Unit: Washington State University AgWeatherNet Program
Positions: Field Meteorologists (3)
Close Date: 06/17/2019
The WSU AgWeatherNet (AWN) program maintains a state-wide network of automated weather stations and an online platform (weather.wsu.edu) for dissemination of weather data and weather-related near-real time decision support tools.
Field Meteorologists are responsible for the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of high-quality weather station data. Position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining weather station equipment; locating appropriate sites for station placement; configuring and installing new stations, sensors and related equipment; ensuring sensors are calibrated; implementing, improving, interpreting data quality assurance algorithms and producing reports as needed for distribution to agricultural stakeholders.
Field Meteorologists are responsible for educating stakeholders and the general public on the use and interpretation of weather data and associated decision-support tools, contributing to regional meteorological extension and outreach that facilitates and promotes the use of AgWeatherNet tools. Field Meteorologists also provide consultation and technical support for research and extension programs. There is an expectation that Field Meteorologists initiate system improvements and collaborate with technical and other support staff in providing expert-level knowledge to create workable solutions for research, extension and operations.