Job Overview


Unlock secrets in deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine's all in a day's work at the NOAA! Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. A career that makes a world of difference!

The positions are in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, Marine Operations Center, Marine Engineering Branch, located in Newport, OR.  The position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

The positions are also being advertised as a General (Port) Engineer, ZP-0801-3 under announcement number OMAO-MOC-2012-0025 (open to status candidates). 

You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement.

Relocation expenses will be paid.

Positions are not in the bargaining unit.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.  


The individual selected for this position will...

*Plan, coordinate and execute dry-dock and dockside repairs for NOAA ships within budget, scope and schedule. *Provide shore side logistics support for underway ships. *Serve as contracting officer's representative (COR) for all technical aspects of the repair requirements. *Ship check and edit statements of work (SOW) for vessel repairs. *Write some specifications for repair and procurement.