Job Overview


Science, Service, and Stewardship

The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Our headquarters office for the National Weather Service (NWS) is located in Silver Spring, MD with regional headquarters located in Kansas City, Mo.; Bohemia, N.Y.; Fort Worth, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Anchorage, Alaska; and Honolulu, Hawaii. With some 5,000 employees in 122 weather forecast offices, 13 river forecast centers, 9 national centers, and other support offices around the country, NWS provides a national infrastructure to gather and process data worldwide.  Each year, NWS collects some 76 billion observations and issues approximately 1.5 million forecasts and 50,000 warnings.  

Salary shown does not include entitlement for 25% Post Differential and Home Leave.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement or, if they become available. 


As a Meteorological Technician, you will:

  • Perform and record observations; compute and prepare information. 
  • Disseminate meteorological information; distributes severe weather warnings. 
  • Selects, verifies and evaluates technical accuracy and applicability of data;
  • Transmit information to the user in the required format, including substitutions for missing data.
  • Analyze weather data and maps; arranges material in print format for publication.
  • Prepare reports; furnishes advice, interpretations of instructions and answers questions concerning data.

Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. The handbook is available on OPM's website

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are authorized for only current status employees.