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NOAA - Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-2/3 (MAP) - Norfolk, VA & Seattle, WA

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


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


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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