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    This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), with one position in Norfolk, Virginia, and one position in Seattle, WA.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-OCS-2019-0002, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:
    • Acquire, process, and analyze hydrographic data, including all the ancillary data used to transform raw bathymetric soundings to chart datum.
    • Provide input and implement new policy to ensure continuous process improvement.
    • Participate in the testing and evaluation of new hydrographic systems and new software and systems.
    • Compile maps, charts, smooth sheets and other cartographic products from hydrographic and bathymetric data.
    • Deploy up to 180 days a year to survey vessels to maintain proficiency.

    These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZP-3; the ZP-2 is developmental leading to such performance.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Deploy to a NOAA field unit for up to 180 days per year

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    3 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513918700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.