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


Job purpose

Serves as senior staff member at the Black Island Transmission Facility. Responsible for all aspects of the daily operation, maintenance and management of facility in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures outlined for the BITF.


Duties and responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Conducts all operations in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures specific to the BITF location.
  • Serves as safety coordinator, and ensures that all safety related rules and regulations are adhered to by all hands.  Completes the first step of the SHIELD report on all job related injuries, communicates incidents to IT&C Manager within 48 hours and returns it to the EH&S department after each incident.
  • Ensures the BITF facilities and equipment are maintained and operated safely, that the facility is tidy, and that waste is retrograded throughout the season. Responsible for all hazardous cargo identification, labeling, and handling prior to shipping back to McMurdo Station.
  • Assists with the seasonal planning of projects, visiting distinguished visitors, and coordination of maintenance support personnel visits during the off-season.
  • Supervises BITF staff and completes end of season evaluations on personnel.
  • Operates heavy equipment for the purpose of various facility support purposes.
  • Maintains a usable condition of the BI transitions and roadways.
  • Maintains detailed records including fuel figures, camp population statistics, flight hours, weather observations, medical and communications.
  • Completes end of season report according to SOP.
  • Implements USAP's safety, environmental and health programs.
  • Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor degree is required.  Relevant equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Must have an additional two years of experience in any combination of the following: weather reporting, equipment operation, cargo movement, fuel operations, and/or logistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in remote and isolated environments is required.  Good verbal communication skills, computer literacy, and problem solving skills required.
  • One season of experience working in Arctic/Antarctica with direct experience working in a polar field camp is preferred.
  • A basic knowledge of mountaineering skills is preferred.



  • Performance Management.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Thoroughness.

Physical requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Direct reports

Program Manager

Position Expectations

This is a full-time position and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: October 2018- February 2019


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

GHG Corporation
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