Wednesday, May 29, 2024

NOAA’s Iconic Reefs Field Operations Team Now Hiring


If you’ve ever wanted to work on coral reefs and love scuba diving, the folks at Florida International University are looking to hire four people for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Mission: Iconic Reefs Field Operations Team.

According to a LinkedIn notice:

“The Field Operations Team is expected to comprise individuals that will undertake site preparation, support restoration, conduct maintenance, perform benthic monitoring, collect fish assemblage data, install and download sensors, analyze and archive large data sets, and support variety of other operations associated with the execution of Mission: Iconic Reefs. We are seeking individuals that collectively can form a team capable of the following specialties: Scientific Diving; Marine & Vessel Operations; Coral Restoration; 3D Photogrammetry; Benthic, Invertebrate, Fish, & Water Quality Monitoring; Mapping; Data Management; and Data Analysis. The ideal candidate will specialize in one or more of these areas, but be capable of supporting all them as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Each member of the team will also have specific non-field work responsibilities that could include the following: Sample & Image Processing; Data Entry; Data Management; GIS; and/or Equipment Preparation & Maintenance.”

FIU will be doing the actual hiring, but the ones who get the jobs will be part of the NOAA team day to day and based in NOAA’s Key Largo or Key West offices.

For instructions on how to apply, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.