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    This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation, Chesapeake Bay Office, with one vacancy in Annapolis, MD. 

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-HC-2021-0010, 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:

    • Install sensors and data collection instruments on observing platforms, monitor and analyze instrument performance, and ensure that oceanographic, water quality, and meteorological data are quality controlled and reliably transmitted.
    • Perform on-the-water vessel operations such as deployment or recovery of buoys and other observing equipment using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and contracted vessels, and safely operate a small boat, including launching and trailering.
    • Assist in shore-side and vessel based operations maintenance and minor repairs and work alongside the field operations coordinator and other technicians to ensure smooth operation and coordination of field operations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% of domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/602740200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.