Weather Forecaster/Observer - #135312

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC

Date: 5 days ago
City: Virginia Beach, VA
Contract type: Full time

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC is seeking a part-time Weather Forecaster/Weather Observer for our weather office at the Naval Air Station located at Oceana, VA Hourly pay begins at $35.52 forecaster / $31.53 observer. An additional $5.46 is earned for health and welfare benefits for each hour worked up to 40 hours per week. Night and Sunday Differential is compounded to base pay. Duties may include occasional overtime. The available shifts may vary and will be determined by the site supervisor.

Minimum 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 of 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 of experience in aviation forecasting.
  • Must have completed a DoD formal training program for weather observing AND forecasting or an equivalent National Weather Service program. Must provide proof of completion.
  • Must have visual acuity correctable to 20/30 with glasses or contacts throughout the life of the contract

Desired qualifications:

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

Duties Include:

  • Performs Meteorological Weather Watch, taking, evaluating, recording, encoding, and disseminating surface weather observations
  • Operates the Pilot to Metro Service
  • Monitors radar and satellite imagery
  • Issues weather warnings, watches, and advisories
  • Receives and disseminates PIREPs
  • Provides DD-175-1, canned route, and over-the-counter briefings
  • Writes and disseminates Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts.

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC 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. In accordance with applicable law, it is also the policy of Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC to give preference to qualified Alabama-Quassarte tribal members in all phases of employment and training, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotions, transfers, and training opportunities.

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.

  • This Organization Participates in E-Verify-
  • “Right to Work” -
  • “Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination” Provision -

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