NOAA's Office of Coast Survey Hydrographic Survey Division has eight Physical Scientist positions located in Silver Spring, MD, Norfolk, VA in Seattle, WA that have been posted on USAJobs.
Physical Scientist, Operations Branch = Silver Spring, MD
Job Announcement # NOS-OCS-2020-0015 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568692000
Direct Hire Authority - Job Announcement # NOS-OCS-2020-0017 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568697000
2. Atlantic or Pacific Hydrographic Branch = Norfolk, VA or Seattle, WA
Direct Hire Authority - Job Announcement # NOS-OCS-2020-0016 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568694500
The announcement will be open for 13 days; from Wednesday, May 20, 2020, and close on Monday, June 1, 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.
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
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