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

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:NWS-NCEP-2013-0037

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Wednesday, April 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1340-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Kansas City, MO, 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.

The employee is this position conducts expert-level analyses of complex weather patterns or develops advanced techniques within a meteorological specialty area.  This position will be located in the National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Aviation Weather Center located in Kansas City, Missouri. This position is also being advertised as a Meteorologist, GS-1340-13 under announcement number NWS-NCEP-2013-0035 (Status). You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement. Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.  A one-year probationary period may be required.  This is a bargaining unit position. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • All requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • May involve rotating shifts on weekends and holidays.

DUTIES:

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The individual selected for this position will:

  • Have a mastery of the theories, methods and techniques of professional meteorology, sufficient to serve as senior forecaster for a wide variety of products.
  • Utilize knowledge of the integration of technology, services and organizational resources for meteorological programs.
  • Explain, advocate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. 
  • Have knowledge of state of the art aviation impact variables, meteorology analysis, forecast techniques, information systems, and their impact on the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System.
  • Lead and/or participate in project teams.


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: http://www.opm.gov/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. 

*You must provide all transcripts from all degrees received (unofficial copies are acceptable) by the closing date of this announcement. Individuals who are selected must be prepared to provide official transcripts. 

*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.

 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.

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 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. Specialized experience is defined as: Performs a wide range of assignments of considerable difficulty and complexity in forecasting or climatology; prepares and issues forecast and severe weather warnings for aviation, marine and storm surge warnings, public weather forecast; consults with a wide variety of government and other officials to determine specific needs for climatological services; devises techniques and procedures to assure uniform processing system that is responsive to those needs; provides technical guidance on climatological projects such as preparing monthly, seasonal, and annual cross sections of temperature, pressure and density from pole to pole. 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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1300/1340.htm

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:

  • Mastery of the theories, methods and techniques of professional meteorology, suffficient to serve as senior forecaster for a wide variety of products.
  • Knowledge of the integration of technology, services and organizational resources for meteorological programs.
  • Ability to explain, advocate, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of state of the art aviation impact variables, meteorology analysis, forecast techniques, information systems, and their impact on the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System.
  • Ability to lead and/or participate in project teams.

For more information on category rating, (Per HR Bulletin FY11-44) please go to:  http://hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/dev01_006408.pdf


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:

Additional vacancies may be filled under this announcement.

 

ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: ICTAP  
ICTAP 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, 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:
* VRA
* 30% or more disabled veteran
* Persons with disabilities
* ICTAP



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 http://www.usajobs.gov.  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 http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/>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, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade of any federal position/s held. 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 veteran's 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: Veterans

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to VETGUIDE

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. If the education requirement includes a specified number of credit hours in specific disciplines, your transcript must reflect the required coursework.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to Qualifications for more information.

Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.).

Note: You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. You must provide all the required documents by the closing date of the announcement or you may lose consideration for this vacancy.

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:Department of Education. 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:

Diana Cordell
Phone: 816-426-3044
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: diana.k.cordell@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 USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable.  You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at: http://www.usajobs.gov

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 Ineligible (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-2013-0037

Control Number:

340267900