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Vacancy Announcement

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (USAF) USAF, HEADQUARTERS, AIR FORCE RESERVE

Vacancy Announcement Number: 443 METEOROLOGICAL TECH

Opening Date: 04/01/2002
Closing Date: Open until further notice
Position: METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN
  GS-1341-05/09
   
Salary: $22,737 - $34,451 per year

 

Duty Location:     Few vacancies at BILOXI, MS
 

WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US Citizen

MAJOR DUTIES:
Serves as an Aerial Weather Observer (Dropsonde Systems Operator) performing in-flight aerial reconnaissance weather observations. Assist the aircrew in-flight planning. Preflights on-board radiosonde equipment. Assists in preflight, in-flight and postflight aircraft duties. Determines work methods to be employed during mission based on nature of mission and type weather encountered. Prepares radiosondes for mission. Drops radiosonde and records data transmitted by the radiosonde. Assures correctness of data collected for transmission to ground station for use by mission customers. Assures equipment and materials are maintained and mission ready. Instructs others in aircrew qualification training for dropsonde system operators (GS-9 Grade). (Note: GS-5/7 grade levels perform the above duties in a developmental capacity depending on ability to adapt/progress to the next higher grade level.)

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience is typically in or related to the work of the position described. Length and Quality of Experience: For all grade levels, at least one year of Specialized experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized Experience: Experience performing Aerial/In-flight Meteorological Technician duties or experience in the field of meteorology or related occupation, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledges, skills and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the Specialized experience must meet the above 'quality' level requirements. Substitution of Education of Experience: Education successfully completed in accredited college or university which demonstrates the particular knowledges, skills and abilities, necessary to perform the job, may be substituted for the experience requirements at the grade levels below: -- GS-5: Completion of a bachelor's degree in either meteorology or directly related field which includes at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in meteorological undergraduate level courses. -- GS-7: Completion of one (1) full year of graduate education in either meteorology or directly related field, which includes at least 18 semester hours/27 quarter hours in meteorological graduate level courses. -- GS-9: Completion of two (2) full years of graduate education or a masters degree in meteorology. (NOTE: Education is credited at 30 semester hours/45 quarter hours per academic year. Only education beyond the second academic year of college is substitutable for Specialized experience). Basis of Rating: In order to be rated eligible, applicants must meet qualification requirements and show evidence of possession of the following knowledges, skills and abilities (KSA's). Eligible applicants will be rated and ranked based upon their relative possession of these KSA's: 1. Knowledge of meteorological methods, techniques and practices. 2. Ability to operate ground and in-flight weather equipment to calibrate weather instruments and collect upper air data. 3. Ability to record, evaluate and validate upper air data. 4. Ability to evaluate, plot, code and transmit weather data to weather communication centers. 5. Ability to interpret regulations, manuals and technical orders used to produce upper air data.

BASIS OF RATING:
Ratings will be based on an evaluation of your experience as it relates to the qualification requirements and on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) listed. You should provide detailed evidence of the KSA's in your application in the form of clear, concise examples showing level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100, not including points that may be assigned for veterans preference.

PAY, BENEFITS, AND WORK SCHEDULE:
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit. This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent. Salary will vary depending on geographical location, please visit http://www.opm.gov/oca/01tables/GSannual/index.htm to obtain the salary for your area.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
APPLICANTS MUST BE UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND BE ELIGIBLE AND WILLING TO JOIN THE USAF RESERVE.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP eligibles achieving a score of 80 or higher, excluding veteran preference points, will be considered well qualified. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

HOW TO APPLY:
FORMS REQUIRED: BASIC APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT - Individuals may apply with either (a) a resume, (b) the Optional Application for Federal Employment Form 612, (c) an SF-171, or (d) any other written format the applicant chooses. Although the Federal Government does not now require a designated standard application form, certain information is necessary in order to evaluate qualifications and to determine legal requirements for Federal Employment. If you submit a resume, you must include all information required on the OF612. The application submitted must provide all the information stated in the current Amendment to Announcement 443, Federal Job Opportunities for Air Reserve Technician. This amendment can be found at http://www.afrc.af.mil/jobs/ART/default.htm. ATAFR-202, Employee Availability Statement - This form is mandatory. SF-15, Claim for 10-point Veterans Preference - This form is mandatory for all claims based on service-connected disability, widow, mother, spouse or purple heart. Required documentary proof must be submitted with form. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - A copy of this document is requested but not mandatory.

For additional information about this position please contact:
PATRICK AVERA
4780327001

Submit your application package to:

AIR FORCE RESERVE
USAF HQ AFRC
HQ AFRC/DPC-SEU
135 PAGE ROAD
ROBINS AFB, GA 31098-1601

All applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation, age (with authorized exceptions) or any other non-merit factor. 

 


 



 

 

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