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March 26, 2015

Craigieburn Valley Ski Club, New Zealand

Position: Snow Safety Officer

Craigieburn Valley Ski Club is looking to hire a Snow Safety Officer for the 2015 season. Craigieburn is located on the South Island of New Zealand on the northern end of the Craigieburn Range. The area lies approximately 20km east of the Main Divide of the Southern Alps and 90km inland from the east coast. Duties include drafting and implementing a daily avalanche forecast, daily weather and snowpack observations, providing medical services to guests, maintaining and operating rope tows as well as numerous other responsibilities. Staff are on a 6-day a week working schedule with on mountain lodging being provided. Season typically runs from late June through late September or early October. Interested parties should have the following qualifications:

· American Level 3 or Canadian/New Zealand Level 2 Avalanche Certification

· Operational forecasting and avalanche mitigation experience

· Ability to manage numerous aspects of an operation at one time

· Current medical certification and several years of experience

· Expert skiing ability

· Strong work ethic and physically capable of working long hours when necessary

For more information about the club please visit the website or other links.

www.craigieburn.co.nz
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Contact the email address below with any further questions.

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Close Date: 2015-06-08


March 23, 2015

PAE

Position: Construction Blaster

PAE is currently seeking a Blaster to support an exciting new mission in support of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Operations.

Blaster:

* Maintains safe storage, handling and use of commercial grade explosives as directed or delegated by the Lead Blaster. Provides assistance/advice to NSF-sponsored scientific project personnel using explosives during their field investigations.
* Assists in establishing and maintaining the explosives cache at McMurdo Station and other US stations and camps. Ensures that the caches are a safe distance from the stations and camps, are properly marked and secured, and that explosives are stored in accordance with applicable commercial regulations.
* Assists in performing inspections of stored explosives according to manufactures' recommendations and government regulations to ensure that degradation does not occur and that expiration dates are observed. Disposes of dated explosives in accordance with appropriate procedures/regulations.
* Under the direction of the Lead Blaster, measures, places, wires and detonates explosives in accordance with relevant technical/safety instructions and necessary station/camp field safety procedures. Under certain circumstances may be involved in blast design.
* When required, provides advice/assistance to scientific parties concerning appropriate explosives types/quantities for geophysical or other investigations. Also provides assistance in the field with the storage, transportation, and use of explosives.
* Supports the achievement of metrics.
* Complies with all Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
* Ensures all subordinate employees are trained and understand Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Maintain documentation as necessary to meet these requirements.
* Works outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions as required.
* Maintain workplace program and ensures safety is the highest priority in the workplace. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

* High school graduate or GED is required.
* Must possess a current and valid certificate for independent explosives handling and use that conforms to applicable civil regulations.
* Four years explosives handling experience in construction related blasting is required.
* Experience with permafrost and snow blasting conditions, and other explosives handling/use in cold weather/polar regions is preferred.
* Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations is preferred.
* Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
* Must be willing to perform other duties as 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 & safety objectives.
* US citizenship 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.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-12-31


March 22, 2015

NZSki Ltd

Position: Snow Safety Officer

Our Ski Patrollers' priority is to ensure a safe and enjoyable ski area environment for all guests and staff by maintaining the highest possible standards of service, safety and professionalism. Our established crew have built a reputation for exceptional service and delivery.
This primary objective of this role is to ensure the health and safety of guests and crew in our ski area. This will require management of our avalanche terrain through the use of closures, explosives and ski cutting. Administering of first aid and pre hospital emergency care are also requirements of the position as is showing excellent customer care and service.

Apply at nzski.com

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Close Date: 2015-04-12


March 21, 2015

Crested Butte Profesional Ski Patrol

Position: Ski - off for potential 2015/2016 new hires.

The Crested Butte Ski Patrol will be hosting a hiring clinic / ski evaluation for anyone interested in a Ski Patrol job for the 2015/2016 ski season. At this time, the evaluation will focus on the ability to proficiently ski expert terrain in all conditions. At the time of hire next fall, all applicants must be 21 years of age, possess an EMT-Basic certification and be eligible for an explosives permit. Priority will be given to those with AIARE Level 1 Certification and previous related experience. Skiing evaluations will be conducted on April 2nd through April 4th. Please contact CBSP Dispatch at (970) 349-2236.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-04


March 18, 2015

Ski Arpa Cat Skiing

Position: Tail Guide

Tail Guide

Ski Arpa, Chile
Full Time Seasonal

Ski Arpa is seeking an experienced tail guide for the 2015 season. The season lasts mid July to mid September with the possibility of extension with a good snow year.

Job Summary: Tail guide for a backcountry snowcat operation in the Andes of Chile. Tail guides must have strong guest service skills and solid backcountry skiing skills. Must be able to live in a remote hut based in a high alpine environment. Will drive snowcats (training provided). Must be willing to do a variety of odd jobs to ensure operation runs smoothly (mechanical, janitorial, cat driving, snow analysis, retail sales, ski touring, fueling, etc). Must be able to work with a small team.

Basic Prerequisites:
Spanish and English Speaking
Previous Guiding Experience
PSIA Level 1
WFR or equivalent with CPR
Avalanche Level 2 (AAI or AIARE)
Ability to perform snow analysis
Able to record observations at a professional level
Capable of working with groups of 16 in multiple languages (with a lead guide)

Room and board included. Pay will be based on experience. References will be required.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-09-30


March 17, 2015

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic for 2015/2016 Ski Season

2015/2016 Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic!

Kirkwood Ski Patrol is excited to announce that we will be holding a one-day hiring clinic for the 2015-2016 ski season! This posting is for applicants interested in working as part of our Ski Patrol next year. Completion of this application and clinic is not a guaranteed offer of employment; all candidates must meet minimum requirements and all contingencies of the position.

In order to attend the clinic, you must complete this application and register for the event. Please register for the hiring clinic by calling 209-258-7233. Additional details will follow once we recieve your application and registration.

Event Date: April 1, 2015
Event Schedule:
9:00am: Check-In and Welcome
10:00am: Ski Test and Mountain Tour with Ski Patrol (day ticket will be provided for non-pass holders)
12:00pm: Lunch with Mountain Operations Director
1:00pm: Closing / Q&A / Interviews

A free shuttle is provided to and from the event; pickup is at 7:00am at the transit center in South Lake Tahoe. Shuttle will depart the resort at 4:00pm.

Job Summary:
Kirkwood Ski Patrol's primary responsibility is to provide and promote a safe environment for our guests and employees as well as to provide exceptional guest service. Ski Patrol is responsible for executing essential guest service functions such as responding to medical emergencies on the mountain, transporting injured guests off the mountain to appropriate facility, and general hill safety. Ski patrol is also responsible for enforcing safe skiing and riding practices, enforcement of the Skier's and Rider's Responsibility Code, interacting with unsafe guests, and educating our guests. Special circumstances include chairlift and gondola evacuation, avalanche control, and explosives handling. Other duties can be assigned as needed. Ski patrol is a highly visible role on the mountain, and a great deal of guest interaction is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervising and promoting guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions
Assisting injured guests on the mountain and administering first aid
Transporting injured guests off the mountain using a toboggan or supporting air lift operations
Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
Maintaining trails, such as removing trees that have fallen on runs utilizing a chainsaw or other equipment
Hazard identification and marking of natural and man-made features
Working with an established avalanche dog program
Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need, on skis
Snow Safety including safely transporting and placing explosives on the mountain and stabilizing snow pack and cornice edges on skis
Driving snowmobiles to various areas of the mountain, as needed
Enforcement of the Skier Responsibility Code and Resort Policies
Chairlift and guest evacuation

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have excellent guest service skills
Must work well in a team
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment
Must successfully completed the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program
Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
Must be available to work holidays and weekends
High school diploma or GED required
Possession of a current California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification OR National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) required OR First Responder. National registry EMT accepted.
Must be an expert level skier, capable of skiing all types of terrain under all weather conditions.
Must be able to lift 75 pounds or more

Preferred Skills:
Previous patrol or experience at a Vail Resorts® mountain resort Preferred
Resort Certified in Bloodbourne Pathogens training program, Hepatitis B Vaccination. Resort Certification for any used equipment.

