Administration – Specific duties include: The management, administration, and implementation of all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Diving Safety Program and the operational goals and mandates established by the Director of Diving & Water Safety and the ECU Diving Safety Control Board; to supervise and support scientific diving conducted under the auspices of ECU; to organize and implement the ECU diving equipment maintenance program; to manage, administer, and participate in campus-wide ECU scientific diver training and certification; to participate as an instructor in the for-credit scientific diver training courses offered through the university; establishing and maintaining program involvement with other organizations involved in scientific diving and water related research; providing timely and accurate reports; managing program budget; and maintaining and analyzing data specific to Diving Safety.
Training/Teaching – Specific duties include: planning, arranging for, and/or conducting continuing education activities for program staff and program participants (program participants include faculty, staff, students, visiting scientists, and volunteers involved in scientific diving, water-related research, and recreational diving under University auspices); training scientific divers; developing training materials for, and teaching COAS 6000, “Shipboard and Underwater Research Techniques”; assisting with the instruction of Health and Human Performance SCUBA courses as required by student/instructor ratios and program needs; evaluating the effectiveness of training events; and providing documentation and reports as required.
Research/Research Support – Specific duties include: participation in a variety of scientific diving research projects as a diver, a diving safety supervisor and/or a researcher; assisting in the planning and execution of scientific diving and water-related research projects; providing expertise and technical support; and conducting research and projects in support of scientific diving, water -related research, diving training, and diving safety.
Outreach – Specific duties include: making public appearances; participation in program related activities at the local, regional, national, and international level; and development of promotional materials and programs.
Travel – Duties must be accomplished at both the main campus of ECU in Greenville, and at the Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, so routine travel between these sites is necessary.
This position is contingent upon available funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
2-3 original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience. Must have broad technical expertise and experience in research related diving. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as well as the ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work, and establish priorities.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 945103
Organizational Unit Overview:
Diving and Water Safety is a specialized service unit of ECU’s Coastal Studies Institute. It provides training, research support, equipment, maintenance, and safety over-site to University programs and individuals involved in scientific diving, water-related research, and scuba instruction. The units currently involved in these activities are the Maritime Studies Program, Geology, Biology, Health and Human Performance, and Integrated Coastal Sciences.
The primary missions of the unit are to promote, facilitate, coordinate, and conduct fundamental and applied underwater & water related research performed under the auspices of the University. To oversee the training, certification, equipment, and safety of compressed gas diving; to oversee the safety of the University research fleet, including maintenance and operation of vessels, and operator training and certification; to supervise and support scientific & recreational diving activities, and research activities involving boats.
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