DPAA Historian


Under the direction of the Secretary of Defense and the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), and pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and the Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory were combined in January, 2015, into a single defense agency — the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).


Assistant Receiver of Wreck


The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are looking for an Assistant Receiver of Wreck to support the administration processes relating to matters of wreck and salvage throughout the UK.

You will assist the Receiver and Deputy Receiver of Wreck in the administration of those sections of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 that relate to wreck and salvage, the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and the Royal Prerogative for Fishes Royal.

This is an exciting role where you will process reports of wreck, in the interest of both the finder and the owner. In this highly diverse role no two days are the same which will give you variety to your working day.

The role also involves education and outreach, representing and highlighting the requirements of wreck and salvage law in a variety of public fora, including attending conferences and other events.

CESU Grant for BOEM


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) through the Environmental Studies Program (ESP) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to study shipwrecks and benthic hard-bottom habitat in the mesophotic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a clear need to characterize seafloor features and their ecological role to develop proper management and avoidance strategies based upon their ecological community structures.   Objectives include documenting and mapping sites. Only applicants noted in “Additional Information on Eligibility” are eligible, but cooperative research is encouraged and applicants may include subcontracts to other organizations in their proposals. See complete program announcement. Section 1345(e) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) authorizes BOEM to enter into cooperative agreements with affected States for purposes that are consistent with the OCLSA, including the joint use of available expertise, joint planning and review, and the formation of joint surveillance and monitoring arrangements.

Eligible: State governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Coastal states and state-controlled institutions of higher education who are members of the following Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Gulf Coast, Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed and North Atlantic Coast.


Heritage Officer Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage at The South African Heritage Agency (SAHRA)


To manage the heritage resources in relation to maritime and underwater cultural heritage (MUCH), to provide assistance to the unit Manager, as well as to provide administrative and technical support to the unit. Click here for full details including closing date.




This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE), in Sterling, VA.

The incumbent serves as a Historic Preservation Specialist in the OREP’s Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (EREB).  The responsibility of the incumbent is to provide the professional expertise, produce substantive analyses, and lead consultations for cultural resources and historic properties necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

At the full performance level GS-13 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Conducts consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with state, local, and tribal governments, and other Federal agencies and under Executive Order 13175 with Federally-recognized tribes.
  2. Researches and analyzes physical and visual impacts to cultural and historic properties.
  3. Analyzes and reviews onshore and offshore cultural, archaeological, and architecture surveys and reports submitted by applicants and lessees.
  4. Develops survey guidelines and mitigation procedures for the identification and protection of onshore and offshore cultural and historic resources associated with renewable energy leasing and operations activities.
  5. Identifies and addresses areas where information must be developed by either agency research or contract studies.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information

GS-13: $102,663-$133,465 per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMEE-20-KS-030(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

Re-Posted Maritime Research Associate


The Department of History invites applications for a full-time position as Maritime Research Associate. The holder of the position will be responsible for field project planning and supervision, equipment maintenance and organization, and program field project logistical support. This position will report to the Maritime Program Director. Specific field support duties are related to two annual maritime studies field schools plus grant-funded projects, and will include student supervision and diving safety procedure; vehicle operation; boat launch, retrieval, operation and logistics; use of remote sensing apparatus (magnetometer, side scan, ROV, and supporting software including Hypack, SonarWiz, and ArcView); equipment set-up and student equipment training; diving logistics and site safety engineering; small engine and electronic equipment repair, calibration, and service; vehicle maintenance; and equipment inventory organization and storage.

Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or Maritime Studies from appropriately accredited institution is required. Candidate must be an experienced SCUBA diver with at least a Dive Master certification at the time of application and must also hold a boat operator certification (e.g. completion of Department of the Interior’s Motorboat Operator certification course). We seek an experienced, highly motivated, and collegial individual with extensive experience in maritime archaeological teaching support and research with excellent organizational and management skills, and a proficiency with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 5-years of full-time employment in maritime archaeology. Valid NC Driver’s License required.

Ocean Exploration Trust Open Positions


Interested in joining a dynamic team dedicated to ocean exploration and education? Opportunities to join the Ocean Exploration Trust and E/V Nautilus in a professional position are posted here when available.

Ocean Exploration Trust Mission​​​​​​​​​​​

The E/V Nautilus is operated by the non-profit organization Ocean Exploration Trust, founded in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration. Our international programs center on scientific exploration of the seafloor and many of our expeditions are launched from aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. In addition to conducting scientific research, we offer our expeditions to explorers on shore via live video, audio, and data feeds from the field. We also bring educators and students of all ages aboard during E/V Nautilus expeditions, offering them hands-on experience in ocean exploration, research, and communications.​ Learn more about our exploration and education programs at NautilusLive.org.