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Chenega Corporation Weather Observer in Vandenberg AFB, California


Weather Observer

Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA (VASB)

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer’s core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Our Strength Is Our People

We believe taking care of our employees will deliver the best support to our customers and our community. Our success is attributable to our employees. We recruit and retain civic-minded people who fit our family-oriented small business culture.

Valued people deliver the highest level of professionalism and support to our customers. We provide our employees with a positive work environment and social activities that reinforce teamwork.

Venturi, LLC, a Chenega company has an exciting opportunity for a Weather Observer who will work at Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA (VASB). This individual will support a team that operates the VSFB Representative Weather Observatory (RWO) during airfield operating hours (normally, Monday through Friday, 0730 to 1700 hours local time), including after hours or weekend support when airfield is open, to perform upper air and surface observations consistent with AFMAN 15-111 and AFMAN 15-124, FMH-3, and IAW 30 SWI 15-101, or supporting OPLANs.


Work you’ll do

As a Weather Observer within our Weather Advisory contract team, you will:

  • Report and receive direction from the prime contractor’s Weather Systems Manager.

  • Support completion of an upper air observation using computer data reduction. This assignment requires the attention of one certified observer from the time of instrument preflight through the final transmission of data (approximately 3 hours).

  • Serve as a certified surface observer on duty during operating hours to maintain the basic surface weather observation program or as a trained, qualified, and experienced observer to accomplish surface observations and balloon schedules.

  • Support airfield operations during non-normal hours. (The airfield is normally open between 0730L (local) to 1700L Monday through Friday, except normal federal holidays.)

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Current weather advisor certification (NFI) or 2+ years of experience with a Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), or National Weather Service (NWS) agency in taking, recording, encoding, and disseminating surface observations using Meteorological Aviation Report (METAR) code

  • At least 20/20 vision or visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contact lenses

  • National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check and fingerprint check for a Common Access Card (CAC) and government email account

  • Background check required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Abiltiy to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Working knowledge of weather advisory systems and airfield missions at VSFB.

  • Familiarity with DoD processes and procedures.

How you’ll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits.

Chenega MIOS’s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people, and our communities. We believe business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. Learn more about Chenega’s impact on the world.

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Our wide range of benefit options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Based on eligibility, benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription plans, wellness programs, income protection, paid leave, and retirement. Positions covered by the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, or a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will comply with the statute or CBA requirements.

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