Please apply online:
www.jobs.vailresorts.com
Requisition ID: 96592

Contact:


March 16, 2015

Utah Avalanche Center - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Position: Director

USFS Outreach Notice -- Director, Utah Avalanche Center Wanted!!!

High-energy and innovative folks who like fast-paced and challenging work with diverse publics.

We are looking to fill one GS-1301-9/11 Physical Scientist position based out of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Forest Supervisors Office, 17 miles south of Salt Lake City, in South Jordan,

 This is a permanent-seasonal position with a guaranteed tour of 18 pay periods (9 months), typically working from September through May. (During the active avalanche forecasting season the Director primarily works out of the National Weather Services office near Salt Lakes International Airport.)

 The Director, Utah Avalanche Center position will become vacant at the end of this winter season, 2015.

 We need an individual with extensive snow science and avalanche forecasting skills. Additionally, the ability to manage a very complex partnership program and maintain exemplary relationships with a wide range of publics is absolutely critical.

 The Utah Avalanche Center has a broad geographical role to play outside of the National Forest. The Center provides avalanche safety leadership and snow science expertise to public land managers throughout the region.

 The Director is regularly sought by the news media, both locally and nationally, especially when notable avalanche events occur. Therefore, the ability to effectively communicate avalanche safety is yet another critical attribute of the candidate.

 You will also supervise a professional team of 5 highly skilled and experienced avalanche forecasters with deep knowledge of the local area and its history.

 We are one of the most visited National Forests in the nation, located within a short drive of some two million people, and our Office is proximal to the Utah State Capitol along with the headquarters of important State and Federal Agencies, as well as, partnering groups, corporations and non-profit organizations vital for accomplishing the Forest Services mission.

 Providing for the demand of hundreds-of-thousands of winter outdoor enthusiasts within close geographical proximity provides opportunities for inspiring work. We are looking for someone who seeks creative and efficient ways to implement the program and build partnership capacity.

For additional information regarding the qualifications required for this position, please go to: www.opm.gov

For more information, questions, or to obtain an outreach form for submission, contact Larry Lucas at the email address below.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-10


March 14, 2015

Canyons Resort - Park City, UT

Position: Ski Patrol

Canyons Resort is holding a one-day hiring clinic for the 2015-16 season on March 28th and April 1st. No experience necessary.

Pre-register and reserve your spot by applying now: jobs.vailresorts.com (search requisition # 95614)

Date: March 28th OR April 1st
Where to meet: Canyons Resort, Grand Summit Hotel Bobcat Room
Time: 8:30am (plan on spending most of the day with the team)
What to bring: Your own equipment (skis only - alpine or telemark, no snowboards) and a helmet

Additional details will follow via email once we receive your application and confirm your spot.

Ski Patrol Job Description:

Ski Patrol is responsible for performing guest service functions such as accident handling, administering first aid, trail maintenance, promoting and creating a safe environment for guests and employees, mountain sweeps, lift evacuation, avalanche control and explosives handling. The job responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

- Assisting, providing medical care, and transporting sick and injured patients
- Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
- Transporting and setting up supplies and equipment on skis or snowboard
- Avalanche control using explosives and skiing techniques
- Driving snowmobiles for mountain operations
- Chairlift guest evacuation
- Trail maintenance including marking and mitigating hazards to skiing public
- Promoting guest safety through education and enforcement of the Utah Skier Safety Act.

Job Requirements:

- Patrollers may use alpine skis, tele skis, no snowboards
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) certified (Medical certification is required in order to be considered for employment but not to attend clinic. Must be certified by Ski Season 2015/2016)
- Must be an expert level skier
- Must successfully complete the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program as well as background check prior to employment
- Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Must be at least 21 years of age at beginning of 2015/16 season
- Must be available to work holidays and weekends
- Must have excellent guest service skills
- Must work well in a team

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-01


March 13, 2015

Temple Basin Ski Area

Position: Snow Safety Officer

Snow Safety Officer -- WANTED IN NEW ZEALAND

A qualified and experienced Snow Safety Officer is wanted for the Temple Basin Ski Area, an outstanding Club owned field located in a National Park in the main range of mountains in the South Island of New Zealand.

Season. Early July to late September 2015.
Location. Temple Basin Ski Area, Arthurs Pass National Park, Canterbury.
Live-in field conditions in excellent on mountain lodge facilities.
Full range of ski and snowboard conditions and challenges.
Sole charge position with assistance from ski patrollers when necessary.

The position should appeal to a qualified person seeking personal satisfaction in a full range snow safety duties including reporting for the Backcountry Avalanche Advisory Network.

Enquiries in the first instance to Martin Toon at the email address below.

Contact:


March 11, 2015

Alaska Avalanche School

Position: Executive Director



Job Announcement for
Executive Director of the Alaska Avalanche School
March 7, 2015

About the school:
The Alaska Avalanche School (AAS) is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Anchorage, Alaska. AAS has been providing exceptional education about avalanches, avalanche hazard, and avalanche rescue for over 35 years. The mission of AAS is to provide exceptional hands-on snow and avalanche education to all users of the mountain environment. Each season, AAS teaches approximately 1,200 students, youth and adults, with an independent curriculum that meets American Avalanche Association guidelines.
The AAS pioneered avalanche education in Alaska 35 years ago and is one of the most respected independent avalanche schools in the U.S. That said, the development and growth of AAS is by no means complete, and the vision of the Executive Director will greatly shape the next big steps for the school. On-going projects include continuing emphasis on improving instructor excellence and retention, seeking and securing additional funding, and broadening the AAS audience in pursuit of the mission.

About the position:
To guide the school in the years ahead, AAS is seeking an experienced avalanche professional who has a proven commitment to avalanche education. The position is responsible for ensuring smooth operations at the school, by delivering a cutting edge, up-to-date avalanche education to students through the management of our curriculum and our talented team of avalanche instructors. More details about the position are included below.
AAS recognizes that no one candidate will likely have all the interests, talents, and time to single-handedly run all operations at the school. To that end, the Executive Director will hire support staff, to ensure that running the school is fun and sustainable alike for the successful applicant.

To Apply:
Applications are due by April 15th 2015, and must include a resume, cover letter, and two references.
Send completed applications to the email address below, or by mail to:
Alaska Avalanche School
PO Box 100145
Anchorage, Alaska 99510

Questions? Contact the ED Search Committee at the email address below.

More About The AAS Executive Director Position

Compensation:

$26,000 for the full time portion of the contract (Oct 1-April 15)
$25 per hour for the part time portion of the contract (April 16-Sept 30)

Benefits:

AAS offers:
Industry competitive pay
Premium assistance, covering up to 50% of the cost of health insurance
Re-imbursement or pre-pay of travel, food and lodging expenses for qualifying trips
Pro purchase support
A healthy work environment in a vibrant outdoor community

Executive Director/Board Role:

The ED is hired by the Board of Directors (BOD) to run the school and accomplish the directives as set forth by the BOD. Pay, time off and items directly pertaining to the mission of the school are negotiated between the ED and the President of the BOD with the Board having the final authority.

The relationship between the BOD and the ED, while ultimately that of employer and employee, respectively, is in practice a cooperative relationship where the ED is encouraged to use the BOD to assist the school in fulfilling its mission. The point of contact for the ED is the BOD President.

The ED has full authority over the entire school organization and while some decisions may be made in consultation with other employees, the final authority for decisions regarding the operation of the school resides with the ED. Please see the attached organizational flow chart for further clarification.

Work Schedule:

October 1 through April 15*: Full time, based in Anchorage, Alaska
This salaried position averages 40 hours per week, with initial start up requiring up to 56 hours/week

April 16 through September 30: Part time

Vacation time and regular days off to be determined in consultation with the BOD President.

