Operational Test and Evaluation Meteorologist
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Summary: The Operational Testand Evaluation ( OT&E)Meteorologist will implement ACC/A3W MAJCOM weatherfunctional responsibilities for MAJCOM technical health and metricsresponsibilities, IAW AFI 15-114.
Duties and Responsibilities: Develop,implement, and manage tactical and operational-level unit programs to monitorand evaluate the performance and accuracy of weather products and services. Collectand analyze Weather Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) Verification (WARNER),Terminal Aerodrome Forecast Verification (TAFVER), Operational Verification(OPVER), Graphical Weather Prediction Verification (GRAPHVER) and ModelPrediction Verification (MODVER) metrics for ACC weather organizations. Usemetrics to monitor, analyze and evaluate the performance and effectiveness ofACC tactical- operational-, and strategic-level weather operations. Preparecommand-specific guidance to subordinate ACC weather units regarding metrics. Performoperations research regarding the effectiveness of weather support at thetactical, operational, and strategic levels. Basedon metrics data collected, prepare ACC/ using command requirements to the HQACC Weather Requirements Division (ACC/ASW) for program modifications toimplement automated methods to assist in the collection and analysis oftechnical health data IAW AFI 15-114. Preparerecommendations for ACC/A3W that identify trends, deficiencies associated withorganizing, training or equipping weather forces, in addition to best practicesand improvement opportunities for specific ACC weather units. Prepareconsolidated ACC monthly metrics reports to HAF/A3W and advice on ACC issuesthat may significantly affect the HAF/A3W’s responsibilities to assess thetechnical health of the weather career field. Consolidated ACC monthly metricsreports will be made available online and contain the following data: WARNVER measuresof performance (MOP). TAFVER, OPVER,GRAPHVER, and MODVER metrics. Prepareguidance and provide technical assistance to ACC units for reporting, analysis,and exploitation of metrics data. Assistwith coordination and development of ACC supplements to 15-seriespublications/guidance. AssistACC/A3W staff members with other OT&E duties, e.g.management/administration, manpower/organization, policy/operations, missionsupport/weather integration, weather requirements, etc., as directed. Otherduties as assigned
MinimumQualifications: (Toperform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essentialduty satisfactorily.) Associate’s Degree in MeteorologicalTechnology, Statistics, or related discipline. Bachelor’sDegree in Meteorology or Statistics, desired. 4+ years of military or civilianexperience in tactical and operational-level weather operations. Specialized experience with variousmeteorological computer software and equipment. Secret clearance.
Knowledge, Skillsand Abilities: Working knowledge of MicrosoftOffice suite, to include; Word and Excel. Excellent interpersonalcommunication and organizing skills to coordinate project activities withcontractors and Government representatives. Ability to conduct fact finding forspecial projects and/or to respond timely to Government inquiries. Ability to present and/or prepare oraland written briefings and reports to management officials. Ability to effectively manageprojects and cross-train to ensure mission completion. Must be capable of managingmultiple projects with time related constraints in a fast-paced environment. Ability to travel up to 20% asrequested by customer.
(The physical demands describedhere are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.) While performing the duties of thisJob, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employeeis frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reachwith hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb orbalance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally liftand/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this jobinclude close vision.
Work Environment: (The work environmentcharacteristics described here are representative of those an employeeencounters while performing the essential functions of this job.) The employee will normally work ina temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure toelectronic office equipment. During visits to areas ofoperations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborneparticles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.
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