NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey Navigation Services Division (NSD) has three Physical Science Technician (ZT-1311-02/03) positions available on USAJobs, two at Stennis Space Center, MS and one in New London, CT.

These positions are with NOAA’s navigation response teams, that carry out, monitor, and coordinate all aspects of shallow water hydrographic survey field operations to support routine nautical chart updates and rapid response to navigational emergencies.

To qualify as a Physical Science Technician you must have specialized experience, meet education requirements, or a combination of both.  To qualify based on experience you must have experience conducting field hydrographic surveys, processing and analyzing hydrographic data, working with hydrographic equipment, and drafting technical documents.  To qualify based on education, a bachelor’s degree with an appropriate field of physical science including at least 24 hour credit hours of physical science or mathematics.  Or a combination of education and experience.  See announcement for more details.

To learn more or apply:
Physical Science Technician (DE/CR)
The announcement will be open for 14 days; from Tuesday, June 23, 2020, and close on Monday, July 6, 2020 OR until 100 applications have been received.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Matt Kroll (, deputy chief, NSD, or to Jay Lomnicky (, chief, NSD’s Navigation Response Branch.