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February 1, 2016

NZSki Coronet Peak Ski Area, New Zealand

Position: Snow Safety Officer, Ski Patrol Department, 2016 season

The purpose of this role 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. You will be required to respond to emergencies and provide first aid and triage care for injured guests, and will have a high level of individual self-responsibility and accountability. You will also organize and supervise members in your team, set up and maintain equipment, ensuring that it is safe and in working condition, provide instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required, provide advice on hill safety measures, and ensure that all activities are conducted in a manner to minimize any risk to guest. You may be required to support the Head of Department in administrative tasks in the department.

Qualifications
NZMSC Avalanche 1 and Avalanche 2 or an international equivalent (e.g. US Avalanche 3 or Canadian Avalanche 2) essential, Explosive certificate/license essential, National Certificate in Patrol (L4) ideal, Pre-hospital emergency care (which must be supported by attendance at a 5 day scenario based course) essential, Snowmobile license essential, Ropes Course/certificate ideal, Workplace / Advanced First Aid ideal.

Attributes
Sets innovative goals and follows through, understands and supports our Shared Purpose, willingness to lend a hand wherever you can.

Please email us at the address below for further details. Apply on: www.nzski.com

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Close Date: 2016-02-29


January 28, 2016

American Avalanche Association

Position: SWAG Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator - "Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observation Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States"

General Position Description:
"Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observation Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States" is a publication of the American Avalanche Association. The publication includes observations and recording standards for avalanche safety programs. It was first published in 2004 and is updated about every 5 years. This is the second revision and will create the third version of the document.
This position will manage the next update of the publication. The SWAG Project Coordinator will work closely with the members of the AAA's Observational Standards Committee to catalog revisions. The coordinator will use a template provided by the AAA Publications Committee to create a print-ready draft, and will work with the Executive Director to oversee the printing process of both electronic and print versions of the document. The role of the Project Coordinator will be to manage the project; the Observational Standards Committee will be responsible for content decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong organizational skills
Ability to communicate effectively through email.
Ability to communicate effectively in conference calls and virtual meetings.
Track record of completing projects on time and within budget.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Publication process experience.
Knowledge of data collection for avalanche safety programs.

Additional Details:
This will be a project-based independent contractor position with two installments of compensation (final installment upon completion of the project). Work to be completed by August 15th, 2016 to enable printing in time for start of 2016/17 winter season. The Project Coordinator will be eligible for rehire to work on subsequent editions, assuming successful completion of this project.

To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to the AAA at the email address below. Accepting applications through March 18th with interviews being arranged and conducted during the final two weeks of March and first week of April. Hiring decision by mid-April 2016 (for work to start soon thereafter).

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-03-18


January 27, 2016

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 Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 13th, 2016. The test consists of 5 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
Email address below.
(970) 726-1536

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

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January 22, 2016

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol for the 2016/2017 Season

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.

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
Due to the sensitive nature of this position, a criminal background check will be conducted after position is accepted. This background check will be done in accordance with standards enacted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
This position may require the use of a motor vehicle and the employee is subject to comply with the Driver’s Standards of Copper Mountain
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!

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January 4, 2016  --CLOSED--

Mount Rainier National Park

Position: Climbing Ranger

The Mount Rainier Climbing Rangers are accepting applications for the position of climbing ranger for the summer season of 2016. Seasons generally run from early April through Labor Day.
Please see the link below for detailed information and how to apply.
www.usajobs.gov

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-01-08


December 23, 2015

Rio Tinto Projects

Position: Avalanche Hazard Management Consultant

Avalanche Hazard Management Consultant (Experienced - Certified Technicians) (Required start: 12/29/15)

Heavy Industrial Construction Project seeks the services of the above subject matter expert(s) to provide full-time, on-site services in the US Pacific NW. The site is located in a remote area of the Cascade Mountains and will require 2-3 personnel working on a rotational basis. Direct-hire and contract employees are welcome. All transportation, accommodations and meals provided.

Roles/Responsibilities including:
Monitor snowpack and weather conditions in areas that avalanche risk affects the assets on site.
Monitor avalanche hazard in identified avalanche paths of concern and predict hazard level with daily avalanche forecasts and advisories.
Coordinate and advise the Avalanche Management team's activities, implement the existing Avalanche Management Program through daily meetings, engaging the various site stakeholders.
Advise on continuous improvement of existing Avalanche Management Program, specific avalanche risk reduction procedures.
Provide Avalanche Rescue Response protocol; advise Incident Commander on specific activities required during a response.
Notify Client when the risk of avalanches to the project have ceased for the winter and said services can be terminated for the season.

