Hiring Events in San Diego for NOAA Research Ship Jobs

Professional mariners deploy equipment used to measure the seawater’s salinity, temperature and depth from NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker. The ship is homeported in San Diego. (NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations/Maideline Sanchez)

NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations will be holding two hiring events in San Diego in August to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships. The first event will be on Aug. 1 and the second on Aug. 3.

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 technician 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.


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


August 1

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT

Kona Kai Resort

1551 Shelter Island Dr.

San Diego, CA 92106

August 3

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT

Maritime Institute

3980 Sherman Street #100

San Diego, CA 92110


Recruiters from NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations

B-roll of NOAA recruiters is available for use in any media coverage. Please credit NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.


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.

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