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    This position is located in the National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS) in Stennis Space Center, MS; Fernandina Beach, FL; Seattle, WA and Galveston, TX with a total of 5 vacancies.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-OCS-2019-0015, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Physical Science Technician, you will perform the following duties:  

    • Carry out, monitor, coordinate and/or control all aspects of shallow water hydrographic survey field operations to support routine nautical chart updates and rapid response to navigational emergencies.
    • Responsible for installation, integration, calibration and operation of hydrographic survey equipment and ensure small boat vessels meet operational safety standards; and acquisition, processing and analysis of survey data.
    • Acquire and analyze survey data; and identify and correct data quality issues, equipment malfunctions, operational survey deficiencies recommending improvements to standard operating procedures.
    • Develop technical documents, including hydrographic survey reports and standard operating procedures and create geospatial information products to present and disseminate survey information; and conduct training in safety, vessel operations, and survey procedures.

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

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Up to 60% of domestic travel may be required with this position.

    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/533467500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.