Additional Services (to be determined) - Active Avalanche Management:
Coordinate or obtain the necessary equipment and supplies for an active risk management strategy as is deemed necessary.

Post-Winter Operations:
Collate snowpack, weather, and terrain data for Client to utilize for next season; process and summarize all data collected. Complete a year-end summary report, including recommendations for further improvement and "lessons learned".
Collaborate with key leadership personnel to develop a long-term avalanche risk management strategy that meets Industry best practices.

Schedule:
Due to existing weather conditions - these positions are available for immediate fulfillment with a target date for mobilization to the site of 12/29/15.Estimated duration of assignment is through April 2016.

Please contact:
Brad Gibson, CMSP
Senior HSE Advisor, Rio Tinto Projects
(801) 557-8236

Contact:


November 6, 2015  --CLOSED--

American Avalanche Association

Position: Professional Training Coordinator

The American Avalanche Association is seeking to fill the position of Professional Training Coordinator.

General Position Description
The AAA Pro Training Coordinator oversees all programmatic aspects of the AAA's Professional Avalanche Training Program to ensure a successful program launch (slated for winter 2016/17) and integration for the long-term benefit of the entire avalanche industry. The coordinator facilitates industry collaboration in developing and updating avalanche skills and proficiencies that serve as common standards for Pro Training courses (e.g. Pro 1, Pro 2, ProSAR). S/he coordinates the approval process for Professional Course Providers and Professional Course Trainers, including Course Provider reviews and Pro Training Workshops hosted by the AAA. The Pro Training Coordinator works closely with the AAA Executive Director on administrative management and oversight of the Pro Training Program and with the AAA Governing Board on big-picture direction for the Program.

Responsibilities
The Pro Training Coordinator leads the AAA in collaborative development and successful launch of the Pro Training Program. S/he will be responsible for:
*Serving as main spokesperson in representing the AAA Pro Training Program in face-to-face and written communications with stakeholders across the entire avalanche industry in the United States.
*Supporting and overseeing Pro Training Course Providers and Trainers-soliciting input from Course Providers and Trainers on pro course development, scheduling on-site pro course reviews, providing feedback to pro trainers and course providers during course observation and assessment.
*Identifying, communicating, and establishing rapport with existing and prospective Professional Course Providers and Trainers and other key industry stakeholders.
*Developing and regularly updating common standards for pro courses - skills and proficiencies, standard forms, testing rubrics, course pre-requisites, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, Trainer qualifications.
*Developing format and content for Pro Training Workshops and Course Provider in-house trainings.
*Organizing AAA Trainer Workshops - timely scheduling, prioritizing enrollment, location(s) and logistics, staffing
*Coordinating the Industry Advisory Group - requesting input on specific topics and questions related to the Pro Training Program, fielding general feedback from the industry on the Program.
*Collaborating with the AAA Executive Director to manage the AAA database of Course Providers, Pro Trainers, and proficient students (those who successfully pass a Pro course).
*Monitoring approved Trainers and proficient students for compliance with CPD requirements.
*Responding (with appropriate support of AAA staff and/or Board members) to any inquiries or grievances related to the Pro Training Program, Course Providers, Trainers, and/or student outcomes

Essential Qualifications
Applicants need to be recognized as and possess the skills of a current professional avalanche worker. Resume should include: in-depth experience and skills in training, educating, and coordinating teams of avalanche professionals and a high level of formal avalanche training (eg. AAA AvPro, L3, CAA-ITP1&2). Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are integral to success in this position.

Preferred Skills
*Experience and skill in scheduling and organizing meetings and facilitating group collaboration.
*Experience planning and implementing training programs- schedules/timetables, content, logistics, etc.
*Excellent communication skills with a diverse range of perspectives and opinions to achieve consensus and program buy-in.
*Ability to develop documents, efficiently utilize a variety of computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and assist with database management to support programming needs.

Additional Details
This will be a half-time, year-round employee position with a monthly salary. The Pro Training Coordinator will report to the AAA Executive Director. Position to start January 1, 2016.
Based upon the needs of the program, there may be opportunity for the position to evolve in the future.

