Dive Safety Technician

JOB TITLE: Museum Technician I    Working Title: Dive Safety Technician
VACANCY #:  60093257
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE:  January 29, 2021
LOCATION: Carteret County

*** Position will function as Dive Safety Technician***

This is an eleven-month seasonal position; hours may vary per week.  It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

Department Information:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

Division Information:

The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of our aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats. 

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is located 6 miles from Morehead City, NC, on Bogue Banks, sits adjacent to Bogue Sound. A living collection of over 2,500 animals in 90,000 square feet of exhibit space attracts and engages over 400,000 visitors each year. The Aquarium is located in the middle of Roosevelt Natural Area, a state park of maritime forest and wetland ecosystems. 

Description of Work:  

This position will provide support to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores dive program under the supervision of the Dive Safety Officer & Assistant DSO.  Primary responsibilities will include dive and supervisory support of staff and volunteer dive operations, ensure dive operation compliance with NCA Dive Program Standard Operating Procedures (OSHA/AAUS/Recreational), daily educational presentations, volunteer morale building, conduct light commercial diving for exhibit maintenance, animal husbandry observations, and record keeping/data entry. 

Other routine responsibilities will include but are not limited to, filling the role of DPIC/Dive Supervisor, computer data entry, assisting with rescue and out of air emergency drills, air fill station operation, daily dive locker area cleaning, and laundry.

Additional assignments may include, leading guest dives, assisting scientific diving program, general equipment maintenance, and annual visual cylinder inspections.

The employee must be able to routinely dive up to 4 times daily, available to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings, be comfortable making timely decisions and working independently in the absence of direct supervision, pass mandatory NCA diver medical assessment for diving, pass mandatory swim test (400 yard swim in 12 minutes, 10 minute treading water, 25 yard swim underwater on one breath, and a 25 yard rescue tow of a passive swimmer), pass mandatory scuba diving skill assessments, lift and carry 75 lbs.

Job Requirements/KSA:

Certification as a Divemaster (or equivalent).  Certification must be from a nationally recognized organization or member of the Recreational SCUBA Training Council (RSTC). 

Education and Experience: 

High School or General Educational Development (GED) and one year of experience as related to knowledge, skills, and abilities in area assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

How to Apply: 

Mail, fax, or deliver a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the posting.  

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. A resume and cover letter may be submitted along with the completed state application.

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

Ethan Simmons
Diving Safety Officer
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC  28512
Fax: 252-247-0663

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