The ED or their designee must be accessible during the season while courses are in session In order to activate the Emergency Action Plan (EAP), in the event of an emergency. The school is developing systems that share this responsibility with qualified board members.

*Applicants who would need to arrange an alternate work schedule are encouraged to apply; please note any unique schedule needs in your cover letter.

Executive Director Job Description

An ideal Executive Director has the following attributes and skill sets:

Strong interpersonal communication skills. Open communication between all members of the organization is crucial. The executive director initiates and fosters open, positive, timely and honest communication flow between all members of the organization. This flow includes, but is not limited to: students, other schools and competitors, business and community leaders, instructors, and land managers. An out-going and friendly personality is essential. The ED represents the school on all levels; media, public and business.
Experience and interest in managing staff.
Effective written communication skills.
An extensive background in the avalanche industry. This could be from a recreational, industry, forecasting, or educational perspective.
An educational background. This could be as a teacher, an educational trainer or administrator, or a seasoned outdoor instructor.
A current and active connection to the Alaska avalanche community.
Business experience including a familiarity with accounting principles.
Computer skills including familiarity with word processing, spread sheets, desktop publishing, website & social media management and network data sharing.
Public Relations experience.
Professional membership in the American Avalanche Association

AAS acknowledges that no single person meets all guidelines listed above. Applicants who have a majority of those qualifications and who also have an interest in gaining experience in each area listed above are strongly encouraged to apply.

The following is a list of core responsibilities of the Executive Director (ED) for the Alaska Avalanche School (AAS). Many of these items are typically performed by the ED, but some are delegated to staff that the ED supervises. While it may not be the responsibility of the ED to actually do the work, it is their responsibility to ensure that the work is done to their set specifications. There is substantial overlap between these categories and these are meant to be taken generally. The relative amount of time to be spent within each general category varies throughout the season and is defined cooperatively with the BOD.

(1) Program and product management
Attend, observe, and assist in the instruction of a diversity of AAS classes and workshops.
Develop an intimate knowledge and understanding of the entire course curriculum
Work in a cooperative fashion to refine, improve and develop course curriculum
Review and manage current programs
Are they accomplishing goals/mission?
What are the improvements that can or should be made?
Explore ideas for new programs
Develop test programs
Review and update the Emergency Action Plan

(2) Business Management
Sustain substantive personal contact with all our land managers
With support from a finance professional, maintain and account for all AAS assets, expenditures, and funds, maintaining and enhancing the financial stability of the school
Generate funds through partnerships, sponsorships, and donations
Communicate annually with the AAS insurance providers
(3) Community Relations
Gain exposure for the school in radio, TV, and print media.
Oversee implementation of the schools existing social media program.
Cultivate the schools professional Image and reputation
o Ensure accuracy and professionalism of office communications.
o Ensure professionalism of instructor staff
Develop and maintain low-cost and no-charge programs
Cooperative responsibilities with the BOD
o Assist in an on-going assessment of community wants and needs
o Fundraising
Setting goals
Generating ideas
Establishing and maintaining partnerships
Sustain existing and develop new partnerships for financial and in-kind support

(4) Personnel / HR

Supervise the AAS administrative staff
Create, review and update job descriptions and work plans as necessary
Review and, if necessary, update the employee manual annually
Review and update pay levels as necessary
Recruit and/or supervise the recruitment of employees
Hire all employees in consultation with the administrative staff
Oversee staff training to meet AAS goals
o Annual Staff training
o Instructor development plan for school and for each instructor
o Programs to promote loyalty, longevity, and full time commitment to AAS
Oversee the supervision of all employees
o Staffing of each course
o Debriefing each instructor team
Solicit feedback from employees regarding employee satisfaction and/or program improvements
Resolve employee disputes

(5) Board Relations

Assess and communicate on-going school needs to the Board at any time
Attend the scheduled Board meetings
At BOD meetings be prepared to:
o Provide status reports concerning the business, programs, community relations and personnel of the AAS
o Provide a budget for the start of the operational year (October)
o Provide an accounting of the concluding operational year, typically provided in a profit/loss statement (April/May)
o Answer and/or discuss any issues pertaining to the school
Respond to and give feedback regarding Board direction of ED
Participate in annual ED evaluations

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-15


March 4, 2015  --CLOSED--

Winter Park Resort

Position: Professional Ski Patrol

Do you have a dynamic personality and love interacting with people? If you love Winter Park and are passionate about living an outdoor adventurous lifestyle, Winter Park Resort could be the perfect place for you. We are looking for people who play as hard as they work.

Winter Park Resort is looking for prospective new ski patrollers. Annual ski ability assessments will be held on Sunday, March 8th and Saturday, March 14th, 2015. The test consists of 4 top to bottom, non-stop expert level runs. We are looking for strong, stable skiers at least 18 years of age.

Ski Patrol is responsible for performing guest service functions such as accident handling, administering first aid, mountain maintenance, creating and maintaining a safe environment for guests and employees, trail checks and sweeps, lift evacuation and explosives handling for snow safety/avalanche control.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have excellent guest service skills
Must work well in a team
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must be available to work holidays and weekends
Must be an expert level skier, capable of skiing all types of terrain under all weather conditions.

Successful candidates who pass ski assessment and interview process will be trained in Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), and other relevant patrol duties.

www.winterparkresort.com

To register contact the Recruiting Office

(970) 726-1536

Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-03-14


February 27, 2015

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Position: Ski Patroller

Breckenridge Ski Resort is looking for experienced ski patrollers to join our team of hard working professionals. We are one of the busiest ski areas in the country with 3000 acres of skiable terrain, over 1000 of that requiring daily avalanche control work.

Ski patrol experience preferred, but not required.

A Hiring Clinic for prospective applicants will be held on April 8 & 9, 2015.

Ski Patrol is responsible for performing guest service functions such as accident handling, administering first aid, trail maintenance, promoting and creating a safe environment for guests and employees, mountain sweeps, lift evacuation and explosives handling for snow safety/avalanche control.

Must have excellent guest service skills
Must work well in a team
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment
Must successfully completed the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program
Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
Must be available to work holidays and weekends
High school diploma or GED required; and possession of a current Colorado Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification OR National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) required.
Must be an expert level skier, capable of skiing all types of terrain under all weather conditions.
Must be able to lift 75 pounds or more

Preferred Skills:
Avalanche control experience at an active avalanche area
Previous patrol experience or experience at a Vail Resorts® mountain resort

To apply, please log onto www.jobs.vailresorts.com and enter requisition #93472 as the requisition ID.
Hiring Clinic dates are April 8 & 9, 2015

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-08


February 16, 2015  --CLOSED--

CEG Mining, Minera Pimenton

Position: Avalanche Forecaster and Control Specialst

Minera Pimenton is a small gold mine located in central Chile, near Santiago and the Portillo ski Resort. As a forecaster, you would work as part of a three person avalanche forecasting and control team. Duties include issuing a daily avalanche hazard bulletin for the 80 km access road, the mine, the mining camp, and other facilities; collecting weather, snowpack and avalanche observations in support of forecasting operations; advising mine management on road and workplace closures, risk management, and avalanche mitigation; supervising and participating in avalanche control; education and training of employees and rescue teams; maintaining detailed records, and data management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
AIARE or AAI Level 3, or Canadian Level 2
At least two years of avalanche forecasting experience, preferably in an operational setting
Basic to intermediate Spanish
Fluent in English
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Documented avalanche or avalanche rescue teaching experience
Intermediate or better computer skills, including a good working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint programs.
Expert level skiing skills
Ability to work safely in avalanche terrain, both as part of a team, and alone

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Avalauncher experience
Type 1 blaster/route leader
AIARE course leader or AAA certified instructor
Operations management and operational decision making experience (ski area snow safety director/forecaster, lead guide, highway forecaster, etc)
Excellent computer skills
Fluent in English and Spanish
Experience working in foreign countries

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-03-09


February 5, 2015

Monarch Mountain

Position: Ski Patrol

Position/Department: Ski Patrol
Hours: Full-time, seasonal
Posted: 2/2/15
Responsible for safely managing the first aid, evacuation, and transportation of sick/injured guests off the mountain. Maintain ski area trails, signage, slope closures, and permitted boundary. Complete and file appropriate documentation. Conduct avalanche hazard reduction, lift evacuations, and search and rescue operations when necessary. Applicants must possess a current certification in EMT-B, WFR or OEC and CPR. Applicants must be an advanced skier and willing to work in adverse mountain conditions. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Call 530-5110 for more information, or forward your resume to the email address below.

Contact:


January 23, 2015

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol Positions for the 2015 - 2016 Winter Season

To be considered for this position, please submit an online application @ www.coppercolorado.com

Job Title: Ski Patrol for the 2015-2016 Winter Season

Job Status: Seasonal
Start Date: 11/1/2015

Job Summary:
Copper Mountain is looking to add quality people to our Ski Patrol Staff.

Positions are open for both our paid full-time and part-time volunteer staff.
Want to see what Ski Patrol is all about? Click Here to see a YouTube video of a Ski Patroller employee

Required Qualifications:
• Expert Skier/Rider
• Hold current (or be enrolled in) Colorado or National EMT (or higher)
• Team player and able to work in a resort environment
• Patrol or mountaineering experience preferred
• Must be at least 21 years old
• Must have a valid US Driver's license

We offer an excellent training program, good compensation, and benefits in a supportive team environment.

Copper Mountain Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. We offer competitive benefits, employee housing, and a unique work atmosphere. All of our job opportunities are located at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. 90 miles west of Denver, we are situated in the heart of Colorado's playground. All candidates must fill out an application to be considered for employment.

Can you see yourself here - Apply now!

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-03-31


January 19, 2015

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Position: Professional Ski Patroller

Wolf Creek Ski Area is currently accepting applications for full time Professional Ski Patrol for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 ski seasons. A current Colorado EMT certificate is required. Previous patrol experience is beneficial. Starting pay is $11.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on experience, with considerations for merit-based wage increases. For more information and an application, please visit www.wolfcreekski.com.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-09-30


January 17, 2015  --CLOSED--

Sierra Avalanche Center

Position: Executive Director

Sierra Avalanche Center
Position Description and Vacancy Notice

Send a resume and cover letter to the email address below.

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Summary:
The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for the management and oversight of agency programs, outreach and communications. The ideal professional will have in-depth knowledge of the greater Lake Tahoe region and non-profit management experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
●Administers the Sierra Avalanche Center’s annual fund-raising programs. Serves as primary liaison with fund-raising partners regarding event ticket sales and reporting, event planning and on-site, event-day administration. Manages all aspects of event marketing and promotion.
●Directs agency Public Relations and Marketing efforts. Responsible for marketing plans, collection and distribution of fund-raising program information to backcountry user groups, preparation of reports and program evaluations for the Board of Directors, and the coordination of overall program activities.
●Maintains agency meeting schedule, agendas, special guests and coordinates with Board of Directors
●Attends community events and provides assistance and presentations to SAC partners, donors, local businesses and community groups. Serves as primary SAC advocate at such events and activities.
●Responsible for volunteer coordination and fund-raising program implementation.
●Pursuit of additional agency funding sources, including grant making, donor outreach and endowment work, as well as other fund-raising mechanisms.
●Ability to implement Board of Directors policy and direction, understand and comply with state and federal laws - including regulations and policies governing non-profit donations.

Required Qualifications:
●Education or training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree.
●Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
●Knowledge of the Lake Tahoe/Truckee winter tourism industry - most notably backcountry ski and snowboard enthusiasts, snowmobilers, and other backcountry users groups.
●Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agency partners, donors, sponsors, backcountry user groups and supporters.
●Ability to prepare and present reports.
●Ability to speak effectively before small and large groups. Strong public speaking skills and presence are required.
●Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time sensitive deadlines.
●Demonstrates integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks.
●Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
●Experience with website content management systems and social media.
●Ability to work legally in the U.S.
●Possession of a valid Department of Motor Vehicles Driver's license is required.

Desired Skills:
●Knowledge of winter backcountry travel and recreation.
●Familiarity with the avalanche danger rating scale, avalanche hazard and risk assessment.
●Existing professional working relationships in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee ski industry.
●Prior non-profit management experience.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be encountered by employee while performing the essential functions of this job.
●The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
●Work is to be performed in multiple locations – indoors and out - including high altitude ski resort destinations, which may occasionally expose the employee to extreme weather conditions.
●Employee shall be responsible for scheduling work hours, with the requirement to work evening and weekends as needed to attend events, meetings and handle emergencies.
●Some travel required for events, within the Northern California and Western Nevada region.

Compensation:
●This is a year-round position with an emphasis on the SAC’s winter operating season. A majority of the work hours will occur between the months of November and April.
●Year-round responsibility is required.
●It is desired that employee live within driving distance of the Lake Tahoe region.
●Annual salary is dependent on qualifications and payment structure is negotiable.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-01-31


January 16, 2015

Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies

Position: Executive Director/Lead Scientist

Seeking Executive Director & Lead Scientist Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, Silverton, CO

The Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies (www.snowstudies.org is an independent, 501(c)(3), research, monitoring, and education organization based in Silverton, Colorado. CSAS operates the Senator Beck Basin Study Area near Red Mountain Pass. Preferred candidates for the Executive Director/Lead Scientist role will possess, among other attributes, a PhD in mountain science, interdisciplinary field research and/or monitoring program experience, organizational management skills, and demonstrated success in engaging stakeholders. For a complete job description contact Chris Landry at the email below.

All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Contact:


January 12, 2015  --CLOSED--

National Park Service- Mount Rainier National Park

Position: Park Ranger, Mountaineering (Climbing Ranger)

Full Job Description and online application: www.usajobs.gov

The central theme to this position is experience and involvement in an alpine environment. The incumbent will participate as a team leader or member on patrols to climb any of the 25 main routes on Mount Rainier. Terrain consists of trails, sub-alpine meadows, rocky slopes, snow fields, and glaciers from 1,800 to above 14,400 feet. Planning and coordinating other climbing rangers on patrols will be required. Camping and climbing at high altitude, on glaciers, in stormy conditions will be required. Initiating resource monitoring, concession monitoring, and visitor interactions will also be the responsibility of the incumbent. Climber registration, safety education, route reports, weather forecast, avalanche conditions, and public outreach are a part of the operation. Participating in and leading search and rescue (SAR) operations as well as providing emergency medical services (EMS) are also required in this job. For a full job description, as well as qualifications and an online application please see the above link.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-01-16


January 9, 2015

Eldora Mountain Resort

Position: Professional Ski Patrol

Full time professional Ski Patrollers needed for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season and beyond.

Qualifications: EMT-B or OEC medical certifications, expert skiing ability, able to work weekends and holidays, avalanche education and experience preferred, team oriented with strong work ethics

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-15


December 1, 2014  --CLOSED--

Payette National Forest - McCall Ranger District

Position: Combo Avalanche-Trails Position

The Trails-Avalanche Position for the Payette National Forest (McCall Ranger District) is now being advertised under both the Merit and DEMO authorities.

The DEMO position will be advertised until December 5, 2014.
www.usajobs.gov

The Merit Position will be advertised until December 10, 2014.
www.usajobs.gov

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Susan Jenkins at 208-634-0415 or email at address below.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-12-10


October 22, 2014  --CLOSED--

Flathead Avalanche Center (Flathead National Forest)

Position: Avalanche Specialist (Meteorological Technician)

The Flathead Avalanche Center is hiring a seasonal part-time Avalanche Specialist for the upcoming season (2014-2015). Applications are being accepted from October 22 - 26th. For more information and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov and reference the job announcement numbers below.

