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  • July 27, 2020 3:22 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Position Details:

    Location John C. Stennis Space Center
    1020 Balch Blvd
    Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
    United States
    Division Marine Science
    Position Type Staff
    Employment Status Full Time
    Grant Funded Yes
    Posting Close Date Until Filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. 
    Be sure to include: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae and; 3) names and contact information for three references.

    Southern Miss is an R1 Carnegie Research University – Highest Research Activity and is the premier university in the Gulf South for marine science. The Division of Marine Science is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, which is a “federal city” that boasts the world’s largest concentration of oceanographers. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background check.

    Job Summary

    Work closely with the USM Marine Science faculty on the continued development of an ocean data collection system in the Mississippi Bight region with a focus on developing capabilities for autonomous platforms to repetitively map the seafloor and water column parameters. The successful candidate will work under the mobile bathymetry and water column data collection system task of the project titled “High-Resolution Coastal Test Area Sensor and Model Development.” The project aims to improve the predictive capability of coastal ocean models supported by realtime observations of key coastal environmental variables.

    The research topic includes realtime survey planning onboard the autonomous platform, developing and executing autonomous data collection missions, new data processing techniques for bathymetric and water column data collected with multi frequency multibeam sonars.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to present research findings at scientific conferences, meetings, and workshops. Publish articles in scientific journals and contribute to and write new funding proposals.

    More details about the position can be found here.

  • July 27, 2020 3:14 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)


    The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator & Instructor/Asst. Teaching Professor, Hydrographic Science.

    Position Details:

    Location John C. Stennis Space Center
    1020 Balch Blvd
    Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
    United States
    Division Marine Science
    Position Type Faculty
    Employment Status Full Time
    Grant Funded No
    Posting Close Date Open until filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications must be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal.  For full consideration, send 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names of four references.  All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. Review of applications begins 1 March 2020 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2020.

    Job Summary:

    The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month, position as Coordinator & Instructor (or Assistant Teaching Professor, if holding a terminal degree) of the Hydrographic Science B.S. and M.S. programs in the Division of Marine Science to begin in Fall 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

    More details can be found here.

  • June 24, 2020 9:40 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Summary

    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

    Responsibilities

    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.

  • June 24, 2020 9:26 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Summary

    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/571596400

    Responsibilities

    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-2020-0020, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. 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.

  • April 27, 2020 10:06 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), our philosophy is to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best. For over 40 years, DEA has been leading complex transportation, energy, water resources, and land development projects nationwide. Our multidisciplinary teams partner with clients to design innovative solutions that address the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 30 offices in 11 states and employs approximately 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the U.S.

    DEA’s Marine Services division is an award-winning leader in the field of hydrographic and geophysical surveying. DEA Marine Services is staffed by a highly experienced group of hydrographers, surveyors, engineers, and scientists with wide-ranging expertise in hydrography, oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, geodesy, and geospatial science. We are recognized as trusted advisors to our clients and take pride in our ability to develop innovative field programs and geospatial products to address the specific objectives of each project.

    DEA Marine Services is in search of an experienced, project-oriented Hydrographer to join our team of professionals. This position will be based in our Vancouver, WA office, but will require frequent travel to remote and/or offshore project locations to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork. Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our 82’ survey vessel Blake or other large vessels in addition to smaller scale coastal, estuarine or riverine surveys with trailerable launches, watercraft, and/or remotely operated vehicles. When not in the field, the candidate will be expected to provide significant support and/or oversight to our geospatial data processing workflows, perform quality control checks on work products, and produce high quality project deliverables.

    Responsibilities

    • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain hydrographic survey equipment including single beam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems, positioning instruments and motion sensors, sound speed sensors, and other ancillary equipment such as sediment sampling devices and hydraulic systems.
    • Operate survey-related software for data acquisition, navigation, and survey documentation including review of GNSS data streams and software to confirm accurate positioning
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the project team(s) to review project plans and provide project updates
    • Perform in-field quality assurance, data management, and documentation activities
    • Conduct in-field mobilization and demobilization of survey vessels and equipment
    • Work independently or as a team to analyze and process hydrographic data, prepare survey documentation, produce project deliverables, and perform quality control checks of work products and procedures

    Qualifications

    • B.S. in Marine Science, Physical Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
    • 5 years of hydrographic and/or geophysical survey experience
    • Familiarity with NOAA and USACE survey procedures
    • Professional certification/licensure preferable, but not required
    • Knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including vessel positioning, tides and tidal zoning, survey vessel configuration, cartography, sound velocity concepts, sonar data acquisition, interpretation, and troubleshooting, and survey documentation procedures
    • Comprehensive knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition, processing, and analysis packages including Caris, Hypack, and Chesapeake SonarWiz
    • Demonstrated commitment to established safety procedures

    Salary and job classification will be commensurate with experience. Teleworking will be considered for this position.

