Fire Captain in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Fire Captain

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies and procedures, providing documentation to these divisions as necessary.
  • Implements fire protection programs that conform to the United States Antarctic Program, including the operation of contract locations in Antarctica.  
  • Responds to and/or supervises fire/EMS/Aircraft and hazardous material emergencies, as necessary.  
  • Manages emergencies in accordance with the CEMP and assists the chief with management of the fire prevention and training programs.
  • Supervises and performs evaluations of fire department lieutenants.
  • Ensures that emergency equipment under the control of the fire department is operational and in a constant state of readiness.
  • Interacts with agency officials and the community.
  • Trains and orients fire department personnel on policies and procedures.
  • Performs duties in support of the Operations Division metrics.
  • Supports the achievement of metrics, whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, affected by this position’s activities.
  • Oversees/provides documentation and maintains data relating to metric performance.
  • Works with the Fire Chief to address all performance concerns in the Fire House.


  • Bachelor degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Safety or related field is preferred.  
  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Fire Officer II; Fire Instructor I; Airport Fire Fighter; Hazardous Materials First Responder; and EMT-B or higher required.  
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS):   ICS 100 and 200 required.  
  • Valid state driver’s license is required  
  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Driver Operator Pumper/Mobile Water Supply; Driver Operator ARFF; Hazardous Materials Technician; and Fire Officer III preferred.
  • Five years of diversified fire fighter experience, including incident command and fire administration, is required; two years volunteer experience or paid on-call time equals one year full time experience.   
  • At least two years of experience as a supervisor is required.
  • Previous USAP experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • 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.
  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident status without sponsorship is required

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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