Meteorologist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 11, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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Responsibilities

This position resides within the NextGen Organization, Portfolio Management & Technology Development Office ANG-C, Aviation Weather Division, ANG-C6, Policy & Requirements Branch, ANG-C64.

Serves as a Senior Meteorologist in the Policy and Requirements Branch, Aviation Weather Division, Office of Advanced Concepts & Technology Development, NextGen Organization. Provides technical expertise for the Policy and Requirements Branch and is responsible for a variety of complex and challenging domestic and international activities such as planning, analysis, development and coordination to help FAA implement its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

Represents the Assistant Administrator for NextGen (the U.S. Meteorological Authority) in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) activities of the Meteorology Panel, various study groups and operations groups, and ICAO Regional Planning Groups to ensure U.S. positions are developed and articulated appropriately.

Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge applicable to meteorology required to formulate domestic and international weather policy, requirements, standards and recommended practices that are consistent with U.S. national practices. Conveys a vision of those efforts to management and executives and to the aviation weather community.

Develops, formulates, leads, and manages projects. Analyzes information requirements, develops integration solution recommendations and design studies.

Develops interface requirements, performs engineering change analysis, system modeling, and simulation in support of global and domestic harmonization of weather information and the net-centric concept of system wide management of weather information.

Identifies and specifies interfaces between elements of aviation weather and other systems in support of global harmonization of aviation weather products and weather exchange.

Provides analysis and coordination required to develop overall strategic plans and National Airspace System-wide operational, research, and development requirements to incorporate weather information into Air Traffic Management decision tools.

Represents FAA as the primary technical authority for his/her program and communicates externally and internally with aviation weather stakeholders such as Air Traffic Organization Service Units, the Aviation Safety organization, the NextGen Executive Weather Panel (NEWP), the National Weather Service, the Department of Defense, and industry representatives. Serves as key representative to the United Nations' ICAO. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.

Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of one or more major subdivisions or LOB's/SO's and may impact on the objectives of the FAA.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.


Qualifications

To view the complete OPM qualification standard for the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Meteorologist, please refer to:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/meteorology-series-1340/

Basic Requirements:

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 included 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.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience - course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS 13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience working with aviation weather users to develop requirements. Experience in aviation weather forecast operations.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to maryann.quinn@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All emailed documents should reference the announcement number.

If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation:
30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability.

Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment continued under How to Apply.

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1340 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1340 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1340 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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