$79,866 - $90,805 a year
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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.
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
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.