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 System Administrator position performs critical IT activities in support of the users. This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of all servers, network operating systems, backup systems and production database servers. This position ensures that all systems meet the program standards for the production environments.
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.
Broadcast Engineers perform troubleshooting, maintenance, scheduling and operation of AFRTS Radio and Television broadcast equipment. The Broadcast Engineers manage and operate the day-to-day activities of the television and radio stations, including entertainment, command and control information services. They also provide multimedia production support as required.
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.