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NOAA hiring professional mariners on the Mississippi Coast

By: Frank Corder - January 17, 2023

NOAA Ship Pisces alongside the dock in Pascagoula, Mississippi, at sunset. Image by David Hall/NOAA.

Recruiters will be on-site in Gulfport and Pascagoula next week.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is looking for professional mariners on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

NOAA’s professional mariner workforce includes licensed masters, mates, engineers, and unlicensed members of the engine, steward, and deck departments.

Recruiters will be on-site in Gulfport and Pascagoula next week to accept applications and answer questions. Qualified individuals may receive tentative job offers on the spot.

According to NOAA, its fleet of 15 research and survey ships operate worldwide in support of NOAA’s environmental observation, scientific research, and stewardship missions. NOAA ships are operated by a combination of NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps officers and civilian professional mariners.

NOAA homeports three research ships in Pascagoula along the riverfront and has labs at Stennis in Hancock County and in Moss Point. Mississippi is also home to a NOAA Weather Forecasting Office.

For more information on the professional mariner hiring event, visit NOAA’s website here.

Where to Apply

January 24 – 8am to 4pm
Gulf & Ship Island Building
2605 13th Street
Gulfport, Mississippi

January 26 – 8am to 4pm
Mississippi Shipbuilding & Maritime Center
609 Dupont Avenue
Pascagoula, Mississippi

Applicants are encouraged to bring merchant mariners credentials, maritime training certificates, transportation worker identification cards, and military service records, if applicable.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.