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Diving Officer

Class Specifications – I.20
Diving Officer – 9717

March, 1976

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Under direction and in conjunction with the Diving Control Board, incumbents are assigned responsibility for the safe operation of the program of diving, including class instruction, safety training, testing and evaluation of equipment, certification of qualified divers, and public relations activities; and perform other related duties as required.

Diving Officers prepare class material; lecture on the physics, physiology, and practices of diving; supervise pool and open ocean, training; instruct in life saving techniques and first aid; test new equipment, preparing evaluations for review by the Diving Control Board; conduct diving surveys for location, installing and recovering oceanographic instruments; lecture to public groups; attend meetings of an inter-and intracampus nature as an expert advisor; and conduct diving training on other campuses by arrangement.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from college with specialization in one or more of the natural sciences and four years of related experience; possession of an instructional certification from one of the nationally recognized instructional agencies; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.