National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Scientist taking measurements of ice formations

Science. Service. Stewardship.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them.

Weather plane flying
Stylised photo of NOAA Ships, planes and sea animals

Our Mission

To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts

To share that knowledge and information with others

To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources

Antartica-vehicle moving over the ice
East satellite image Hurricane-Laura-082620 approaching Gulf Coast
methane gas release affecting climate change

Video: Tour of the National Hurricane Center

woman guiding in a atmospheric drone above her head
NHC Director Ken Graham speaks with children at the Curacao stop of the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour NOAA
NOAA Flight crew after a successful mission
woman working on computer with sea floor mapping project

Commitment to Hiring Individuals with Disabilites

Individuals with disabilities are important members of the diverse culture that makes up our workforce. NOAA is committed to improving employment opportunities for all individuals including disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities and individuals with targeted disabilities. We fully support presidential Executive Order 13548 (July 26, 2010) which ensures that individuals with disabilities are represented throughout our agency, as applicants with disabilities represent an important pool of potential qualified candidates.

NOAA is Hiring People with Disabilities - U.S. Locations

  • Scientific
  • Administrative
  • Technical
  • Support

These positions are not posted on USAJOBS. These positions are open to candidates who are eligible for VRA, 30% or more and individuals with disabilities who are eligible for Schedule A (u).

Diverse Members of NOAA's Honors Group
Diverse group of NOAA-colleagues-talking-around a conference table

Reasonable Accommodations

NOAA offers reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment and employees< with disabilities who may require an accommodation. Under the Reasonable Accommodation Program, an accommodation is considered an adjustment or alteration< that enables a qualified person with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment. For reasonable accommodation assistance during the application phase applicants are encouraged to email the agency’s Selective Placement Coordinator at


Day to Day with NOAA

From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need, when they need it.