Aug 15, 2019

#1357 Weather Forecaster/Observer Ridgecrest, CA, US

  • Saalex Solutions
  • Ridgecrest, CA, US
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Government Other Science

Job Description

Saalex Solutions is an Engineering and Information Technology company with a focus on Range Operations and Maintenance, Engineering & Logistics Services, Information Technology Services, and Data Analytics Support Services 


Approaching our 20-year anniversary, our talent-rich, diverse staff of over 600 full-time employees nationwide is what continues to enable us to be flexible, adaptable, efficient, and easy to do business with. 


Because our people are our success, we provide all our full-time employees with top benefits, to include a 401k with a company match - 100% vested from day one, and an employee-owned corporate structure. 


Deep understanding of user requirements, acquisition/project processes, and state-of-the-art technologies serve as fertile ground for our employees’ personal growth and career progression, and our staff appreciates our employees-first approach in lateral and forward career development.  

Apply now if you're looking for A+ company culture, and a long-term home in a safe and friendly community! 


Minimum Requirements
• Must be a U.S. citizen and able to acquire a SECRET clearance.
• Prior observation certification with the Department of Defense (DOD), Federal Aviation Administration, or National Weather Service, including two years’ experience in observing, taking, recording and disseminating surface weather observations using Meteorological Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) code.
• Prior forecaster certification with the Department of Defense (DOD) or National Weather Service, including two years of experience in aviation forecasting and familiar with DD form 175-1.
• Must have completed a DOD formal training program for weather observing AND forecasting or equivalent National Weather Service program. Must provide proof of completion.
• Must have visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contacts throughout the life of the contract.

Desired Qualifications & Experience
• Experience operating the Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS).
• Experience using the Navy's Flight Weather Briefer (FWB) program.
• Experience in upper air observations.
• Familiar with NAVMETOCCOM INST(s) 3140.14 (Flight Weather Briefing Manual) and 3143.1 (TAF code).
• Persons currently holding an active CAC ID or having a current or recent secret security clearance.
• Strong communication skills and proficient with computer systems/software to include MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Role and Responsibilities Include
• Stands competent Meteorological (MET) Watch. Takes, evaluates, records, encodes and disseminates surface weather hourly and special observations.
• Monitors satellite and radar imagery
• Issues weather warnings, watches, and advisories.
• Provides DD-175-1,verbal over-the counter and telephone weather briefs.
• Develops and disseminates Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF).

Additional Information
• May be required on occasion to take upper air observations and assist in range operations.
• Duties include occasional weekend overtime.




Environmental and Geological Engineering  



Security Clearance

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