Associate Scientist Position


AvMet Applications, Inc.


Position Description:

AvMet Applications, Inc. (AvMet), is recruiting for an Associate Scientist who is self-motivated and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude to join our team of scientists, engineers, and researchers. The ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment while managing multiple competing tasks is required. In addition, strong problem- solving and analytical skills are needed to support a variety of analysis tasks. AvMet’s work domain ranges from program management support to large-scale data manipulation, modeling, and analysis.

The successful candidate will be part of a team supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen Aviation Weather Division in developing and deploying the Next Generation Air Traffic System (NextGen). The candidate will provide meeting support to FAA personnel, including organizing meeting logistics, attending meetings, preparing meeting minutes and reports, coordinating communication among attendees, and maintaining working documents.

In addition, the candidate will conduct analyses of FAA and National Weather Service (NWS) policies, programs, systems, and forecast capabilities. Frequent duties and responsibilities include developing briefings/presentations, preparing project plans and schedules, conducting regulatory, policy, and financial research related to aviation weather and aviation safety, and writing/editing various reports.

The candidate must be detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and convey a professional image in client meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Flexibility in managing competing priorities

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook)

 Must be legally able to work in the United States without sponsorship

Desirable Qualifications:

 M.S. degree in Meteorology

 Knowledge of aviation operations (e.g., flight operations, air traffic control, etc.)

 Knowledge of FAA and NWS aviation weather programs

 Knowledge of system engineering principles

 Experience in project planning, schedule development and tracking, and performance measurement

 Federal government consulting experience, particular with the DOT/FAA

 Experience working with aviation stakeholders including associations (e.g., A4A, ALPA, AOPA, IATA, NATA, etc.)

 Private pilot, commercial pilot, air transport pilot, or aircraft dispatcher certificate

*Note: Degrees in Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics, and Air Traffic Management will also be considered.

**Note: Relevant professional experience must consist of full-time employment that is neither an institutional assistantship nor a co-op position. Full-time internships, paid or unpaid, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, are considered relevant professional experience.

This is an associate-level position located in AvMet’s Washington, DC office.

The position is available immediately with some flexibility in start date. Any offer of employment, including the start date, is contingent upon approval of the candidate’s resume by the FAA.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as email attachments to Please include the position title in the email subject line.


AvMet provides a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees. Benefits include the follow:

 Medical, dental, and vision insurance*

 Company-paid life insurance

 Paid time off and sick leave

 401k, with company match*

 10 Federal Government holidays per year
*portion paid by the employee

Company Information:

AvMet Applications, Inc., (AvMet) is a small, vibrant aviation consulting firm that recently celebrated its 18 th anniversary. It is headquartered in Reston, VA with a satellite office in Washington, DC. AvMet specializes in aviation meteorology and provides expertise in program management, system engineering, program analysis, and training. AvMet’s primary business is government contracting and its clients include the FAA and NASA. AvMet staff have a wide range of backgrounds and experience from air traffic controllers and commercial pilots to operational meteorologists and systems engineers.

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