NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations will hold two hiring events in Mississippi later this month to recruit professional mariners to work aboard NOAA’s ocean research ships.

The first event will be held in Gulfport on Jan. 24 and the second in Pascagoula on Jan. 26.

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 departments. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

More details on what applicants should bring to the events can be found at:


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


Jan. 24 (Gulfport) 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST

Gulf and Ship Island Building

2605 13th Street

Gulfport, MS 39501

Street parking is available.

Jan. 26 (Pascagoula) 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST

Mississippi Shipbuilding and Maritime


609 Dupont Avenue

Pascagoula, MS 39568

Parking is free. 


Recruiters from 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.