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Company name
U.S Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Salary
$41,365.00 to $79,586.00

Location
Amarillo, TX

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Open & closing dates

01/11/2018

to

01/25/2018

Salary

$41,365 to $79,586 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 07 - 11

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time / Career or Career-Conditional

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Amarillo, TX

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

Payment of relocation expenses is authorized

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Internal to an agency

This job is open to current employees of this agency.

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Announcement number

NWS-SR-2018-0042

Control number

488417900

Duties

Duties

Summary

This is a re-advertisement of NWS-SR-2018-0022. You must apply to this announcement in order to be considered.

This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forcast Office (WFO).

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

* A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is authorized.

* This position is in the bargaining unit.

NOTES:

*This vacancy may be used to fill other Hydrometeorological Technician, GS-1341-07/08/09/10/11 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

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Responsibilities

As a Hydrometeorological Technician, you will perform the following duties:

Issue scheduled and unscheduled products and official forecast products for general public and specialized users in the area of responsibility.

Participate in in all forecast and service programs, local studies and developmental projects that incorporate the benefits of new scientific and technical capabilities.

Provide weather advice and guidance to different user groups and interests

Assist in the acquisition, management and quality control and collaboration of specific hydrometeorological data.

These duties are described at the FPL GS-11, the GS-07/08/09/10 are developmental leading to such performance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Internal employees with the National Weather Service (NWS) on a current permanent competitive appointment

Department of Commerce CTAP eligible

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

1341 Meteorological Technician

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

Must be suitable for Federal employment.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

Rotating shift work is required with the WFO in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During periods of threatening weather or rapidly changing weather conditions, the increase in workload and the necessity for rapid dissemination of weather warnings and updates requires periods of acute mental alertness and produces considerable mental stress. Adverse weather conditions often require the incumbent to work hours longer than the usual shift, adding to mental and physical stress

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the GS-07 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation;

Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, and cloud types;

Recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, and cross sections; and

Collecting atmospheric and other meteorological data.

To qualify at the GS-08 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation;

Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, and cloud types;

Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, and cross sections; and

Collecting and analyzing atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm accuracy and efficiency.

To qualify at the GS-09 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation;

Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, and cloud types;

Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, and cross sections;

Collecting and analyzing atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm and improve accuracy and efficiency; and

Providing weather information to the general public.

To qualify at the GS-10 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation;

Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, and cloud types;

Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, and cross sections;

Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, adjusting, and verifying atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm and improve accuracy and efficiency; and

Providing weather briefings to partners and customers.

To qualify at the GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation;

Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics including temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, cloud types;

Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere;

Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, adjusting, and verifying atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm and improve accuracy and efficiency;

Providing weather advice and guidance to partners and customers; and

Adapting existing forecast products to localized areas.

Education

Substitution of education for experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

Additional information

CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 80 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).

A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;

A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

ALL GRADES:

Knowledge of the principles of operational hydrology & meteorology.

Ability to collect, and analyze meteorological and hydrological information and data.

Ability to communicate effectively to disseminate information.

GS-10/11 ONLY:

Skill in installation, calibration, maintenance, and removal of remote hydrometeorological sensing equipment.

Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.

SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action: If you are a current permanent Federal employee within the National Weather Service, you must provide the most current Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that verifies career/career-conditional status, title, series and grade (do not submit an Award SF-50). Also provide the SF-50 that reflects the highest grade level held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) documentation if applicable (see additional information).

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:

Performance Appraisal - most recent performance appraisal (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan that does not include this information.

Awards - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on Application Status. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

For instructions on submitting your application in an alternate format, please contact the number listed in this vacancy announcement.

Agency contact information

Tyler R. Johnson

Phone

703-259-9434

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

Tyler.R.Johnson@noaa.gov

Address

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

WFMO Staffing Division

601 East 12th Street

Kansas City, Missouri

United States

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Next steps

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov

and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.” The four points of notification are:

Application Received or Application Incomplete

Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Not Met;

Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

Selected or Not Selected.

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans’ preference, disability, etc.)

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Website : http://www.noaa.gov

Company Profile
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

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