This position ( is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), The Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) with 1 vacancy in Silver Spring, MD or Durham, NH.

As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties.

  • Oversee expedition planning lifecycle from initial conception to completion. Plan and lead sea-going missions utilizing telepresence, ocean mapping sonars, remotely operated vehicles (ROV), human occupied vehicles (HOV), autonomous technologies, and/or novel technologies including logistical planning and conducting operational evaluations of new technologies and concepts of operation. Coordinate and collaborate with internal/external partners and customers to refine project requirements, and establish priorities and achievable outcomes.

  • Apply project management principles, techniques and tools to manage and track projects to meet requirements. Provide project management support for ocean exploration projects and expeditions. Develop and ensure completion of expedition reporting and summary products. Review technical procedures and evaluate scientific data integrity and quality. Utilize geospatial software and geographic information systems (GIS) databases to analyze and collect GIS data.

  • Assess and develop resolutions for ocean mapping and exploration challenges. Stay informed on regulations and guidelines as well as new program requirements and ocean resource management decisions. Make recommendations to leadership for future technology improvements, new data products, and improvements to operations.