Meteorologist Internship - 3 Temporary Positions
North Dakota State Government - Bismarck, ND

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Applicants must be majors in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science. Good communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of meteorological course work, especially courses in radar meteorology, weather modification, cloud physics and forecasting, and computer knowledge of Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix-based operating systems and software are also strong qualifying factors.

Application Procedures:
Please submit a cover letter, State of North Dakota Employment Application (SFN10950) located at http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html ), a copy of your college transcript, and a resume. Also include the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references . Applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than March 28, 2013 and should be sent to:

Chief Meteorologist, ND Atmospheric Resource Board, 900 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 770,Bismarck, ND 58505-0850 or email: mdschneider@nd.gov

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:
Successful applicants will assist the radar meteorologists in the direction of cloud seeding operations from radar field offices located in Bowman and Stanley, ND, help prepare daily convective forecasts from the NDARB office in Bismarck, and support the Atmospheric Resource Board’s Cooperative Observer Network (ARBCON). Operations are conducted around the clock, seven days per week, as weather conditions dictate. Job requirements (Bowman and Stanley ND) include the operation of a 5-cm digital Doppler weather radar equipped with IRIS and TITAN software, direction of seeding aircraft, use of two-way radio, and data recording. Job requirements (Bismarck, ND) include making daily convective forecasts and supporting the ARBCON rain gauge network. Additional duties include record- keeping, assisting with radar calibrations and maintenance, keeping work areas clean, and maintaining weather watch. Intern Meteorologists will be required to rotate project sites during the summer. Assistance will be provided locating housing accommodations and rental costs may be subsidized dependent upon amount paid and location.

The NDARB will conduct a pre-project ground school and orientation in Bismarck on May 28-29, 2013; all project personnel are required to attend. The field phase of the project begins at noon on June 1, 2013 and continues as weather dictates, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the project’s conclusion on August 31, 2013. Allowance will be made for interns needing to return to school during the latter half of August.

Duration: May 28-29 and June through August, 2013

As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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