2022 NAMRIA Recruitment for Probationary Ensigns

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The Philippines’ National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Filipino: Pambansang Pangasiwaan sa Pagmamapa at Impormasyon sa Yaman), abbreviated as NAMRIA, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) responsible for providing the public with mapmaking services and acting as the central mapping agency, depository, and distribution facility of natural resources data in the form of maps, charts, texts, and statistics.

The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) is currently looking for aspiring HYDROGRAPHERS.

The NAMRIA Personnel Board for Commissioned Officer (PBCO), pursuant to the provisions of RA 2057 and EO 292, announces the holding of the Competitive Examinations for Probationary Ensigns to recruit candidates for appointment as Ensign (Hydrographic Survey Officer) by the President of The Republic of the Philippines after having satisfactory served as Probationary Ensign for at least six (6) months.

Applicants for the examination must be willing to serve and have loyalty to the Republic of the Philippines. Applicants must possess not only competence in mathematics, oral, and written communications, but also the personality essential to the performance of duties of a Hydrographic Survey Officer. They must be willing and able to accept assignments ashore or offshore anywhere in the country where their services may be required. They must be physically fit to travel by land, air, or sea and have no medical conditions preventing them from assuming functions of Hydrographic Survey Officers.

Applicants are advised to check the eligibility requirements to see if they qualify for admission. No exemptions from the requirements shall be considered. Applicants who are found ineligible or who have submitted incomplete application forms and requirements shall not be allowed to take the examination.

Duties of a Hydrographic Survey Officer

The Hydrographic Survey Officer shall conduct hydrographic, geodetic, magnetic surveys, physical oceanographic observation, act as a navigation officer, maintain survey vessel machineries and equipment and perform administrative functions among others. His/her duties shall also include gathering, analysing, and reporting hydrographic, environmental, and technological information and developments, drafting technical notes and correspondences, as well as working with ither government agencies, international organizations, and private groups promoting NAMRIA survey activities and carrying out collaborative projects.


  • Base pay of Php 38,366.00 upon entry plus other allowances
  • Travel and trainings local and abroad
  • Security of Tenure in the Government


  • Natural-born Filipino Citizen
  • Not born earlier than August 27, 1992
  • Graduates of Engineering degree (Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Electronics, Geodetic, Mechanical, or Mining) or of a naval or military academy recognized by the Philippine Government
  • Engineering Licensure Examination Passer or Civil Service Commission Career Service Professional eligible
  • Physically fit with 20/20 vision or with corrective glasses and not color blind
  • Must not have a pending or have been convicted in an administrative, civil, or criminal case
Date and Place of Examination:
27 August 2022 (Saturday)
• Manila - NAMEIA Hydrography Branch
• Cebu - Mines and Geosciences Bureau (Region VII)

Inquiries can be addressed to 2022 NAMRIA Competitive Examinations for Probationary Ensign Secretariat via email at hbpens.examboard@namria.gov.ph or via landline at (02) 8241 3494-98 and look for Ensign Monalyne C. Rabino, Ensign Robin C. Bolor, or Ensign Mayann M. Mallillin.

Interested applicants must register in this link http://tiny.cc/2022HBCompetitiveExams



The 2022 NAMRIA Competitive Examinations is composed of four (4) parts:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Psychological Test
  3. Competency-Based Interview; and
  4. Medical and Physical Test
Written Examination – 27 August 2022 (Saturday)

The Written Examinations covers the following two (2) subjects with the corresponding weights: 

  1. Mathematics – 70% 
  2. English – 30%

Candidates must obtain a passing grade of at least 70% both in the Mathematics and English Tests in order to qualify for the Psychological Test and succeeding tests.

The testing center for the Written Examinations is the NAMRIA Hydrography Branch, 421 Barraca Street, San Nicolas, Manila and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 7, Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu.

