This position is based in Key Largo, Florida, USA. Applicants must be motivated, reliable, and display strong core characteristics as described in CRF’s value statement. This position involves working in a complex underwater environment, often managing 3-5 additional (sometimes relatively inexperienced) divers. A CRF team member is a multi-tasker who is expected to think critically while being intuitive. They are able to adjust unexpectedly to changes and readily solve problems. They must achieve and maintain a high level of spatial awareness, for divers’ safety and in an effort to complete restoration tasks seamlessly.
This position is a field-based team member who will assist in executing CRF’s day to day restoration efforts. They work closely with the Reef Restoration Program Manager to help plan and support operations such as: the set up and long-term management of all CRF coral nurseries, outplant sites, and monitoring efforts, while following CRF’s standard operating procedures for restoration activities. On water efforts involve directing fellow divers and communicating tasks, boat handling and boat trailering.
The main purpose of this position is to facilitate diving and field-based tasks; however, this work is also supplemented with land-based activities designed to support CRF’s efforts. This includes (but is not limited to): nursery structure assembly, inventory of restoration materials, fueling vehicles and boats, and assisting in scuba gear maintenance. They are also expected to provide day to day task descriptions and updates to the Program Manager via CRF’s master scheduling documents and direct communication. Additionally, they may be asked to provide ad hoc reports and to contribute to preparing reporting documents.