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Able Seaman

Job ID: 106883
Location: USA Throughout U.S.
Salary: $39,120 - $39,975 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Contact: Tom Martin
Address: 439 West York Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-441-3865
Fax: 757-441-6495

Job Description
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.

Able Seaman selected for this position will:

Perform duties that pertain to the general maintenance, repair, sanitation, and upkeep of the material, equipment, and areas of Deck Department responsibility.

Operates hand tools and other equipment to perform routine maintenance work such as chipping, scrapping, painting, priming and/or cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, interior spaces, boats, emergency and damage control gear; small boat and launch repair.

Performs duties of ship’s rigger; rigger of cargo nets, shoring and lashing; slings, ladders, gangways and boat fenders; splicing rope and cable; works aloft or over the side with the boatswain’s chair, stage or manlift.

Operates deck machinery, booms, winches, cranes; mooring and anchoring ship, deployment and recovery of oceanographic instruments.

Serves on field party engaged in survey or survey support operations. During small operations, serves as launch or other small boat coxswain or crew member.

Stand watches as required.

Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

-U.S. Citizen
-USCG MMC endorsed with Able Seaman (Special, Limited, or Unlimited).
-Meet physical requirements prior to appointment.
-Pass drug testing prior to appointment.
-Must be registered for Selective Service.
-Meet Federal suitability standards.

Interested applicants should submit resumes via email to or by fax to (757)441-6495.
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