To Apply
Email resume and cover letter (and/or direct questions) to Jaime Musnicki, AAA Executive Director (email address below), AND Kirk Bachman, AAA Education Committee Chair (email address below), by November 23rd. Interviews will be conducted during the first week of December.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-11-23


October 29, 2015

Avalanche Canada

Position: Avalanche Forecaster

Avalanche Canada is seeking a part-time avalanche forecaster to join its energetic and diverse team of avalanche forecasters in Revelstoke, BC. The position offered is initially a one-season fill-in contract, with the option to extend for another season by mutual consent.

Essential qualifications:
• Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) ITP Level 2 or equivalent
• Has or qualifies for CAA professional membership
• Experience in avalanche forecasting
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Applicant must be legally permitted to work and live in Canada

Desirable qualifications
• Experience in public avalanche forecasting
• University degree in a technical subject
• Advanced training in snow science and/or meteorology
• Experience delivering outreach presentations
• Media experience (radio, TV, print, social media)
• ACMG or CSGA accreditation

About Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit corporation that serves as Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization by:
1. Coordinating public avalanche safety programming;
2. Providing public avalanche safety warnings;
3. Delivering public avalanche awareness and education;
4. Providing avalanche training for non-professional winter recreation;
5. Serving as point of contact for public, private, and government avalanche information;
6. Encouraging avalanche research; and
7. Carrying out other complimentary purposes.

Avalanche Canada is committed to employment equality. Applicants must be legally permitted to live and work in Canada. Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents already resident in Canada. This position will remain open until filled.

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October 23, 2015

Friends of Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

Position: Avalanche Forecaster

Please visit esavalanche.org for more information.
The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center is seeking out two contract positions to fulfill the roles of Lead Avalanche Forecaster and Avalanche Forecaster. The basic duties of the positions are defined below.
Job Duties (Lead Avalanche Forecaster): Nov. 15, 2015 - Apr. 15, 2016 $3,000-$3,600/mo. DOE @ - time
Collect and post (via ESAC's website) field observations required to derive avalanche advisories
ublish a minimum of three Snowpack Summaries per week
Coordinate and manage the Center’s Social Media presence
Assist with the development of an Operational Plan for Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in coordination with the Board of Directors and other appropriate parties as mutually determined
Coordinate schedules of observers and additional Center staff; oversee Center daily operations
Host of a minimum of three avalanche awareness clinics over the course of the season
ork closely with the Board of Directors for fundraising and marketing of the Center
Put effort toward the continued development and support of outreach and inter-agency collaboration efforts between major funders and other key local agencies/organizations
Develop and deliver a Season End Report for the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, and an Executive Summary for the American Avalanche Association by determined due dates
Be the face of Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
Job Duties (Avalanche Forecaster): Dec. 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2015
$1,440-$3,000/mo. DOE and time
Collect and post (via ESAC’s website) field observations required to derive avalanche advisories
Publish a minimum of two Snowpack Summaries per week
Assist with the Center’s Social Media presence
Assist with a minimum of three avalanche awareness clinics over the course of the season
Work closely with the Board of Directors for fundraising and marketing of the Center
Assist with outreach and inter-agency collaboration efforts between major funders and other key local agencies/organizations
Assist in developing necessary reports
Assist with the development of an Operational Plan for Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in coordination with the Board of Directors and other appropriate parties as mutually determined
Be the face of Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
Qualified Applicants:
Have either an AIRE Level 3 or AvPro certification (or equivalent expertise/experience)
Can commit to duration of 2015-2016 season as defined in the description above
Must be able to evaluate and travel safely in avalanche terrain
Be a strong technical writer
Possess the ability to process and present complex information in written and verbal form
Have strong presentation skills
Possess an understanding of Social Media and basic web skills
Have an understanding of winter use patterns and user groups in the Eastern Sierra
To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Nate Greenberg by November 6, 2015 at the email address below.

Contact:


October 15, 2015

Prescott College

Position: Faculty Position in Adventure Education

ANNOUNCEMENT

Faculty Position in Adventure Education

Prescott College is a private, liberal arts college in the mountains of central Arizona. Our educational philosophy stresses experiential learning and self-direction within an interdisciplinary curriculum. Sustainability, social justice, field study, and a commitment to the liberal arts are emphasized across the curriculum. Classes are small and seminar-oriented. The College offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in on-campus and distance deliveries with a combined enrollment of approximately 1000 students. For more information, please visit our website at www.prescott.edu.

