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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Meteorological Technician Series, 1341

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above):

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation.
  • Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, cloud types.
  • Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, cross sections.
  • Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, adjusting, and verifying atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm and improve accuracy and efficacy.

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Education and Training:

For GS-3:

Successful completion of l year of study that included at least one course in meteorology, mathematics, engineering, or physical science.

For GS-4:

Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.

For GS-5:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.

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