IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this announcement. As a result the announcement will close at 11:59 PM EST on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 PM EST on July 6, 2020; whichever occurs first.
For more information on this position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571596600
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS) with 2 vacancies in Stennis Space Center, MS and 1 vacancy in New London, CT.
This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-OCS-2020-0019, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
As a Physical Science Technician, you will perform the following duties:
- Carry out, monitor, coordinate and/or control all aspects of shallow water hydrographic survey field operations to support routine nautical chart updates and rapid response to navigational emergencies.
- Responsible for installation, integration, calibration and operation of hydrographic survey equipment and ensure small boat vessels meet operational safety standards; and acquisition, processing and analysis of survey data.
- Acquire and analyze survey data; and identify and correct data quality issues, equipment malfunctions, operational survey deficiencies recommending improvements to standard operating procedures.
- Develop technical documents, including hydrographic survey reports and standard operating procedures and create geospatial information products to present and disseminate survey information; and conduct training in safety, vessel operations, and survey procedures.
These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZT-3; the ZT-2 is developmental leading to such performance.