Dive Safety Manager

May 25, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Full Time

Dive Safety Manager

Travel to either McMurdo Station (Ross Island, Antarctica) or Palmer Station (Anvers Island, Antarctica)

The Dive Safety Manager will perform initial and ongoing gap analysis (cradle to grave) on the OPP Dive safety program.

  • Identify areas of improvement for the program
  • Implement corrective procedures that add value to the risk mitigation system
  • Ensure compliance with the Dive Section of the NSF OPP Safety and Occupational Health policy https://www.nsf.gov/geo/opp/documents/policy/NSF-GEO-OPP-SOH-POL-2000-10.pdf )
  • Review for final approval, dive plans and diver applications submitted to USAP by the OPP Diving Standards within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt
  • Review dive logs to verify dives were conducted by approved dive plans
  • Provide written monthly and annual reports on the status of the USAP diving program and activities conducted for the previous reporting period
  • Provide pre-travel requests and post-travel reports for all DSO-related travel to Antarctica, reporting on pre-travel objectives, and post-travel accomplishments and audit findings
  • Coordinate, manage, and report on evaluations of diving equipment for use in the USAP diving program
  • Provide a written report in response to diving-related accidents requiring the establishment of a Board of Investigation
  • Assist the OPP SOHO and SDCB in coordinating and conducting the annual Scientific Diving Control Board meeting
  • Present the results of the USAP Annual Diving Program report at the annual meeting
  • Annually travel to either McMurdo Station (Ross Island, Antarctica) or Palmer Station (Anvers Island, Antarctica), during the austral summer season to conduct an annual audit of USAP diving safety standards and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 3+ years of experience with scientific diving in Antarctica or similar environments, specifically in the McMurdo area and/or at Palmer Station
  • Under-ceiling scuba diving (either ice or caves) within the last three (3) years
  • Experience as an active underwater instructor from an internationally recognized certifying agency
  • Current authorization/certification as a scientific research diver within the last five (5) years
  • Cold water scuba diving (45 degrees Fahrenheit or below) where the use of cold water diving equipment/suits experience and specific training required within the last three (3) years
  • Background check required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience with rebreathers
  • Experience working on or with a Scientific Diving Control Board
  • Experience writing diving safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of OSHA diving standards and the exemption for scientific diving preferred
  • Experience performing or overseeing operational and maintenance diving with surface-supplied air
  • Experience reviewing military, government, contractor, or research pre-dive plans
  • Ability to pass and maintain the NSF Office of Polar Programs required physical to travel to Antarctica
  • Ability to travel to Antarctica for up to 2 weeks a year (at one time) and possibly on short notice should there be a diving accident
  • Experience serving on diving accident boards or individually investigating dive accidents

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Estimated Salary/Wage

Up to USD $58.85/Hr.

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