PAE, Inc Weather Service Specialist in Baghdad, Iraq

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Weather Service Specialist

The Weather Service Specialist will be primarily based at PAE’s Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) in Baghdad, Iraq, and serve the Life Support Services contract in support of the State of Department. The Weather Service Specialist will be responsible for utilizing resources to accomplish operational requirements and will report to the Weather Service Supervisor. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive:

  • Operate and maintain services to include Observations, Forecasts, Weather Warnings, Weather Advisories and Flight Weather Briefings

  • Take and transmit airfield Meteorological Aerodrome Report (METAR) observations in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization’s standards utilizing Air Force Manual 15-111 and the AN/TMQ-53

  • Develop and disseminate Mission Execution Forecasts and 5-Day Outlooks and provides Flight Weather Briefings to include seasonal briefings as required

  • Provide precision weather forecasts that impact airport flight operations

  • Understand and communicate critical weather impacts that have the potential to disrupt scheduled flight operations

  • Work closely with management, dispatchers and airport personnel in a demanding yet rewarding environment

  • Brief airline operations personnel on the impacts major weather systems - tropical and winter storms, may have on the airline's flight system


  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent

  • Experience: One (1) year Weather Forecasting experience

  • Security Vetting: Possess an active DOD or DOS Secret security clearance or be eligible to obtain one, and maintaining eligibility for the duration of the contract

  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination

  • Language Skills: Expert professional, oral and written English communication skills, to present, facilitate and disseminate information

  • Work Ethic: Commitment to maintaining a high performance team which delivers customer service excellence

Desired Qualifications:

  • Department of State experience

  • Experience working with Air Force Weather Information Network (AFWIN)

  • One (1) year of international experience in challenging locations, preferably working in the Middle East, with a working knowledge of customs and cultural differences


  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in Airfield Operations

  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports

  • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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