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DESCRIPTION OF COURSEWORK REQUIRED FOR THE METEOROLOGY SERIES: Your degree must have included 1. 24 semester/36 quarter hours in meteorology/atmospheric science that included a. a minimum of 6 semester hrs of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics; b. 6 semester hrs of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale); c. 3 semester hrs of physical meteorology; and d. 2 semester hrs of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation. 2. 6 semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions. 3. 3 semester hours of ordinary differential equations. 4. 9 semester hrs of course work appropriate for a physical science major in any combination of 3 or more of the following: physical hydrology, statistics, chemistry, physical oceanography, physical climatology, radiative transfer, aeronomy, advanced thermodynamics, advanced electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and computer science.

* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series because I have:
  1. A degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major. (See the required coursework information statement below.)
  2. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in the coursework information statement below, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series.


* 2.GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the “Qualifications” section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Which of following best describes your experience performing as a Primary Focal Point or Program Leader (e.g. WSR-88D, AWIPS, Hydrology, CPM, PC/LAN, Fire Weather, Marine, Aviation/Public/Short-term/Long-term forecast, SDM, Verification, CRS, ASOS, Upper Air, Storm Data, Quality Assurance, Skywarn, Diversity, Scientific Research)?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. I have occasionally been consulted by others outside of my office. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with only some review by a supervisor or co-worker
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 4.Have you participated or been a member on weather related local, regional, or national team? Please select all that apply?
  1. I have participated as a member on a local weather team.
  2. I have participated as a member on a regional weather team.
  3. I have participated as a member on a national weather team.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience giving weather presentations at meetings, workshops and/or conferences.
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience developing and/or organizing an outreach effort(e.g. booths at fairs or shows; spotter/preparedness training; weather-related pamphlets, etc.)?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with only some review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience preparing scripts, using web development tools or languages, or other software applications in support of NWS operations?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. I have occasionally been consulted by others outside of my office. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with only some review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience designing and implementing procedures that improved accuracy, efficiency, or accessibility of meteorological and/or hydrological information?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. I have occasionally been consulted by others outside of my office. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with at least some review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing these tasks.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your involvement in the forecast process developing and composing public forecasts?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or shift leader to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your involvement in the forecast process for developing and composing aviation forecasts?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or shift leader to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 11.Which of the following best describe your involvement in the composition and dissemination of special weather statements, severe weather/flash flood statements, river flood statements, or winter weather/non-precipitation statements?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or shift leader to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 12.What best describes your involvement in the forecast process for developing and composing fire weather forecasts, including spot fire forecasts?
  1. I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  2. I am proficient at performing these tasks independently with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  3. I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or shift leader to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.