Radar Scientist
Posted , 09 Nov 2019 | Job Id :FFC3-8415-73321012
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Australian Bureau of Meteorology

  • Full time
  • Australia

Job Summary: Australia $79,866 - $90,805 a year About us The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians and all Australia, every day.

Job Details: Job Description
Radar Scientist

Job Reference Number 15560

Classification APS Level 6 (Professional Officer Class 2)

Group Science & Innovation

Program Science to Services

Section Weather and Environmental Prediction

Location 700 Collins St, Docklands VIC, 3008

Status Non-ongoing, Specified Task – for 29 months

Working hours Full time

Salary Range $79,866 to $90,805 per annum, plus an additional 15.4% superannuation

Closing Date 11:30 pm AEST/AEDT Thursday, 5 December 2019

Applicants Australian Citizenship – see Eligibility Requirements

Affirmative Measures No

A degree or diploma from an Australian institution, or a
comparable overseas qualification, which is appropriate to
the duties; OR Eligibility for graduate membership of, or

Mandatory Requirements registration by, a professional body, which is appropriate to
the duties, or a comparable overseas qualification which is
appropriate to the duties; OR Other comparable
qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties.

Contact Officer Alain Protat, 9669 8128, alain.protat@bom.gov.au
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Position No.: 15560


Job Responsibilities/Duties
Under limited direction;

1. Undertake research on radar calibration, wind retrieval and hail probability and size retrievals.

2. Undertake verification of the developed products using ancillary datasets.

3. Develop codes of operational standard and assist with their transition to operations.

4. Communicate results through reports, journal articles and presentations.

5. Comply with all Bureau work, health and safety policies and procedures, and take reasonable
care for your own health and safety and that of employees, contractors and visitors who may be
affected by your conduct.

6. Be aware of, and apply as necessary, the principles and practices of the various elements of the
Bureau's Social Justice Strategy.
Duty representing highest function: 1-3

Immediate Supervisor: EXECUTIVE LEVEL 2 UPPER (SPRS) Duties 1722

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the science of radar calibration, 3D wind retrieval
using Doppler radar, and hail properties retrieval using dual-polarization radar.
2. Demonstrated expertise in scientific programming and scripting. Demonstrated experience in
developing, documenting, and testing Python code is essential. C++ and Fortran knowledge are
also desirable.

3. Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically to achieve objectives and solve problems.

4. Communication skills. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills including the

ability to communicate scientific results through publications and presentations, document
software and communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.
5. Social Justice. A knowledge and understanding of the principles of the Bureau’s Social Justice
Strategy and a demonstrated commitment to apply them in practice.


How to Apply
Your application will consist of a resume, including contacts for two referees and provide responses
to the selection criteria (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.

When addressing the selection criteria, you should take into consideration the position overview,
the job responsibilities, the selection criteria and the relevant section of the Integrated Leadership
System (ILS) and APS work level standards when writing your response.

Where possible include specific examples of your work experience that relate to the job using the
STAR method:

Situation What was the situation?
Task What tasks were involved in that situation?
Action What actions did you take?
Results What were the results of those actions?

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, submit an online application through the
Bureau of Meteorology Career website by the closing date.


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