Three Cartographer positions will open up on USA Jobs on Friday, April 16 in the Office of Coast Survey's Marine Chart Division at NOAA. We are recruiting these positions under both MAP and DE hiring authorities, please see the descriptions in the announcements to see which you qualify for.
In order to qualify for the cartographer job series, you must have a degree in cartography or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).
These are great jobs! Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chart-maker. We are responsible for updating charts, surveying the seafloor, responding to maritime emergencies, and searching for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation. Since what we do is very specialized, we will teach you what you need to know in training classes and on the job as long as you come in with a strong foundation in physical geography and geographic information systems (and/or any of the related coursework listed above) and are ready to learn.
The announcements (linked below) will open for 11 days from 4/16/2021 and close on 4/26/2021.