Supervisory Meteorologist, GS-1340-15 (MAP)

Department Of Commerce Little Rock, AR
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* This announcement is open to current Department of Commerce (DOC) employees on a competitive and permanent appointment and DOC CTAP eligibles.

This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office (WFO), Southern Region (SR).

Salary ranges will vary based on the location. Please visit: OPM Salary Charts for specific salary information related to a specific location.

* A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit.


* This vacancy may be used to fill other Supervisory Meteorologist, GS-1340-15 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

* Applicants currently occupying a 1340 series position in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and applying under competitive merit promotion procedures are covered under the "Exception" clause and DO NOT need to submit transcripts.

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As a Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC), you will perform the following duties:

* Direct the WFO's meteorological and hydrological warning, forecast, and service programs as well as oversee the area-wide weather preparedness and coordination program, ensuring the responsiveness and technical soundness of the warning and forecast programs and products.

* Ensure the application of the latest advances in science and the conduct of analytical studies designed to enhance local forecasting techniques at the mesoscale level in order to meet local needs.

* Oversee the overall data management, acquisition, integration efforts and real-time weather observational programs provided for the WFO including WSR-88D weather radar, upper air (if applicable), ground-truth and verification sources, climatic data collection activities, observer certification, and volunteer observing networks.

* Provide the overall resource management of the office to include both financial and human resources.

* Maintain and improve the complex set of interrelationships between the National Weather Service (NWS), public, government agencies, the media, FAA and other weather user interests.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel is required - 10%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

* Internal employees with the Department of Commerce (DOC)*

* Department of Commerce CTAP eligible

* See "Summary" for additional information.

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1340 Meteorology

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

* Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

* Must be suitable for Federal employment.

* Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

* Time-in-grade requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. 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.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


Qualification requirements in the 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 the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements:

A. Degree: meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major that included:

* 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.

* Six semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions. *

* Three semester hours of ordinary differential equations. *

* 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.


B. Combination of education and experience: course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

* AND-

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade 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.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the GS-15 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

* Managing the technical and administrative aspects of meteorological and hydrological forecasting, warning, and service programs;

* Developing area-wide weather preparedness and coordination programs;

* Incorporating and applying the output data of Doppler weather radar system (WSR-88D) into warning and forecast operations for weather analysis and prognosis;

* Evaluating and integrating scientific and technological advances into an operational weather forecast environment; and

* Experience developing and improving relationships with the media, government organizations, or commercial interests groups regarding weather warning and forecast programs and services.


Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.