PAE, Inc Senior Meteorologist in South Pole Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Senior Meteorologist

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.

  • Monitors specific meteorological parameters for research groups and interacts with diverse groups, individuals, and departments.

  • Prepares work schedules and evaluates the work performance of other meteorologists in order to provide 24 hour, 7 days per week operations in support of USAP activities.

  • 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.

  • Maintains and updates office records, manuals, inventory supplies, and meteorological products to ensure NWS and WMO compliance.

  • Coordinates the completion of preventive maintenance schedules, repairs and the replacement of meteorological systems.

  • Maintains inventory controls and logs for the department.

  • 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.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor of Science degree required. Degree in Meteorology preferred. Equivalent experience accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum two years training/experience as a meteorologist, meteorologist technician or weather observer in the operation of upper air sounding equipment and making meteorological observations is preferred.

  • One year supervisory experience is required.

  • Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations 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 is required.

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.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.