Announcement # GS-1341-07, Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Specialist), 15-TEMP0110-84662DT-MR

OPEN PERIOD:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Sunday, October 26, 2014

Contact Erich Peitzsch with questions.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-26


October 21, 2014  --CLOSED--

Evergreen Outdoor Center, Hakuba, Nagano, Japan

Position: Ski Patroller to Head Avalanche Program

This is not a patrol position, but an avalanche work and patrol-training position. The ski area patrol will still handle the regular patrol duties, but we will be doing the avalanche work to open new off-piste terrain, and training the patrollers in how to sweep and patrol the new terrain; such skills as how to haul injured people out of steep forested terrain. We need a patroller with solid experience to oversee avalanche mitigation operations and training; set up bomb trams; refine fencing, gates, routes, and operations in new terrain. Flight and rent paid for. 300,000 yen per month (currently US #2,809); 3- 4 month position. 40 hour work weeks. Must be able to get a work visa for Japan; this can be hard but the more certificates and qualifications you have, the better. Contact Dave Enright; www.evergreen-hakuba.com

Contact:


October 8, 2014  --CLOSED--

White Mountain National Forest - Androscoggin Ranger District

Position: Avalanche Specialist

Please see links below to announcements for (1) Permanent Full Time (PFT) Forestry Tech (Avalanche Specialist/Dispersed Recreation) position on the Androscoggin Ranger District-White Mountain National Forest. Job open on Thursday 10/9/2014. PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS.

www.usajobs.gov Merit Open October 9 to 22, 2014. (For current Permanent Federal Employees)

www.usajobs.gov Demo Open October 9 to 20, 2014. (For all US Citizens)

Reminder: Applicants have to click on the button to view vacancies for Federal Employees or US Citizens (if they have the button checked for Federal Employees the search will not display the announcement for all US Citizens).

Direct any questions to Chris Joosen at the email address below

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-20


September 30, 2014  --CLOSED--

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center

Position: Director/ Avalanche Specialists

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center is hiring a Director and 1-2 seasonal Avalanche Specialists for the upcoming season. Applications are being accepted from October 3 - 9th. For more information and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov and reference the job announcement numbers below.

GS-1341-08: Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Specialist- Director)
www.usajobs.gov
*Job Announcement Number: 15-TEMP1004-77199DT-PM

OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to Monday, October 13, 2014

GS-1341-07: Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Specialist)
www.usajobs.gov
*Job Announcement Number: 15-TEMP1004-77182DT-PM

OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday October 7th, 2014 to Monday, October 13th, 2014

Contact Graham Predeger with questions.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-09


September 21, 2014  --CLOSED--

UN-OPS

Position: Avalanche Programs Specialist - Afghanistan

UN-OPS is looking to hire an Avalanche Programs Specialist in Afghanistan for a 6-month period (with possibility of extension).

For extensive details on the position and to apply visit the following website...
gprs.unops.org

For questions, contact Marty Schmoker at the email below or by phone at 509 548 6445 or 509 860 7224. Marty is not hiring the position but passed along this opportunity and can speak about the team in Afghanistan, potential expectations working in that area, and ground work that has been laid for this position.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-09-26


September 19, 2014  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Avalanche Forecaster

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a program of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Our mission is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the states economy.

The CAIC has ten offices throughout the state and 17 employees. The group provides daily mountain weather and avalanche forecasts for backcountry regions and transportation corridors, and works in a close partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation. The CAIC also provides snow and avalanche education to groups ranging from elementary school to university students, and work-place safety training for a variety of industries. Forecasters consult with local, state, and federal government agencies and provide support for search and rescue operations.

The forecaster in the Breckenridge office will focus on the Vail and Summit County and Sawatch backountry zones and assist with highway operations on I-70, US 40, US 6, US 24, US 50, SH 91, and SH 82. They will work independently and with other CAIC staff to provide backcountry avalanche information and safety training for public recreation. This position will work out of the Breckenridge office, but work from an additional location can be negotiated.

Essential Job Functions
Collect field data on snow, weather and avalanche conditions
Work with forecasters in other offices to analyze snow, weather and avalanche observations and determine current and future trends in avalanche danger
Write accessible and technically accurate products on snow and avalanche conditions
Teach avalanche concepts and safety techniques
Support other avalanche safety operations including mechanized ski operations, backcountry guiding operations, and search and rescue

Job Skills
Essential
Operational avalanche forecasting experience
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Excellent fitness and winter backcountry travel skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and web-based software packages
Desired
Experience with Campbell Scientific remote measurement systems
Experience with computer network systems
Experience with data base and data management systems
Experience with web applications

Qualifications (minimum)
2 years of operational avalanche forecasting experience
Professional avalanche training such as: National Avalanche School, Level III, AVPRO, CAA Level II, or equivalent training course

Qualifications (desired)
Undergraduate or graduate degree in an earth or physical science, or engineering
Search and rescue experience
Ski industry or backcountry guiding experience
AAA Certified Instructor or AIARE Qualified Instructor

Interested applicants can email a resume and cover letter by to Ethan Greene

Applications should include:
A cover letter
A resume
Your contact information including physical address, phone, and email address
Professional work experience including a summary of your duties in each position and contact information for each employer
Three references and their contact information (Professional references can send letters to the address above, but reference letters are not required)
Additional information relevant to the items in this announcement

Applications will be accepted through September 23, 2014.

Notes:
There is no state residency requirement to apply for this position.
This position will require backcountry winter travel in all types of terrain. The employee will supply appropriate clothing and travel equipment.
This position will require winter driving. When state vehicles are not available, the employee will supply an appropriate vehicle for winter travel. Employees are eligible for state travel reimbursement.
Work load is 40 hours/week, but will include weekends, evening hours and holidays.
Compensation is an hourly wage and does not include any benefit package. The employee is eligible for pre-approved over-time pay.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-09-23


September 15, 2014  --CLOSED--

Northwest Avalanche Center - NWAC

Position: Field Observer

Job Description

The Northwest Avalanche Center is looking to hire two additional Professional Observers to provide backcountry observations in the Seattle zone and the Mt Hood zone to the NWAC forecast team.
The Professional Observers Network provides timely and relevant professional-level observations to the NWAC team, thus reducing the data gaps in NWAC forecast areas. All observations will be focused outside of ski area boundaries in unmitigated terrain.

Background

Currently, the NWAC forecast team receives routine snow and weather observations from our team of six observers complementing the condition reports from most local ski areas, remote weather stations, NWAC cooperator input, and volunteer observations. The objective of the Professional Observers Network is to reduce the NWAC forecasters workload while creating more accurate backcountry avalanche forecasts.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Professional Observer is to communicate with the NWAC forecast team to analyze snow, provide weather and avalanche observations, and determine current and future trends in avalanche danger. In addition, providing assessment of current avalanche danger compared to posted forecast levels will be a key function of the role.
Each Observer is responsible for two backcountry observations per week. Observation requirements will vary based on the needs of the NWAC forecast team. The NWAC Program Director and the NWAC forecast team will communicate observational needs to the Observers Network. Observations may be submitted to the NWAC through email, phone, and/or a mobile phone application. At a minimum, observations must be relevant to pertinent avalanche concerns and submitted on a timely basis. Some examples of the observations that may be recorded are: snow height, taken at many locations throughout a tour; full snow profiles; and various test profiles on multiple aspects and elevations throughout a valley. Observers will be asked to provide photos and/or videos of observations that will be incorporated into the next days forecast to help illustrate conditions and concerns to the general public. Observers will also be asked to submit a blog post per week to the new NWAC blog.

