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24-83 - Hydrometeorology Data Products Team Lead (Data Analyst V)

Texas Water Development Board
Austin, TX
$6,073.87 - $7,783.83 (Monthly)
June 07, 2024


Only applicants who apply with a State of Texas application via the CAPPS online application system will be considered for this position. First time applicants will need to create an account in the CAPPS online application system. Please visit our job opportunities page for more information about the Texas Water Development Board and answers to frequently asked questions. To view this position in greater detail, visit the CAPPS online application system.

Texas Water Development Board’s Mission - Leading the state’s efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance!

The Texas Water Development Board does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.

***Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications***


Performs highly complex (senior-level) work creating hydrometeorological data products and tools for the TexMesonet program, which operates and maintains a network of earth observations stations across Texas and publishes information at TexMesonet. Created in 2016, TexMesonet is designed to collect the data necessary for observing and tracking mesoscale weather events, such as thunderstorms; for improving models and forecasts for severe weather, floods, fires, and droughts; and to enhance public safety, agricultural productivity, and research. Work involves leading the Data Products Team for the TexMesonet program, including evaluating and overseeing the development of data products, overseeing data dissemination to key stakeholders and the general public, and implementing data quality measures. Advises on enhancements and performs other activities as assigned. Provides technical assistance to staff, stakeholders, and customers as needed; and communicates analyses and results to general and technical audiences. May train others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the TexMesonet Department


Serves as Team Lead of data products for the TexMesonet program.

Serves as a technical advisor on topics related to meteorology data products and tools.

Leads the development and maintenance of enhanced data and product services for the TexMesonet program.

Conducts complex hydrometeorological research to enhance the TexMesonet program, improve the accuracy and dissemination of datasets and information, and develop value-added data products.

Works with stakeholders to identify user needs and develop value-added data products.

Performs qualitative and quantitative (statistical) analyses of TexMesonet data.

Implements data quality assurance and control processes, analyzes data quality results, and reports necessary changes to ensure data quality improvement.

Applies knowledge of hydrometeorological data science, including that of emerging research, to advise on business decisions and program direction.

Monitors, approves, and coordinates public data dissemination for newly installed environmental stations.

Assists in creating, reviewing, and evaluating scientific reports, studies, work processes, field notes, and data.

Serves as a project and/or contract manager.

Enters technical data into databases, preparing reports, website updates, and summaries.

Assists in reviewing and evaluating scientific reports, studies, field notes, and data.

Develops maps, charts, and graphs.

Coordinates and collaborates with other government agencies and institutions to maintain a hydrometeorological network

May travel up to 5% of the time.

Maintains confidential and sensitive information.

Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agency’s records retention procedures and schedule.

Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.

May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Hydrology, Scientific Computing, Civil Engineering or related field.

Seven years of experience relevant to processing, analyzing, and displaying timeseries environmental data.

Experience conducting and leading efforts to create hydrometeorological or environmental data products.

Experience in relational database design and maintenance.

Experience in the use of computer programming/scripting languages, such as Python (SciPy/Numpy, Matplotlib, etc.), R programming, Matlab, and in the use of computational numerical/visualization tools.

Experience in statistical analysis and experimental design.

Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


Graduate degree, or working towards completion of a graduate degree, from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Hydrology, Scientific Computing, Civil Engineering, or related field.

Experience with mesonets or similar water resources data collection networks.

Experience with parallel and high-performance computing.

Experience with GIS.


Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the TexMesonet Department.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

Knowledge of water resources, hydrometeorology, hydrology, meteorology, and atmospheric sciences.

Knowledge of scientific, statistical, and modeling principles and data analysis techniques

Knowledge of data quality assurance and quality control of scientific measurement data.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of website development for developing and modifying web portal applications.

Knowledge of mesonets or earth observation station networks.

Skills in the development of environmental data products, especially related to hydrometeorological data.

Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.

Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.

Skills in scientific data organization, management, analysis, and interpretation, specifically of hydrometeorology data.

Skills in programming/scripting languages, such as Python, R programming, and Matlab, or similar, for developing and modifying software and scripts for developing and maintaining automated processes and conducting analyses.

Skills in writing SQL queries and in developing and maintaining SQL databases.

Skills in using numerical/visualization tools and working with large datasets.

Skills in univariate and multivariate statistics and/or spatial data analysis techniques (e.g., ArcGIS, etc.).

Skills in analyzing problems and devising effective solutions; in evaluating and translating large amounts of data; and in critical thinking.

Skills in drafting, plotting, GIS mapping and geodatabase development functions.

Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.

Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.

Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.

Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.

Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.

Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.

Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

Ability to provide prompt, courteous, and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.

Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.

Ability to use critical thinking to analyze problems and devise effective solutions.

Ability to lead scientific studies and perform duties as assigned without direct supervision.

Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Ability to stand/sit/move to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.

Ability and willingness to travel 5% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.

Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver’s license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.

Ability to work shifts that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.

Ability to train others.