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Camp Manager (Field Camp)

Company: Pacific Architects and Engineers Incorporated - Mi
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



Camp Manager (Field Camp)


GENERAL DUTIES (Not all inclusive):

  • Conducts all operations in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures specific to the camp location. Follows the plan as laid out by the Project Manager and Field Science Manager.
  • Directs all aspects of the field science program in conjunction with the Continental Camp Supervisor, Field Science Manager and Chief Scientists. 
  • Serves as safety coordinator, and ensures that all safety related rules and regulations are adhered to by all hands.   Communicates all safety incidents and near misses within the ASC safety protocols.
  • Ensures the camp facilities and equipment are maintained and operated safely, that the camp 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 via fixed wing aircraft.
  • Assigns equipment support, materials, and science support priorities daily in accordance with the season plan
  • May assist the Continental Field Supervisor with the selection of camp staff during the off-season planning if appropriate to the camp situation, and may participate in off-season planning if appropriate to the camp situation.
  • Prepares cargo for movement to the field, completes load plans and cargo prioritization with Continental Field Supervisor and Fixed Wing or Helicopter coordinators prior to deployment to the field.
  • Communicates professionally, both orally and written, with their subordinates to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs.  This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.
  • Supervises camp staff and completes end of season evaluations on camp personnel in conjunction with the Continental Field Supervisor
  • 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.
  • Supports required Search and Rescue missions as directed by the Field Science Manager and the Emergency Operations Center.
  • Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experience required.


  • Valid Drivers license required. 
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification required.
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 certifications required for offer consideration (training offered free through FEMA).


  • A minimum of five years of supervisory experience is required. 
  • Must have an additional four years of experience in any combination of the following: weather reporting, equipment operation, cargo movement, fuel operations, skiway construction, camp construction, expedition outfitting in polar climates or high altitude winter settings, National Park service positions, outdoor education, experience working with helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, guiding services, and/or logistics. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work and supervise in remote and isolated environments is required. 
  • Good verbal communication skills, computer literacy, and problem solving skills required.
  • Four seasons of experience working in Arctic/Antarctica with direct experience working in a polar field camp is 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 and safety objectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PAE is a drug free workplace.


PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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