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How to Apply


To apply for a NOAA Professional Mariner job, please follow these steps:

  1. Review employment opportunities. Carefully consider the duties, minimum eligibility requirements, conditions of employment, evaluation criteria, and documents and other information required for the position.
  2. Create an account on our online hiring portal.
  3. Build a resume using the online form and add your documents.
  4. Select the job announcement for which you would like to apply.
  5. Click on the “Apply” button and then “Submit” if your resume is on file (see step #3)


Below is an overview of the new-hire federal hiring process. This process is in place to make sure all applicants receive fair and equal opportunity.

  1. Evaluation of applications
  2. Selection of qualified applicants and interviews
  3. Extension of tentative offer of employment
  4. Pre-employment background checks
  5. Successfully pass the physical examination and drug test
  6. Extension of formal offer of employment
  7. New employee orientation and assignment



Have a question? Get in touch:

phone 1-833-SAIL-USA (724-5872)



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