NOAA Pacific & Atlantic Fleet
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PACIFIC & ATLANTIC FLEET
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), offers excellent career opportunities for civilians in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleet.
Vessels operated by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) are based in Seattle, WA; Norfolk, VA; Woodshole, MA; Charleston, SC; Pascagoula, MS; San Diego, CA; and Honolulu, HI. The ships are engaged in oceanographic/ hydrographic and fishery research in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The larger ships may sail any waters on separate special surveys or projects. The West Coast vessels operate under the direction of the Pacific Marine Operations Center, located at 1801 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, Washington. The East Coast vessels operate under the direction of the Atlantic Marine Operations Center located at 439 West York St, Norfolk, VA. Commissioned Officers of the NOAA Corps are responsible for operation of the vessels. Civilian crew members are hired as temporary, term, or permanent employees under Excepted Appointment, EI-6, in the Federal service.
MUST BE U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY
The ships are run by a combination of NOAA Commissioned Officers and wage marine civilians. The wage marine personnel include licensed masters, mates and engineers, and unlicensed members of the engine, steward, and deck departments. In addition, survey and electronic technicians operate and/or maintain the ships’ mission, communication, and navigation equipment. The ships’ officers and crew provide mission support and assistance to embarked scientists from various NOAA laboratories as well as the academic community.
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