Atmospheric Science Technology(AST) is looking for an experienced Meteorologist at Kwajalein Island, RMI.


Date posted

June 21, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Aug. 21, 2017 12:00 am


Atmospheric Science Technology(AST)


  • Republic of the Marshall Islands

Job description

The Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town Family of Companies is a diverse group of companies established to drive economic growth and financial opportunity to the tribe and its members. The AQ Tribal Family regularly has new opportunities available throughout the United States.

Atmospheric Science Technology (AST), an AQ Tribal company, provides analytical and predictive meteorological and technical services to government and DoD customers.

AST is looking for an experienced Meteorologist at Kwajalein Island, RMI.

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town Family of Companies offers a comprehensive benefits plan to its full-time employees which includes: Company paid health, dental, vision, short term disability and term life insurance. Voluntary benefits include: long term disability, additional voluntary term life insurance, accident and critical illness insurance. In addition, our employees also enjoy paid vacation, paid holidays, a 401k plan and competitive pay. 

Position Location:  

Kwajalein Atoll is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). The southernmost and largest island in the atoll is named Kwajalein Island. The usual, small town mix of retail and recreation exists on Kwajalein. This includes stores, theaters, library, bowling alley, snack bar, and a bar. In addition, the island is equipped to take full advantage of golfing, biking, organized softball and soccer leagues, and superb fishing, diving, sailing, and boating opportunities of the near equatorial-ocean. The island boasts a yacht club, fishing club, diving club, running club and rental outlet for boats and equipment. Island population numbers around 1200; these are divided near equally between single and family individuals. The IRS considers those employed at Kwajalein capable of receiving significant tax benefits. Meals and housing is provided to all single status employees.  

Role and Responsibilities 

This position focuses on operational weather forecasting and observation, requires relocation to Kwajalein Island and rotating shift work, including weekends and holidays. All candidates must be in good physical condition such as to not require routine, extensive medical treatment. Kwajalein Island is considered a remote location, with somewhat limited medical and dental facilities, much like any Small Town USA, but located in the Pacific.

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

  1. MS in Meteorology or closely related major or a BS in meteorology with two years of forecasting experience.
  2. Must be US citizen.
  3. Available housing status – Unaccompanied preferred.
  4. Experience in Doppler or dual-polarized weather radar or satellite interpretation is highly desired.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  6. Familiarity with Linux/UNIX and PCs is highly desired.
  7. Computer programming experience desired.
  8. Cloud Physics experience is a plus
  9. Must be in good physical condition
  10. Must be able to communicate effectively.
  11. Possession of a security clearance is highly desired.
  12. Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance.

AST operates a state-of-the-art weather forecasting center, including McIDAS workstations, one-of-a-kind dual-polarized Doppler weather radar, an atoll-wide lightning detection and surface observation network. This may be an accompanied position, depending upon candidate qualifications.

Preferred Skills 

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

AQ TRIBAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, veteran status, and/or sexual orientation.  

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