NOAA to hold mariner hiring events in Mobile, New Orleans

(WASHINGTON) — The NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations will hold hiring events in Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans in January to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships.

Qualified applicants may receive a tentative job offer.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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.

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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.

In particular, NOAA is hiring for positions in the deck, engine, steward and electronic technician departments.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please bring a photo I.D. (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 (TWIC)
• Military service record

When and where

Jan. 23, 2024, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GulfQuest Museum
155 South Water Street
Mobile, Ala. 36602

Jan. 25, 2024, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center
13200 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, La. 70129

Please note that you do not need to be present at the hiring events to apply for NOAA ship jobs. Apply online at

For more information:
1-833-SAIL-USA (724-5872)

By Professional Mariner Staff