This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), in the Hydrographic Surveys Division’s (HSD) Atlantic Hydrographic Branch, with 2 vacancies in Norfolk, VA, and the Pacific Hydrographic Branch, with 1 vacancy in Seattle, WA.
This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-OCS-2020-0012, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
For more information on this position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566315000
As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:
- Deploy up to 180 days a year to survey vessels to maintain proficiency in acquiring, processing, and analyzing hydrographic data, including all the ancillary data used to transform raw bathymetric soundings to chart datum.
- Provide input and implement new policy to ensure continuous process improvement.
- Participate in the testing and evaluation of new hydrographic systems and new software and and systems.
- Compile maps, charts, smooth sheets and other cartographic products from hydrographic and bathymetric data.
NOTE: These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZP‐3; the ZP‐2 is developmental leading to such performance.