Meteorologist (Emergency Management Planner)

State Of North Carolina Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 2 weeks ago

Description of Work

This position works as a member of the Natural Hazards Branch of NC Emergency Management (NCEM) and serves as a technical advisor on meteorology. This position is responsible for providing daily analysis of meteorological data to evaluate hazardous weather threats to the state while assisting in the management of the North Carolina hurricane and earthquake programs.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining situational awareness of potential, imminent, or occurring hazardous weather- related threats and developing written and oral briefings to advise the State Emergency Response Team of potential impacts and timing.

  • Acting as a liaison between the National Weather Service (NWS), National Hurricane Center (NHC), FEMA's Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT), and state & local emergency managers across North Carolina.

  • Developing and revising natural hazard and other assigned emergency response plans.

  • Serving on numerous state and federal committees related to various natural hazards that threaten North Carolina as well as representing NCEM at meetings throughout the state.

  • Performing other duties, as required.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with State Benefits. The typical work schedule is Monday

  • Friday, 8am

  • 5pm. During activations of the State Emergency Operations Center, this position will be assigned duties in the Planning Section in support of the State Emergency Response Team.

Note to Current State Employees:

The salary grade for this position is GN11. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY result.

About the Division:

The mission of NC Emergency Management is to enhance North Carolina's resiliency through active collaboration, communication, and coordination of efficient and effective preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of all natural and man-made hazards and threats.

About the Section:

The primary mission of the Planning Section is to provide NCEM and the State Emergency Response Team with planning support, situational awareness, interagency coordination, meteorological support, and effective radiological emergency preparedness programs. Furthermore, the Planning Section implements and manages the statewide training and exercise programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review attachments in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click on this LINK for additional information.

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Knowledge of meteorological principles including knowledge of daily and emergency operations relating to meteorology.

  • Experience in developing, maintaining, or editing emergency response and/or recovery plans.

  • Experience with public speaking and presentations.

  • Experience interpreting and applying local, state, and/or federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or guidance.

Management Preferences:

  • BS or MS in Meteorology

  • Experience in technical writing and/or project management

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of progressively responsible emergency management planning, research, analysis, community services or emergency services experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws, and Executive Orders. We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.

DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214 Member-4 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their applications.

  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an unofficial transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.

  • If applying for a position certified through the NC Department of Justice

  • Criminal Justice Standards Division, click this link for specific certification requirements: Correctional & Probation/Parole Officer Certification.
  • The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the US Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape." Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety: PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification.

For technical issues with your application, please call the GovernmentJobs.com Applicant Support Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Meredith Weatherman at 919-457-1239.

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