17 May

Senior Rfc Meteorologist Jobs Vacancy in Australian Bureau Meteorology

Senior Rfc Meteorologist
Australian Bureau Meteorology
17 May, 2018 10 days ago

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Senior Rfc Meteorologist Jobs Vacancy in Australian Bureau Meteorology Jobs Details:

Reference: 8201

Classification: Executive Level 1 (Senior Professional Officer Grade C – Meteorology)

Salary range: $92,560 - $104,260 per annum, plus an additional 15.4% superannuation

Location: Level 16, 300 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW 2010

Group: National Forecast Services

Program: National Operations

Status: Ongoing

Section: New South Wales Regional Forecasting Centre

Applicants: Australian Citizenship – see Eligibility Requirements

Applications close: 31 May 2018 at 11:30pm


The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise
and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment,
including droughts, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts,
warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau
provides one of the fundamental and most widely used services of government.

The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing
observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking
research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.

The successful applicant will lead the provision of day-to-day, real-time weather forecast and

warning services across NSW. They will have a proven ability to lead small teams in operational

environments, effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders including print, radio and TV

media and emergency services, contribute to overall management and strategic planning of NSW

weather services and participate in meteorological studies and investigations. A high standard of

verbal and written communication skills is required together with a strong commitment to actively

promoting the Bureau’s Social Justice Strategy. Shift work will be required.

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Duty Statement

Under broad policy control,

1. Oversight, as senior shift supervisor, the real-time operations of the Regional Forecasting
Centre (RFC). Ensure effective liaison with other Bureau offices, particularly adjacent

Regional Forecasting Centres, Meteorological Offices, Defence and Provincial Weather

Services Offices in the Region. Lead and coordinate the formulation of Regional forecast

policy and provide advice and guidance to ensure that all forecasts disseminated from

Bureau offices in the Region are consistent with Regional forecast policy and are of a high


2. Lead and coordinate the provision of, and as required prepare, forecasts and warnings

issued by the RFC in accordance with approved procedures, and in particular, services

provided for:

(a) General Community;

(b) Aviation;

(c) Maritime interests;

(d) Agriculture;

(e) Defence forces;

(f) Government agencies and instrumentalities, eg. State/Territory Emergency


(g) Industrial interests.

3. Participate in the long term planning and strategic management of the RFC. Undertake

studies and investigations relating to the operation and effectiveness of the RFC and the

Region's weather services program, liaison with current and potential users of forecasting

services. Make recommendations on changes.

4. Guide the analysis and prognosis programs carried out on shift, including the utilisation of

products from designated Meteorological Centres. Prepare analyses and prognoses as


5. Control and coordinate the preparation and supply of statements and other material to the

media. Participate in direct radio broadcasts and media interviews. Participate in a program

of public education through talks, visits, etc.

6. Participate in studies and investigations into the identification of forecast problems,

significant forecasting situations, evaluation of techniques and determination of forecast


7. Train and coach subordinate staff and guide their professional and technical development.

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8. Lead the work area in supporting Bureau OHS initiatives, ensure your team complies with

Bureau OHS procedures and keep your own state of knowledge current in line with the

industry state of knowledge for your role.

9. Ensure that plans, policies and practices in relation to the various elements of the Bureau's

Social Justice Strategy are applied in the work area and that training and development

programs are implemented for staff.

Duties representing highest function: 1

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Level 2 (SPOB – Meteorology) (NO. 8024)

Job Profile

Role of the Regional Forecasting Centre (RFC):

The RFC acts as a focal point for the provision of weather services at a regional level through the

provision of guidance to satellite offices and of basic forecasts, warnings and current weather

information to the general community and marine users, free of charge through the media. It also

provides specialized forecasts, warnings and meteorological information to meet the needs of

aviation, defence and special users.

Role of the position:

To supervise and administer the operations of the Regional Forecasting Centre on a rotating shift

basis to ensure:

  • work performed is of the highest standard;
  • staff and other resources are used effectively;
  • effective oversight and response to equipment failures;
  • enquiries from the media and other user groups are given appropriate attention;
  • effective liaison is maintained with other Bureau offices, the National Meteorological Centre,

adjacent Regional Forecasting Centres, Meteorological Offices and Defence and Provincial

Weather Service Offices in the Regions.