Required Qualifications

All Observers in the Network will, at a minimum, work (or have worked) in the snow industry. This includes ski patrol, highway workers, mountain guides, forecasters, etc. The minimum qualifications are as follows:

Completion of AIARE or AAA Level 1 and Level 2 avalanche classes
Exceptional organizational skills
The ability to take initiative and work with little daily supervision
Strong written and verbal skills
Thorough knowledge of avalanche hazards and a minimum of five years of experience recreating in backcountry avalanche terrain
Excellent fitness and winter backcountry travel skills
Previous professional snow and weather data recording experience
Ability to write accessible and technically accurate descriptions of snow and avalanche conditions

Recommended Qualifications

Professional avalanche training, such as National Avalanche School, Level III, AVPRO, CAA Level II, or equivalent training courses
AAA Certified Instructor or AIARE Qualified Instructor
AMGA Ski Guide or Ski Mountaineering Certification
Professional member of the AAA
Previous avalanche forecasting experience

Compensation

Each Professional Observer will receive a stipend consisting of $700 per month.

Timeline and contract

The Professional Observers Network will operate from December 1st to the end of the normal NWAC forecast season, sometime in mid to late April a season consisting of approximately 20 weeks. The Professional Observers will work on a seasonal contract basis with the NWAC. There will be several training days in the fall. This is a contract position, however, the NWAC will be providing Washington State Labor and Industries Insurance (L&I) for the hours spent in the field taking observations. Beyond the L&I and monthly stipend, no other benefits are provided for this position. Each Professional Observer will report directly to the Program Director of the NWAC and will work closely with the NWAC forecast team.

Application submission requirements

Please provide a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying for this position along with a resume of qualifications, including your knowledge of/experience with gathering snowpack and weather observations. Please include a certificate of the highest avalanche class completed. Email attachments will not be accepted unless they are in a format readable by MS Word or Adobe Reader. Attachments in formats such as .wps or .jpeg will not be accepted. Please email all submissions to: scott@nwac.us.

Submission deadline is October 1st, 2014.

Contact
Scott Schell
NWAC Program Director
206.909.0203
See email address below.

Additional Information
This position will require backcountry winter travel in all types of terrain. The contractor will supply appropriate clothing and equipment suitable to backcountry travel.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-01


September 11, 2014  --CLOSED--

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center

Position: Director/ Avalanche Specialists

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) will soon be filling up to three Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Forecaster) positions. These are temporary Seasonal, 1039 hour appointment (November April) with a duty station in Girdwood, AK. The avalanche center will be filling the Director position in addition to 1-2 avalanche specialists. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. The vacancy announcement will be advertised as a DEMO announcement (all candidates) and will be posted at www.usajobs.gov.

Position Description
The CNFAIC issues daily avalanche bulletins and avalanche warnings during the winter months to assist backcountry recreationalists in making informed and safe decisions. CNFAIC staff also teaches a number of educational programs to backcountry recreationalists (skiers, snowboarders, snowmachiners, snowshoers, etc.), local emergency service personnel, Forest Service personnel, youth groups and others as requested. The successful applicant will work as an avalanche specialist for Alaskas Type 1 Regional avalanche center writing daily observations and advisories, providing avalanche education to the community and investigating avalanche accidents when necessary.

For more information and to respond to this outreach, please drop an email to the email address below.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-03


September 2, 2014  --CLOSED--

Sawtooth Avalanche Center

Position: Seasonal Avalanche Specialists

The Sawtooth Avalanche Center is hiring 1-2 seasonal Avalanche Specialists for the upcoming season. Applications are being accepted from September 2-9. For more information and to apply, visit the USAJobs vacancy listing for the position(s) at www.usajobs.gov

Contact Scott Savage at the email address below with questions.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-09-09


August 31, 2014  --CLOSED--

Solitude Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol

Solitude Mountain Resort is hiring full-time professional ski patrollers for the 2014-2015 season. Expert skiing skills and a current EMT or OEC certification is required. Previous ski patrol and avalanche work experience is recommended.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-31


August 7, 2014

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol

Experienced Ski Patrol - Winter / Seasonal / Full Time - Heavenly

Job Summary:
Heavenly Ski Patrol's primary responsibility is to provide and promote a safe environment for our guests and employees as well as to provide exceptional guest service. Ski Patrol is responsible for excecuting essential guest service functions such as responding to medical emergencies on the mountain, transporting injured guests off the mountain to appropriate facility, and general hill safety. Ski patrol is also responsible for enforcing safe skiing and riding practices, enforcement of the Skier's and Rider's Responsibility Code, interacting with unsafe guests, and educating our guests. Special circumstances include chairlift and gondola evacuation, avalanche control, and explosives handling. Other duties can be assigned as needed. Ski patrol is a highly visible role on the mountain, and a great deal of guest interaction is required. Please note: This position is posted for experienced Ski Patrol. If you do not have previous experience, please consider applyint to requisition ID 35944: Ski Patrol Apprentice.

Entry-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supervising and promoting guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions
Provide guests with exceptional guest service
Assisting injured guests on the mountain and administering first aid
Transporting injured guests off the mountain using a toboggan or supporting air lift operations
Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
Maintaining trails, identifying and mitigating hazards to our guests
Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need on skis
Completing all the above with the utmost attention to personal and guest safety
Continuing on the job training

Intermediate level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
All criteria listed for Entry Level, plus:
Avalanche control including safely transporting and placing explosives on the mountain and stabilizing snowpack and cornice edges on skis
Driving snowmobiles to various areas of the mountain, as needed

Advanced level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
All criteria listed for Entry and Intermediate Level, plus:
Strong working knowledge and experience with snow safety
Assist with in house training
Attend advanced out of area trainings as assigned
Possession of advanced skills/certifications such as AIARE Level 2, Technical Rope Rescue training, etc.

Entry Level Requirements:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must be able to pass on-mountain ski test
Demonstrate, at minimum, a strong advanced skiing ability
California EMT or OEC certified with CPR for the professional rescuer- Must be certified by November 2013- required
Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
Some basic knowledge of computer - preferred
Must have excellent guest service skills
Must work well in a team
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment
Must successfully complete the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program
Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
Must be available to work full time including holidays and weekends
Previous patrol experience - required, otherwise please apply for Patrol Apprentice position, which will be posted in July 2014
Must have the ability to pass a Criminal Background Check

Intermediate Level Requirements:
All criteria listed for Entry Level, plus:
CalOsha Blasters license Preferred
AIARE Level 1
Clean driving record

Advanced Level Requirements:
All criteria listed for Entry and Intermediate Level, plus:
AIARE Level 2 certification
Technical Rope Rescue certification

At the Vail Resorts family of companies (collectively "Vail Resorts"), we consider safety for employees and guests our number one priority. Ensuring that employees are capable of performing physically demanding jobs is an important factor in our ability to fulfill this commitment. This position is among the most physically demanding at our resorts. Therefore, the position requires successful completion of our Fit to Ride fitness assessment program as a condition of employment. A detailed description of our Fit to Ride program and its requirements are available at: www.vailfittoride.com. Vail Resorts will provide reasonable accommodations whenever necessary to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in and/or complete the Fit to Ride program, provided reasonable accommodations do not pose an undue hardship on the company.

Apply Online: www.jobs.vailresorts.com
Search for Requisition ID: 65572

Contact:


August 4, 2014  --CLOSED--

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

Position: Intern

Position: Avalanche Center/ Winter Recreation- Intern
This internship opportunity is open to students and aspiring professionals seeking experience from a Forest Service Avalanche Center.

Intern must: Have at least a AAA level 2 avalanche education (or equivalent), be able to ski/ ride/ travel in steep mountainous terrain and enjoy working in rugged winter conditions. Be able to enthusiastically shovel large amounts of snow! Have a professional goal towards snow science, avalanche forecasting, or associated fields. Previous experience operating snowmobiles is a plus.

The intern will get: Housing in Girdwood, plus a stipend. Experience working with an established USFS avalanche center. Opportunity to learn daily operations of avalanche forecasting. Additionally, the intern may be involved in providing public outreach and education as well as learning winter recreation management operations. Most importantly the intern will learn how to deal with copious amounts of Chugach Mountain Powder in his/her face! A college student may be able to receive credit for this internship.

