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Weather Forecaster/Observer

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC


Hourly pay for this part-time position begins at $35.39 forecaster / $31.94 observer, plus Health & Welfare hourly rate of $5.05/hr. The selected candidate shall be paid at the Weather Observer rate during the qualification/certification process and when standing Observer Only shifts. An additional amount is earned for health and welfare benefits. Night differential is compounded to base pay. Duties may include occasional overtime. The schedule is determined by the Site Manager and will vary as operational needs dictate.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Performs Meteorological Weather Watch, taking, evaluating, recording, encoding, and disseminating surface weather observations (METAR/SPECI)
  • 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 flight briefings.
  • Writes and disseminates Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts.
  • Operations may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience operating the Automated Service Operating System (ASOS)
  • Experience using the Navy's Flight Weather Briefer program
  • Persons currently holding an active CAC ID or having a recent security clearance

Qualifications and 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 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' experience in aviation forecasting.
  • Must have completed a DoD formal training program for weather observing AND forecasting or equivalent National Weather Service programs. Must provide proof of completion.
  • Must have visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contacts throughout the life of the contract
  • Persons with strong communication skills and experience with the MS Office Suite.

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC (AST) 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.

Reasonable Accommodations

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 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.

  1. This Organization Participates in E-Verify-
  2. Right to Work -
  3. Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision -
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Full time
Point Mugu NBVC, CA 93042, US