Ocean Career: Marine Taxonomic Service Field Technician (Diver)

Marine Taxonomic Services, Ltd. (MTS) is an environmental consulting firm committed to providing innovative solutions for the management and protection of natural resources.

Founded in 1980, MTS is a certified small business with offices in San Diego, CA; Corvallis, OR; and South Lake Tahoe, CA. We have curated a team of curious, self-motivated, and committed individuals who seek to make an impact on our immediate communities as well as contribute to the health of the planet.

Viable candidates will have all their own dive gear (BCD; regulator, secondary regulator, depth gauge, and pressure gauge; dive fins; mask; 7 mm wetsuit/drysuit; 5 mm hood; 5 mm booties; 3 mm gloves, and dive weights); and be available in San Diego, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Diving and topside support for various projects throughout San Diego.
  • Organization, loading and unloading of equipment and supplies necessary for field work projects.
  • All responsibilities done in partnership with, and under the direction of, a Project Manager.

Required Professional Requirements and Certifications

  • Open Water Diver Certification.
  • Completion of 100 dives, with written proof of completion within past two years.
  • DAN membership and DAN master insurance coverage.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting (50+ pounds).
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity, work in wet and cold conditions, and work extended hours. This is a physically demanding and mentally taxing project in the outdoors. Field work can, at times, be tedious.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.

Preferred Professional Requirements and Certifications

  • Advanced SCUBA certifications: Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Scientific Diver, Altitude Diver, Drysuit Diver, Divemaster.
  • CPR/First Aid, Emergency Medical Responder, or Wilderness First Responder certification.
  • Motorized boating experience and/or boater’s safety course.
  • Use of remote mapping software.
  • Boat, dive gear, and small engine maintenance.
  • Familiarity with aquatic invasive plant control efforts in Southern California.
  • Experience with California marine species.
  • Caulerpa prolifera certified.
  • Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

License/Certification: SCUBA certification (Required)

Ability to Commute: San Marcos, CA (Required)

Pay: $22.50 per hour

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