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Weather Forecaster/Observer

Company: Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLCDescription: Job Summary/objectiveThis Part-time position is responsible for performing a meteorological weather watch consisting of taking, evaluating, recording, and disseminating surface weather observations (METAR/SPECI); issuing Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts; writing DD-175-1s, issuing and disseminating weather watches, warnings, and advisories; and responding to PMSV, and dissemination of PIREPs.Hourly pay begins at $39.05 Forecaster rate and $33.45 per hour Observer rate plus $5.35 per hour for up to 40 hours per week Health & Welfare. The candidate will be paid at the observer rate during the certification process and when working observer only shifts. Night and Sunday differential is compounded to base pay. Duties may include occasional overtime. The schedule will fluctuate and be determined by the Site Manager. Be advised this is an extremely busy watch with heavy workloads, so only candidates having a strong ability to multi-task and handle stressful situations should apply.Qualifications/Education Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Prior observation certification with the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Aviation Administration, or National Weather Service, including two years of experience in observing, taking, recording, and disseminating surface weather observations using Meteorological Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) code
  • Prior forecaster certification with the Department of Defense (DoD) or National Weather Service, including two years of experience in aviation forecasting
  • Must have completed a DoD formal training program for weather observing AND forecasting or equivalent National Weather Service program. Must provide proof of completionPreferred Qualifications
    • Experience with the Navy's Flight Weather Briefer program
    • Persons currently holding an active CAC or having a recent security clearanceRole and Responsibilities Include
      • Performs Meteorological Weather Watch, taking, evaluating, recording, encoding, and disseminating surface weather observations
      • Operates the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS)
      • Monitors radar and satellite imagery
      • Issues weather warnings, watches, and advisories
      • Responds to PMSV and disseminates PIREPs
      • Provides DD-175-1, canned route, and over-the-counter briefings
      • Writes and Disseminates Terminal Aerodrome ForecastsPhysical Demands/Requirements
        • Sitting-Continuous 5.5 to 8 hours per shift
        • Stand-Frequent .25 to 5.5 hours per shift
        • Lift/Carry-Occasionally 0-10 lbs
        • Walk- Occasionally .25 to 2.5 hours per shift
        • Drive-Never
        • Reach Above- Occasionally .25 to 2.5 hours per shift
        • Bend/Stoop-Occasionally .25 to 2.5 hours per shift
        • Pushing/Pulling-Never
        • Fine Manipulation-Occasionally .25 to 2.5 hours per shift
        • Stress Level-ModerateWork EnvironmentThe selected candidate will work solo in an office-type atmosphere. Meals are taken in conjunction with the shift and candidates will have access to a refrigerator, microwave, and limited vending machines. The workload will vary and may be stressful at times when inclement weather is present. The candidate can expect irregular work hours to consist of days, evenings, and weekends. Due to the nature of the position, the candidate can expect to be exposed to weather elements on a regular basis. The schedule will be determined by the Site Manager.Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, or mental or physical disability provided the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation. In accordance with applicable law, it is also the policy of Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC to give preference to qualified Alabama-Quassarte tribal members in all phases of employment and training, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotions, transfers, and training opportunities.Reasonable AccommodationsThe ADA defines reasonable accommodation as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job and does not cause undue hardship for the employer. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include: Additional modifying equipment or devices; Modified work schedules; Providing an interpreter; or Making the work environment readily accessible to individuals with disabilities.
        • This Organization Participates in E-Verify-
        • Right to Work -
        • Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision - Requirements:


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