As the Director, the incumbent plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates NSSL’s severe storms research and applications projects and activities. The incumbent is responsible for:
- Providing expert scientific and technical direction in the development, implementation, and management of an integrated, sound and effective NSSL program that is responsible for identifying NOAA and national-level needs for the advancement of weather radar technology and the study of severe local storms leading to the improvement of warning and forecast services.
- Managing NSSL’s operational aspects for weather research and transition to operations programs including: financial management, budget development and justification, personnel management, and contract administration.
- Reviewing, analyzing and evaluating new and existing plans, programs and proposals for research and applications initiatives, as submitted by NSSL Division managers and project leaders, within the framework provided in the NOAA and NSSL Strategic Plans.
- Serving as a spokesperson for a variety of DOC-level programs and activities involving top-level program and research managers (internal and external to DOC), including meetings leading to the identification of significant research projects and establishment of transition to operations objectives.
- Chairing and/or serving on committees which greatly influence the direction of scientific research and/or technical applications of research to improve high-impact weather forecast and warning services.