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Meteorologist 05

GS-1340-05

NOTE: THE SENTENCE IN PART I DESCRIBING THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION AND PARTS II AND III IN THEIR ENTIRETY ARE PERMANENT PARTS OF THE LIBRARY AND MAY NOT BE CHANGED OR EDITED IN ANY WAY.

I. INTRODUCTION

This position is located in:

Serves as meteorologist trainee, performing duties designed to provide orientation in the mission and work of the organization. Applies professional meteorological theories, methods, and techniques involved in forecasting and interpretive studies, and/or conducting related projects and programs.

II. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Receives formal and on-job training in the functions and operations of the organization, agency policies and regulations, such as: practical experience in interpreting effects of surface and upper-air weather and other meteorological phenomena, observing and recording conditions, operating radar and observing radar echoes, operating communications systems used to disseminate information, and other basic practices and principles.

Assignments involve a variety of relatively standardized tasks.

III. FACTOR LEVELS

Factor 1 - Knowledge Required FL 1-5, 750 pts.

Knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of professional meteorology, as would typically be acquired through a bachelor's degree program, sufficient to perform trainee-level duties.

Factor 2 - Supervisory Controls FL 2-1, 25 pts.

Supervisor/shift leader assigns work with clear, specific, and detailed instructions on methods, procedures, and guidelines. Assignments are accompanied by detailed instructions, and questions are discussed and resolved as they occur. Work in progress is checked closely and completed assignments receive thorough review.

Factor 3 - Guidelines FL 3-1, 25 pts.

Guidelines include standard references, established operating procedures, and directives which are specific and directly applicable. Employee adheres strictly to the guidelines, referring any deviations to supervisor/shift leader.


Factor 4 - Complexity FL 4-2, 75 pts.

May perform technician assignments for training purposes. Assignments consist of specific, well-defined, routine duties involving well-established procedures, designed to orient employee in the work and mission of the unit. Specific analyses and procedures are easily determined.

Factor 5 - Scope and Effect FL 5-1, 25 pts.

Purpose of work is to orient employee in mission and work of the unit. The work efforts facilitate the work of others in the unit.

Factor 6 - Personal Contacts FL 6-1, 10 pts.

Personal contacts are with coworkers and supervisor.

Factor 7 - Purpose of Contacts FL 7-1, 20 pts.

Contacts are to receive advice and assistance and to report progress and results.

Factor 8 - Physical Demands FL 8-1, 5 pts.

Work is primarily sedentary, and may involve rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.

Factor 9 - Work Environment FL 9-1, 5 pts.

Work is performed primarily in an office setting.

TOTAL = 940 pts.

This position is non-exempt from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

IV. UNIQUE POSITION REQUIREMENTS

(Last Updated: November 4, 1994)