The adventure education department is seeking a talented, compassionate, and skilled teacher. We define adventure education as an experiential process that takes place in challenging outdoor settings where the primary purposes is to build and strengthen inter- and intra- personal relationships, personal health, leadership skills, and environmental understanding. The field of adventure education holds tremendous promise for contributing to our society and environment in critical ways. We invite applications from passionate educators with solid academic backgrounds, research experience, interdisciplinary interests, excellent communication skills, and a sense of humor to join our faculty starting in August 2016. We seek candidates inspired by our mission to protect the environment and promote social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute a multi-cultural perspective, and the ability to bridge programs outside of their primary field. In addition to a masters or doctoral degree in a relevant field, we seek an individual who has significant experience teaching and/or guiding in remote field settings involving several of these activities: mountaineering, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, physical geography, interpersonal communications, group facilitation, whitewater river travel, emergency medical care, outdoor leadership,working with diverse populations. While teaching undergraduates in the resident program will be the primary responsibility, successful candidates may also have some teaching responsibilities at the graduate level and/or in a limited residency model. Applicants must be able to teach in both field and classroom settings. Our field courses can last from three to ten weeks at a time.

Hiring is anticipated at the entry level of our three tiered salary scale, ranging from $40-46k. Final approval of all positions is contingent upon availability of funds. This position will report to the Academic Dean.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, outdoor skills
resume or logs of endeavors, three letters of reference, and the completed application form (Acrobat or Word available at www.prescott.edu to the email address below OR mail to: Human Resources, Prescott College,
220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301 OR fax to 928.776.5103

Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity. We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.

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October 14, 2015  --CLOSED--

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol

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

Job Title: Ski Patrol

Job Status: Paid full-time and part-time volunteer staff

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.

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

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: 2015-12-01


October 6, 2015  --CLOSED--

WA State Dept of Transportation

Position: Avalanche Forecast & Control Specialist 1

The Opportunity: The South Central Region is pleased to announce that we are recruiting for Avalanche Forecast and Control Specialist 1. Our Non-permanent Avalanche and Control Specialists work 5 to 9 months beginning this fall through late spring depending on weather conditions.
This position will perform the following work:
•Analyze and record weather observations from remote stations to compose the daily weather and avalanche outlook for WSDOT distribution.
•Install and maintain weather instrumentation and avalanche control mechanisms in remote locations.
•Assemble and store explosives per state and federal guidelines, and operate artillery to AAUNAC training standards.
•Perform high angle rescue as needed.
•Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to the Northwest Avalanche Center, to the Avalanche Supervisor, with peers, and to the Maintenance Supervisor.
•Operate and maintain maintenance and avalanche control equipment including explosive delivery systems, snow vehicles, artillery pieces, Sno Cat, and other equipment.
•At times climb and ski 1,500 to 3,000 vertical feet per day with ski mountaineering equipment wearing a pack weighing up to 50 pounds through deep snow.

An ideal candidate will have the following:
•Experience performing avalanche control with explosives and ski cutting techniques: artillery experience is a bonus.
•Valid Washington State Explosives Users License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months.
•Current driver’s license.
•Ability to travel and ski advanced and complex avalanche terrain in heavy snow and adverse weather conditions.

Note: This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, you are required to become a member of the PTE, Local 17, or arrange to pay that union a representational fee. The union shop requirement shall be effective on the first day of the month following the employee’s initial 30 days in this classification.

How to Apply: goo.gl

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, or other positions at Snoqualmie Pass, please contact Beverly Tonda at 509-577-1606 or email to the address below. Please reference recruitment number 2015-SCR-038.

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Close Date: 2015-10-18


September 17, 2015  --CLOSED--

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Position: Winter OSV Ranger - Snowmobile Patrol

Outreach Notice:
USDA FOREST SERVICE INTERMOUNTAIN REGION, R4
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Bridgeport Ranger District

Winter OSV Ranger, GS-0462-5 (seasonal)

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District is looking for an employee interested in filling one full time postion and possibly one part-time postion on the OSV winter crew. The position will serve as an OSV Ranger conducting snowmobile patrol in the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area, in the vicintiy of Sonora Pass CA. The day to day activities will include back country snowmobile patrol, OSV avalanche safety education, wilderness boundary signing, and enforcement of all OSV regulations and requirements in the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area and surrounding Pacific Crest Trail Crossing corridor. Work schedule will include weekends and holidays, and should begin between mid-December and early January depending on snow acculmulation. Barracks will be available at the Bridgeport District Employee Housing area if needed. The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area is a congressionally designated motorized winter vehicle area noted for its extreme mountain terrain. The patrol area is primarily in remote steep mountain terrain with only one groomed trail accessing the recreation area. Advanced snowmobile riding skills and avalanche safety certification are required. