Diving Safety Officer
Position Announcement
Center for Marine Resource Studies
Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.

Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Center Director, the Diving Safety Officer/Marine Operations Coordinator (DSO/MOC) is responsible for a variety of support duties associated with SFS/CMRS sponsored academic and scientific activities on and underwater in order to ensure these activities are carried out in an effective and safe manner in accordance with SFS and CMRS specific policies.

Required Qualifications:

Active status SCUBA diving instructor's certification from a nationally recognized agency (i.e., PADI, NAUI, and NOAA, CMAS
First Aid/CPR instructor.
Oxygen administration instructor.
Extensive small boat handling experience.
Experience in outboard engine troubleshooting and mechanics.
Related experience with an academic institution.
Preferred Qualifications:

Captain's License.
Bachelor's degree (highly desirable, marine related discipline an advantage).
Experience in leadership (management?) and personnel supervision.
Caribbean diving experience and knowledge of marine life highly desirable.
Certified in visual inspection for cylinders.
Experience in group living situations.
EMT qualified.
Wilderness First Aid Responder
Tank inspection capability
Shallow water diving experience
Other Expectations:

Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate students and visiting researchers or programs, and participate in all center activities.
Represent SFS at local and international conferences.
Reports To: Center Director

Salary: $17,500 USD plus on-site room & board and an excellent benefits package.

Start Date: January 2009

For more details, visit the SFS website at www.fieldstudies.org. No phone calls please. Hardcopy and faxed resumes will not be accepted.