Job Overview


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.

Serves as an intern in the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecaster Development Program. Provides and coordinates weather information, NWS products and assists with warnings and forecasts for the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) located in Lubbock, TX.

This position is also being advertised as a Meteorologist Intern, GS-1340-5/7/9 under announcement number NWS-2013-0050 (open to status candidates) and as a Meteorological Technician (HMT) GS-1341-11 under announcement number NWS-2013-0052 (open to current National Weather Service employees and DOC CTAP only). You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement. Relocation expenses are not authorized.  A one year probationary period may be required. This is a bargaining unit position.  


The individual selected for this position will serve as an intern; working rotating shifts and participating in the full range of WFO programs and functions to acquire on-the-job experience necessary for advancement. The forecast program includes: * Training in hydrometeorological forecasts including public, aviation, fire weather, flood, and marine forecasts products. * Participates in the watch/warning program and assists in issuing severe weather and flood related products. * Provides public service and other briefings as required. * Receives instructions in the interpretation of the WSD-88D products and provide oversight and operate radar to ascertain the types of echoes, and associated hydrometeorological parameters including macroscale, mesoscale, and microscale features. * Participates in the observation program, including upper air and surface programs. * Operates AWIPS and other communication systems to interpret and analyze model and other data sets. * Prepares various hydrometeorological observations, and assist with preparation of forecasts, and warning products for distribution to customers and other users. * Operates NOAA Weather Radio and other dissemination systems.