Psychological Test – To be announced (TBA)

The Psychological Test shall be held in Manila after the results of the Written Examinations have been determined. The Psychological Test may be administered by NAMRIA Human Resource Management Section or any agency/organization authorized by the PBCO. The Psychological Test shall include at least IQ and Aptitude Tests. Candidates shall be evaluated and certified as having passed the Psychological Test based on the results of their test. Candidates must have at least Above Average in both IQ and Aptitude to qualify for the Competency Based Interview.

Competency Based Interview – To be announced (TBA)

Candidates shall be interviewed by the Personnel Board for Commissioned Officers to evaluate their overall potential for becoming Hydrographic Survey Officers.

The Competency Based Interview shall be held in Manila after the results of the Written Examinations and Psychological Test shall have been determined. The Competency Based Interview shall include an assessment of the candidate’s oral skills, logical thinking, values and attitude. Previous records, experiences and conduct of examinees shall also be considered in determining the candidate’s fitness and aptitude for hydrographic work.

Medical Test and Physical Fitness Test – To be announced (TBA)

The Medical Test and Physical Fitness Test may be held immediately after the Competency Based Interview. Applicants who failed to obtain a favorable result in any of the tests required shall not be allowed to proceed to the next step and will be considered failed.

NOTE: Applicants are required to pass all four (4) sequential parts within the prescribed time frame to be considered eligible for appointment to Probationary Ensign. An applicant who fails to show up or does not take any phase as scheduled dhall be deemed to have failed the entire examination. Requests for deferment will not be entertained.

Applicants who failed the Physical Fitness Test may take future Competitive Examinations. However, applicants who failed the Psychological Test or Compentency-Based Interview may only re-take the examinations not earlier than two (2) years from the date of the test/interview in which applicant failed.

How to Apply

  1. Applicants must fill out the Registration Form online and CS Form 212 Revised 2017 (Personal Data Sheet). CS Form 212 may be downloaded (HERE) or requested from the 2020 NAMEIA Competitive Examinations for Probationary Ensigns Secretariat personally or thru email.
  2. CS Form 212 shall be duly accomplished by the applicants and submitted to the Examinations Secretariat personally, thru email or courier before 1700H on 12 August 2022. Applications submitted beyond the set deadline shall no longer be accepted.
  3. The following shall be attached to the Personal Data Sheet (PDS):
    • Copy of any of the following identification cards containing the bearer’s signature and picture:
      • Unified Multi-purpose ID
      • Social Security System ID
      • Professional Regulation Commission ID
      • Philippine Passport
      • Government-issued driver’s license
      • School ID
    • Two (2) self-addressed and self-stamped envelopes marked as priority mail for those opting to have their results sent thru mail.
2022 NAMRIA Competitive Examinations for Probationary Ensigns Secretariat
c/o Ens Monalyne C Rabino| Ens Robin C Bolor | Ens Mayann M Mallillin
Nautical Charting Division
Tel No. (02) 241 3494-98 loc 123

Map Production Center (MPC) Building
Hydrography Branch, NAMRIA
421 Barraca Street, San Nicolas
1010 Manila

Email: hbpens.examboard@namria.gov.ph
Registration Form url: http://tiny.cc/2022HBCompetitiveExams or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFE4oa74hAFwBnm5nD5cpExrbo0jCNGiy_I9BiEIufKr57gA/viewform

History of NAMRIA

As provided for in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order No. 31, series of 1988, which prescribed the guidelines implementing Section 22 (a) of Executive Order 192, our organization is mandated to provide the public with mapmaking services and to act as the central mapping agency, depository, and distribution facility of natural resources data in the form of maps, charts, texts, and statistics.

Four (4) technical branches are undertaking the networks of operation on map production and information generation. These are the Hydrography Branch (HB), the Mapping and Geodesy Branch (MGB), the Resource Data Analysis Branch (RDAB), and the Geospatial Information System Management Branch (GISMB).

Map the seas with the heart of service, Be a Hydrographer!

Source: NAMRIA