Job opening: Meteorologist
Salary: $116 811 - 151 858 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Alaska Region (AK), Regional Operations Centers (ROC), with two vacancies in Anchorage, AK.
The working title for this position is Emergency Response Specialist. As an Emergency Response Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
Serve as primary contact to field offices across the region to ensure effective delivery and continuity of services. Reports on environmental impacts to region and national leadership and provides feedback to field offices.
Provide Impact-based Decision Support Service (IDSS) to emergency managers, emergency response officials and federal, state, and regional decision makers during a high weather impact or environmental event.
Provide programmatic support, policy review, coordination, implementation, and guidance to IDSS and field office.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified.
You MUST have a bachelor's degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major that included:
A. Degree: meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major that included:
1. At least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of credit in meteorology/atmospheric science including a minimum of:
a. Six semester hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics;*
b. Six semester hours of analysis and prediction of weather systems(synoptic/mesoscale);
c. Three semester hours of physical meteorology; and
d. Two semester hours of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation.
2. Six semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions.*
3. Three semester hours of ordinary differential equations.*
4. 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.
B. Combination of education and experience: course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
* There is a prerequisite or corequisite of calculus for course work in atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, physics, and differential equations. Calculus courses must be appropriate for a physical science major.
To qualify at the GS-13 level:
This experience need not have been in the federal government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
Conducting weather data analysis and operations in support of emergency response activities; and
Coordinating with partners during high impact weather, water, climate or environmental events.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: OPM Foreign Education Evaluation
--If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. Please ensure that all documentation is legible.
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