Radar Meteorologist
North Dakota State Government - Bowman, ND

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The position requires a B.S. in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science by the start of ground school on May 28, 2013.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with radar operation and short-term forecasting of deep convection; recent experience in operational convective cloud seeding.

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: Operate/interpret 5-cm digital Doppler weather radar equipped with IRIS and TITAN software and simultaneously direct multiple aircraft. Identification of suitable clouds; clear communication with aircraft via two-way radio; operation of Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix-based software; pilot briefings; meteorological record keeping; public relations/information dissemination; direction and supervision of intern meteorologists; supervision of chemical inventory; and assisting with radar calibrations and maintenance.

Additional duties :

Monitoring local weather conditions, interaction with National Weather Service personnel and the public, and data entry.

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

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.

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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