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Weather Forecaster/Observer

Company: Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC
Location: El Centro
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC

Description:
This part-time position is responsible for performing weather observing and forecasting functions in support of the Fleet Weather Center and its customers.

Hourly pay begins at $30.56 Weather Observer pay/$35.70 Weather Forecaster pay plus $5.15 per hour for up to 40 hours per week Health & Welfare. Night and Sunday differential is compounded to base pay. Duties may include occasional overtime. The schedule will be determined by the Site Manager and may include holidays, weekends, and nights. Duties may include occasional overtime.

Roles and Responsibilities Include
Performs Meteorological Weather Watch, taking, evaluating, recording, encoding, and disseminating surface weather observations
Monitors radar and satellite imagery
Issues weather warnings, watches, and advisories
Responds to PMSV
Receives and disseminates PIREPs
Provides DD-175-1, canned route, and over-the-counter briefings
Issues Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts.
Operates the Automated Surface Observing System
Minimum Requirements
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Prior observation certification with the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Aviation Administration, or National Weather Service (NWS), 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 DoD or NWS, including two years' of experience in aviation forecasting.
Must have completed a formal DoD training program for weather observing AND forecasting or equivalent NWS program. Must provide proof of completion.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a legal exemption is approved by the company.
Preferred Qualifications
Persons having a recent background check and/or having a security clearance within the past two years.
Experience with the Navy's Flight Weather Briefer
Experience with SW US weather patterns.

Physical 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-Moderate
Work Environment
The 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 bad 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 the weather elements on a regular basis.

Atmospheric Science Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, 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.

The 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 an 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- https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf
Right to Work - https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IER_RighttoWorkPoster.pdf
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision - https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

Requirements:

PI179545221

Keywords: Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC, El Centro , Weather Forecaster/Observer, Other , El Centro, California

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