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Job #: R-00064496
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Water Sciences
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 75% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
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 United States Antarctic Program (USAP).

Primary Responsibilities Include:

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

  • May perform underwater construction tasks such as placing footings and installing pipelines or scientific diving tasks including benthic sampling video/photographic and observations.

  • Also performs limited salvage work.

  • 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. Tasks include footing/piling placement, pipeline assembly, and related installation 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.

  • Collects scientific samples, documents underwater conditions and performs 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.

  • Performs other duties as required.

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

Required Qualifications:

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

  • Experience with McMurdo or Palmer station diving operations preferred 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

Required Certifications/Licensing and Training:

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

  • AAUS or equivalent 100’ depth certification.

  • Visual tank inspection and regulator/dive helmet certification/experience preferred.

  • Commercial and/or scientific diving training required.

  • Rescue diver training required.

Physical and/or Other Specific Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • 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.

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

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

  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $48,750.00 - $75,000.00 - $101,250.00

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 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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