Meteorologist, GS-1340-13/14 (DE/CR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
College Park, Maryland
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 04, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Meteorologist, you will perform the following duties:
  • Develop, implement and manage advanced techniques that create the daily weather forecast bulletins and model interpretation over the Caribbean, Central and South American through use of new meteorological data sets and technology.
  • Serve as primary contact in coordination with International meteorological organizations on product consistency and quality to deliver specialized forecasts when tropical cyclones affect the Caribbean.
  • Act as primary point of contact in allocating resources that provide support to international offices and offering training and develop workshops.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in weather patterns particular to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

These duties are described at the full performance level of the GS-14; the GS-13 is developmental leading to such performance.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.


Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. NOAA received notice of reintegration to occur on April 25, 2022. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you will need to follow management's guidelines on the expectation of reporting to the duty station listed on this announcement. You may be eligible to request to telework depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

This position requires a Public Trust (Moderate Risk) Security Clearance.

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A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is in the bargaining unit.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (GS-13): Must be able to speak some English and Spanish.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (GS-14): Must be proficient in English and Spanish.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

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 .

EDUCATION:

A. 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:

  • 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.

    OR

    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.

    -AND-

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 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.

    To qualify at the GS-13 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also 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:
    • Participating in conducting the analyses and model interpretation of weather patterns;
    • Assisting with presenting forecasts in English and Spanish; and
    • Assisting with the planning and managing of training efforts related to weather prediction.

    To qualify at the GS-14 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
    • Conducting the analyses and model interpretation of weather patterns;
    • Presenting forecasts in English and Spanish; and
    • Planning and managing of training efforts related to weather prediction.


    Education

    Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

    College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

    Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

    Additional information

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.