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Salary: $60 823 - 79 070 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is: To provide meteorological products and services vital to the operational weather and resource protection support efforts to Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), and/or other government/civilian users.


Identifies, evaluates, and monitors significant weather developments, especially as they present potential impacts on critical flight operations. Provides complex operational weather support to Air Force, Army, Reserve, Guard, and other DoD/government/civilian users. Observes, encodes, records, disseminates, and evaluates weather observations. Provides technical guidance and instructions to lower graded technical employees, or airmen. Provides weather briefings for local, transient, and other supported aircrews in person, by telephone, or by other means.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments.
  • PCS cost are not authorized.
  • May be required to work rotating shifts, irregular hours, and be subject to recall to support unscheduled weather support requirements at any time.
  • May require access to classified information; must be able to acquire and maintain the secret security clearance.
  • Visual acuity correctible to 20/20.
  • Work may require occasional travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft to support the mission. Work may include travel within and outside the continental United States.
  • This position is a key position and duties are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbent must be removed from military recall status if alternatives for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.
  • Duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function effectively.
  • ( cont'd).. This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve.
  • This is a Mission-Essential position performing a Mission-Critical-Function which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions. IAW, DoDI 3020-42, Defense Continuity Programs.


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions, Individual Occupational Requirement for Meteorological Technician (IOR), Series 1341.https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/meteorological-technician-series-1341/ SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-08, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation; Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, cloud types; Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, cross sections; Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, adjusting, and verifying atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm and improve accuracy and efficacy. OR EDUCATION: Two full years of graduate education or a Masters degree directly related to the work of this position meets the requirements for GS-9. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-08 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of the principles, procedures, requirements, and work techniques of the full range of advanced operations, instrumentation, and practices in the areas of weather forecasting, observations, weather support procedures, communications, and use of meteorological equipment. Skill in using various computer software and various applications. Ability to measure meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation, and collect, analyze, interpret, adjust, and verify atmospheric or other meteorological data to confirm and improve its accuracy and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to prepare and present briefings, guidance products, and to oversee program activities. Ability to make timely decisions and select a course of action under high stress conditions associated with severe weather and emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interacting with individuals, supervisors, and leadership. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


  • Address JBSA Fort Sam Houston 2484 Stanley Rd, Bldg 2263, Ste 323 JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]