[unav_all] IRIS Employment Opportunity - TA Station Specialist (Anchorage, Alaska)

Andy Frassetto andyf at iris.edu
Fri Dec 11 08:51:39 MST 2015


*Employment Opportunity – Station Specialist*
*USArray Transportable Array*
*(Anchorage, AK)*

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS, 
www.iris.edu) seeks a Station Specialist to engage in the effort to 
install and maintain EarthScope USArray Transportable Array (TA) 
stations in Alaska & Canada (www.usarray.org/Alaska) over the next few 
years.

The Station Specialist will be located in Anchorage and divide time 
between remote field locations and the Array Operation Center (AOC) in 
Anchorage, reporting to the Station Deployment Coordinator and TA 
Management. This position will execute the logistics and operations for 
constructing, installing, and maintaining the TA stations, working with 
contractors and the Station Deployment Coordinator to form an efficient 
and safety conscious team. Key duties will be proactive management of 
schedules and proper allocation and utilization of resources (people, 
construction equipment and materials, scientific hardware) for station 
deployments.

Specific tasking for the Station Specialist will depend on demonstrated 
skills and interest, but will fall into one of three general branches:

  * Logistics coordination – create detailed plans for resource
    allocation and provide progress reports
  * Field operations management – allocate resources between the field
    hubs and remote installation sites and report on activities
  * Field crew lead – oversee and report on site construction at remote
    locales

These positions provide a unique opportunity to apply scientific 
knowledge and engineering skills to the creation of an unprecedented 
seismological observatory.

The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in 
geophysics, engineering, or a related subject and several years of 
experience deploying and operating seismometers or doing similar 
technical and team-oriented fieldwork, particularly in isolated 
environments. Strong communication, negotiation, and problem solving 
skills are vital to the position. Familiarity with winter survival 
practices, emergency first-aid, bear awareness training, and use of 
firearms are plusses. IRIS is a geographically distributed organization, 
and the Station Specialists will work either with the Alaska Station 
Deployment Coordinator or with TA management located primarily outside 
of Alaska. Work in Alaska associated with this position includes 
frequent travel via small aircraft, driving, and strenuous field 
activities in rugged settings.

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 Specialist 
- Alaska". The positions are available immediately and will remain open 
until filled. More information is available here: 
http://www.iris.edu/hq/employment/job/alaska_station_specialist.
This position will remain open until filled.
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