Dive Safety Officer (DSO)
Supervises the Life Support Divers and the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Dive Program under the guidance of the Life Support Manager.
Functions & Responsibilities
Supervises, trains, coaches, and disciplines team members as needed.
Oversees the dive program for Discovery Kingdom.
Approves all dive plans and activities.
Reviews the dive safety manual and recommends updates or changes to the Dive Control Board.
Evaluates and authorizes all divers yearly.
Adheres to strict OSHA and USDA regulations and guidelines. Inventory and maintains all dive related equipment park wide. SCUBA dive in tanks and pools to 30-foot depths in varying temperature conditions that may contain marine animals.
Dons and removes diving equipment and thermal protection regularly.
Uses scrub brushes, vacuums, and other tools to clean pools and exhibit tanks.
Performs underwater repairs as needed.
Prepares and follows dive schedules.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Assists in the addition of salt and other chemicals to exhibits pools. Inspects all pools and exhibits; plans, coordinates, and supervises all daily pool cleaning activities to ensure attractive exhibits and water features within the park.
Develops, implements and enforces all departmental dive policies as needed.
Follows and enforces all policies and procedures of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Assists in the preparation of annual budget.
Communicates needs and problems to the Life Support Supervisor.
Assists with the purchasing of materials and supplies for the department dive operations.
Maintains communication with other Animal Care departments daily.
Assists with other Life Support areas which may include water chemistry, filtration system maintenance and operation. Conducts tours as needed.
Other duties as required
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
Must be able to work unsupervised and with a team.
Must have complete understanding of OSHA regulations and current accepted dive practices.
Must be an active SCUBA instructor from an internationally recognized certifying agency.
Must be a trainer for other certifications such as CPR/First Aid.
Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform the job duties.
Must possess a working knowledge of basic hand tools.
Must be willing to work with hazardous chemicals.
Must be extremely safety conscious.
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Must possess strong swimming skills and be able to pull oneself out of a pool.
Must be able to walk, bend, kneel, climb stairs and ladders while in dive gear, and lift up to 80 lbs.
Must be willing and able to dive up to four hours per day in cold saltwater.
Must be able to dive in saltwater pools ranging in temperature from 40 F to 80 F for up to 4 hours a day.