Meteorologist-Kwajalein Island

AST has a Full-Time 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.

 

Date posted

June 16, 2022 4:00 pm

Application deadline

July 16, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

Atmospheric Science Technology

Location

  • United States

Job description

AST has a Full-Time 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.  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.

Meteorologist 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

Meteorologist Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Doppler or dual-polarized weather radar or satellite interpretation is highly desired
  • Familiarity with Linux and PCs is highly desired
  • Computer programming experience is desired
  • Possession of a security clearance is highly desired
  • Cloud Physics experience is a plus

Meteorologist Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Sitting- Frequent 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Stand- Frequent 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Lift/Carry- Frequently 0-20 lbs, Occasionally 20-100 lbs
  • Walk- Frequently 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Drive- Never
  • Reach Above- Frequently 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Bend/Stoop- Frequently 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Pushing/Pulling- Frequently 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Fine Manipulation- Frequently 2.5 to 5.5 hours per shift
  • Stress Level- Moderate

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. AST offers competitive wages, an excellent benefits package, and 401k plans.

AST is an excellent place to work, a professional environment that is challenging, rewarding, creative, and respectful of ideas and individuals. AST strives to provide exceptional value to our clients, and fair reward to the service team through competitive compensation and benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Atmospheric Science Technology, LLC (AST) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, or mental or physical disability provided the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

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