Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a synoptic meteorologist.

A Synoptic Meteorologist is responsible for presenting the current weather elements of an extensive area at a particular time using the sea level and upper-level synoptic charts to display weather conditions by the use of symbols at selected synoptic stations. Synoptic is a Greek work meaning seen together!

The duties of this position include analyzing and prediction of large-scale weather systems like the extratropical cyclones, jet streams, etc., maintaining the facility to accurately display the weather maps and prognostic charts, convenient viewing, and manipulation of meteorological data, maintaining an extensive weather archive of weather maps, satellite imagery, and station reports, researching and understanding the effects of large-scale tropical and subtropical disturbances and ensuring they are and can be countered.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Learn to use fewer words to say or explain our points or views to avoid making the audience bored.

To be authentic in my speech and to make people appreciate my honesty and transparency.

[employee comments goal]

Ask appropriate questions and to seek for clarifications on issues not well understood.

Use normal tone when making calls and do not to speak loud when it affects those around.

[employee comments goal]

To always take the time to listen to others when they talk and not to interrupt them.

Know how best to manage and express my feelings and emotions.

[employee comments goal]

Accept the fact that there will always be difficult people, who seem to enjoy hurting others, and learn to deal with them

Distract oneself by doing other activities or meeting new friends in order to stop thinking about what the difficult person said or did

[employee comments goal]

Work without any supervision and deliver as per the expectations

Set daily targets and ensure they are completed before the close of each working day

[employee comments goal]

Use your strength to meet the set objectives and grow your career

Go for coaching or training every time the business provides it

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate the source of the information in order to ensure that it is reliable and that it is backed up by evidence

Compare and contrast similar contexts in order to start understanding the differences between them

[employee comments goal]

Organize all smaller goals in one place in order to check progress easily and accomplish them effectively

Break down goals into actionable daily or weekly tasks in order to not lose motivation if the goals seem too big or far away to accomplish

[employee comments goal]

Use the time of the day when one feels the most productive to perform tasks that need more focus and concentration

Use a recognized quality standard when one is preparing and updating quality documentation

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use data reduction and synthesis methods to understand the patterns in data

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about statistical analysis techniques and learn how to apply appropriate statistical tests

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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