Classification: Diving Safety Officer - Exempt Department Name: School of Natural Sciences Job Number: MB2019-TB2518 Status: Open Until Filled Priority Screening Date: 05/12/2019 Recruitment Status: Apply today! Application Screening Begins May 13, 2019.
Position Description: Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (www.csumb.edu) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7,000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay.
As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.
Join our team and be part of our exciting research dive programon the shores of the picturesque Monterey Bay! Eligible employees enjoy a competitive benefits package that includes generous vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14-paid holidays a year in additional to the vacation accruals. If you join our team, you will also have access to campus housing where you can bike or walk to work. Rent includes a variety amenities; such as, high-speed internet, basic cable television, and more.
Under the general supervision of the Dean for the College of Science and the daily direction of the Dive Program Chair; the Diving Safety Officer (DSO) performs a variety of support duties associated with California State University, Monterey Bay sponsored academic and scientific (research) underwater diving activities in order to ensure that the activities are carried out in an effective and safe manner and in accordance with the CSU policy, state and federal regulations. For more information visit the Research Diving Program.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for the annual maintenance and repair of all CSUMB-owned diving-related equipment, including regulators, computers, buoyancy compensator devices, wetsuits (including booties, hooded vests), masks, fins, tanks (visual inspections), valves, lights, transect tapes, dive reels, quadrats, etc.
Responsible for operation and maintenance of dive program compressors, including the primary compressor in the dive locker as well as one or more portable compressors. Reviews and approves plans and specifications for the installation of air compressors, air filters and safety devices used in conjunction with the campus diving program; ensures that breathing air appropriate for SCUBA is used in compliance with CSU standards and federal and state regulations.
Assists in the planning, implementation and administration of a campus-wide diving safety program and maintains a general surveillance over all campus-sponsored academic, technical or scientific diving activity, both on and off campus, including courses (Open water SCUBA, Advanced SCUBA and SCUBA rescue, NAUI Master Diver, Scientific Diving Techniques, Marine Biogeography of California).
Responsible for the conduct of the diving safety program at the campus, including the conduct of training in safe diving practices including first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen administration, field neurological exam; review and approval of diving plans, maintenance of diving records of individuals who are carrying out academic, technical or scientific diving under campus sponsorship in order to ensure compliance with the American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS) and the CSUMB standards for training and certification of divers and all applicable federal and state regulations. Includes supporting the campus Dive Control Board and maintaining CSUMB's organizational membership in the AAUS.
Responsible for organization and functioning of the dive locker (located at the aquatic center), including supervision of up to two (2) student dive locker assistants.
Works with SCUBA course instructors to cultivate and maintain a well-trained group of student teaching assistants.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as requested by management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of: contemporary diving equipment, air compressors, air filters and purification systems, and safety devices to include their operation, repair and routine maintenance; the California state and federal regulations regarding diving; NITROX; equipment used in scientific diving. Practical knowledge of the operation and handling of small boats as related to diving and diving safety procedures. Working knowledge of small boat navigational principles and related operation skills are desirable.
Ability to: demonstrate and train persons in the proper techniques and use of equipment for diving; plan and conduct difficult and complex academic, technical and scientific diving activities; develop training and program plans with ability to interpret, apply and implement various program plans and related regulations and laws; develop safety approaches for training and for diving; establish effective and cooperative relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students; analyze situations and take effective action especially in safety and emergency situations; speak and write effectively.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience: Five years as a certified diver of which at least three must be as a certified diving instructor.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university.
Specialized Skills: Must be able to qualify for the CSUC Research Diver Certificate prior to appointment as set forth in the CSUC minimal standards for Scuba Diving Certification and Operation of Scuba Diving Programs manual. Must be able to pass a medical examination. Must have experience working with large, entry-level SCUBA classes.
Possession of a current/valid diving instructorslicense issued by a nationally recognized agency (e.g., NAUI or PADI). If not certified by NAUI, must be willing to go through NAUI instructor training. Current instructor certifications in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, DAN oxygen administration and field neurological examination. Must be able to qualify for the CSU Research Diver Certificate prior to appointment as set forth in the CSU minimal standards for SCUBA Diving Certification and Operations of SCUBA Diving Programs manual.
Preferred Qualifications: Possession of a graduate degree. Three or more years of experience as a DSO. Experience interacting with undergraduates in a university setting; familiarity with conduct of science underwater. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Suite; G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar); Oracle-PeopleSoft /CMS baseline system or equivalent financial information system; intranet drives; and internet browsers.
Special Conditions of Employment:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access;
responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property;
responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury, illness, or death.
This position will have responsibilities that requires the employee to possess and maintain a valid diving instructorslicense certification to meet minimum job qualifications and/or to qualify for continued employment.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the Universitys liability coverage.
Requires evenings and/or weekend work.
Works indoors and outdoors at remote locations with high exposure to sunlight, including camping, and aboard research vessels and small boats in coastal and oceanic waters. Risk of drowning if equipment fails, divers are subject to radical changes in temperature and pressure in deep waters. Works with mechanical compressors and pressurized air. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. of diving equipment. Also, work in an office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.
Compensation and Benefits: Anticipated hiring salary in the high-$5,000s to mid-$6,000 per month. For salary range info see: CSU Salary Schedule. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R09. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
For full consideration, submit the required documents by the priority screen date listed above. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map).
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
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