Job Overview


Having a career as a Wage Marine employee in NOAA is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the ocean and atmosphere. NOAA Wage Marine personnel add a seaman's know-how to NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. NOAA's fleet of 19 research ships operate world-wide in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information programs, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research.

This position is located in the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, Marine Operations Center.

A one year probation period may be required.

As a condition of employment your position will be a Mixed Tour. Mixed tour is a combination of full time, part time, and intermittent work schedules which allow the best utilization of resources based on the work requirements of the organization. There is no guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular vessel or geographic location, however, your duty location will be determined by your home of record or ship's homeport. Duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Newport, OR; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; San Diego, CA; Davisville, RI. Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification. This is an open Continuous Announcement. First cut-off date is November 16, 2012. Applications received after the first cut off date will be considered as vacancies occur.


The incumbent selected for this position will:

*Direct and perform maintenance and repair work on the Engineering Department's ship systems in accordance with manufacturer's and shipbuilder's technical manuals and NOAA policy as directed by supervising engineer.

*Direct the activities of unlicensed engineering personnel while on watch or performing maintenance.

Be responsible for the maintenance and operational requirements that ensure safe and effective operation of the engineering, electrical, or electrical systems that may be assigned to him/her. Keeps required records, logs, and reports.

*Stand engine room watches at sea or in port; may be on call during non-normal duty hours as required.

*Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    • MANY vacancies - Ketchikan, AK, US
    • MANY vacancies - Kodiak, AK, US
    • MANY vacancies - San Diego, CA, US
    • MANY vacancies - Honolulu, HI, US
    • MANY vacancies - Woods Hole, MA, US
    • MANY vacancies - Pascagoula, MS, US
    • MANY vacancies - Newport, OR, US
    • MANY vacancies - Davisville, RI, US
    • MANY vacancies - Charleston, SC, US
    • MANY vacancies - Norfolk, VA, US