Three Radar Meteorologists for North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board

Location: Bowman (1) and Stanley (2), North Dakota

Salary: $3,708/month.

Closing Date: March 25, 2018

Status: Full-time temporary positions

Duration of Job: May 23-25 and June through August

Summary of Work

Operate/interpret 5-cm digital Doppler weather radars 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; direction and supervision of intern meteorologists; supervision of chemical inventory; and assisting with radar calibrations and maintenance.  Other duties include monitoring local weather conditions, interaction with National Weather Service personnel and the public, and data entry.  The NDARB will conduct a pre-project ground school and orientation in Bismarck on May 23-25, 2018; all project personnel are required to attend.  The field phase of the project begins at noon on June 1, 2018 and continues as weather dictates, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, through the project’s conclusion on August 31, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications

The position requires a Bachelors of Arts or Science in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or Related Field by the start of ground school on May 23, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Application Procedures

Please complete the online application process posted at: and include electronic copies of your college transcript (or electronic copy of courses taken including grades) and resume.  Also include the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references (no reference letters please)Applications must be completed no later than March 25, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted online through the ND PeopleSoft system.

Application material must reach this office by 11:59pm on the closing date.

Application materials will be scored based on a 100-point job related personnel system.

Applications should include information, which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work.  It is very important to be thorough and detailed on all your application materials.

Applicants, who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference under North Dakota Century Code 37-19.1, must upload the appropriate forms.

Applicants claiming veteran’s preference as a:

  • Veteran must upload a Form DD-214;
  • Disabled Veteran must upload a Form DD-214 and a current statement of disability from the Veterans Administration which is less than 1 year old;
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran must upload a Form DD-214, a copy of the marriage certificate, and a current statement of disability from the Veterans Administration which is less than 1 year old; or
  • Spouse of a Deceased Veteran must upload a Form DD-214, a copy of the marriage certificate, and a copy of the veteran’s death certificate.

The State Water Commission will not provide sponsorship for this position.

For accommodation, or assistance in the application process contact John Brintnell (701) 328-2751 or  If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application process or uploading attachments, please contact or (701) 328-3290.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

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