NOAA National Water Center

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NOAA National Water Center
University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa


Scientific excellence and innovation driving water prediction and decisions
for a water-resilient nation

The National Water Center UCRA Employee Guide (DRAFT) is online now.

Questions/concerns about anything pertaining to your UCAR employment, please contact:

Whitney Robinson * Lead Administrator * 303-497-8628 *


At UCAR, our benefits package works for you!

Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF)

10% of base salary contributed by UCAR and mandatory 5% contribution by employee. Fully vested at the time of employment. Contributions are on a pre-tax basis.

Paid Time Off Leave (PTO)

  • Fewer than 2 years' continuous service = 20 days per year
  • 2-8 years' continuous service = 26 days per year
  • 8 or more years' continuous service = 32 days per year

Family Sick Leave

Up to ten working days/calendar year to care for immediate family member.

Tuition Assistance

100% tuition and non-waivable fees, proportionate to FTE w/guidelines.

Holiday Pay

Nine paid holidays are observed every year.

Additional Benefits

  • Medical/Dental Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Travel Accident/AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Salary Continuation Pay
  • Sick Leave Reserve



New opportunities are listed on the UCAR Career Portal and as Opportunities on this website as they become available.

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