Dive Safety Technician

JOB TITLE:    Museum Technician I                         Working Title: Dive Safety Technician
VACANCY #:  60093257
DIVISION:      NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $14.00 hourly              
APPT TYPE:  Temporary
OPEN UNTIL FILLED                     
LOCATION:   Carteret County

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

This is an eleven-month position; hours may vary per week not to exceed 40 hours.  It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

Department Information:

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) takes care of the things that people love about North Carolina, literally from A to Z. The Arts to the Zoo, and so much else – parks, aquariums, historic sites, archaeology, African American Heritage Commission, science and history museums, the state Symphony, Library and Archives, historic preservation, land and water stewardship, and more. These places, and the ideas they represent, create a shared identity in North Carolina. They provide common ground. Everyone is welcome. The Department’s 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 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. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.  

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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 (NCA PKS) 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 NCA PKS 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 PKS Dive Program Standard Operating Procedures (OSHA/AAUS/Recreational), daily educational presentations, volunteer morale building, habitat maintenance, scientific diving, animal husbandry observations, and record keeping/data entry.


Other routine responsibilities will include but are not limited to, providing surface support, tending divers, 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 (previous AAUS training and experience a plus), 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/Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Certification as a Rescue Diver from a nationally recognized organization or member of the Recreational SCUBA Training Council (RSTC).  Divemaster or Divemaster in Training is preferred.

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 state employment application found in the following link https://oshr.nc.gov/nc-state-government-paper-application-employment-pd-107

 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