Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ottawa Job of the Day: Underwater Archaeology Technician

Work Environment

Parks Canada is a network of professional and technical expertise established to support National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas in the protection and presentation of cultural and natural resources. Offices for this position are located in Cornwall and Ottawa, Ontario.

The successful candidate will serve as a diving and support technician for Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service, a national team based in Ottawa that conducts work across Canada at National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites. Within the wider Parks Canada organization this team helps protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s underwater cultural heritage and helps foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of these sites for present and future generations. The successful candidate will join a team of experienced professional scientific archaeological divers and technologists and participate in a range of tasks including archaeological fieldwork, surveys, logistics support, and boat and vehicle operation in all regions of Canada. Much of this work takes place in remote and environmentally challenging locations. It requires excellent technical aptitude in diving-related equipment operation, maintenance and repair, keen professional diving skills and experience, effective interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to fit into a dynamic professional team.

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