Work location: Girdwood, AK. Glacier Ranger District, Chugach National Forest.
www.cnfaic.org
Intern must commit to at least 2 months between December 15, 2014 and April 15, 2015.

Email resume and cover letter to Director Kevin Wright

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-08-31


August 1, 2014  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Avalanche Forecaster

The Colorado Information Avalanche Center, (CAIC), exists to promote avalanche safety by reducing the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the State through a program of forecasting and education. The person in this position is self motivated and able to work in occasional non structured work environment with the ability to prioritize schedule and methods to complete the work. The person in this position will be exposed to the hot and cold weather elements and typically work a 40 hour week, however occasional extended work days and/or weeks may occur dependent on those elements and workload.

DUTIES:

This position produces and writes avalanche forecasts, creates and delivers education programs, collects field data, interacts with professional and volunteer avalanche and rescue groups and demonstrates an understanding of atmospheric physics and dynamics and snow physics and avalanche dynamics. The four main functions of this position are: 1) Provides avalanche hazard forecasts and consults with CDOT on weather and avalanche programs; 2) Trains CDOT staff, contractors, and general public in snow, weather and avalanche safety; 3) Collects field data to support the highway and backcountry; and 4) Installs and maintains remote weather instrumentation avalanche conditions along specific sections of state and federal highways,

Avalanche forecaster collects and analyzes weather and snow data, describe specific events or patterns in snow properties and avalanche activity in an avalanche forecast. Also interprets weather forecast products for local effects on snow and avalanche conditions. Develops new methods and techniques for utilizing the CAICs dataset.

Educator Trains CDOT personnel and contractors on avalanche potential within their highway corridor. Develops new methods and tools to teach avalanche safety to CDOT personnel. Teaches snow, weather and avalanche science to CDOT personnel and backcountry users.

Field Data Collection Collects data on the current physical, mechanical and thermal state of the snowpack. Analyzes and interprets these data to determine the structural and mechanical stability of the snowpack. Uses the assessment of snowpack properties and weather forecasts to determine current and future avalanche potential. Collects and uses avalanche occurrence data to determine the current and future character of avalanche activity. Collects weather data. All of these data must be recorded in a central computer database and used for the avalanche forecasting portion of the position.

Automated Weather Stations Installs and maintains automated weather stations. This includes understanding CSI measurement acquisition computer language and writing and editing programs using the Logger Net software package. Compiles and installs these programs so that they run the data logger computers and remote weather instruments. Wires data logger instrument panels and establishes phone, RF, and Ethernet communications between weather and base station units. Also diagnoses and maintains communication between a central computer server and the base stations.

Below is a brief description of areas of responsibility for the two positions.

Carbondale, CO 81623: Areas of responsibility are I-70 Glenwood Canyon, SH 82 Independence Pass, SH 133 McClure Pass, SH 65 Grand Mesa, SH 139 Douglass Pass, Aspen backcountry zone, Grand Mesa backcountry zone.

Leadville, CO 80461: Areas of responsibility are U.S. Hwy 24- Battle Mountain , SH 82 -Independence Pass, SH 91 - Fremont Pass, U.S. Hwy 50 - Monarch Pass, Sawatch backcountry zone, Vail/Summit County backcountry zone.

TO APPLY: please access the State of Colorado job website at www.colorado.gov

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-08-18


July 23, 2014  --CLOSED--

Sugar Bowl

Position: Professional Ski Patroller

We are now hiring for the winter Season. Employment is from November through April.

Position: Pro Ski Patrol

Job Description: Performs all aspects of mountain safety and rescue. Customer Service is our top expectation. We do this through a team oriented effort. Applicants should have the ability to work outside, in extreme winter weather conditions. This position involves high public exposure, heavy lifting and emergency care work.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Advanced to expert skiing skills required.
EMT or OEC and CPR cards required.
Blasters License and avalanche control experience a plus.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Customer relation skills and a commitment to the job are essential.
Dependable team oriented individuals who love working outside and can assume the responsibility for the safety of others.
Prudent with work commitments.
Has basic rope rescue and mountaineering knowledge inclulding avalanche safety.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-12-31


July 18, 2014

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol

Kirkwood's Ski Patrol's primary responsibility is to provide and promote a safe environment for our guests and employees as well as to provide exceptional guest service. Ski Patrol is responsible for executing essential guest service functions such as responding to medical emergencies on the mountain, transporting injured guests off the mountain to appropriate facility, and general hill safety. Ski patrol is also responsible for enforcing safe skiing and riding practices, enforcement of the Skier's and Rider's Responsibility Code, interacting with unsafe guests, and educating our guests. Special circumstances include chairlift and gondola evacuation, avalanche control, and explosives handling. Other duties can be assigned as needed. Ski patrol is a highly visible role on the mountain, and a great deal of guest interaction is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supervising and promoting guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions
Provide guests with exceptional guest service
Assisting injured guests on the mountain and administering first aid
Transporting injured guests off the mountain using a toboggan or supporting air lift operations
Performing sweeps at the end of the day to ensure that all guests are safely off the mountain
Maintaining trails, identifying and mitigating hazards to our guests
Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need on skis
Completing all the above with the utmost attention to personal and guest safety
Continuing on the job training

Requirements:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must be able to pass on-mountain ski test
Demonstrate, at minimum, a strong advanced skiing ability
California EMT or OEC certified with CPR for the professional rescuer- Must be certified by November 2014- required
Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
Some basic knowledge of computer - preferred
Must have excellent guest service skills
Must work well in a team
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment
Must successfully complete the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program
Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
Must be available to work full time including holidays and weekends
Previous patrol experience - Highly Preferred
Must have the ability to pass a Criminal Background Check

To Apply, please visit: www.jobs.vailresorts.com
Search for Requisition ID#: 69927

Contact:


July 14, 2014  --CLOSED--

Wyoming Department of Transportation

Position: Highway Avalanche Technician

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
To reduce the danger of avalanches on the motoring public, this position is responsible for using meteorological and snow pack data to forecast the weather and degree of avalanche hazard.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

-Install and maintain weather stations, snow supporting structures, automated road closure gate, and avalanche control devices like the gazex, avalanche guard, 105mm howitzer, and infrasonic detection systems.; determine the optimal timing and conduct avalanche control missions using the avalanche control devices.
-Avalanche and weather observations and forecasting.
-Make daily weather and snowpack observations. Evaluate current and forecast weather to produce avalanche forecast for highways in Teton County.
-Hike 1,600 vertical feet to the summit of Mount Glory to excavate snow pits and evaluate snowpack conditions to assess avalanche danger
-Gather and document weather, snowpack, and avalanche events for historical and forecasting purposes.
-HIking up and down the mountain in severe weather conditions. Predicting weather and assessing avalanche danger.
-Determining when the avalanche danger is high enough to warrant closing the highway and conducting an avalanche mission.
-Budgeting, resource management, and scheduling
-Assisting maintenance and construction with snow removal and contract administration.
-Operate front end loaders, plow trucks, rotary plows and other heavy equipment to assist in snow removal.
-Summer maintenance tasks including fencing, patching, mowing, delineating, signing and sweeping.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
TNHM07-01314-Highway Maintenance Specialist II - Jackson

agency.governmentjobs.com

Interested Candidates may contact Jamie Yount at the email address below.
(O) 307-732-9622

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Close Date: 2014-09-15


June 22, 2014  --CLOSED--

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area, New Zealand

Position: Ski Patrol / Snow Safety

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area is looking to hire an experienced patroller for the 2014 season. Craigieburn is located on the South Island of New Zealand in the Craigieburn Range. Duties would include assisting the Snow Safety Officer with daily weather and avalanche observations, providing medical services to guests, maintaining and operating rope tows as well as numerous other responsibilities. Staff are on a 6-day a week working schedule with on mountain lodging being provided. Interested parties should have the following qualifications:

OEC or EMT Certification with at least three years experience
American Level 2 or Canadian/New Zealand Level 1 Avalanche Certification
Experience leading avalanche mitigation routes
Experience in collecting weather and snowpack data
Expert skiing ability
Strong work ethic and physically capable of working long hours

For more information about the area please visit the website or the links.

craigieburn.co.nz/
www.youtube.com
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Close Date: 2014-07-28


June 9, 2014  --CLOSED--

Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center (USDA Forest Service) Ketchum, ID

Position: Physical Scientist Avalanche Center Director - GS-1301-09PFT13/13

In early July the Sawtooth National Forest will advertise the position for the Avalanche Center Director. The Director will be responsible for managing the staff (two GS 8 Avalanche Specialists) and all operational requirements of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.

