Communications Operator in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Communications Operator

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):
•    Maintains communications watch during shift.  Ensures that all incoming calls via phone, satellite, or radio are acknowledged and acted upon.
•    Operates HF/VHF radio, satellite phones, telephone equipment and office equipment
•    Relays aircraft schedules and movements to field camps and other stations
•    Maintains radio logs and status reports utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, and other applications in a timely and accurate manner
•    Establishes and responds to communications with other national programs as required.  
•    Responds to inquiries from non-governmental organizations and media agencies according to established procedures
•    Handles sensitive information in a confidential manner
•    Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military organizations, and other organizations via phone, radio, email, and in person in a professional manner
•    Recognizes and reports office and communications equipment malfunctions or failures to technicians; documents and assists with troubleshooting as needed
•    Tracks vehicle travel away from station; includes check-out call, estimated return time and extensions, and check-in call upon arrival  
•    Tracks field camps (personnel remaining in the field overnight or longer); includes daily check-in call, keeping track of communications available, relaying flight information and other messages, and providing other support as requested. 
•    Supports any local or field personnel by relaying messages, seeking information, or establishing radio-phone patches
•    Initiates emergency response procedures for overdue camp, overdue vehicle, distress call, request from another national program, rescue coordination center or other agency, or other situations per established procedure. 
•    Provides communications and administrative support in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as assigned    
•    Supports radio communications as required during emergency incidents and drills  
•    Works a varied schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage of the communications 
center; includes working during station holidays and special events
•    Assists Mac Ops Supervisor with projects as required
•    Maintains a safe work center, adheres to ASC Safety guidelines, and 
participates in weekly safety meetings; ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
•    Performs other duties as assigned

•    High school graduate or equivalent is required.
•    Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 certifications required for offer consideration (training offered through FEMA).
•    Minimum two years’ experience in customer service, radio operations, communications technology or related field required.
•    Computer skills required, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail applications.
•    Good judgment and exceptional communication skills required.  
•    Must have an ability to independently prioritize requests by level of urgency.
•    Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum. 
•    Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
•    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.
•    US citizenship or Permanent US Resident status is required.

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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