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Dive and Boat Safety Specialist (location flexible)

Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATIONSan Diego, California, USAFlexible location within a United States TNC office (West Coast preferred).#PDN#LI-POSTA LITTLE ABOUT USSince 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We're rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we'll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it's career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there's lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.In addition to the minimum requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason, or claim an exemption under applicable state law will be considered.YOUR POSITION WITH TNCThe Dive and Boat Safety Specialist (Specialist) will work closely with TNC's Dive Safety Officer to provide programmatic and technical safety support to The Nature Conservancy's growing Diving and Boating Program and to TNC programs, projects, regions, staff, volunteers, and third parties (e.g., donors) who are engaged in diving and/or boating activities for or on behalf of the Conservancy, both domestically and internationally. The Specialist shall facilitate and support scientific diver and boater trainings and drills, conduct site visits to ensure compliance with applicable standards, and often serve as the first point of contact for diving and boating gear and equipment orders. The Specialist shall be a member of TNC's Risk Department and will report directly to the Dive Safety Officer.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe position may include one or more of the following functions: Provide delegated oversight, guidance, and training to assigned TNC diving and boating operations. Assist TNC's Dive Safety Officer with scientific diver trainings, dive checkouts, boat operator trainings, and emergency training. Hold a position as a voting member on TNC's Diving and Boating Control Board. Conduct site visits to evaluate TNC diver/boater compliance with TNC diving and boating standards, policies, procedures, and best practices. Serve as first point of contact for divers submitting dive gear orders through TNC's ordering process and submit orders to gear manufacturer partners. Monitor and supply boating and diving gear to TNC diving and boating programs, as needed. Stay updated on diving scientific methodologies as well as applicable and relative diving technologies and gear. Support protocols to facilitate safe donor and volunteer diving. Maintain records of gear maintenance, medical forms, diving forms, and other documentation to ensure compliance with all safety requirements.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems; Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements; Decisions may bind the organization financially or legally; Manage projects with several variables - set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability; Work environment involves exposure to disagreeable elements and physical exertion and/or strain; including; lifting and carrying diving equipment, working in rough sea conditions and adverse weather, and at remote locations.. Assists in the management of risk to The Nature Conservancy in all countries where it is engaged in boating and diving operations. Maintains current knowledge of pertinent agency standards, state and federal laws and regulations. Maintains open and regular communication with DSO and conservation staff. Monitors quality, performance, and safety of state, country or regional boating and diving programs through site visits and team reviews. Makes recommendations and follows through on implementation. This may require direct participation in TNC boating and diving activities. Conducts or assists boating and diving training courses, to include safety refresher trainings. Participates as a member of TNC's Global Enterprise Risk and Safety Teams, participating in meetings and activities as needed. Requires frequent travel domestically and/or internationally and evening and weekend hours.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination. Experience managing and implementing multiple projects. Experience working with cross-functional teams. Experience with current technology in relevant field. Active Scuba diving Instructor with an internationally recognized certifying agency (PADI, NAUI, etc.). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience in dive and boat training and curriculum design. Must achieve physical and medical fitness standards as set by local diving and TNC diving standards. Current first aid, CPR, and Emergency Oxygen Administration Certifications. Experience in operation and maintenance of small boats. Emergency First Response and/or Divers Alert Network Instructor. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated. Captain's license or high-level boating training and certifications. Diving Gear Service Technician (Aqualung/ Apeks, Oceanic/ Hollis, etc.). Knowledge of current underwater scientific methodologies, conservation, and projects. Knowledge of AAUS, OSHA, and AS/NZ 2299 diving standards. Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff; Experience coordinating projects. Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results. Knowledge of current trends in the specific field. Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks. Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATIONThe Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We're proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.APPLY NOWTo apply for Job ID 50725, submit your materials (COVER LETTER and RESUME REQUIRED) online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on January 18, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.PDN-95294241-79ae-4323-88f3-cc5b5b9a6470

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