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Job Title:METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (2 POSITIONS)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T14-108A

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$44,021.00 to $63,202.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 16, 2013 to Thursday, January 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1341-08/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Niagara Falls, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

New York Air National Guard membership required (See Announcement)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD

DIVISION OF MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS (MNHF)

LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE IAW DMNA 690-4, CHAPTER 6

*POSITION NOT AVAILABLE FOR FILL UNTIL 1 APR 2014*

 

POSITION TITLE AND NUMBER:

 T14-108A,  METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (2 POSITIONS), D1817000, GS-1341-08/09

 

LOCATION: 

107 AW, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304

 

DAFSC:

1W071

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS:     16 DEC 2013   CLOSES:  16 JAN 2014

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the New York Air National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. 

 

 

This position is located in an Air National Guard Reconnaissance Wing, Operations Group, Operations Support Squadron, Weather Flight.  

 

 

OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:  ONBOARD-ON BASE 107TH AW ONLY

ONBOARD:  ALL PERMANENT MILITARY TECHNICIANS IN THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD FROM THE 107th AW ENLISTED ONLY

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must already be a permanent technician of the 107th AW.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

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The primary purpose of the position is to provide meteorological services and weather observations and forecasts in support of world-wide Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to ensure mission effectiveness, resource protection, and flight safety.  Performs duties necessary to accomplish Weather Flight Mission Execution Forecasts (MEF) including the collecting, analyzing, and forecasting of atmospheric and space environmental information and forecasts and the tailoring and communication of weather data that impacts all parts of the mission to include takeoff, route, target and landing.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this  METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (2 POSITIONS) position, you must meet the following criteria.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 

Experience, education, or training involving performing meteorological watch; and communicating effectively orally and in writing.   Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-08 - Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training which provided a familiarity with weather regulation, policies, requirements, and standards.  Experience developing and operating systems involved with data collection, verification, information dissemination, observation, and forecasting services and systems.      

 

GS-09 - Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in applying principles and procedures of various meteorological models and forecasting techniques.  Experience collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating numerous meteorological and oceanographic charts, planning, organizing and coordinating work.

 

 

 

KSA's:

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below.   Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application.   Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.

 

1.  Considerable knowledge of meteorological methods, techniques and practices including weather observing, forecasting, communications, meteorological equipment and support procedures in determining how local and world-wide conditions, reports and observations from various sources affect world-wide weather forecasts, the extent of change, and whether to take action to protect aircraft.

2.  Skill in the development and operation of data collection, verification, information dissemination, observation and forecasting services and systems.

3.  Skill in providing effective weather briefings to senior staffand DoD customers.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

Military Grades: 

ENLISTED ONLY

 

Compatible Military Assignments:  

1W071



YOU MUST ALREADY BE A PERMANENT MILITARY TECHNICIAN OF THE 107th AW FROM THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:

·         RESUME (Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in.  The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012 to 03/2013)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility. 

 

All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants.  In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral.  A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors.  Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position.  Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal. 

 

Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence: 

 

1.  Category I:  All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard  for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.

 

2.  Category II:  All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard. 

 

3.  Category III:  Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard. 

 

* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.  


BENEFITS:

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Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the New York National Guard, please visit our website at http://dmna.ny.gov/jobs/jobs.php?id=tech



HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 16, 2014. 

To begin the process. click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note:  To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

 

1.  Your Resume (Your resume MUST detail your length of general and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

3.  Transcripts are required if you are using education to qualify.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable. 

4.  Other supporting documents may include: (not required)

  • Flight Records
  • Qualification Certificates
  • DD 214
  • Seperate document supporting KSA's. 
  • Military Biography
  • SF 50
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Awards (military and/or technician)

5.  Submission of Photography and Medical Documentation (ex: VA Disability paperwork) are prohibited and will not be sent forward to the Selection Official.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avis Sanchez
Phone: (518)786-4659
Email: AVIS.A.SANCHEZ.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
New York National Guard
330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
ATTN SANNING PINGITORE
LATHAM, NY
12110
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your category and score, you may be referred to the selecting official.  If your name is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted directly by that office for an interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

 

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement: 

 

1.  Immediately after your application has been submitted.

2.  After the announcement has closed and qualifications are reviewed.  (This will inform you whether or not you were referred to the selecting official.)

3.  Once selection has been made. 

 

If at anytime you have questions concerning this Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  Your email should contain the following information:  T14-108A, METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (2 POSITIONS), 1014535. 

The email can be sent directly to avis.a.sanchez.mil@mail.mil


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Job Announcement Number:

T14-108A

Control Number:

357494500