Wednesday , February 8 2023

Department of Commerce Careers – Meteorologist

Website U.S. Department of Commerce

Job Description:

Applicants currently occupying a 1340 series position in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and applying under competitive merit promotion procedures are covered under the “Exception” clause and DO NOT need to submit transcripts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a General Forecaster, you will perform the following duties:
  • Provide meteorological consultation and advice to managers and air traffic controllers, and terminal facilities concerning forecast or actual adverse weather conditions which affect air traffic operations or aircraft safety over any portion of the Air
  • Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) area.
  • Work closely with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials having responsibilities and/or interest in aviation safety for the National Airspace System (NAS) for the ARTCC area.
  • On short notice, coordinate with the appropriate forecast office and the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) to obtain updated aviation forecasts with suddenly changing weather conditions.
  • Provide detailed briefing of current and forecast weather several times a day for ARTCC personnel, terminal approach control personnel, and Control Tower personnel concerning meteorological phenomena affecting the system in which briefings are both scheduled and on-demand.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Degree: meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major that included:
  • At least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of credit in meteorology/atmospheric science including a minimum of:
  • Six semester hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics;*
  • Six semester hours of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale);
  • Three semester hours of physical meteorology; and
  • Two semester hours of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation.
  • Six semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions.*
  • Three semester hours of ordinary differential equations.*
  • At least nine semester hours of course work appropriate for a physical science major in any combination of three or more of the following: physical hydrology, statistics, chemistry, physical oceanography, physical climatology, radiative transfer, aeronomy, advanced thermodynamics, advanced electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and computer science.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of Commerce

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Seattle, WA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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