DigitaliBiz Weather Observer - Seasonal in North Charleston, South Carolina
DIGITALiBiz (iBiz) is an Information Technology (IT) and business consulting small business providing next-generation solutions to federal government customers. Our mission is to maximize the use of IT systems, business process engineering, research and analysis, and customer-focused best practices to implement Vision & Innovation That Works. Our experience developing effective, scalable, and usable IT and program management solutions help solve our customers’ real-world business problems. Founded in 2002, iBiz is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has been recognized as a Washington Post 2015 and 2016 Top Workplace and 2018 Best Places to Work awardee by the Washington Business Journal. If you enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced environment with friendly people who are truly driven to achieve superior results, iBiz is for you!
The Weather Observer will observe and record weather conditions used in forecasting and relay to aircraft and other locations, as well as assist the forecast team in weather product preparation and dissemination, including providing briefings. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Take, record, and disseminate surface weather observations and complete necessary forms in accordance with Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) guidelines
Record, transmit, and archive METAR/SPECI and synoptic observations in accordance with established procedures and in support of the Global Climate Observing System
Prepare balloon, radiosonde, and ground-tracking equipment for use in the upper-air program
Perform the launch and tracking of the rawinsonde package
Evaluate and transmit atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and wind direction and speed encoded from the radiosonde flight data
Required Skills, Education, Certifications and Experience
High School Diploma or GED
Two (2) years of experience as a qualified weather observer for surface observations at an aviation weather facility
Must be able to perform job duties in extreme, cold, and dark work environments
Must pass medical and dental examination prior to deployment; expenses are reimbursable
A valid passport is required and is reimbursable
Graduate of a DOD meteorology technician course or equivalent civilian course of study leading to a weather observing/forecasting certification or;
BS degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or other natural sciences, which includes or is supplemented by at-least 24 semester hours of credit in meteorology or atmospheric science that meets WMO-258 BIP-M qualifications
Four (4) years of experience in weather forecasting and operational meteorology, which includes at least one (1) year of experience in airport/airfield weather forecasting in support of an operational weather office
Due to COVID-19, quarantine requirements are possible based on NSF direction and travel restrictions.
Physical requirements for this position
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods; Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Must be able to lift 20 lbs or greater.
Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions requiring exposure to extreme cold climate conditions.
DIGITALiBIZ, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, creed, national origin or ancestry, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, status as a veteran, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws (collectively any “Protected Basis”).
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Job LocationsUS-SC-North Charleston | US-SC-North Charleston