Position Summary
Under the general direction of the Center Director, the Diving Safety Officer (DSO) is responsible for a variety of support duties associated with CMRS sponsored academic and scientific activities, on and underwater, in order to ensure they are carried out in an effective and safe manner, in accordance with SFS and CMRS specific policies.

Tagged as: Water Skills


Active status SCUBA diving instructor's certification from a nationally recognized agency (i.e., PADI, NAUI, BSAC)
First Aid/CPR instructor
Oxygen administration instructor
Extensive small boat handling experience
Experience in outboard engine troubleshooting and mechanics
Certified in visual inspection for cylinders and experience with hydrostatic testing
Related experience with an academic institution
Experience with marine rescue and hazard identification

Preferred Skills:

Captain's License
Bachelor's degree. Marine-related discipline preferred.
Experience in leadership (management) and personnel supervision
Caribbean diving experience and knowledge of marine life preferred
Experience with communal living
EMT qualified
Wilderness First Responder certification
Tank inspection capability
Shallow water diving experience

About The School for Field Studies

SFS envisions a world where each of us is a responsible steward of the environment and where society is grounded in the understanding that all life, including humankind, is deeply intertwined. We envision a world where all people have access to clean air, clean water, nutritious food, and the other essential services of a healthy ecosystem – now and for all future generations to come.

Young people are the future. We believe that in order to achieve our vision and solve our world’s biggest challenges, we must train and educate the next generation of leaders to think critically, act compassionately, and work collaboratively – our diversity is our strength. Climate change and other social and environmental threats are daunting, but we will be ready.

Application Instructions

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experiences via the online application on the SFS Careers page at https://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/ References will be requested at the end of the interview process.