Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual who is well-trained and capable of providing dive support, archeological field support, research, and outreach coordination. to meet the management needs of the National Marine Sanctuary. Additionally, this position supports the maintenance of field tools and equipment. Duties include but are not limited to:
• Conduct historical, archeological and multidisciplinary research including diving and remote sensing in support of sanctuary resource protection programs.
• Assist with sanctuary marine operations, including operating small boats.
• Oversee sanctuary research data management.
• Assist with education and outreach events and programs, as well as the development of education and outreach products as directed.
• Operate and maintain field equipment.
• Remain up to date and compliant with NOAA diving program under the MNMS Unit Dive Supervisor (UDS).
• Write technical reports/National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations.
• Provide coordination and scheduling for Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings in coordination with the Sanctuary Superintendent.
• Participate in Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings.
• Seek partnerships and outside funding for sanctuary education, interpretation and research programs.
• Review, synthesize and manage archeological and monitoring data.
• Maintain sanctuary Geographic Information System.
• Assist in writing standardized reports (e.g. Sanctuary Condition Reports, progress reports).
• Provide content updates to websites.
• Review website content.
• The contractor shall execute diving operations. Estimated up to 30 dives per season. Required to have a NOAA Dive Certification/Reciprocity or equivalent.
• Support diving operations in cold water environment that will require drysuits and consumables. Consumables include rebreather scrubber material, trimix and nitrox breathing gases, scuba equipment and maintenance.
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Marine Resource Management, Biology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Studies, or related scientific fields.
• Excellent written and verbal communication;
• Proficiency in scientific diving through AAUS or NOAA
• Contractor must be a qualified SCUBA Diver with at least a Divemaster Qualification, and be trained in scientific diving techniques.
• Contractor must also be capable meeting the criteria for certification as a NOAA Diver
• Must be certified and meet NOAA standards to engage in decompression diving operations.
• Working knowledge of archeological marine remote sensing equipment
• The contractor shall provide field and research program support personnel with a background in maritime archeology.
• Past archeological field work experience is preferred.
• Able to work outside near the coast or at sea in the elements of the weather at times
• Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds to assist transporting equipment and gear is required.
• Support diving operations and remote sensing operations are supported for up to 30 days of offshore operations annually, to include support equipment for diver based archaeological survey in cold water and support for sidescan and magnetometer operations, to include acquisition and post-processing.
CPC is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.