National Ocean Service Careers

What's it like to work at NOAA? Our profiles of current and past NOS employees showcase a variety of specialities.

Dominic Hondolero

Administration

  • Former Assistant Administrator. National Ocean Service: Holly Bamford
  • Deputy Director. NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program: Jennifer Koss
  • Director. U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Program: Zdenka Willis
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity Counsel. Manager, NOS Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs: Michelle Crockett
  • Facility Maintenance. Facilities Contract Specialist, National Ocean Service: Ray Clark
  • International Ocean/Coastal Management. International Affairs Specialist, National Ocean Service: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis
  • Management and Budget. Management and Budget Officer, National Geodetic Survey: Maureen Green
  • Management and Budget. Program Analyst, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services Carol Smith
  • Management and Budget. Management and Program Analyst, National Geodetic Survey: Brett Howe
  • Science & Policy. Legislative Specialist, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Managment: Elisa Chae
  • Training and Communications. Training and Communication Coordinator, NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center: Katie Krushinski

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Communications/Education

  • Animation/3D Visualization. Animation/3D Visualization Specialist, NOAA Coastal Services Center: Mike Pai
  • Communications and Outreach. Acting Chief, Communications and Outreach Branch, National Geodetic Survey. Christine Gallagher
  • Coral Reef Education. National Education Coordinator and Fellowship Manager, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Paulo Maurin
  • Educational Resource Development. Education Coordinator, NOS Communications and Education Division: Peg Steffen
  • Graphic Design. Graphic Designer and Illustrator, NOAA Coastal Services Center: Frank Ruopoli
  • Marine Science and Conservation Education. Program Coordinator, MERITO Program, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: Rocio Lozano-Knowlton
  • National Ocean Service Writer. Senior Writer-editor, National Ocean Service Pam Rubin
  • Ocean Observing Outreach. Communications Specialist, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program: Jennie Lyons
  • Program Analyst. Program Analyst, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Sharon Sirkis
  • Public Affairs. National Media Coordinator, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Vernon Smith
  • Web & Video Development. Chief, Technical Information Services Branch, NOS Communications & Education Division: Davida Remer

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Conservation/Restoration

  • Conservation Research. Research Coordinator, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: Jan Roletto
  • Conserving Coasts & Estuaries. Manager, Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program: Elaine Vaudreuil
  • Conserving Cultural Resources. Cultural Resources Coordinator, National Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Center: Valerie Grussing
  • Conserving the Marine Environment. Resource Protection Coordinator, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: Becky Shortland
  • Environmental Science. Regional Resource Coordinator NOAA Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program: Rebecca Hoff
  • Managing Coastal Resources. Human Dimensions Specialist, NOAA Coastal Services Center: Hansje Gold-Krueck
  • Protecting Maritime Heritage. Program Specialist, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary: Jeff Johnston
  • Preserving NOAA Heritage. Senior Program Advisor, NOAA's Preserve America Initiative: Cheryl Oliver
  • Protecting Ocean Resources. Director (acting), National Marine Protected Areas Center: Lauren Wenzel
  • Protecting Coastal Places & People. Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator, NOAA Coastal Services Center: Darlene Finch
  • Restoring Natural Resources. Chief, Southeast Region Branch, Assessment and Restoration Division: Lisa DiPinto

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Information Technology

  • Computer Maintenance/Support. Senior Help Desk Technician, National Ocean Service: Lance Davey
  • Computer Maintenance/Support. Help Desk Specialist, National Ocean Service: Keith Davis
  • Museum Kiosk Project Managment. Information Technology Specialist, NOS Communications and Education Division : Mike Shelby
  • Software Development. Information Technology Specialist, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Armin Pruessner
  • Spatial Analysis and Mapping. Geographic Information System Specialist, National Marine Protected Areas Center: Jordan Gass
  • Systems Administrator. Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Joe Colby

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Operations

  • Geodesy. NSRS Modernization Manager, National Geodetic Survey: Dru Smith
  • Geodesy. Deputy Director, National Geodetic Survey: Ronnie Taylor
  • Geodesy. Pilot and Manager of National Geodetic Survey Aeronautical Survey Program: Nicole Cabana
  • Geodesy. Chief, Remote Sensing Division: Mike Aslaksen
  • Managing a National Marine Sanctuary. Deputy Superintendent and Research Coordinator: Russ Green
  • Maritime Community Ambassador. Navigation Manager-Southeast Region, Office of Coast Survey: David Elliott
  • Navigation Management. Navigation Manager, Central Gulf Region, Office of Coast Survey: Tim Osborn
  • NOAA Corps Pilot. Commissioned Officer, Chief of Staff, National Ocean Service: Captain Michele Finn
  • Ocean Observing Management. National Manager, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System's High Frequency Radar Network: Jack Harlan
  • Operations Division Chief. U.S. IOOS®: Derrick Snowden
  • Ocean Observing Management. Operations Division Chief, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System: Charles Alexander
  • Representing NOAA in Alaska. NOAA Alaska Regional Coordinator: Amy Holman
  • Responding to Marine Transportation Emergencies. Team Lead , Navigation Response Team 2, Office of Coast Survey: Bob Ramsey

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Science/Research

  • Biogeography. Chief, Biogeography Branch, NOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment: Chris Caldow
  • Biogeography. Oceanographer, Biogeography Branch, NOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment: Tim Battista
  • Cartography. Chief, Marine Chart Division, Office of Coast Survey: Captain Doug Baird
  • Coastal Environmental Health. Chief, Coastal Ocean Assessments, Status and Trends (COAST) Branch, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment: Gunnar Lauenstein
  • Coastal Water Quality Research. Physical Scientist and Manager, NOAA's National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment, Suzanne Bricker
  • Ecology. Coastal Ecosystem Ecologist, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science: James Morris
  • Fisheries and Habitat Research. Research Technician, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research: Jenny Vander Pluym
  • Global Positioning System Physics. Physicist, National Geodetic Survey: Neil Weston
  • Hydrographic Data Science. Physical Scientist, Office of Coast Survey: Vitad Pradith
  • Marine Biology. Research Ecologist, NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research: Chris Taylor
  • Marine Resource Management. Director, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment: Mark Monaco
  • Molecular Biology. Fisheries Biologist, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research: Mark Vandersea
  • Oceanography. Chief Scientist, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Stephen Gill
  • Oceanography. Manager, Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Mark Bushnell
  • Oceanography. Oceanographer, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Chris Paternostro
  • Oceanography. Oceanographer, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Billy Sweet
  • Physical Science. Lead Physical Scientist, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: Natalia Donoho
  • Physical Science. Physical Scientist, Office of Coast Survey: Kathryn Simmons
  • Physical Scientist. U.S. IOOS®: Jessica Snowden

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Please note that this is not a staff directory. These profiles showcase a wide variety of National Ocean Service employee specialities and backgrounds. While the profiles shown here were accurate at the time of publication, people may have transitioned to new jobs. Visit the NOAA staff directory for an up-to-date database of NOS employees.

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