DIVE SAFETY PROGRAM MANAGER, Research Compliance (8831/E3017)

Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Dive Safety Program Manager serves as the Dive Safety Officer (DSO), and is responsible for the development, implementation, training and maintenance of safety programs related to BU-sponsored diving activities, which includes diving done under the Research enterprise and for academic purposes. The Program Manager will work under the authority and direction of Environmental Health &Safety, along with the Dive Control Board (DCB), FitRec/Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (PERD) Aquatics Program, and the BU Marine Program. This is a part-time position at 60%.


Bachelors degree; a minimum of five years experience as DSO or comparable professional diving operations safety/oversight.

The following are also required: possession and maintenance of a diving instructor certification by a nationally recognized agency and must be an AAUS certified scientific diver in good standing; demonstrated experience with academic research diving field operations; demonstrated experience with diving equipment maintenance and repair; demonstrated ability to perform in-water work; demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Masters degree; demonstrated experience teaching in an academic setting; established local and regional professional network in the diving community spanning academic, private sector, and industrial parties that may contribute to program development; expertise in underwater research methods; a track record of program development experience as it applies to scientific diving; demonstrated strong leadership abilities, with the desire and vision to market and position the program as a resource for multi-disciplinary end-users throughout the state of Massachusetts; established professional affiliations and research collaborations; a publication record in the area of diving or diving-related science; expert knowledge and applied expertise in diving-related skills and technologies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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