Field Support Supervisor - BFC
Posted on: February 12, 2024
Uses the SIP process to determine field equipment needs for
grantees and other support personnel working in remote locations,
then allocates resources for each group.
Recruits, trains and supervises summer and winter-over staff.
Ensures that field equipment is in good working order for use in
extreme and remote locations. Works with the Field Training
Supervisor and the Field Technical Manager to make sure that we
have the most appropriate field gear available for our
Provides instruction in the use of field equipment and provides
personnel in support of field researchers as required.
Provides training to staff to ensure they provide appropriate
information to their customers regarding field equipment use, and
living and working in remote field locations.
Conducts a yearly cycle count inventory to complete yearly resupply
via the vessel.
Researches, tests and evaluates new field equipment. Purchases
stock inventory and new equipment.
Oversees provision of Outdoor Recreation Safety Lectures to the
Maintains the McMurdo ECW resupply clothing inventory and
Responsible for the general daily maintenance of work center
Responsible for the daily check of the Food Staging Milvan.
Supervises the food room operations. Is responsible for
coordinating an annual food room inventory and completes an annual
food room order.
Responsible for updating the procedures and operations to reflect
current science supportability focusing on efficiency.
In absence of the Field Technical Manager and/or the Deputy Field
Area Manager, actively participates in the McMurdo Station
Emergency Management team and is an active member of the Emergency
Operations Center core team which is on-call 24/7 for all initial
responses to potential incidents, and to
help develop and implement the Incident Action Plan.
Interacts directly with National Science Foundation, ASC Station
Management, US military and other contract agency and Antarctic
national program officials in a professional and tactful
Provides detailed analysis and input to the ASC Planning Team and
the NSF Activity Based Managers for supportability of science
proposals, taking into account currently funded groups, and
During the planning season, participates in NSF and grantee
planning meetings to determine field season requirements. Allocates
and coordinates issuing of equipment to NSF-sponsored groups.
During the Antarctic summer season, participates in NSF and grantee
implementation meetings and is responsible for communicating
Handles confidential issues in accordance with management
Communicates professionally with their subordinates as needed to
relay information they need in order to be successful in their
jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings,
performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics,
projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.
Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace
program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the
Performs other duties as required.
Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:
Minimum two (2) years experience in outfitting groups in cold
weather camping gear and/or high-altitude environments.
A Bachelors Degree. An additional four (4) years of relevant
experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
An additional two (2) years of supervisory experience, ideally in
same or similar industry and/or environment.
Wilderness First Responder Certification.
Professional experience outfitting groups living and working in
cold weather environments.
Experience of managing extensive and complex inventory.
Budget management experience.
Highly organized in all aspects of work. Must be detail driven.
Strong supervisory background including building balanced and happy
teams that thrive at work.
Basic knowledge of mountaineering and/or polar skills
Familiarity with Excel and Access software, and good all-round
proficiency with day-to-day computer tasks.
Physical and/or Other Requirements:
Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended
Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required
by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica.
Successful completion of drug screening and background check
required by employer.
Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the
Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies,
and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by
Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including
heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and
working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
Must participate in community programs, such as house-mouse
(chores), daisy-picking (cleaning-up around the station), recycling
efforts & safety objectives.
Valid Drivers License issued in the United States.
Must be able to obtain and maintain facility
credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for
facility credentials/authorization at this work location.
Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring
practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard
to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United
States military veterans status, ancestry, sexual orientation,
marital status, family structure, medical condition including
genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental
or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the
job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or
any other protected category under federal, state, or local
Labor Law Posters
EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans
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