NDPTC seeks a Meteorologist

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center is looking for a meteorologist to lead its weather and climate hazard training efforts.


Date posted

Sep. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 am


The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center


  • United States

Job description

NDPTC Course Development Program Coordinator
Job ID: 16495
Project Name: SSRI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the College of Social Sciences, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), located at Ford Island, in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES: Responsible for the coordination and development of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified training courses. Serves as a point of contact with course content providers, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), instructors, copy editors, and NDPTC staff to ensure quality courses are developed efficiently and effectively. Monitors hazardous weather events, provides summary reports, and provides presentations of these events as required. Assists with the recruitment of professional instructional staff to include: identification, assessment, and selection of instructors; monitoring compliance with certification requirement; evaluation of their instructional skills; and the implementation of instructional programs. Serves as liaison for Weather and Climate related initiatives and other assigned programs. Provides reports on an as-needed basis as requested by the NDPTC directors and managers. Participates in NDPTC relevant research, education and outreach activities.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or closely related field. EXPERIENCE: Two to three (2-3) years of progressively responsible professional experience that involved the design and development of training curriculum (preferably certified by an outside accrediting agency). Two to three (2-3) years of progressively responsible professional experience that involved weather forecasting, weather communications, emergency management related operations (e.g., EMT, firefighting, or HAZMAT), and/or developing and teaching emergency management related courses. Must have prior experience supervising paid staff and attendance in supervisory training programs. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Applicant must possess a fundamental and broad understanding of the field of meteorology, including but not limited to the following scientific focus areas: 1) synoptic/dynamic meteorology, 2) mesoscale meteorology, 3) tropical meteorology, 4) climate variability and change, and 5) the fundamentals of numerical weather prediction. Furthermore, applicant must demonstrate an exceptional ability to properly communicate the above scientific concepts and uncertainties to decision makers in the emergency management community. Applicant must also possess knowledge of: 1) the disaster cycle, planning for environmental disasters and recovery, disaster management and infrastructure protection, 2) federal and state disaster planning policies, procedures and practices, and the natural/environmental disaster threats faced by island and coastal communities, and 3) training and curriculum program design including needs assessment procedures and practices. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to write and edit technical training materials. Ability to make presentations to professional groups using training aids (e.g., PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a positive, service-oriented manner with colleagues, internal and external customers/organizations, vendors, groups, and project staff. Proficient in relevant word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision. Ability to supervise and direct the work of subordinates. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must meet NOAA security requirements and obtain and maintain security clearance for working in a federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check and background credit check performed within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or closely related field. Knowledge of FEMA course certification criteria, requirements, and procedures.

INQUIRIES: Russell Uyeno 956-3176 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

RCUH’s mission is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawai‘i and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawai‘i. Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Please apply before 10/03/2016


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