GHG Corporation
  • ASC
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • Other
  • Seasonal


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Job purpose

The Data Systems Supervisor position is responsible for team development, technical leadership, and supervising the network operations team within the IT division. Responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of all servers, network operating systems, backup systems and production database servers. Ensures that all systems meet the program standards for the production environments. Responsible for the quality and timeliness of deliverables and implementation planning and execution within the Network Operations group. Responsible for compliance with existing ASC and Information Technology policies/procedures and direction.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Direct role in data center operations & backup tape management.
  • Supports the backup management application and Tape library.
  • Vendor coordination for offsite data protection.
  • Server asset (Physical & Virtual) management.
  • Backup, Restore monitoring & Trouble shooting.
  • Work with engineers to diagnose and repair hardware problems in lab environments.
  • Document and communicate status, procedures, and plans.
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Documentation writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision and in a team environment
  • Responsible for project implementation and delivery. This includes implementation tasking and scheduling. Prepare and maintain project and service records and reports and correspondence per ASC and IT policies and procedures as assigned.
  • Ensures that assigned deliverables are accomplished to acceptable levels of quality and performance on schedule.
  • Provides professional technical leadership to staff to establish a working environment consistent with Division goals and objectives. Encourages professional development, performance evaluations, team building, coordination, and cooperation.
  • Works with management to determine project staffing and resource allocation requirements.
  • Responsible for managing staff as assigned by IT Management. Oversees and assigns daily tasking of staff. Responsible for implementing Information Technology standards, policies, and procedures for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) as related to and required by the responsibilities of the assigned WBS.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority on the jobsite.
  • Handles confidential matters (e.g., management reports) in accordance with management policy.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree required. Degree in Computer Science or related field strongly preferred. Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Applicable technical and professional certifications preferred.
  • 6 years' experience with Microsoft Windows mandatory.
  • Basic networking, Windows Server management, Active Directory management, and MS Office knowledge, a must.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a Technical Lead or Supervisor.
  • Project management experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational, verbal/written communication skills and leadership ability required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required. (As required by the United States National Science Foundation)


  • Technical Capacity.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

Physical requirements

  • Deployment will be required in this position. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. 
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures. 
  • Individual must be capable of operating a standard desktop computer; must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Position Expectations

  • This is a full-time, seasonal position located in Antarctica.
  • All expenses paid while on-ice; meals, lodging, medical, gear, travel to and from Antarctica.
  • Performance Period: September 2020 - February 2021

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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