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Dive Technician

Organization: California Science Center (AZA Member)
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Dive Programs Technician possesses a current Scientific Diver certification and will assist the Dive Safety Officer (DSO) developing, implementing, and maintaining the Science Center’s Dive Safety and Volunteer Diver training programs. The Dive Programs Technician will assist with the collection of aquatic organisms including safely trailering, towing, launching and operating a vessel on open ocean and in harbor areas. Additionally, qualified candidates will utilize effective and safe collecting procedures, collecting specimens of marine fish and invertebrates, and transporting them back to the Science Center unharmed. The Dive Programs Technician will be responsible for appearance and operation of all assigned exhibits and support areas.


•BA/BS degree, preferably with 1+ years experience in a public aquarium or zoological facility.

•Must be a certified Scientific Diver and possess Recreational Dive Master certification with diver training experience in a public aquarium setting.

•Must be trained as PSI visual inspector and have gear maintenance certification or obtain training within 6 months of hire. Experience with underwater communication systems preferred.

•Experienced in vessel trailer transport, vessel launching, operations, open water/diving operations and boating safety/emergency procedures.

•Able to dive 4 hours per day and up to 20 hours a week. Must be able to walk ½ mile in full dive gear, as well as be able to lift 80 pounds. Must be able to work effectively in adverse weather conditions.

•Must pass dive physical examinations as required, including chest x-rays when required.

•Ability to effectively communicate with, supervise, motivate, and train divers.

•Experience in identifying, collecting, and successfully transporting marine specimens.

•Knowledge of fish and other marine life of the Pacific Coast highly desirable.

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History (A Must) to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to, or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.