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
    • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

    DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

    Apply online at:  https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=DEAINC&cws=37&rid=3952 

  • April 27, 2020 10:04 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), our philosophy is to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best. For over 40 years, DEA has been leading complex transportation, energy, water resources, and land development projects nationwide. Our multidisciplinary teams partner with clients to design innovative solutions that address the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 30 offices in 11 states and employs approximately 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the U.S.

    DEA’s Marine Services division is an award-winning leader in the field of hydrographic and geophysical surveying. DEA Marine Services is staffed by a highly experienced group of hydrographers, surveyors, engineers, and scientists with wide-ranging expertise in hydrography, oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, geodesy, and geospatial science. We are recognized as trusted advisors to our clients and take pride in our ability to develop innovative field programs and geospatial products to address the specific objectives of each project.

    DEA Marine Services is in search of an experienced, project-oriented Hydrographer to join our team of professionals. This position will be based in our Gulfport, MS office, but will require frequent travel to remote and/or offshore project locations to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork. Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our 82’ survey vessel Blake or other large vessels in addition to smaller scale coastal, estuarine or riverine surveys with trailerable launches, watercraft, and/or remotely operated vehicles. When not in the field, the candidate will be expected to provide significant support and/or oversight to our geospatial data processing workflows, perform quality control checks on work products, and produce high quality project deliverables.

    Responsibilities

    • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain hydrographic survey equipment including single beam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems, positioning instruments and motion sensors, sound speed sensors, and other ancillary equipment such as sediment sampling devices and hydraulic systems.
    • Operate survey-related software for data acquisition, navigation, and survey documentation including review of GNSS data streams and software to confirm accurate positioning
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the project team(s) to review project plans and provide project updates
    • Perform in-field quality assurance, data management, and documentation activities
    • Conduct in-field mobilization and demobilization of survey vessels and equipment
    • Work independently or as a team to analyze and process hydrographic data, prepare survey documentation, produce project deliverables, and perform quality control checks of work products and procedures

    Qualifications

    • B.S. in Marine Science, Physical Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
    • 5 years of hydrographic and/or geophysical survey experience
    • Familiarity with NOAA and USACE survey procedures
    • Professional certification/licensure preferable, but not required
    • Knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including vessel positioning, tides and tidal zoning, survey vessel configuration, cartography, sound velocity concepts, sonar data acquisition, interpretation, and troubleshooting, and survey documentation procedures
    • Comprehensive knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition, processing, and analysis packages including Caris, Hypack, and Chesapeake SonarWiz
    • Demonstrated commitment to established safety procedures

    Salary and job classification will be commensurate with experience. Teleworking will be considered for this position.

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
    • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

    DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

    Apply online at:  https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=DEAINC&cws=37&rid=3953   

  • April 27, 2020 9:58 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), our philosophy is to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best. For over 40 years, DEA has been leading complex transportation, energy, water resources, and land development projects nationwide. Our multidisciplinary teams partner with clients to design innovative solutions that address the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 30 offices in 11 states and employs approximately 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the U.S.

    DEA’s Marine Services division is an award-winning leader in the field of hydrographic and geophysical surveying. DEA Marine Services is staffed by a highly experienced group of hydrographers, surveyors, engineers, and scientists with wide-ranging expertise in hydrography, oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, geodesy, and geospatial science. We are recognized as trusted advisors to our clients and take pride in our ability to develop innovative field programs and geospatial products to address the specific objectives of each project.

    DEA Marine Services is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Hydrographic Project Manager.  This position will be based in our Vancouver, WA office but will also require frequent travel to remote and/or offshore project locations to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork.  Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our custom 82’ survey vessel Blake or other large vessels in addition to smaller scale coastal, estuarine or riverine surveys with trailerable launches, watercraft, and/or remotely operated vehicles. The scope would cover a wide range of hydrographic and marine geophysical services with a primary focus on multibeam bathymetric surveys. Additional duties would include guidance, leadership, coaching, and mentoring to the Marine Services staff.

