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Job #: R-00089255
Location: Remote, US
Category: Water Sciences
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 100% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos Corporation is seeking a Diver that will be responsible for performing diving and dive related support including but not limited to scientific, O&M, inspection and other projects as needed for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) in assistance with the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). This position with be in support of the USCG ice breaker.

About the Antarctic Support Contract:

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision:  Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.

  • Mission:  To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines. The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting dives in support of ASC managed diving projects in Antarctica.

  • Prepares diving equipment and conducts dives in accordance with OSHA, ASC, and USAP approved diving regulations.

  • Performs underwater construction and maintenance tasks in accordance with above regulations. Tasking may include footing/piling placement, pipeline assembly, underwater welding, inspection and related O&M work.

  • Performs underwater salvage work when feasible and within the limits of the above regulations. Salvage work includes cleanup of debris as part of NSF approved environmental protection programs.

  • Performs underwater collections of scientific samples, video, photography, documenting of underwater conditions and observations for science projects.

  • Tends the dives of co-workers as required, and in accordance with ASC field procedures.

  • Advises the Supervisor, Dive Services on job progress, material requirements, and personnel matters.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.

  • Performs other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required with a minimum of six years of commercial and/or scientific diving experience, including diversified skills in underwater construction/salvage or scientific diving work is required.

  • Must be familiar with all types of diving equipment and underwater construction tools, materials, and techniques.

  • Dry suit experience required including a minimum or 25 dry suit dives and 10 within 12 months of the date of hire.

  • Cold-water diving equipment maintenance skills required.

  • Experience in high latitude or polar waters preferred.

  • Experience with McMurdo or Palmer station diving operations preferred.

Required Certifications/Licensing and Training:

  • Nationally recognized SCUBA Certification and CPR/First Aid/DAN O2 certification is required.

  • AAUS or equivalent 100’ depth certification.

  • Commercial and/or scientific diving training required.

  • Rescue diver training required.

  • Visual tank inspection, SCUBA and Commercial diving equipment maintenance certification/experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for the Antarctic Austral Summer.
 

While deployed to Antarctica the work schedule is 54 hours per week.
 

Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
 

US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.
 

Must be able to maintain a Public Trust security clearance.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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