Meteorologist Job in Redding, California – Department of Agriculture



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Agriculture. The opening is for a Meteorologist in Redding, California Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Meteorologist – Redding, California
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 121410
Start Date: 07/16/2019
End Date: 07/30/2019

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Basic Requirement:
GS-1340: Degree: meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major that included at least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of credit in meteorology or atmospheric science including a minimum of: Six semester hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics; Six semester hours of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale); Three semester hours of physical meteorology; and 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, OR, a combination of education and experience -coursework as shown above, plus appropriate experience. In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below. Specialized Experience Requirement: For GS-12: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience are defined as: Assisted in program oversight and guidance of the weather department at a Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) or similar field office. Issued fire weather forecasts and warnings for wildfires, prescribe burns, herbicide spraying, hazardous spills, pesticide spraying, wildland and wilderness management. Assisted Agency as well as National Weather Service personnel in development of and provided training for fire management agency courses that included instruction of basic meteorology, weather observations, smoke management, forecasts, warnings, and other services. 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. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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