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!

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. The highly-skilled and technical workforce provides NOAA the ability to achieve success in the conduct of nautical charting, bathymetric mapping, fisheries research, ecosystem assessments, marine environment baseline assessments, coastal-ocean circulation, and oceanic and atmospheric research. Enjoy an exciting career while gaining experience and training to advance your mariner or personal credentials.

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 allows the best utilization of resources based on the requirements of the organization.


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

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS VACANCIES OCCUR. 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: A one-year trial period may be required.


The individual selected for this position will: - Stand engine room equipment watch at sea or in port; - Monitor and record gauge readings; - Assist higher rated engineers in starting and operating machinery and clean around machinery; - Perform routine servicing of machinery, including lubricating and cleaning; - Assist in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of machinery; - Load Engineering Department supplies and assist in the fueling of the ship and boats; - Clean Engineering Department working and storage spaces; - Stand security and/or quarterdeck watches. - Perform 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