Job Overview

Summary

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.

NOAA Civilian Mariners operate and maintain research ships and conduct survey, sampling and fishing operations in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information products, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research. Civilian Mariners 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. A career as a NOAA Civilian Mariner is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the oceans and atmosphere. Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. Your duty location will be determined by your home of record. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification.

NOTE: Applicants who previously applied for this position under an earlier announcement, MUST reapply.

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS VACANCIES OCCUR.

FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS April 27,2013.

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS  May 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS June 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS July 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS August 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS September 27, 2013

A one year trial period is required.

Duties

The incumbent of this position is responsible for: - assisting in a variety of deparment work, including (a)handling, deployment and recovery of a wide variety of fishing gear and associated scientifc equipment;(b) contruction, assembly, maintenance and repair of fishing gear;(c)landing, processing and disposition of the catch; and (d) raising, lowering and operation of launches and small boats. - performing deck mantenance work including painting, preparation for painting, maintenance and upkeep of ship's structure, riggings, deck equipment, launches, skiffs and dories. - loading, unloading, storing supplies, provisions,equipmentand maintaining department storage areas in a orderly and secure manner. - cleaning deck heads, preparing and/or painting interior spaces including quarters as required. - handling mooring lines and is responsible for proper care and storage of the same. - standing watches as required. - performing other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    FEW vacancies in the following locations

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