[unav_all] IRIS Employment Opportunity - Transportable Array Station Deployment Coordinator (Anchorage, AK)

Andy Frassetto andyf at iris.edu
Thu Mar 13 10:22:43 MDT 2014

*Station Deployment Coordinator - USArray Transportable Array
(Anchorage, AK)

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS, 
www.iris.edu) seeks a Station Deployment Coordinator to lead the effort 
to install EarthScope USArray Transportable Array (TA) stations in 
Alaska and very western Canada (www.usarray.org/Alaska) over the next 
several years.

The Station Deployment Coordinator will work primarily from the Array 
Operation Center (AOC) in Anchorage, serving as the interface between 
the senior TA management and the Alaska-based TA support staff and 
installation crews. This position is responsible for overseeing all 
aspects of field-related activities related to the construction and 
operation of the TA sites. Tasks include routine reporting, management 
of schedules, and coordination of personnel and materials as well as 
regular interaction with partner agencies, education partners, and the 
larger TA team. This position provides a unique opportunity to apply 
scientific knowledge and engineering skills to the creation of an 
unprecedented seismological observatory in a magnificent geophysical 

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in geophysics or a 
related field and/or several years of relevant experience deploying and 
operating seismometers or managing a large seismic network, particularly 
in remote field environments similar to those encountered in Alaska. 
Knowledge of transportation methods applicable to the region and remote 
communication practices is a plus. This position requires excellent 
communication, organizational, and time management skills as well as a 
team-oriented mindset and the skill to negotiate, resolve conflicts, 
solve problems, and network with a variety of different individuals and 
organizations. IRIS is a geographically distributed organization, and 
the Station Deployment Coordinator will be expected to work 
independently outside of a traditional office environment. There will be 
periodic travel across the region, including driving and occasionally 
strenuous field activities.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates should 
submit a letter of interest, a resume highlighting pertinent work 
experience, and the contact information (name, phone number, and email) 
for at least three references. To apply, these should be sent 
electronically to hr at iris.edu with the subject line "Station Deployment 
Coordinator". The position is available immediately and will remain open 
until filled. More information is available here: 

In addition, Logistics Coordinator and Drilling Specialist positions for 
the Alaska TA are currently being hired through Honeywell.
Logistics Coordinator: 

Drilling Specialist: 

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