Physcial Scientist Hydorgrapher(ID#15490)
Company: Cherokee Nation Businesses
Posted on: August 16, 2019
Job Title: Physical Scientist (Onboard Hydrographer)(ID#15490)
Location: (PORT) North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Onboard Vessel
Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally
owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and
overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical
disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information
assurance, intelligence operations, program management and
professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP
is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of
Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S.
One-hundred percent of the company's profits support future
business investments and the well-being of the tribe's citizens
through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better
lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.
For more company information, visit our website at
The Hydrographer will be working on the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer
(EX), which is a research vessel dedicated to exploring unknown
areas of the deep-ocean. The vessel is fully equipped with an ocean
depth multibeam sonar mapping system and a two-bodied, deep-water
remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system capable to diving to 6000m.
Images, video, data and other information will be broadcast to the
Internet and to science command centers located across the country
from the ship using a state-of-the-art satellite system.
US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leading at-sea ocean exploration mapping operations on the Okeanos
Explorer will be the overarching focus of this position.
The Physical Scientist (Onboard Hydrographer) will be primarily
responsible for maintaining and operating the vessel's hydrographic
survey equipment, overseeing the work of the surveying team at sea,
and managing associated mapping data. These duties include sonar
data acquisition, data processing, data management and product
generation. Secondarily, this person will be expected to help
manage, quality assure, and archive extensive cruise data sets from
at-sea expeditions. This position will collaborate closely with the
ship's Senior Survey Technician to ensure high quality Survey
Department capability for the EX. The individual will also be
expected to help with ROV dive planning operations, specifically
providing expertise in mapping dataset processing and
visualization. During dedicated ocean mapping expeditions (non-ROV
cruises) this position serves as the primary at-sea representative
of NOAA OER responsible for coordinating with the ship's Commanding
Officer, Operating Officer, and crew. Daily reporting of at-sea
activities to shore-based NOAA OER colleagues is required.
* This person must also be able to maintain and operate all
mapping-related software packages and technology associated with
sonar data acquisition and data management such as preliminary
processing and storage.
* This person will help maintain and support the mission-related
computer systems, networking infrastructure and mission specific
* This person will be expected to show initiative in solving
technical and operational problems; to troubleshoot and resolve
problems in a time-critical environment; to perform
proof-of-performance testing and preventive maintenance such as
providing technical advice on maintenance of ship-based acoustic
sensors and backing-up data.
* This person will be involved in the design, development and
implementation of new equipment and/or software related to
maintaining and/or improving sonar system capabilities.
* This person will also create advanced mapping products unique to
EX's missions, and analyze operating programs and make constructive
recommendations for improvements.
This position will not have supervisory authority.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
BS that includes at least 24 semester hours in physical science,
engineering, or mathematics and/or related technical discipline.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
* 1 -5 years of relevant hydrographic or mapping experience with
specialized experience including:
* General knowledge of hydrographic surveying and ocean exploration
tools, operations and objectives.
* Ability to learn specific tasks related to data acquisition, data
processing and product creation, specifically with multibeam sonar
systems, preferably with Kongsberg equipment and software.
* Ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods used to
gather, analyze, and evaluate information about organizational
design and management processes.
* Data management experience and the ability to help create and
maintain an efficient data processing pipeline and data network,
conduct studies on programs involved in managing data, identify
procedural problems using quantitative/qualitative methods to
analyze findings and be able to make clear recommendations on
system improvements and Standard Operating Procedures
* Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and
possess strong interpersonal skills to enable working as part of
operations and development teams.
* Experienced with word processing and spreadsheet software and
* Experience with standard Windows computer operating systems is
* Skill in using multibeam sonar acquisition and processing
software and GIS software (e.g. Kongsberg SIS, Qimera,QPS
Fledermaus, ESRI ArcGIS, etc.) is required.
* Experience in operating oceanographic equipment and associated
software, which includes but is not limited to, CTD, XBT, sound
velocity probes, and thermosalinographs.
* Experience with ancillary equipment directly supporting multibeam
sonars, such as heave/pitch/roll/yaw inertial motion sensors and
global positioning systems (GPS).
* Experience leading at-sea field teams is preferred.
* Good judgement and tact in working with diverse teams.
* Familiarity with UNH CCOM activities, capabilities and staff is
* Must be physically fit and medical qualified to spend up to 130
days at sea per year, plus travel to and from the ship, and be
familiar with shipboard routine on a research vessel.
Hours worked will be based on a 12 hours on / 12 hours off
shipboard schedule which allows for a compensation plan (additional
pay or compensation time) for hours exceeding 40 hours per week.
The project requires significant travel to foreign and domestic
port locations and onboard the ship during expeditions throughout
the year, with up to 130 days per year of at-sea work duty. Two
trips per year are anticipated to domestic locations possibly
including but not limited to Silver Spring, MD and Narragansett,
On Shore Duties:
The Physical Scientist (Hydrographer) will be based at the
Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) processing center
located at Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC) / Center for Coastal and
Ocean Mapping Center (CCOM) at the University of New Hampshire
(UNH) and will be a primary Physical Scientist rotating aboard the
EX to support expeditions.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual
orientation. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights
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