Hiring Events for Professional Mariners in Mississippi
NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations is holding hiring events in Mississippi for research ship jobs.
Calling all professional mariners: NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations is hiring! NOAA will be holding two hiring events in Mississippi later this month to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships.
The Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducts at-sea research surveys on NOAA ships that provide the science that leads to better resource management. We cannot complete these surveys without professional mariners—these positions are critical to our science.
NOAA staff will be available to answer questions and expedite the hiring process for qualified individuals. In particular, NOAA is hiring for positions in the deck, engine, steward, and electronic departments. The first hiring event will be in Gulfport on January 24 and the second in Pascagoula on January 26.
A Professional Mariner
NOAA operates a fleet of 15 hydrographic survey, oceanographic research, and fisheries survey vessels. NOAA ships operate in the United States and around the world. The ships are run by a combination of NOAA commissioned officers and civilian professional mariners.
NOAA’s civilian professional mariners are federal employees and include licensed masters, mates and engineers, and unlicensed members of the engine, steward and deck departments. In addition, survey and electronic technicians operate and maintain the ship's mission, communications and navigation equipment.
- These positions are open to qualified U.S. citizens
- Please bring a photo I.D. (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to the event
- If applicable, applicants are encouraged to bring: Merchant Mariners Credential, maritime training certificates, Transportation Worker Identification Card, and/or military service record
For more information, please visit the professional mariner hiring portal.