• Firefighter/CPR Antarctica United States
  • Amentum in United States, , United States
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Amentum covers all program related expenses for travel to and from Antarctica as well as housing and food while deployed.


Trains for and responds to emergencies. Controls and extinguishes aircraft, structure and other fires to protect people, resources and the environment. Drives and operates a range of fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

Position Responsibilities:
• Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
• Complies with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
• Provides Fire/EMS/Crash Fire (ARFF)/hazardous materials emergency response.
• Is responsible for implementing USAP Fire Prevention Plan and ensuring that emergency response equipment is operational within the guidelines stipulated by this plan and the Disaster Preparedness Plan for the particular Antarctic site/station
• Implements as assigned the fire prevention programs for that conform to the United States Antarctic Program, including the operation of contract locations in Antarctica.
• Ensures that equipment is operational and able to function within the Fire Prevention and Disaster Preparedness Program for McMurdo Station.
• Ensures that emergency equipment under the control of the fire department is operational and in a state of readiness.
• Responds to emergencies, disasters and hazardous material spills according to the responsibilities identified in the Disaster Preparedness Plan for McMurdo Station.
• Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials in a professional and tactful manner.
• Handles confidential matters (management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.
• Perform duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
• Support the achievement of metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, affected by this position’s work activities.
• Work to achieve goals and contractual commitments.
• Participates in ongoing training as necessary to remain current on EH&S standards, OSHA requirements, as well as Fire, EMS, and Hazmat.
• Performs additional duties as assigned by the Lieutenants for Captains.

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:
• High School diploma or equivalent
• IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Firefighter II.
• IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Airport Fire Fighter.
• IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Level.
• CPR Certification.
• National Incident Management System (NIMS): ICS 100 and 200.
• Two years previous full time firefighting experience, volunteer experience or paid on-call time.

Expected Skills and Competencies:
• Physical activities to include lifting up to the safety regulation maximum, climbing, crawling and dragging hose. Duties will be performed indoors and outdoors, and work may be performed in a variety of weather conditions including severe cold, wind, and limited visibility.

• Associate of Science degree in Fire Science.
• EMT-B or higher
• IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD or State Certified Driver Operator Pumper / Mobile Water Supply.
• IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD or State Certified Driver Operator ARFF.

Physical and/or Other Requirements:
• Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
• Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
• Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
• Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
• Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
• Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
• Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
• Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
• Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.

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. Amentum is a drug free workplace.

Boots Required: Yes

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $1,508.00 per week

• 401(k)
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Vision insurance

Application Question(s):
• Are you authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship?
• Our customer, the National Science Foundation, requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and/or boosted against COVID-19 in order to be medically cleared to deploy to Antarctica. Please confirm Yes or No that you understand this will be required to meet the medical requirements to be medically cleared for deployment, and that you will be able to meet this medical requirement.

For further information on the CDC’s list of recommended COVID vaccinations, please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

• High school or equivalent (Required)

• Firefighter: 2 years (Required)

• Valid Driver's License (Required)
• Firefighter 1 & 2 Certifications (Required)
• ICS 100 & 200 Certifications (Required)
• Passport (Preferred)
• Current CPR certification (Required)
• HazMat Operations or Technician (Required)
• Airport Firefighter certification (ARFF) (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road
United States


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