    Responsibilities:

    • Actively participate in business development, client interaction, and managing project execution, scope and budget;
    • Coordinating, managing and conducting field operations;
    • Overseeing and assisting with data processing efforts;
    • Managing risk to crew and equipment;
    • QA/QC;
    • Keeping abreast with changing technology;

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Strong project management skills
    • Sound business acumen
    • Ability to use some or all of the following: Reson multibeam systems, Applanix POS/MV positioning and motion reference system, EdgeTech side scan sonars and similar sonar instrumentation
    • Familiar with NOAA and USACE specifications for hydrographic surveys
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing, estimating, conducting and processing hydrographic surveys
    • Minimum of five years of experience in successfully managing people and helping them achieve their maximum potential
    • Must be self motivated, detail oriented and safety conscious
    • Strong working knowledge of Windows-based programs, as well as hydrographic data acquisition software including Hypack, SonarWiz, Applanix POSPac, and CARIS HIPS

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Degree in Geomatics, or related science field
    • Strong working knowledge of geodesy
    • NSPS/THSOA Hydrographer Certification or IHO Category A Hydrographer
    • Licensed Professional Land Surveyor

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
    • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

    DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

    Apply online at:  https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=DEAINC&cws=37&rid=3955      

  • April 27, 2020 9:55 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    At David Evans and Associates (DEA), our philosophy is to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best. For over 40 years, DEA has been leading complex transportation, energy, water resources, and land development projects nationwide. Our multidisciplinary teams partner with clients to design innovative solutions that address the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 30 offices in 11 states and employs approximately 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the U.S.

    DEA’s Marine Services division is an award-winning leader in the field of hydrographic and geophysical surveying. DEA Marine Services is staffed by a highly experienced group of hydrographers, surveyors, engineers, and scientists with wide-ranging expertise in hydrography, oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, geodesy, and geospatial science. We are recognized as trusted advisors to our clients and take pride in our ability to develop innovative field programs and geospatial products to address the specific objectives of each project.

    DEA is currently seeking a Hydrographer/Team Leader to join our team of professionals. This position will be based in our Gulfport, MS office but require frequent travel to remote and/or offshore project locations to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork. Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our 82’ survey vessel Blake or other large vessels in addition to smaller scale coastal, estuarine or riverine surveys with trailerable launches, watercraft, and/or remotely operated vehicles. When not in the field, the candidate will be expected to provide significant support and/or oversight to our geospatial data processing workflows, perform quality control checks on work products, and produce high quality project deliverables.

    Responsibilities:

    • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain hydrographic survey equipment including single beam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems, positioning instruments and motion sensors, sound speed sensors, and other ancillary equipment such as sediment sampling devices and hydraulic systems.
    • Operate survey-related software for data acquisition, navigation, and survey documentation including review of GNSS data streams and software to confirm accurate positioning
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the project team(s) to review project plans and provide project updates
    • Perform in-field quality assurance, data management, and documentation activities
    • Conduct in-field mobilization and demobilization of survey vessels and equipment
    • Work independently or as a team to analyze and process hydrographic data, prepare survey documentation, produce project deliverables, and perform quality control checks of work products and procedures

    Basic Qualifications:

    • B.S. in Marine Science, Physical Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
    • 5 years of hydrographic and/or geophysical survey experience and familiarity with NOAA and USACE survey standards
    • Project experience leading multibeam or single beam hydrographic surveys
    • Strong leadership acumen and organization skills
    • Familiarity with NOAA and USACE survey procedures
    • Professional certification/licensure preferable, but not required
    • Knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including vessel positioning, tides and tidal zoning, survey vessel configuration, cartography, sound velocity concepts, sonar data acquisition, interpretation, and troubleshooting, and survey documentation procedures
    • Comprehensive knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition, processing, and analysis packages including Caris, Hypack, and Chesapeake SonarWiz
    • Demonstrated commitment to established safety procedures
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
    • Ability to travel for extended periods for project assignments

    Sea Duty Conditions and Physical Attributions:

    When on sea deployments, may work 12 hours per day 7 days per week on 20 to 30 day sea rotations. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 12 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from ports.

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
    • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

    DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

    Apply online at:  https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=DEAINC&cws=37&rid=4247   

  • April 24, 2020 12:48 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Summary

    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

    Responsibilities

    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.

  • April 24, 2020 12:45 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Summary

    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-2020-0013, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

    For more info on the position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566313600

    Responsibilities

    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.

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