Positions are being filled at all times for any season within the next Fiscal Year (October - September)
Seasons are as follows (approx.), but deployments may vary depending on project and seasonal needs:
- McMurdo Austral Summer (October - February)
- McMurdo Austral Winter (February - October)
- South Pole Austral Summer (October - February)
- South Pole Full Year (October - following year November)
- Palmer Austral Summer (October - April)
- Palmer Austral Winter (March - October)
- Vessels (Vessel deployments are approximately 6 week cruises periodically throughout the entire year)
The Computer Technician Senior position provides PC support to users at USAP stations. This position is responsible for maintaining, implementing, configuring and repairing all computer systems and related peripheral systems and equipment. Installs and configures computer hardware and software. Provides direct user support for Tier 2 and Tier 3 work orders. Provides front-line support of grantee computer needs. This support includes general computer and application support, and customized activities such as computer to instrumentation interfacing.
Provides direct supervision of the Computer Technicians that provide PC support to users at USAP stations. The Lead position provides guidance and assistance for the maintenance, implementation, configuration and repair of all computer systems and related peripheral systems and equipment; the installation and configuration of computer hardware and software; and provides Tier 1 and 2 support for clients
Responsible for the management and maintenance of the network systems and associated equipment. Works with Network and Systems Administrator to troubleshoot connectivity and performance issues. Must be capable of requirements analysis and preparing designs and plans for network systems, expansions and upgrades in order to provide connectivity as needs arise. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
The Telecommunications Technician Senior performs maintenance and repair of all inside and outside cable plant at USAP stations. The position is responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting of the entire telephone and PBX systems for the station, fiber/copper connectivity and call management systems for 1200+ users. The position provides critical required tasking such as fiber optic splicing, PBX programming and providing assistance with network and communications troubleshooting on the station.
The Satellite Communications Engineer is responsible for maintaining all of the satellite equipment and facilities at the USAP stations to maintain satellite communications capabilities. Experience in managing at least one large ground based station.
The Communications Technician Senior shall be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining the various communications systems at USAP stations. These systems include radio, microwave communications, CATV, handheld radios, pagers, etc. Position will assist science events as required in the setup and troubleshooting of science equipment. This position shall also be capable of supervising and directing the activities of other technicians as required when working on specific projects or activities as a team.
The Antenna Riggers ensure safe installation and maintenance of all guyed towers, freestanding towers and antenna support structures in the USAP. The antenna riggers also install and maintain necessary coaxial cable, connectors on coaxial cabling, maintenance and repairs of antenna radomes. Must possess current Tower Climbing Certification.
Responsible for all aspects of the daily operation, maintenance and management of the Black Island facility in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures outlined for the BITF. Coordinates, manages and directs all aspects of the day to day operations, including safety orientation for all residing and visiting personnel. Coordinates all personnel travel to and from Black Island and manages sleeping arrangements for overnight visiting personnel. Directs the efforts of all Black Island staff, visiting trade personnel and distinguished visitors. Acts as IT&C’s first responder to all Satellite Communications, generator, alternative energy, AFRTS television, and HF Radio systems issues and minor maintenance. Responsibilities can include; coordination of Helo support, coordination of traverse efforts, supervision of employees, communications, weather observation, cargo movement, waste management, inventory management, resupply requests and coordination facility construction.