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!

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. You will be required to sign a mixed tour agreement.

Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. 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 home port. Current duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Newport,OR; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; Honolulu, HI; San Diego, CA; Davisville, RI.
This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be considered as vacancies occur.

One Year Trial period may be required.


The individual selected for this position will:

*Perform engineering systems maintenance and repair work.
*Have overall responsibility for engineering systems that may be assigned to him/her.
*Keep required records, logs, and reports. Stands engine room watches at sea or in port as required. As engineer-in-charge directs the activities of assigned engineering watch personnel.
*Stand security watch and/or quarterdeck watch.
*Assist in ship fueling operations.
*Perform other mission-related duties as assigned including duties related to safety of the vessel and personnel.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

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