|Virtual Office Tour - Management|
As in all NWS offices, we have an office management team. Our Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) is Jane Hollingsworth (pictured above). Jane is ultimately responsible for everything that is done in this office. She is the first line supervisor of the other office managers and all of the forecasters.
Jeff Evans is our Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM; pictured below) and is recently arrived from the Storm Prediction Center. As the title implies, Jeff is responsible for coordinating with other government agencies, media outlets and other organizations to make sure that our warnings and forecasts services are satisfactory. He is the primary officer for outreach activities of all kinds. Jeff also trains interested parties to become SKYWARN Spotters and conducts storm damage surveys.
Todd Lericos is our Science and Operations Officer (SOO; pictured below). Todd's primary functions are twofold. The science part of his title means he is responsible for managing the office's research initiatives. He helps forecasters accomplish research projects of their choosing and suggests areas where research is needed. He also acts as the chief liaison between the meteorological staff at the forecast office, and the researchers at Florida State University and other academic and scientific organizations. Todd also administers the office's training program to ensure the meteorological staff remains proficient at their many duties and always infuses the latest science into forecast operations.
Another member of our management team is Joel Lanier, Senior Service Hydrologist. Joel (pictured below) oversees the hydrology programs at both the Tallahassee and Jacksonville forecast offices. Jacksonville serves southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Joel also coordinates with many of our partner agencies to monitor rivers levels, water supply and drought conditions in order to improve our services. Some of these agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, and various water management authorities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia at state, district, county and city levels. Paul, Bob, Irv, and Joel all occasionally fill in at the forecast desk in order to remain proficient, and also to allow the forecasters to take some well-deserved vacation time.
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