NOAA Marine Operations regularly has openings for civilian mariners aboard NOAA's research vessels and for civilians working land based support positions.
To apply for job vacancies in support of the NOAA Fleet, you must register through the Federal Government’s Official Jobs website entitled USAJobs (http://www.USAJobs.gov). The links below lead to RSS feeds listing the current vacancies.
NOAA OMAO employs a number of civilians to work at one of the two Marine Operations Centers and at the smaller port offices that assist the MOCs. Positions involve the performance of a number of duties including contracting, facility maintenance, administration, procurement, ship engineering, and IT.
General Vessel Assistant (GVA) is the entry-level position for all departments. GVA is equivalent to Ordinary Seaman, Ordinary Fisherman, when assigned to the deck department and Wiper, when assigned to the engineering department.
NOAA Marine Operations - Information about the NOAA Fleet
Please view our Wage Mariner recruitment videos below:
Snippets: Full video broken down into small 2-3 minute scenes. You can choose which scenes to see. Scenes are broken down as follows:
Department specific short versions, each approx 8 minutes:
For vessel job opportunities, you can request information at:
An online powerpoint presentation about working on a NOAA vessel is available.
Additional information is available at:
NOAA Workforce Management - Vessel Employment
Information on becoming a NOAA Corps Officer can be found at:
NOAA's Workforce Management Office can be found at:
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Updated: May 22, 2012