NOAA recruiting in San Diego for research ship crew

(SAN DIEGO) — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine and Aviation Operations will hold two hiring events in San Diego, on June 4 and 6, to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships.

NOAA operates a fleet of 15 hydrographic survey, oceanographic research and fisheries survey vessels. NOAA ships operate in the U.S. and around the world. The ships are run by a combination of NOAA commissioned officers and civilian professional mariners.

NOAA’s civilian professional mariners are federal employees and include engineers and unlicensed members of the engine, steward and deck departments. In addition, survey and electronic technicians operate and/or maintain the ship’s mission, communications and navigation equipment.

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NOAA staff will be at the hiring events to answer questions and expedite the hiring process for qualified individuals. Qualified applicants could be issued a tentative job offer on the spot. In particular, NOAA is hiring licensed engineers, oilers, able seamen and cooks. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Bring photo identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to the event. Applicants are also encouraged to bring, if available:

• Merchant mariner credential
• Maritime training certificates
• Transportation Worker Identification Card
• Military service record

When and where

Tuesday, June 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Maritime Institute-West
3980 Sherman Street, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92110

Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Island Palms Hotel and Marina
2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

– National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


By Professional Mariner Staff