring tools such as Doppler weather radar, satellite reception systems and wind profiler radars to support forecasting operations. Officers will be required to perform data analytics and applications development work. Officers will also have opportunities to participate in international conferences and seminars.

Professional training in Meteorology will be provided. After a stint in operational forecasting, officers may also pursue other areas such as climate and weather research where they may be offered a postgraduate scholarship in Atmospheric/Climate Science or related studies.

The job scope will include:

  • Operational forecasting (on shift work)
  • Analyzing data from computer weather prediction models and meteorological observation systems such as Doppler weather radar, satellite systems and wind profilers
  • Conducting research studies on weather patterns and trends
  • Conducting weather-related training to users/customers
  • Undertaking  projects related to weather observations and forecasting

Requirements:

  • Degree in Physics, Mathematics or Meteorology
  • Good command of spoken and written English and excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge in Information Technology, with working experience in scientific programming including scripting languages in Unix/Linux environment and development of applications
  • Able to perform shift work including on weekends and public holidays

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