PAE is seeking a Field Safety Coordinator to deploy to Antarctica.
Summary: The Field Safety Coordinator is primarily responsible for instructing the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) field safety training courses, and participates in the daily operations of the field equipment center.
GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):
• Facilitates the USAP Field Safety Training program at McMurdo Station providing detailed instruction on cold weather survival techniques, Risk Management, radio communications procedures, familiarization of surroundings, local weather, technical mountaineering skills, crevasse rescue, safe sea ice travel, use and repair of USAP issued camping equipment and basic first aid concepts.
• Participates as an active member of the Summer USAP Search and Rescue Team, engaged in all trainings, exercises, and deployments. Responsible for maintaining all specialized Search and Rescue equipment.
• Performs remote field support duties to National Science Foundation sponsored events as required. When deployed into the field, takes on a leadership role to support science activities. Required to work outside on various jobs in extreme cold weather conditions for long hours.
• Valid Driver’s license is required.
• Current CPR certification and current Wilderness First Responder certification required. WEMT is preferred.
• Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 certifications required for offer consideration (training offered free through FEMA).
• Mountain guiding certification in UIAGM, AMGA is preferred.
• A minimum of eight years experience in outdoor education and leadership is required, to include at least four years of technical mountaineering and guiding in glaciated alpine environments.
• Extensive experience in glacier mountaineering with demonstrated expedition leadership is required.
• A proven ability to work in remote, harsh environmental, as a team player, is required.
• Search and Rescue experience required. Denali level or other big mountain experience preferred.
• US Citizenship or Permanent US Resident status required.