Meteorologist GS-1340-12 (DE/CR)
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), Climate Prediction Center (CPC), Operational Prediction Branch (OPB), in College Park, MD.
The full performance level of this position is GS-12.
This position is also announced under vacancy number NWS-NCEP-2017-0051, which is open to all Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
* A one year probationary period may be required.
* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
* This position is in the bargaining unit.
*Applicants currently occupying a 1340 series position in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and apply under competitive merit promotion procedures are covered under the "Exception" clause and DO NOT need to submit transcripts.
This vacancy may be used to fill other Meteorologist, GS-1340-12 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
- Not Required
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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:
EDUCATION: 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:
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.
* 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.
Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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-12 grade level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must also possess, one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
- Interpreting weather and climate computer model information in order to prepare operational climate outlooks under critical time deadline.
- Understanding the role and importance of both tropical and extratropical climate variability in making climate predictions and conducting climate analysis.
- Understanding of the Madden-Julian Oscillation as an important source of tropical rainfall variability.
- Processing large global model datasets such as the North American Multi Model Ensemble (NMME) model forecast database.
- Programming, scripting and displaying of data using languages and software packages (e.g., UNIX, FORTRAN, Python, Perl, MATLAB, PHP, GrADs, ArcGIS, etc.)
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.
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