Having a career as a Wage Marine employee in NOAA is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the ocean and atmosphere. NOAA Wage Marine personnel add a seaman's know-how to NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. NOAA's fleet of research ships operate world-wide in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information programs, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research.
The highly-skilled and technical workforce provides NOAA the ability to achieve success in the conduct of nautical charting, bathymetric mapping, fisheries research, ecosystem assessments, marine environment baseline assessments, coastal-ocean circulation, and oceanic and atmospheric research.
Enjoy an exciting career serving as a Federal employee, while gaining experience and training to advance your mariner or personal credentials.
NOAA shipboard mariners have an excellent total compensation benefits package which includes health insurance (optional), life insurance (optional), paid annual(vacation), sick, and shore leave, periodic subsidized vacation travel, retirement plan, participation in a funds matching Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K), and overtime (not guaranteed) which may significantly supplement your annual salary.
Fisherman selected for this position will:
Small boat handling; ship maintenance and upkeep; line handling and warping during berthing and departing movement of vessels (including coiling and splicing of line and a demonstrated knowledge of basic knots, bends, and hitches); handling of deck equipment and supplies (the safe proper operation of cranes, davits, A-frames, stern ramps, winches, and anchor windlass). Fishing gear handling, construction or assembly, and repair, net mending (net mending includes goring, yorking, trimming and mending holes.)
Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
-USCG MMC endorsed with Able Seaman (Special, Limited, or Unlimited).*
-Must have at least six (6) months of specialized Fishing experience. **
-Meet physical requirements prior to appointment.
-Pass drug testing prior to appointment.
-Must be registered for Selective Service.
-Meet Federal suitability standards.
*Applicants who demonstrate highly desirable fishing experience and/or skills may be waived the require AB endorsement. If hired on a waiver, employee must sign an agreement that he/she will obtain a qualifying AB endorsement (Special, Limited, or Unlimited) within one (1) year of appointment or be reduced to Ordinary Seaman/Ordinary Fisherman. Applicants hired under the AB endorsement waiver are still required to possess at least an entry level Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).
**Specialized experience defined as small boat handling, ship maintenance and upkeep; line handling, stand watches, handle, deploy and recover of a wide variety of fishing gear and associated scientific equipment.
Interested applicants should submit resumes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (757)441-6495.