Job Description

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$32.50 - $35.69 / Hour
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TX Contract
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8 hrs/day

#116373 Principal Marine and Field Research Safety Trainin

Filing Deadline: Fri 5/27/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/18/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/27/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, the Principal Marine and Field Safety Training Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, and implementation of (independently and in collaboration) scientific diver training courses (entry level, pre-scientific diving course refresher, and scientific diving), small boating safety courses, diving first aid courses, wilderness and marine first aid courses, and specialized training in emergency response, emergency management planning & communications, and harassment awareness/prevention education in field settings. Assists the UC San Diego's Chief Diving Officer/Director of Marine Safety Programs, in the development and implementation of a Marine and Field Research Safety Program for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego, assisting researchers in their development of field research safety plans and associated logistics and technology planning, and develop and manage a pool of shared-use global communication technology and emergency first response resources.

Under general supervision, the position performs difficult technical duties in one or more areas of a campus environmental health and safety program, typically involving coordination with various campus departments and may supervise lower level technicians in the performance of more routine technical assignments. Incumbents are expected to plan their work procedures and perform assigned duties independently.


  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and four years ofexperience in an environmental health and safety program, or two years of college including appropriate science courses and three years of experience in an environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination ofeducation and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. The diverse environment includes clients, regulatory authorities, and colleagues. Exercise diplomatic acumen to achieve goals, resolve problems, and advance the reputation of the Program. These include political acumen.

  • Excellent recordkeeping skills.

  • Proven skills evaluating and solving problems, particularly under hazardous or stressful conditions. This includes developing and/or adapting procedures and/or equipment to secure optimal results.

  • Experience providing work direction and communicating exceptionally well with different types of individuals and groups, e.g., faculty, staff, students, professional communities, and children.

  • Experience developing curriculum and providing instruction on marine and field safety related topics in classroom and field settings.

  • Active Internationally recognized (NAUI or equivalent) Scuba Instructor Certification.

  • Certification and experience teaching Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diving First Aid (CPR/AED, Oxygen Administration, Field Neurological Assessment, First Aid, Hazardous Marine Life) and Emergency First Response programs, or equivalent.

  • Proficient knowledge of emergency and satellite communication and navigation equipment.

  • Ability to communicate and function effectively as a committee member and/or advisor/consultant to groups.


  • Training, experience, and active status as a Scientific Diver as defined by OSHA and the AAUS.

  • Prior experience teaching a Scientific Diving Course in accordance with AAUS and appropriate agency standards.

  • Familiarity with UC San Diego scientific diving, BAS aquarium diving, and small boating operations and policy.

  • Active AAUS Scientific Diver with experience appropriate for a 100' Depth Authorization.

  • Experience with and teaching of "specialized" diving techniques and environments, including but not limited to blue-water, ship-based, nitrox, and rebreather diving.

  • Prior field research, field research safety, or field research leadership experience in marine and/or remote field settings.

  • Experience operating small boats, pertinent to the coordination of small boating safety courses.

  • Possession of a USCG Masters (25 ton or better) license.

  • Knowledge of piloting and navigation equipment such as GPS, compass, navigational charts, and depth sounding devices.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Must be willing and able to travel.

  • Overtime and weekends may be required.

  • Ability to pass an AAUS Scientific Diving Medical Clearance is required.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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