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Job Title:Meteorologist, GS-1340-13/14 (DE)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:NWS-NCEP-2013-0021

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$86,575.00 to $132,995.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1340-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive: Career/Career-Conditional - Permanent Full-time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Miami, FL, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified United States citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

Your Career Forecast is Sunny and Bright with the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service (NWS), the world's preeminent weather and atmospheric sciences organization, offers you an opportunity to help protect American lives and property. Since 1870, the NWS has served the public by providing forecasts and hazardous weather warnings while studying the most dynamic forces of nature. Contribute your talents to this tradition. The National Weather Service...Working together to save lives.

This position will be located in the National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Hurricane Center located in Miami, Florida. This position is also being advertised as a Meteorologist, GS-1340-13/14 under announcement number NWS-NCEP-2013-0020 (Status). You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement. Payment of relocation expenses is authorized for status (i.e. current federal employees) only. A one-year probationary period may be required. This is a barganing unit position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • This has a Selective Placement Factor. See requirements.

DUTIES:

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The individual selected for this position will:

  • Lead meteorological program area in regional or headquarters environment
  • Lead efforts to identify weather-related program objectives
  • Coordinate efforts to develop, field test and implement hypotheses
  • Develop area-wide warning and preparedness protocols
  • Oversee transfer of technologies from research to operational environments
  • Develop and implement area-wide severe-weather public awareness programs


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification requirements in 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 OPM's website at: Qualifications.


BASIC EDUCATION 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 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. OR B. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. *Applicants currently occupying a GS-1340 series position with the Department of Commerce DO NOT need to submit transcripts. All other applicants MUST submit transcripts as outlined above.

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. Selective Placement Factor: Experience in programming languages such as: Perl, FORTAN, shell scripting, C, and/or Java on Linux workstations or servers, developing and maintaining computer programs for operational applications on supercomputers.

GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements above, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade/band (GS-12) level in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is defined as:  Experience with theoretical and applied meteorology related to tropical weather analysis and forecast. Experience in standard meteorological database structure, types and formats (e.g. grib, BUFR, GEMPAK grid) weather forecast computer systems (e.g. ATCF and N-AWIPS), and communication standards and protocols. Experience developing and implementing scientific advances in operational meteorology.  GS-14: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements above, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade/band (GS-13) level in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is defined as:  Experience with theoretical and applied meteorology related to tropical weather analysis and forecast. Experience in standard meteorological database structure, types and formats (e.g. grib, BUFR, GEMPAK grid) weather forecast computer systems (e.g. ATCF and N-AWIPS), and communication standards and protocols. Experience developing and implementing scientific advances in operational meteorology. NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions. For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position: Click Here.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories.  These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze."  However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

 

How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.  Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. 

 

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

  • Skill in programming languages such as Perl, FORTRAN, shell scripting, C, and/or Java on Linux workstations or servers.
  • Knowledge of standard meteorologist data types and formats (i.e. grib, BUFR, GEMPAK grid)
  • Skill in programming on weather analysis and forecast computer systems, such as: ATCF and N-AWIPS.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining computer programs for operational applications on supercomputers.
  • Ability to collaborate scientific advances in operational meteorology with operational and research communities.
  • Knowledge of tropical weather systems, including tropical cyclones in relation to weather analysis and forecast. (GS-13)
  • Advanced knowledge of tropical weather systems, including tropical cyclones in relation to weather analysis and forecast. (GS-14)

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at Benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. 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.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: • VRA30% or more disabled veteranPersons with DisabilitiesICTAP

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact the HR Personnel listed in this announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:

 

* Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional.  Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.  Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week.  For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s).  Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). 

* Veterans' Preference documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp.

*  Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation,  if applicable (see other information).

* Education.  If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information:  name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.  Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

 

You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

 

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities.  Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.  A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.  You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Janet Rizzi
Phone: 816-426-3044
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: janet.l.rizzi@noaa.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
WFMO/Kansas City Staffing Division
601 East 12th Street
Room 1737
Kansas City, MO
64106
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your application status through UASJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at: USAJOBS and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are: 1. Application Received or Application Incomplete; 2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met; 3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official)' and 4. Selected or Not Selected. By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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Job Announcement Number:

NWS-NCEP-2013-0021

Control Number:

338826300