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NOAA Corps Officer

NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Location: Fairfax, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: January 17, 2024
NOAA Corps Officer
Join the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and start a career that's about more than just work; it's about making a difference. As a NOAA Corps officer, you'll be actively involved in understanding and responding to environmental changes, working at the heart of the U.S. government's efforts in climate, weather, ocean, and coastal sciences. Your day-to-day duties will vary, ranging from operating research ships and aircraft to leading scientific expeditions and contributing to vital environmental projects. This role offers a unique mix of hands-on operational work and strategic planning, all in the service of protecting our planet. You'll collaborate with a diverse team of experts, continually learn new skills, and have the chance to grow within a respected federal agency. With competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities to travel and explore, this position is not just a job—it's an adventure that contributes to global environmental understanding and policy.
As a NOAA Corps officer, you're not just joining an organization; you're joining a mission-driven community dedicated to protecting and understanding our planet. At NOAA, you will be at the forefront of addressing critical environmental challenges. Here, you will find a platform for personal and professional growth, where your contributions directly inform national and global environmental policies. In this mission-driven environment, every task you undertake has the potential to influence environmental policies both in the United States and globally. If you're ready for a career that includes unparalleled opportunities for adventure, scientific discovery, and service, the NOAA Corps is your gateway to a rewarding career path.
Salary varies based on a combination of base pay, assigned duties and location, and other factors.Compensation can include incentive pay based on assigned duties (e.g. diving, sailing, flying), and will include allowances for housing and subsistence determined by assigned location.
• Ensure the safe and efficient operation of NOAA vessels, which can include planning, navigating, deploying equipment, and executing emergency procedures.
• Operate small boats, pilot uncrewed systems, fly NOAAs aircraft, and conduct dive operations in support of data collection.
• Provide leadership and support necessary for day-to-day operations.
• Provide technical, operational, and managerial expertise to other areas of NOAA.
• Participate in collecting and analyzing environmental data.
• Work collaboratively with other government agencies and research institutions.
Key Requirements
• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must pass a military physical examination.
• Must be able to obtain, and maintain, a security clearance level of “Secret.”
• Must hold a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution accredited by the U. S. Department of Education that includes the completion of at least 48 semester (72 quarter) hours in STEM course work pertaining to NOAA's missions.
Government Administration
Other, Information Technology, and Management