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 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. New hires are assigned to NOAA's Marine Operations Center. 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 15, 2013


NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS June 15, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS July 15, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS August 15, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS September 15, 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: Plans and prepares menus: orders, prepares and serves food; maintains galleys, messes, storage areas, living areas and other assigned interior spaces in an orderly and sanitary condition; provides clean linens; maintains inventories of mess provisions and other supplies. Perform other duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel. The incumbent will be required to perform shift work.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    MANY 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