[Met-jobs] Vacancy - Meteorological Forecaster
The Bermuda Airport Authority (the “Authority”) was established on 2 March 2017 under the Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2017. The Authority is responsible for delivering
a range of essential air navigation services at the LF Wade International Airport (LFWIA) including air traffic control, ground electronics, Bermuda weather and aeronautical information services. As the owner of the LFWIA, on behalf of the Government of Bermuda,
the Authority also oversees the performance of Skyport and its 30-year concession to operate, maintain and redevelop the airport.
The Authority is seeking a motivated and qualified Meteorological Forecaster within the Bermuda Weather Service Department.
Meteorological Forecaster, you will join our team of dedicated professionals, monitoring the weather and producing forecasts andwarnings for aviation, marine and the public
interests. The Bermuda Weather Service is a 24/7 operation and applicants must be prepared to work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and public holidays.
What you require for the job:
- Either a recognized Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with one year of operational experience as a forecaster or, a recognized Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Science
with three years forecasting experience in an operational environment. Applicants with ten years of forecasting experience in an operational meteorological forecasting environment may also be considered.
- A willingness to attend in-house and overseas training courses with a strong desire to continuously improve skills and knowledge.
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) including the ability to present, speak to the public and deal with clients at all levels internal and external to the organization.
- A strong sense of loyalty, motivation, dedication and a high degree of commitment and interest/passion for weather.
- The ability to balance team work with the ability to work independently.
- A demonstrated ability to make rapid and effective decisions in reaction to changing weather patterns as well as the ability to react calmly and prioritize effectively during periods
of high activity and workload.
- Prior tropical and marine weather forecasting experience is an asset.
- A level of comfort and professionalism when dealing with clients at all levels including the public, the media, police and emergency services.
- The following will be considered as assets:
- Prior experience working with the Bermuda Weather Service.
- Being certified as having completed aeronautical forecaster training approved by the World Meteorological Organization/International Civil Aviation Organisation.
- Prior experience working with IBL’s Visual Weather meteorological software.
To apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to:
The Bermuda Airport Authority
Building 332 ‘East’
11 Waller’s Point Road
St. George’s, DD 03
Deadline for applications:22 February 2019
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