Meteorologist-Kwajalein Island

AST has an opening for a meteorologist at the Reagan Missile Defense Test Site (RTS).


Date posted

Aug. 13, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 13, 2019 12:00 am


Atmospheric Science Technology– Norman, Oklahoma


  • United States

Job description

Meteorologist-Kwajalein Island

Atmospheric Science Technology – Norman, Oklahoma 

AST has an opening for a meteorologist at the Reagan Missile Defense Test Site (RTS) in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in the central tropical Pacific.  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. 

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. Kwajalein is considered overseas employment by the IRS, and those employed there receive significant tax benefits. Meals and housing is provided to all single status employees. 

Required Experience and Skills:

  • MS in Meteorology or closely related major or a BS in meteorology with two years of forecasting experience
  • Must be U.S citizen
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance
  • Must be in good physical condition

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