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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.How much experience do you have in integrating meteorological data from a variety of sources to analyze and assess current and future weather situations at both the synoptic and mesoscale level?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Have you participated in and completed any aviation weather training activities?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience with respect to composing and issuing watches, warnings, and/or advisories for hazardous and time-critical weather situations such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Have you utilized Doppler weather radar information to conduct a weather watch for potential adverse and/or severe weather conditions?
  1. I have performed this task on the job, or as college labwork. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor, or instructor at an academic institution.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or academic instructor.
  3. I am considered highly skilled in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. Alternatively, I have taught or instructed in this task in a college lab.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience with respect to working in a multi-agency (2 or more agencies) environment?
  1. I have experience working in a multi-agency environment.
  2. I have never worked in a multi-agency environment.


* 8.What is your experience as it relates to supporting aviation programs and/or functions. Please select all that apply.
  1. Providing training to air traffic controllers
  2. Interacting with flight service station and tower controllers/briefers
  3. Interacting with watch supervisors
  4. Interacting with aviation traffic management unit personnel
  5. Interacting with aviation maintenance control center personnel
  6. I have no experience supporting aviation programs and/or functions.


* 9.Under the supervision of a higher graded forecaster, what best describes your involvement in the forecast process for developing and composing aviation forecasts.
  1. I was primarily responsible for analyzing and interpreting hydrometeorological data and composing and issuing initial sets of TAFs and amended individual TAFs.
  2. I was primarily responsible for analyzing and interpreting hydrometeorological data and composing and issuing amended individual TAFs.
  3. I was primarily responsible for analyzing and interpreting hydrometeorological data and composing and issuing initial sets of TAFs or amended individual TAFs.
  4. I was a member of the forecast team responsible for issuing TAFs.
  5. I have not been involved in the forecast process.


* 10.What type of experience do you have in issuing meteorology products intended for aviation users?
  1. I have experience providing aviation meteorology products at a journey level area of responsibility at a Center Weather Service Unit or equivalent in the military or private sector.
  2. I have assisted in providing aviation meteorology products at a journey level area of responsibility at a Center Weather Service Unit or equivalent in the military or private sector.
  3. I have assisted in providing aviation meteorology products at a trainee level area of responsibility at a Center Weather Service Unit or equivalent in the military or private sector.
  4. I have experience providing aviation meteorology products at a journey level area of responsibility at a local office (e.g., Warning and Forecast Office), or equivalent in the private or military sector.
  5. I do not have experience providing aviation meteorology products.


* 11.Do you have experience communicating information of a technical nature in a courteous and professional manner via telephone or in person?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.What experience do you have interacting and collaborating with aviation customers?
  1. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.