Jobs with NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The organization provides weather warnings and conducts research on environmental issues. NOAA is also responsible for accurately charting the seas and skies.

NOAA was formed in 1970 by President Richard Nixon. The new organization combined three existing agencies (the Weather Bureau, the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, and the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey) into one.

The NOAA Corps is a uniformed service that is responsible for operating ships and aircraft used by the organization. NOAA Corps personnel also provide administrative support and perform scientific duties.

Working at NOAA

NOAA offers employees competitive pay, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. This employer also offers flexible scheduling, telecommuting and other policies designed to help workers achieve a good work/life balance. The benefits package includes the following:

  1. Bereavement Leave
  2. Dental Insurance
  3. Employee Assistance Program
  4. Family and Medical Leave
  5. Jury Duty Leave
  6. Life Insurance
  7. Long Term Care Insurance Program
  8. Medical Insurance
  9. Military Leave
  10. Pension/Retirement Plan
  11. Sick Leave
  12. Vacation/Holiday Pay
  13. Vision Insurance

Types of Jobs Available at NOAA

The following are examples of job titles that may be available at NOAA:

  1. Aerospace Engineering Technician
  2. Computer Scientist
  3. Consumer Safety Inspector
  4. Engineering Technician
  5. Environmental Protection Specialist
  6. Fishery Biologist
  7. HR Specialist
  8. Information Technology Specialist
  9. Management and Program Analyst
  10. Meteorologist
  11. Research Fish Biologist

Internship Programs at NOAA

NOAA offers internship programs to undergraduate and graduate students. Locations vary, and these are paid positions that are offered during the summer months. Each program has separate deadlines and requirements. The list of opportunities for students interested in pursuing an internship with NOAA is posted on the Student Opportunities page of the NOAA website.

How to Apply for a Job at NOAA

Interested in working for NOAA? Job seekers can see all the latest NOAA job opportunities available nationwide in the JobMonkey Job Center. Clicking on the job title brings up a detailed description that includes the following information:

  1. Salary Range
  2. Deadline for Applying
  3. Promotion Potential
  4. Location
  5. Who May Apply

A job summary and list of qualifications required is also included in the job posting. The postings also include information about employee benefits, detailed instructions about how to apply and more.

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