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Six cartographer positions will open up on USA Jobs on Monday, September 16 in the Office of Coast Survey's Marine Chart Division at NOAA. We are recruiting these under the Pathways Recent Graduate program. To qualify, you must be within two years (or six years for vets) of having graduated (undergrad or grad school) and meet the experience and/or education substitute requirements in the announcement. Additionally, to qualify for the cartographer job series, you must have a degree in cartography or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).
These are great jobs! I started my career at NOAA as a nautical cartographer. Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chart-maker. We are responsible for upgrading charts, surveying the seafloor, responding to maritime emergencies, and searching for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation. Since what we do is very specialized, we'll teach you what you need to know in your training class and on the job as long as you come in with a strong foundation in physical geography and geographic information systems (and/or any of the related coursework listed above) and are ready to learn.
The announcements will open for 10 days; they are set to open on 9/16/2019 and close on 9/25/2019.
Please feel free to follow up with me if you have any questions.
Chief, Resource Management Staff
NOAA Office of Coast Survey
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Office: (240) 533-0092
Mobile: (202) 302-7600