Meteorologist Job Description

meteorologist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Meteorologist Job Description

A meteorologist is a professional who studies weather and its effects.

The job of meteorologists is to assist and educate the public and governments about weather through observation, research, and forecasting.

As part of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service (NWS) is the United States’ primary source of weather and climate-related data, forecasts, and warnings.

The NWS monitors, collects, analyzes, and disseminates weather, water, climate, and flood information for the nation.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Meteorologist who can help us track storms and predict weather patterns. Someone with experience in weather forecasting would be a great fit for this position.

Meteorologist Duties:

  • Develop and maintain forecasting models
  • Provide weather forecasts and climate analyses
  • Perform a variety of duties relating to forecasting, modeling, and climate research
  • Research, develop, and conduct new meteorological applications
  • Assist in establishing new meteorological products
  • Plan and conduct meteorological experiments
  • Assist in research and design activities
  • Assist in design of meteorological instruments
  • Assist in data collection and processing of meteorological data
  • Provide routine meteorological support
  • Assist in weather related projects, assignments, and duties

Meteorologist Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate meteorological data to predict weather events, including thunderstorms, rain, and snow
  • Produce relevant weather forecasts for consumers, businesses, and emergency services
  • Identify trends and forecast future weather patterns
  • Keep abreast of current meteorological technologies and applications
  • Attend press conferences, media interviews, and public events
  • Communicate with meteorologists, engineers, meteorologists, and other scientists
  • Attend professional development seminars, conferences, and workshops
  • Share meteorological information with media, businesses, and government agencies

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in a science or engineering field or 2+ years of work experience
  • New Resource (NR) certification in Atmospheric Science is preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to develop and execute communications

At Company Name, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse workforce makes us stronger and better able to serve our customers and communities. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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