For more information please download the Outreach Announcement.
www.americanavalancheassociation.org

Individuals who respond to this outreach effort will be sent notice when the job is posted.

Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact Simon Trautman by email at simon@sawtoothavalanche.com

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-06-20


May 10, 2014  --CLOSED--

American Avalanche Association

Position: Graphic Designer/Print Production Artist

Graphic Designer/Print Production Artist
for the American Avalanche Association / The Avalanche Review

About the client and project:
The American Avalanche Association (AAA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of a collective group of dedicated professionals engaged in the study, forecasting, control and mitigation of snow avalanches. Association membership includes qualified researchers, professional avalanche forecasters, educators, guides, snow safety officers, snow rangers and qualified ski patrollers, technicians and specialists.
The Avalanche Review (TAR) is a trade and scientific journal serving the membership of the AAA. Articles published in TAR improve the knowledge and skills of its readers through topics addressing advances in forecasting, control techniques, education, and research. Balanced content is provided with material in areas such as rescue dogs, search methods, equipment, litigation, and accident reports, along with related general interest and timely news facing the profession.
TAR is a 32-page tabloid published four times per winter, distributed via mail and internet download. The publication is printed on a web press on a 45# white bookstock substrate. The publication is produced as 24 4/4 pages with two BW signatures in a 32-page tab format.

Graphic designer responsibilities:
The designer will use his/her experience and knowledge of current graphic design software to produce graphic art and visual materials for the production of The Avalanche Review. This includes generating and manipulating graphic images and text as well as collecting, processing, checking and uploading files for press. The designer will coordinate and provide production schedules to the editor, ad sales representative, and printer. Editorial materials will be provided by the editor, and advertising will be forwarded by the ad sales representative. The designer will review all editorial and advertising materials and request updated materials when necessary, including ads not provided according to publication specs, editorial images provided at low resolution, etc. The designer then will ensure proper placement of all ads and plan all editorial content layout, provide proofs, then prep all images and content for press and provide to printer per their specifications. The printer does not provide printers proofs, so it is essential that designer be capable of providing press-ready files with no errors or delays.
The designer will have the knowledge, expertise, ability and schedule availability to produce this publication from start to finish, with limited direction and/or creative oversight, and will be available to consult and/or direct the editorial and advertising staff as needed. The designer must display the ability and flexibility necessary to finalize all work on schedule and provide proofs in a timely manner, regardless of any delayed, modified and/or additional materials provided throughout the entirety of the production period.
The ideal candidate will garner a strong understanding of the AAAs mission and membership in order to upgrade the overall TAR design and layout to accurately reflect the organizations goals and take the publication into the next decade.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Create and provide production schedules to editor, ad sales representative and printer, and coordinate all aspects of production on schedule.
Update and provide advertising specs, schedule and rates to ad sales representative.
Receive and review all advertising materials, and coordinate ad placement with ad sales representative.
Review and confirm receipt of all camera-ready advertising; assist ad sales representative to direct corrections and design suggestions as necessary.
Produce all ads not provided camera ready.
Receive and review all editorial materials and coordinate content with editor.
Create or update designs, concepts, graphics, images and editorial page layouts using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and/or QuarkXPress.
Extract and modify materials provided or embedded in MS Office formats (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Proofread materials for content and layout, and apply publication editorial style sheet elements as needed.
Write headlines and cutlines as needed, and provide proofs on schedule.
Prepare all materials and preflight electronic artwork (high-res PDFs) for print. Coordinate with print production staff to confirm receipt of final materials, and confirm press production schedule.
Prepare and provide all materials for web use to appropriate parties. Confirm and follow up as neeeded.

Qualifications:
Minimum five years of ad agency, design firm or related experience in a deadline-oriented and production-heavy environment.
Experience producing print materials for web press (such as a newspaper) is preferred.
Professional degree in Graphic Arts is a plus.
Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office applications.
Proficiency with style sheets and multi-page documents.
Ability to retouch and color correct photography.
Ability to create, convert and color correct tables and charts.
Strong design sensibility.
Excellent understanding of graphic design fundamentals, printing and pre-press.
Familiarity with how the print production process (i.e., web press) impacts creative decisions.
Ability to identify goals and objectives and adhere to same throughout the creative and production process.
Ability to work with editor, advertisers, ad sales representative and printer to ensure that deadlines are met.
Excellent communication skills.
Self-starter with demonstrated ability to identify, organize and accomplish tasks to meet goals; ability to act independently.
Flexibility in regard to coordinating layout around editorial scheduling needs, while still meeting press deadlines as scheduled.
Fluency in avalanche and snow science is a plus.

Application information:
Candidates must provide a cover letter, resum, relevant portfolio samples, per-page rate, and any other cost estimate such as hourly rate for advertising layout. Client/employer referrals are also requested. All materials must be received by June 16, 2014 at the email address below.

Selection process:
The selection process, including interviews, will occur during late June and early July of 2014. Interviews and negotiations with the winning candidate will result in selection by July 9, with the first issue of The Avalanche Review, volume 33, to commence in early September, 2014.

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Close Date: 2014-06-16


May 1, 2014

Mt Olympus Ski Field

Position: Senior Snow Safety Officer/ Ski Patroller

Mt Olympus "Playground of the Gods" www.mtolympus.co.nz is a very special club field in a remote location in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

Mt Olympus is loved by those with a strong sense of adventure, who enjoy un-crowded, backcountry/off-piste skiing, ski-touring or snowboarding. The ski lodge is situated mid mountain with live in staff accommodation in the same building. Shifts are negotiated around 10 days on 3 day off and working hours are long. Accommodation and skiing included with the role.

For the season of 2014 Mt Olympus seek to appoint the position of Senior Snow Safety Officer/ Ski Patroller and are looking for the following skills, experience and attributes:
Extensive patrol & forecasting experience
Minimum NZ or Canadian avalanche level 2
Pre Hospital Emergency Care
Explosives certificate
A knowledge of how club fields work
The job involves:
Ensure a high standard of safety is maintained for all customers and staff
Provide specialist emergency response, care and transport for customers and staff
Demonstrate a high degree of hazard awareness and relate this to the importance in reducing accidents
Manage avalanche control and snow safety related duties such as snowpack, avalanche and weather monitoring
Provide up-to-date and accurate information to the public including morning snow reports
Maintain signage and all safety strategies to an effective level
Ensure all safety and operational checks have been completed thoroughly and within set timeframes and that high quality standards are maintained
Ensure all work areas are clean, tidy, maintained and ready for use
Deal with complaints, compliments and suggestions in a helpful, empathetic, polite and professional manner
Provide assistance to your fellow team members at all times
Be physically fit with appropriate stamina levels to work long long hours in all weather conditions
Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range or people
Respond in a positive and proactive manner to feedback from supervisors/managers
Maintain an approachable and co-operative persona with co-workers and customers
A positive, fun and happy personality and commitment to great customer service
Punctual and reliable and high energy levels
A flexible approach to work hours, customer needs and the direction of the organisation

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Job solicitations are posted at no charge as a service to the avalanche worker's community by WWAN and the AAAP.