Meteorologist in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World


GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies and procedures.
  • Supports aircraft operations, research groups and the surface, upper air and climatological programs.
  • Prepares, launches and monitors upper air sounding equipment and evaluates, encodes, decodes and transmits the acquired data to organizations worldwide in a timely manner.
  • Observes, records and encodes surface weather in METAR and synoptic WMO coded format on an hourly basis during the austral summer, and on a six hourly basis during the winter.
  • Assists in the preparation of the weekly, monthly and annual climatogical and administrative reports.  Actively participates in station quality control standards ensuring the accuracy of all distributed meteorological data and in maintaining the long-term climatological database.  Monitors specific meteorological parameters for research group.
  • Provides overall coordination for preventive maintenance, repair, and operation of the station meteorological systems with the Meteorologist, Senior and Meteorological Technician.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory controls and logs for the department.
  • Conducts all operations in accordance with the ASC standard operating procedures.
  • As required, actively participates in other general station operations including assistance in keeping buildings clean, re-supply, and inventorying of station supplies, galley support, and cargo handling.
  • Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials.
  • Maintains a safe workplace and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor of Science degree required.  Degree in Meteorology preferred.  Equivalent experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • One year training/experience as a meteorologist, meteorologist technician or weather observer in the operation of upper air sounding equipment and making meteorological observations is preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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