12429 Shadow Lane
Bowie, MD 20715
Chair, African Center of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) International Development and Advocacy Committee (IDAC), 2009 -
Consultant, IM Systems Group; Marketing to governments in Africa and southeast Asia for their national Meteorological Services, as well as providing assessments, 2008 -
National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Department of Commerce, 1973 - 2007
Deputy Director, NWS, Silver Spring, MD, 1998 – 2007, retired July 1, 2007
Deputy Director, NWS Eastern Region (ER), Bohemia, NY, 1995–1998
Deputy Meteorologist-in-Charge, NWS Forecast Office, Philadelphia, PA, 1990 –1995
Acting Meteorological Services Division Chief, NWS ER, Bohemia, NY, 1987-1990
Aviation Forecaster, Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters, Washington, DC, 1985–1987
Operational Forecaster, NWS Forecast Offices, Pittsburgh, PA, 1978-1985, and Raleigh, NC, 1974-1978
Student Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, 1973-1974
Education and Training
St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh, NC, BS in Mathematics, 1969-73
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, meteorology, 1973-74
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, graduate school - meteorology, 1977-78
Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society, 1999
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2001
Fellow, American Meteorological Society; Councilor, 2003-2006; Member, Board of Women and Minorities, 2007-2009; Member 2014 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Member, National Weather Association, Councilor, 1985-1986
Led a federal agency, 4300+ employees and a budget of $850+ million, responsible to American citizens for minimizing loss of life and livelihoods from meteorological, hydrological and climatologically phenomenon
Reorganized NWS senior leadership into a Corporate Board with functional committees to address executive issues and management of the organization
Establishment of the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science at Howard University
Head of US delegations to international meetings of the World Meteorological Organization and the Group on Earth Observations
Chair, National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, 2005-07
Bronze Medal Award, US Department of Commerce, 2007
Wrote World Bank Study on the Capacity of African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, 2010
Team member,USTDA Feasibility Study for Ghana Meteorological Agency, 2010
Train aviation meteorologists at China Civil Aviation Authority Air Traffic Management Bureau; Beijing, China and in USA; 2010 -
JE Jones Consulting started in 2008. John E. Jones, Jr. is the sole proprietor and started the company after a 35 year career with the National Weather Service (NWS) in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He was the NWS Deputy Director for the last 9 years of his career. The mission of JE Jones is to use the skills developed during his career to help others.
JE Jones provides assistance to developing countries interested in modernizing their national meteorological service. The company also can prepare reports assessing the capacity of an organization. Other capabilities include preparing Strategic Plans, Succession Plans, and Training Plans.
JE Jones has visited countries and provided proposals on how best to accomplish the modernization of a meteorological service over the last 2 years. The company can also implement the technological, staffing, and training recommendations contained in the proposal.
JE Jones worked with IM Systems Group (IMSG) in 2009 to develop a proposal to modernize the Vietnam Hydro-Meteorological Service. That proposal is still being reviewed by the Vietnamese Government. Should IMSG receive the award, JE Jones would be part of the team completing the implementation.
JE Jones is also part of an IMSG team preparing a Feasibility Study for the modernization of the Ghana Meteorological Agency. That study should be completed by late 2010. The study was funded by a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). JE Jones and IMSG are also competing for other USTDA Feasibility Studies in other countries.
JE Jones wrote a report for the World Bank on the Capacity of African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. That report was done in spring, 2010 and is still being reviewed by the World Bank for future action.
JE Jones was an instructor for aviation meteorologists in the China Civil Aviation Authority Air Traffic Management Bureau in Beijing, China in 2010.
While NWS Deputy Director, Mr. Jones led US delegations to meetings of the World Meteorological Organization and the Group on Earth Observations. He has visited 5 continents and 22 countries working with atmospheric scientists on meteorological and climatological issues.
As Deputy Director he shared complete responsibility for managing the 4300 + employee agency and an $850 million budget with the Director. He also worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration, including 3 years as an aviation forecaster at the national air traffic management control center.