Functions of the position:

As the Senior Shift Supervisor, the occupant would supervise the preparation of all products issued

by subordinate professional and technical staff to ensure consistency with Regional forecast policy

both internally and with products issued by designated Meteorological Centres, adjacent Bureau

RFC and Defence and Provincial Weather Service Offices (WSO).

The occupant would formulate forecasting policy for the Region by ensuring the effective use of

guidance products from designated meteorological centres, the careful scrutiny and analysis of

real-time information, the application of sound forecasting methodology, coordination of input from

the RFC forecasting team and satellite offices and coordination with neighbouring RFCs.

The more complex or critical forecasts and warnings, analyses and prognoses, including medium

range outlooks would be prepared by the occupant. This is particularly pertinent to the occupant's

involvement in direct radio broadcasts and media interviews.

The Senior Shift Supervisor would promote the scientific, professional and technical development

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of subordinate staff by:

  • providing guidance and instruction in forecasting, analysis and prognosis;
  • encouraging their participation in case studies of weather events and the development of
  • forecasting aids; and
  • introducing them to new techniques, particularly through the use of automated systems.

Consistent with the management role of the position, the occupant would undertake studies and

investigations relating to the operation and effectiveness of the RFC and the Region's Weather

services program, including liaison with current and potential users of forecasting services.

The occupant would be required to develop and extend scientific applications for the benefit of

RFC operations through involvement in scientific studies, the production of forecasting aids,

guidance material or other systems to advance the scientific integrity of RFC operations.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. Responses to the selection criteria should

be limited to a maximum of 500 words per criterion. For information on how to address the selection

criteria refer to A Guide on Addressing Selection Criteria for Applicants.

1. Professional Knowledge:

A sound professional knowledge of the science and technologies that underpin operational

meteorology. A diverse operational experience in all manner of meteorological forecasting services

pertinent to NSW.

2. Client Service:

A commitment to client service and the ability to provide meteorological services in a timely,

efficient and courteous manner to all of Bureau of Meteorology’s clients. The ability to listen,

understand, adapt and communicate complex information clearly to different audiences.

3. Managerial:
The ability to effectively manage the day-to-day provision of meteorological forecast services
across the State, overseeing policy formulation, product consistency and quality, staffing levels
and the operational readiness of forecasting systems, in routine and high-pressure work situations.

4. Leadership and Motivation:

The ability to provide leadership and motivation in a team-working environment, guiding the

professional development of sub-ordinate staff and providing an appropriate level of work

performance review and counselling to staff under direct supervision.

5. Drive and Commitment:

Demonstrated proactive approach, good decision-making skills and the motivation to commit to

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action. Self-awareness and the commitment to personal development. The ability to effectively

participate in projects aimed at improving forecasting, procedures, products and services.

6. Social Justice:

Demonstrated knowledge of and a commitment to apply the principles and practices of Workplace

Diversity, Occupational Health and Safety and Participative Workplace Practices and other

elements of the Bureau's Social Justice Strategy

Mandatory Requirements

A degree or diploma from an Australian institution, or a comparable overseas qualification, which is

appropriate to the duties; OR other comparable qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties.


If you would like to know more about the Bureau of Meteorology visit http://www.bom.gov.au/.

Employment conditions for most Bureau employees are contained in The Bureau of Meteorology

Enterprise Agreement 2011–2014.

Please read the selection documentation and if you have any queries specific to this position please

contact Manager, NSW Weather Services on (02) 9296 1528 or email


How to Apply

Applications are to be lodged online through the Bureau of Meteorology eRecruit system by the

closing date.

The eRecruit system is easy to use and will prompt you on how to register and apply for vacancies.

Prior to lodging your application online we recommend you: 

Read the position information contained in the Job Details document. 

Have a current resume which details relevant employment experience, skills and qualifications. 

Prepare a statement specifically addressing the Selection Criteria for the position.

When applying online: 

Please respond to all the online questions, complete your responses to the selection criteria and
upload a copy of your resume. 

Regularly click save during the online process to ensure your application is saved. If there is no
activity for a set period of time the online application process will time out and automatically
disconnect you. 

We recommend you prepare your answers to the criteria in a word document then copy and

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paste your responses into the eRecruit system. 

Your resume should be in a Word or PDF format.

For further information on our recruitment process and how to apply refer to our careers website


Should you experience any difficulties with accessing the eRecruit system and applying online,

please contact the Recruitment Unit by email jobs@bom.gov.au or phone 03 9669 4401.

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