November 15, 2012
FT Dive Technician at Calif. Science Center
Posted as a courtesy only. Please do no contact me about this position—Dida
Full time position as Dive Technician in Living Collections Department, reporting to Diving Safety Officer. The position pays $18/hour, is full time with benefits, and remains open until filled.
SUMMARY: The Dive Programs Technician possesses a current Scientific Diver certification and will assist the Dive Safety Officer (DSO) developing, implementing, and maintaining the Science Center’s Dive Safety and Volunteer Diver training programs. The Dive Programs Technician will assist with the collection of aquatic organisms including safely trailering, towing, launching and operating a vessel on open ocean and in harbor areas. Additionally, qualified candidates will utilize effective and safe collecting procedures, collecting specimens of marine fish and invertebrates, and transporting them back to the Science Center unharmed.
The Dive Programs Technician will be responsible for appearance and operation of all assigned exhibits and support areas.
• BA/BS degree, preferably with 1+ years experience in a public aquarium or zoological facility.
• Must be a certified Scientific Diver and possess Recreational Dive Master certification with diver training experience in a public aquarium setting.
• Must be trained as PSI visual inspector and have gear maintenance certification or obtain training within 6 months of hire. Experience with underwater communication systems preferred.
• Experienced in vessel trailer transport, vessel launching, operations, open water/diving operations and boating safety/emergency procedures.
• Able to dive 4 hours per day and up to 20 hours a week. Must be able to walk ½ mile in full dive gear, as well as be able to lift 80 pounds. Must be able to work effectively in adverse weather conditions.
• Must pass dive physical examinations as required, including chest x-rays when required.
• Ability to effectively communicate with, supervise, motivate, and train divers.
• Experience in identifying, collecting, and successfully transporting marine specimens.
• Knowledge of fish and other marine life of the Pacific Coast highly desirable.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist DSO with development, training and administering of the Science Center dive programs in adherence with the guidelines of the AAUS and OSHA.
• Assist DSO in ensuring that all staff and volunteer divers are diving in accordance with safety protocols by training thoroughly, approving dive plans, and supervising divers.
• Routine maintenance of all diving records, dive gear and collecting equipment.
• Dive open ocean, exhibit tanks and holding tanks to ensure progress toward milestone goals to maintain, sustain, and support the living collections.
• Identify and collect species for collection and safely transport specimens back to facility.
• Care and husbandry of aquatic and other living collections as required including prepping and feeding food, exhibit maintenance, record keeping and health assessments.
• Perform other duties as required.
To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume, along w/ salary history to: California Science Center Foundation, HR Dept., 700 State Drive, LA, CA 90037. Email here or fax resumes to (213) 744-2673.
Posted by Dida at November 15, 2012 2:40 PM