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JOB TITLE:

Meteorologist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist.

Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge to collect, analyze, evaluate, and interpret meteorological data to predict weather and determine climatological conditions.

Provides meteorological change analyses, system modeling and simulation in support of global harmonization of weather information, and the net-centric concept of system-wide management of weather information.

Analyzes computer models that evaluate atmospheric data to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems.

Prepares long-and short-term weather forecasts using computers, mathematical models, satellites, radar, and local station data.

Conducts studies to improve understanding of climate, weather, and other aspects of the atmosphere.

Considers the objectives of the weather stakeholders such as ATO service Units, the Aviation Safety Organization (AVS), the Office of NextGen (ANG), the National Weather Service, the Department of Defense, and industry representatives to assess existing weather research and development efforts when developing, integrating and implementing solutions to diverse complex problems for improving the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Serves as a principal technical specialist in leading the development of aviation weather research activities to improve the safety and efficiency of the NAS.

Participates on projects related to the reduction of redundancies across ATO weather projects.

Ensures service providers comply with Annex 3 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Organization Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation.

Utilizes instruments such as radar systems, satellites, and weather balloons to monitor the weather and to collect data.

Uses computer models and knowledge of climate theory, physics and mathematics to interpret data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long- or short-range weather conditions to enhance the safety of air traffic.

Collaborates with subject matters experts to formulate domestic and international weather policy, requirements, standards and recommended practices.

Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated weather problems and issues.

Works with management to solve problems.
Assesses safety issues through reviews of data analysis to use in the drafting, reviewing, and editing of reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution.

Resolves all but unique technical service-wide operational problems impacting system performance of the National Airspace System (NAS) facilities/systems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist.

Represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities.

Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally.

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 meteorological problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires.

Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

Develops innovative approaches to attain organizational objectives and optimize resource utilization.

Work is rarely reviewed but typically requires status updates, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the goals of the organization and the agency, and reports at project completions.

In some areas, the work may affect the safety and security of customers.

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.
  • In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.
    29/1.
    29a, this position MAY be a Career Enhancement Program/Career Progression assignment.
    The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention.
  • Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis.
    CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility.
    Pay retention is not guaranteed.
  • Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Qualifications

Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level (FV-I or FG/GS-13) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized Experience at the next lower level: FV-I/GS-13:

  • -Experience collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting meteorological data to predict
weather and determine climatological conditions.

- Experience analyzing computer models that evaluate atmospheric data to solve problems and to
recommend improved technical processes or systems.

-

  • Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide
the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.
*

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history.
Errors or
omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability.

DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE.

You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later
in the selection process.

Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process.
Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

**All qualification requirements 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/accreditation.


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.


Basic Requirements:

  • 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:
      • Six semester hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics;*
      • Six semester hours of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale);
      • Three semester hours of physical meteorology; and
      • Two semester hours of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation.
    • Six semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions.
      *
    • Three semester hours of ordinary differential equations.
      *
    • 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

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

Preview Job Questionnaire

Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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.
www.
faa.
gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.
S.
Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation.
As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome.
If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.


As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the
FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the
initial application in the hiring process for all announcements.
Therefore, as an applicant, 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 KSA section, 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.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan.
Additional information about core
compensation is available on the website: https://www.
faa.
gov/jobs/workin here/benefits

This is a Level 5 (Moderate Risk; Public Trust) position requires favorable adjudication of a
Minimum Background Inquiries (MBI) background investigation prior to appointment unless a waiver is
obtained.

AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to
interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration
for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed.
If the selection list is
shortened to a best-qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list
shall be considered to be the selection list.
If it is determined that interviews are required and
telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid
in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.



This is a bargaining unit position.
This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.


Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Only supplemental documentation (e.
    g.
    transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application.
    These documents must be uploaded or faxed (202-267-7032) on or before the closing date of the announcement.
    All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.


    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.


    Forms:
    • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

    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.

  • How to Apply

    You must apply online to receive consideration.
    Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted.
    If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.


    IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.


    We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.


    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:


    • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

    • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

    • Employer's name and address

    • Supervisor name and phone number

    • Start and end dates including month and year (e.
      g.
      June 2007 to April 2008)

    • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

    • Salary

    Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.


    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account.
    This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies.
    Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    Agency contact information

    Christine McNeil

    Phone

    1 (202) 267-3722

    Fax

    1 (202) 267-7032

    Email

    christine.
    mcneil@faa.
    gov

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration
    HQ Employment Services Division
    800 Independence Ave, SW, Room 523
    AHF-110
    Washington, DC 20591
    US

    Next steps

    Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications.
    Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
    You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.


    Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it.
    If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.


    All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.
    DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager.
    An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request.
    Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing.
    Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation (e.
g.
transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application.
These documents must be uploaded or faxed (202-267-7032) on or before the closing date of the announcement.
All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.


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.


Forms:
  • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Also open to those eligible for 30% or More Disabled

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

192056 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707244798-26e4e31f05078cb7048e99920de319fe

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

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Duties

Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist.

Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge to collect, analyze, evaluate, and interpret meteorological data to predict weather and determine climatological conditions.

Provides meteorological change analyses, system modeling and simulation in support of global harmonization of weather information, and the net-centric concept of system-wide management of weather information.

Analyzes computer models that evaluate atmospheric data to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems.

Prepares long-and short-term weather forecasts using computers, mathematical models, satellites, radar, and local station data.

Conducts studies to improve understanding of climate, weather, and other aspects of the atmosphere.

Considers the objectives of the weather stakeholders such as ATO service Units, the Aviation Safety Organization (AVS), the Office of NextGen (ANG), the National Weather Service, the Department of Defense, and industry representatives to assess existing weather research and development efforts when developing, integrating and implementing solutions to diverse complex problems for improving the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Serves as a principal technical specialist in leading the development of aviation weather research activities to improve the safety and efficiency of the NAS.

Participates on projects related to the reduction of redundancies across ATO weather projects.

Ensures service providers comply with Annex 3 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Organization Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation.

Utilizes instruments such as radar systems, satellites, and weather balloons to monitor the weather and to collect data.

Uses computer models and knowledge of climate theory, physics and mathematics to interpret data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long- or short-range weather conditions to enhance the safety of air traffic.

Collaborates with subject matters experts to formulate domestic and international weather policy, requirements, standards and recommended practices.

Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated weather problems and issues.

Works with management to solve problems. Assesses safety issues through reviews of data analysis to use in the drafting, reviewing, and editing of reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution.

Resolves all but unique technical service-wide operational problems impacting system performance of the National Airspace System (NAS) facilities/systems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist.

Represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities.

Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally.

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 meteorological problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires.

Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

Develops innovative approaches to attain organizational objectives and optimize resource utilization.

Work is rarely reviewed but typically requires status updates, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the goals of the organization and the agency, and reports at project completions.

In some areas, the work may affect the safety and security of customers.

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.
  • In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position MAY be a Career Enhancement Program/Career Progression assignment. The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention.
  • Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility. Pay retention is not guaranteed.
  • Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Qualifications

Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level (FV-I or FG/GS-13) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized Experience at the next lower level: FV-I/GS-13:

  • -Experience collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting meteorological data to predict
weather and determine climatological conditions.

- Experience analyzing computer models that evaluate atmospheric data to solve problems and to
recommend improved technical processes or systems.

-

  • Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide
the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or
omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability.

DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE.

You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later
in the selection process.

Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

**All qualification requirements 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/accreditation.

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.


Basic Requirements:

  • 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:
      • Six semester hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics;*
      • Six semester hours of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale);
      • Three semester hours of physical meteorology; and
      • Two semester hours of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation.
    • Six semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions.*
    • Three semester hours of ordinary differential equations.*
    • 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

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

Preview Job Questionnaire

Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.


As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the
FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the
initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, 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 KSA section, 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.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core
compensation is available on the website: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/workin here/benefits

This is a Level 5 (Moderate Risk; Public Trust) position requires favorable adjudication of a
Minimum Background Inquiries (MBI) background investigation prior to appointment unless a waiver is
obtained.

AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to
interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration
for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is
shortened to a best-qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list
shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and
telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid
in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.



This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

  • Benefits

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed (202-267-7032) on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.


    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.

    Forms:
    • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

    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.

  • How to Apply

    You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

    We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:


    • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

    • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

    • Employer's name and address

    • Supervisor name and phone number

    • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

    • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

    • Salary

    Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.


    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    Agency contact information

    Christine McNeil

    Phone

    1 (202) 267-3722

    Fax

    1 (202) 267-7032

    Email

    christine.mcneil@faa.gov

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration
    HQ Employment Services Division
    800 Independence Ave, SW, Room 523
    AHF-110
    Washington, DC 20591
    US

    Next steps

    Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

    Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

    All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed (202-267-7032) on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.


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.

Forms:
  • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Also open to those eligible for 30% or More Disabled


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