Diving Specialist

Other / Technical


San Diego

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No remote/telework allowed
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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


We are hiring a Diving Safety Supervisor for a new program in San Diego, CA. Work will be performed onsite.


This role will have the opportunity deal with Naval Marine Mammal programs.  Training dolphins and sealions to assist the Navy with mine counter measures.


What you will do:

  • Plan, monitor and supervise all diving operations to ensure safety protocols are followed
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop operational diving plans for training and deployment missions
  • Maintain certification as a U.S. Navy Diving Supervisor and Marine Mammal Subject Matter Expert
  • Oversee maintenance and operation of dive systems, equipment, boats, and facilities
  • Manage inventory, inspect, and test diving equipment for serviceability
  • Train and instruct marine mammal handlers and support personnel in diving regulations, procedures, and techniques
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. Navy diving instructions, OSHA regulations and marine laws
  • Develop emergency management plans and standard operating procedures
  • Investigate diving incidents/accidents and implement corrective actions
  • Maintain comprehensive logs and reports on diving activities

What you'll need:

  • Clearance:  Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma and 5 years experience
  • 10+ years of military/civilian diving experience, with at least 5 years supervising diving operations
  • Extensive knowledge of diving physics, physiology, equipment, procedures, and safety regulations

Desired Skills:

  • Certification as a U.S. Navy Diving Supervisor and Marine Mammal Subject Matter Expert
  • Prior experience working with marine mammals preferred
  • Strong leadership, decision-making and problem-solving abilities

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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