Meteorologist, GS-1340-05/07/09 (DE/CR)

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has several openings for Meteorologists, GS-1340-05/07/09 (DE/CR).


Date posted

Apr. 2, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Apr. 14, 2021 12:00 am


DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


  • United States

Job description

Because of the level of interest anticipated for these positions, you will be asked to select up to five duty locations for which you wish to receive consideration, and to rank your location choices in order of preference. You are encouraged to choose carefully and please select only those locations where you would be willing to accept a position. You may wish to consider such things as the cost for relocation, which will not be reimbursed by the agency, and the cost of living in the duty location(s) you select. 

You will be referred for only those locations you choose and for which you are within reach for consideration. If you are selected you will not receive offers for all locations you choose. Every effort will be made to select you for your highest possible choice of location.

As a Meteorologist, you will perform the following duties: 

  • Integrate, with occasional assistance, forecast weather, water, and climate hazards with associated societal risks to produce and communicate life-saving impact-based warnings, advisories, outlooks and general forecasts, providing initial review of data to ensure accuracy, precision, and timeliness.
  • Support the development, production and delivery of interpretive services by providing, with occasional assistance, most Impact Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) that include tailored products, specialized notifications, remote briefings, and/or on-site deployments to a set of core partners that share a role in public safety and protection of property.
  • Collect, assess, analyze, and integrate a complete set of meteorological, hydrological, and climatic data in order to provide forecasts of critical elements at global, synoptic, and increasingly finer meso-scale levels.
  • Apply expertise, with occasional assistance, in the theory of weather, water and climate sciences including providing current knowledge of scientific and technological developments and delivering science-based and technology-based solutions to operational challenges.
  • Assist in the collaboration and co-creation with colleagues while leveraging the talents of others to improve and optimize the day-to-day operational functions of Weather Forecast Offices (WFO).

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