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Weather Forecaster/Observer

Company: RedTown Technical Services, LLC
Location: Oak Harbor
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

RedTown Technical Services, LLCDescription:The Weather Forecaster/Observer performs meteorological weather watch consisting of taking, evaluating, recording, and disseminating surface weather observations (METAR/SPECI); issuing Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts; writing DD-175-1s, issuing and disseminating weather watches, warnings, and advisories; and responding to PMSV; and dissemination of PIREPs. Hourly pay begins $39.61 Forecaster rate and $33.70 per hour Observer rate plus $5.46 per hour for up to 40 hours per week Health & Welfare. The candidate will be paid at the observer rate during the certification process and when working observer-only shifts. Night and Sunday differential is compounded to base pay. Role and Responsibilities

  • 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 ForecastsQualifications/Education Requirements
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Obtain and maintain eligibility for a DoD CAC
    • Resumes must reflect the minimum qualifications of 2 years of aviation forecast experience with a DoD or other government agency that included flight weather briefings and unmanned systems familiarity within the past 10 years.
    • 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 equivalent National Weather Service program. Must provide proof of completion.
    • Visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contacts
    • Demonstrate sufficient ability to operate all meteorological and
    • communications equipment required for certification
    • peak, read, and understand English, and communicate wellPreferred Qualifications
      • Experience with the Navy's Flight Weather Briefer program
      • Persons currently holding an active Navy CAC or having an active security clearance within the past 2-years
      • Experience operating the Automated Service Operating System (ASOS)Physical and Mental RequirementsThe selected candidate may work solo in an office type atmosphere. Meals are taken in conjunction with the shift and candidates will have access to a refrigerator, microwave, and limited vending machines. The workload will vary and may be stressful at times when bad weather is present. Due to the nature of the position, the candidate can expect to be exposed to the weather elements on a regular basis and may be required to climb stairs. May be required to work nights, weekends and occasional holidays.Additional NotesRedTown Technical Services, 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.Reasonable AccommodationsThe 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 -

Keywords: RedTown Technical Services, LLC, Seattle , Weather Forecaster/Observer, Other , Oak Harbor, Washington

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