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Meteorologist 07

GS-1340-07

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

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This is an intermediate meteorologist trainee, performing duties designed to provide orientation in the mission and work of the organization.

II. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Receives continuing on-the-job and formal training to acquire further experience and skills in the operations of the work unit. This may involve procedures for adapting forecasts, developing warnings and forecasts for public, aviation, and special users.

Performs a variety of meteorological studies and analyses of limited scope and complexity which are assigned, generally in a planned sequence, to develop the potential for higher level work in the field of meteorology. Assignments usually involve work which is subordinate to and supportive of broader assignments for which meteorologists of higher grade have overall responsibility.

III. FACTOR LEVELS


Factor 1 - Knowledge Required FL 1-6, 950 pts.

Knowledge of theories, standard methods and techniques of professional meteorology, sufficient to adapt previous data to conduct individual projects or portions of larger ones.

Ability to use standard principles, methods and techniques properly in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies and deviations in results, schedule work sequences, and prepare summary and descriptive material.

Factor 2 - Supervisory Controls FL 2-2, 125 pts.

Supervisor/shift leader assigns individual projects with clear instructions as to the analyses and results required, and provides instructions on methods for new or more difficult assignments. Employee independently completes recurring assignments, but refers problems not covered by instructions to supervisor/shift leader. Work is reviewed for adherence to instructions and standard procedures. New or more difficult assignments are reviewed in-progress.

Factor 3 - Guidelines FL 3-2, 125 pts.

Standard operating procedures exist in forecast offices. For each project, employee exercises judgment in selecting appropriate methods and procedures to complete projects. Employee refers situations where the guides do not apply to supervisor/shift leader with a recommended action.

Factor 4 - Complexity FL 4-3, 150 pts.

Work involves taking a number of types of observations, adjusting and correlating data, recognizing discrepancies and deviations in results, scheduling work sequences, and preparing summary and descriptive material. Furnishes routine information to the general public and user groups, and updates already observed phenomena.

Factor 5 - Scope and Effect FL 5-2, 75 pts.

Work entails studies and task limited in scope, and supportive of broader assignments. Work results affect accuracy and reliability of the services provided by the unit.

Factor 6 - Personal Contacts FL 6-2, 25 pts.

Personal contacts are with co-workers and supervisor. In forecasting units, contacts may include the general public.

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

Contacts are to receive advice and assistance and to report progress and results. In forecasting units, may receive requests for weather information from the general public.

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 conducted primarily in an office setting.

TOTAL = 1,480 pts.

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

IV. UNIQUE POSITION REQUIREMENTS

(Last Updated: November 4, 1994)