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Water Survival Dive Master


Posted: 10/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1398958
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: company

Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.

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Job Summary
AECOM has an opportunity for a Water Survival Dive Master to provide support at Fairchild Airforce Base in Spokane, WA.
Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Provide Water Survival Training Dive Master program management IAW with all applicable additional documents.
  2. Conduct Dive Supervisor Training courses for SERE Safety Divers, maintain dive locker and equipment, support military divers conducting an average of 250 dives per year, support continuation training open water dives, manage the SERE Safety Diver Qualification Upgrade program, and pre-Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) qualification training program.
  3. Perform management, training, and instructor certification functions during academic, laboratory and operational training.
  4. Conduct course instruction, course administration to include completing student training reports and forms, and logistical, operational and administrative activities for WST academics, pool training, and in-water laboratory training.
  5. Prepare lesson plans and training aids, and present academic, laboratory, and operational lessons in support of S-V84-A Underwater Egress, S-V85-A Emergency Parachuting, and Water Survival Training, and S-V90-A Water Survival Training. 
  6. Provide on-site Dive-Locker Maintenance support at Fairchild AFB WA. The support shall include but not be limited to; providing technical experience in the operation and maintenance of assigned diving equipment IAW Manufacturer Specifications.
  7. Support the development of waterborne operations’ procedures designed to enhance the readiness and collective skills of SERE Safety Divers. Military diving experience and credibility in the DoD dive community are essential to the successful delivery of the required service. 
  8. Research available and emerging technologies and work with the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) dive program manager to identify areas where technological advances in Dive Locker/Maritime operations can benefit the command. Specifically, look for solutions to technology gaps, resource protection, and enhanced equipment training methodology that will save training time, funding, or reduce risk to SERE Safety Divers during water operations.
  9. May also be called upon to supervise and/or provide instruction to SERE Safety Divers in all aspects of diving operations to include but not limited to Dive Supervisor training, enclosed space diving, and high-altitude driving restriction.
Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested. 

Business Line
Management Services

Position Title
Water Survival Dive Master

Position Status

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements
  • Must be a DoD certified Diver First Class that has qualified and operated as a Naval Enlisted Classification (NEC) M1DV Diver First Class (Legacy NEC Code 5342) as outlined in NAVPERS 18068F Vol II.
  • At least 3 years’ experience as an Operational Diver First Class.
  • Must be a current lifeguard and physically capable of swimming in the turbulent water in an environmental tank.
    • The contractor will not be required to perform dive operations, therefore, he will not need to maintain current physical and medical qualifications IAW DOD standards.
  • At least 3 years’ experience and knowledge of US Navy recompression chamber operations and have a thorough familiarity with recognition and treatment of diving emergencies as outlined in the US Navy Diving Manual.
  • At least 3 years’ experience and knowledge in/demonstrate familiarity in certification and maintenance of high-pressure air systems and US Navy approved underwater breathing equipment and support systems.  
  • At least 3 years’ experience and knowledge in implementation and employment the US Navy Dive/Jump Reporting System, U.S. Navy Planned Maintenance System, and the 3M system as it applies to dive for near, mid, and long-term equipment requirements. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience and knowledge in reading blueprints and schematic drawings, understand specifications and interpret illustrated parts breakdowns and other publications used in the field of Dive-Locker/Maritime equipment and dive related specialization.
  • Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have an active Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Business Group
Management Services Group (MS)


United States of America

USA - Washington

Clearance Required