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  • $40 - $60 an hour

David Evans and Associates, Inc.

BenefitsPulled from the full job description401(k)Continuing education creditsDental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee stock ownership planHealth insuranceShow 2 more benefits


DEA Marine Services is in search of an experienced, project-oriented Hydrographer to join our team of professionals. This position will be based in our Vancouver, WA office, but may be located in the Pacific Northwest and will require frequent travel to remote and/or offshore project locations to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork. Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our 82 survey vessel Blake or other large vessels in addition to smaller scale coastal, estuarine or riverine surveys with trailerable launches, watercraft, and/or remotely operated vehicles. When not in the field, the candidate will be expected to provide significant support and/or oversight to our geospatial data processing workflows, perform quality control checks on work products, and produce high quality project deliverables.

Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain hydrographic survey equipment including single beam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems, positioning instruments and motion sensors, sound speed sensors, and other ancillary equipment such as sediment sampling devices and hydraulic systems.
Operate survey-related software for data acquisition, navigation, and survey documentation including review of GNSS data streams and software to confirm accurate positioning
Coordinate and collaborate with the project team(s) to review project plans and provide project updates
Perform in-field quality assurance, data management, and documentation activities
Conduct in-field mobilization and demobilization of survey vessels and equipment
Work independently or as a team to analyze and process hydrographic data, prepare survey documentation, produce project deliverables, and perform quality control checks of work products and procedures


B.S. in Marine Science, Physical Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
3-5 years of hydrographic and/or geophysical survey experience
Familiarity with NOAA and USACE survey specifications
Professional certification/licensure preferable, but not required
Knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including vessel positioning, tides and tidal zoning, survey vessel configuration, cartography, sound velocity concepts, sonar data acquisition, interpretation, and troubleshooting, and survey documentation procedures
Comprehensive knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition, processing, and analysis packages including Caris, Hypack, and Chesapeake SonarWiz
Demonstrated commitment to established safety procedures


Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
Support for continuing education and training opportunities
Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals
Potential hourly rate range for this position is $40-$60/hr depending on experience and location

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