NOAA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED | Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-02 / 03

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 17:41 -- exf107

Hello -

NOAA's Office of Coast Survey Hydrographic Survey Division has three Physical Scientist  positions 2 in Norfolk, VA and 1 in Seattle, WA that have been posted on USAJobs.

The announcement will be open for 14 days; it is set to open on Friday, April 24, 2020, and close on Thursday, May 7, 2020. 

To qualify for a Physical Scientist job series, you must either have a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics or have a combination of education and experience in testing of hydrographic systems, industry standard software, research and planning of hydrographic surveys above would also qualify you.  All applicants need to have specialized experience detailed in the announcement.

These positions include a physical requirement that includes being comfortable ascending and descending rope ladders to embark/disembark from small boats for operations, life, wear and perform in equipment that weights up to 50 lbs and perform work on a moving ship.

These are great jobs!  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.


Please feel free to follow up with me if you have any questions.  Also let me know if you no longer want to be on this distribution list!


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Amanda Phelps
Program Analyst, OCS
Phone: (240)-533-0093