Hiring events in Mississippi for NOAA research ship jobs

Many positions available, qualified applicants may be hired immediately

Image showing professional mariners Elan Sprouse and Ed Williams deploy equipment used to measure the seawater’s salinity, temperature and depth from NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker.
Professional mariners Elan Sprouse and Ed Williams deploy equipment used to measure the seawater’s salinity, temperature and depth from NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker. (NOAA)

NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations will be holding two hiring events in Mississippi later this month to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships. The first event will be in Gulfport on Jan. 24 and the second in Pascagoula on Jan. 26.

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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More details on what applicants should bring to the events can be found at: https://www.omao.noaa.gov/marinerjobevents.

WHAT 

Hiring events in Mississippi for professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s research ships. 

WHEN & WHERE

Jan. 24 (Gulfport)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST
Gulf and Ship Island Building
2605 13th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Street parking is available. 

Jan. 26 (Pascagoula)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST
Mississippi Shipbuilding and Maritime Center
609 Dupont Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Parking is free. 

WHO

Recruiters from NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

B-roll of NOAA recruiters discussing the hiring events is available to media upon request. 

Photo of Arnold Dones, the chief steward, or chef, aboard NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker, prepares a delicious meal for the ship’s crew and scientists.
The chief steward, or chef, aboard NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker, prepares a meal for the ship’s crew and scientists. (NOAA)

BACKGROUND

NOAA operates a fleet of 15 hydrographic survey, oceanographic research and fisheries survey vessels. NOAA ships operate in the U.S. 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/or maintain the ship's mission, communications and navigation equipment.

 

Media contact

Keeley Belva, keeley.belva@noaa.gov‬, (240) 463-3114