|Communication & Outreach Manager, NOAA Weather Radio Program, Tyra L. Brown
|Meteorologist and Decision Support Services Program Manager Matt Solum, Western Region Headquarters
Careers in Operational Support
Who provides Operational Support?
It takes a lot of different, highly-skilled professionals to manage the nation's weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, and warnings. From our National Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD to our six Regional Headquarters in Bohemia, NY, Fort Worth, TX, Kansas City, MO, Salt Lake City, UT, Anchorage, AK and Honolulu, HI to over 150 Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), River Forecast Centers (RFCs), Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs), and national centers nationwide - our team is filled with dedicated individuals who work hard to support the NWS’s mission.
The job duties for those in administrative and operational support positions vary greatly. Administrative Support Assistants, Budget Officers, Policy Analysts, Program Managers, and Training Coordinators are just a few of the positions within this broad category. Implementing budgets and policies, coordinating training, and building partnerships with professionals in other agencies are among the many duties handled by our diverse support team. The duties for individual jobs will be listed in the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS.
Those in administrative and operational support roles work in offices all around the country. Some positions, such as national and regional Program Managers, require occasional travel to conferences and meetings.
Education and Experience Requirements
Just as the duties vary for jobs in this broad category, so do the education and experience requirements. Be sure to read vacancy announcements on USAJOBS to determine if you meet the requirements and to ensure that you submit all required documentation to demonstrate your eligibility.
Faces of the NWS: Operations Support
Regional Training Manager Eastern Region Headquarters
Communications and Dissemination Program Manager
Southern Region Headquarters
Communication & Outreach Manager and NOAA Weather Radio Program,
Tyra L. Brown
Office of the Chief Operating
National Fire Weather Program Manager
Analyze, Forecast, and Support Office
Decision Support Services Program Manager
Western Region Headquarters
Larry Van Bussum
National Fire Weather Operations Coordinator National Interagency Fire Center
National Decision Support Services Program Manager NWS Headquarters