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 19 research ships operate world-wide in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information programs, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research.
NOAA Civilian Mariners operate and maintain research ships and conduct survey, sampling and fishing operations in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information products, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research. Civilian Mariners 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. A career as a NOAA Civilian Mariner is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the oceans and atmosphere. Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. Your duty location will be determined by your home of record. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification.
DUTIES:The incumbent of this position is responsible for: - assisting in a variety of deparment work, including (a)handling, deployment and recovery of a wide variety of fishing gear and associated scientifc equipment;(b) contruction, assembly, maintenance and repair of fishing gear;(c)landing, processing and disposition of the catch; and (d) raising, lowering and operation of launches and small boats. - performing deck mantenance work including painting, preparation for painting, maintenance and upkeep of ship's structure, riggings, deck equipment, launches, skiffs and dories. - loading, unloading, storing supplies, provisions,equipmentand maintaining department storage areas in a orderly and secure manner. - cleaning deck heads, preparing and/or painting interior spaces including quarters as required. - handling mooring lines and is responsible for proper care and storage of the same. - standing watches as required. - performing other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must have one (1) year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower rating in the normal line of promotion aboard a NOAA or other comparable vessel which include such duties as recovering a variety of standard and experimental fishing gear and associated scientific equipment; constructing, assembling, maintaining, and repairing fishing gear; and landing, disposition, and processing of the catch. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The successful completion of a high school curriculum may be substituted for six (6) months of the required experience up to a total of one year. Each successfully completed academic year of full time study in an institution above the high school level which included `hands on` experience may also be substituted for six (6)months of the required experience. "Hands on" experience is experience in such areas as net mending, handling fishing gear, wire splicing and other fishing-related activities. *If you are qualifying based on a substitution of education for experience you MUST include a copy of your official transcripts. Demonstration of the needed skills may be required.
There is no position education or individual occupational requirement.
Applicants MUST have a U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariners Document or Merchant Mariners Credential endorsed for Able Seaman-Limited, Able Seaman-Unlimited, or Able Seaman-Special. You must include a copy of the required license showing the current expiration date and endorsement to be considered for this position.
NOTE: Endorsements for Able Seaman-Offshore Supply Vessel, Able Seaman-Sail or Able Seaman-Fishing Industry are NOT qualifying.