USPSC Support Relief Group Hydrometeorological Hazard Advisor

USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

About the organization

INTRODUCTION

The Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by BHA to satisfy its growing need for surge capacity. In response to numerous disasters worldwide, it became clear that BHA could not find, in a timely manner, adequate staff to cover all positions in the field and in Washington, and to backfill for permanent staff deploying to the field. The SRG program brings on board select candidates who could work on a part-time intermittent basis, for no more than 250 days per calendar year, and can be deployed within hours to facilitate BHA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in Washington and other locations. SRG positions are contracted for five years.

Duties

For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES
● Provide technical advice and assistance for the analysis and forecasts of hydrometeorological hazard potential and risks to populations to support BHA teams before, during and after disasters.
● Work with the BHA Senior Hydrometeorological Hazard Advisor to provide technical advice on disaster response and risk reduction strategies and implementation plans for hydrometeorological hazards such as floods, droughts, tsunamis, windstorms, climate variability, dam breaks, and other climate, weather and hydrology-related hazards, globally
● Work with the BHA Senior Hydrometeorological Advisor to coordinate the review of proposals, concept papers and other documents submitted by various partners, including Non-government organizations (NGOs), universities, Public International Organizations (PIOs), and other organizations to ensure that proposed activities to ensure technical merits do not create additional risk and in line with technical practices and policies of BHA and USG
● Work with the BHA Senior Hydrometeorological Hazard Advisor to design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other related work and apply new developments in the hydrometeorology sector to BHA programming, as appropriate
● Provide technical advice, assessment, evaluation, and guidance in implementation of BHA projects in the hydrometeorology sector

Qualifications

**For the education and experience requirements for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

For the GS-13 Equivalent Level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field, including meteorology hydrology, hydrometeorology, civil engineering or related field, plus 7 years of progressively responsible experience working in hydrometeorological early warning environments as it relates to disaster response and risk reduction, three (3) years of field experience (domestic or overseas) in operational meteorology or hydrology. International experience in hydrometeorology is highly desirable.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field, meteorology, hydrology, hydrometeorology, civil engineering or related field, plus 5 years of progressively responsible experience working in hydrometeorological early warning environments as it relates to disaster response and risk reduction, three (3) years of field experience (domestic or overseas) in operational meteorology or hydrology. International experience in hydrometeorology is highly desirable.

Salary

GS-13 ($79,468 - $103,309) or GS-14 ($93,907 - $122,077)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please visit www.bhajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.**

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