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Dive Team Member

Oneida County

Job Description

SUMMARY   This position is responsible for the protection of life and property through mitigation of incidents involving water rescue and recovery.  Direct supervision is received from the Team Leader.  Assigned duties are performed in accordance with state statues and the Guidelines of Operations for the County Dive Team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   The following duties are normal for this position: 

Respond to calls for service from the public and assist in the mitigation of incidences that involve water rescue and recovery.

Conduct an assessment of a incident scene and rapidly identify the immediate hazards that may affect the Public and Response Personnel.

Any other duties related to the Dive Team as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must maintain minimum membership qualifications as outlined in the Bylaws for the Oneida County Dive Team.

Must be familiar with and able to work within the Incident Command, Unified Command, and National Incident Management Systems.

Must maintain a current physical examination and current Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Public Safety Dive Certifications.

Must maintain at a minimum a Wisconsin “class D” valid drivers license.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE   Must be trained in Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Public Safety Diving.

LANGUAGE SKILLS   Must have good verbal and written communication skills.  The ability to record, deliver information, explain procedures, and follow instructions. 

REASONING ABILITY   The ability to evaluate situations and make good independent decisions based on practices, rules and procedures.