PAE, Inc Field Coordinator (Field Camp) in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Field Coordinator (Field Camp)

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

The Field Coordinator (Field Camp):

  • Assists in review of scientific research requirements and planning and scheduling support. Provides input to supervisor and completes support and planning tasks as designated.

  • Provides grantees guidance and support in learning the system of McMurdo, and what they need to do in order to be ready for deployment to the field.

  • Works with science teams at Field Camps to provide required support, troubleshoots issues, and is involved in decision making. May handle and resolve difficult situations, such as resource limitations.

  • Identifies and provides many logistical needs, including: inventory reporting, fuel deliveries, and snow melting.

  • Assists in monitoring the meteorological observation equipment and trainings.

  • Develops field safety training schedule for United States Antarctic Program, including outside organizations. Communicates directly with all organizations to determine course requirements and schedule.

  • When in McMurdo, primary duties are to receive trainings and prepare cargo for camp. Weather delays may be experienced. When all camp specific tasks are complete, other departments may have tasking, which may be considered menial labor (dish washing, checking equipment, conducting inventories, shoveling, etc).

  • Conducts daily communications with field camps or McMurdo Station related to resupply needs. Tracks and ensures required cargo is delivered when needed.

  • Provides support to camp staff, assist in expediting required support from the various McMurdo operations.

  • Ensures the fabrication of equipment and other support requests made by science projects is properly scheduled and coordinated.

  • Depending on assigned location, may perform duties such as: equipment operation, weather observations, fueling, and participating in Search and Rescue operations.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. BS/BA degree preferred.

  • Valid Driver's license required. Wilderness First Responder Certification required.

  • Weather Observation training Preferred.

  • Minimum of two years of experience in logistics or supply is required.

  • Two years of experience in any combination of the following required; expedition outfitting in polar climates or high altitude winter settings, National Park service positions, outdoor education, experience working with helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, and/or guiding services. Glacial travel experience and basic mountaineering experience is preferred.

  • A background in mountain/ski shop or maintenance of outdoor equipment is required.

  • Experience with meteorological, GPS, and communication equipment is preferred.

  • A proven ability to work in remote, harsh environmental, and as a team player, is required.

  • Computer competency required with a proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access preferred.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.

  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s 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 law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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