[Coral-List] DSO job

Ruth Ann Gonzalez RGonzalez at perryinstitute.org
Thu Sep 8 11:53:36 EDT 2005

Due to technical problems, the description for our DSO position did not
appear.  Please find it below:


Diving Safety Officer


The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is seeking a hard working,
motivated individual for the full-time, resident position of Diving Safety
Officer (DSO) for the Caribbean Marine Research Center's (CMRC) remote field
station located on Lee Stocking Island (LSI), Exuma Cays, Bahamas. CMRC is a
federally funded research station with one of the most active and advanced
scientific diving programs in the world, averaging over 4,000 scientific
dives per year using air, Nitrox and Trimix systems to depths of over 300


This position will be responsible for on-site management and operations of
the dive program and facilities and equipment, including boats and
associated systems.  The position will also be also responsible for
maintaining and developing training and certification programs for staff and
visitors to LSI. The DSO will ensure that PIMS maintains its standing within
the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and is in compliance with
all AAUS Standards for Scientific Diving. The DSO will be responsible for
continued development and implementation of diving, boating and safety
related policies and procedures on behalf of PIMS and its Dive Control


The DSO will be expected to provide exceptional service and training for
safe and efficient operations and to develop and advance the diving program
on behalf of PIMS.  This includes representing and promoting PIMS'
facilities and training opportunities to the scientific community and the
technical diving community.


On site residence is required and provided; salary range from $30,000 to
$34,000 commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefit package
provided.  No pets allowed on LSI.


Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor's degree, certificate and expertise
recognized by dive organizations (AAUS) as Dive Instructor for advanced
scientific and Nitrox diving. Advanced lifesaving, CPR and first aid
Instructor certifications and manufacturer specific (Scubapro preferred)
diving equipment inspection/repair, and gas blender certifications.
Knowledge of marine & boat safety.  Knowledge of maritime regulations that
apply to Bahamian waters. Knowledge and communication skills needed for
developing and teaching scientific diving courses and advancing the dive
program within the scientific communities.  Experience and/or ability to
live and work in a remote setting is required.  Please fax a letter of
intent, resume, salary requirements and three references to 561-741-0193.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.




Thank you.


Ruth Ann Gonzalez, PHR
Human Resources Administrator
Perry Institute for Marine Science
100 N. US Highway 1, Suite 202
Jupiter, FL  33477-5112
T: (561)741-0192 ext. 121
F: (561)741-0193
E: RGonzalez at perryinstitute.org
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