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Posted: 03/19/2013

Maritime Archaeology

SEARCH provides our customers with a single source for integrated, multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting services in the areas of Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History, and Public Interpretation. Since 1993, SEARCH has completed over 1,900 projects across North America, Central America, West Indies, Oceana, Europe, Asia, and Africa. SEARCH’s staff of 80 work from 11 offices to service our various Government and Commercial contracts in the Defense, Transportation, Energy, Engineering, Forest/Land Conservation, Museum, and Development industries.

Dive Safety Officer - Project Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Pensacola, FL

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is seeking full time Dive Safety Officer (DSO).  The DSO will also serve as a Project Maritime Archaeologist/Marine Remote Sensing Specialist and will complement our Maritime Division for multiple projects throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Pacific. This position is based in Pensacola, Florida and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


Successful candidates must be M.A. level (M.A. in hand, no ABT) or above and be experienced on the water.  Must be an active Instructor from an internationally recognized certifying agency.    


You need to demonstrate:


  • Proficiency in the operation of small boats and the ability to troubleshoot small engines, electronics, pumps, and trailers;


  • Certification as an Instructor of SCUBA diving, knowledge of surface supplied air diving, willingness to learn surface supplied air diving, and scientific diving. Detailed and verifiable certifications must be included with your CV.


The successful applicant must have a developed capacity for attention to detail, be organized, able to work well on simultaneous projects, and be able to meet deadlines.  DSO will report directly to the SEARCH Diving Control Board and Principals.  Experience in cultural resource management and the preparation of deliverables for the DoD and USACE is preferred.  Applicants should have a demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, MS Office Pro suite, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.  GIS experience is desirable.  Need to be familiar with the preparation of Diving Safety Manuals, Dive Operations Plans, Activity Hazards Analysis, Emergency Management Plans, and Float Plans.  Applicants must be available to travel to locations worldwide for extended periods of time and must be able to receive government security clearances.  Experience as a DAN O2, CPR, and First Aid Instructor a plus.

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How to apply
For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, salary history and three (3) professional references to Amy Semesco, amy@searchinc.com. All inquires will be treated with discretion. SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check are conducted upon hire. Go to www.searchinc.com for more information about SEARCH.
Amy Semesco
1515 W. Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804

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