Hydrographic Specialist / Technician
Earth Resources Technology, Inc - Durham, NH

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Position Description
Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) is a program that guides NOAA's integrated mapping and data acquisition through development of mapping standards and techniques, application of these techniques to a wide variety of ocean mapping data, improvement in data management and access, and exploration of geospatial derivative products. The Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC), located in Durham, NH, is responsible for exploring and developing new approaches and technology for hydrographic and coastal mapping surveys and processes.

Tasks are as follows:
* Apply data standards, technical specifications, and standard operating procedures to non-hydrographic surveys to process the data and create coastal ocean mapping outputs and prepare data for the possible development of hydrographic products.
* Apply data standards, technical specifications, standard operating procedures to hydrographic surveys to create other mapping products for non-navigation customers.
* Assist the IOCM lead in development and testing of new techniques and standard procedures for a wide variety of coastal ocean mapping outputs.
* Observe and assist in coastal mapping surveys aboard ships using echo sounders, oceanographic instruments, GPS, and other survey technology.

Required Skills
A hydrographic or ocean mapping and technical background with prior field experience and understanding of hydrographic requirements. Programming experience in Python, C, or C++, preferred. Approximately 6 weeks of travel per year for field work aboard a NOAA survey platform at sea will be required.

Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.

BS/BA in physical science, engineering, mechanics, dynamics, electronics, related discipline paired with physical science credits (24), or equivalent.

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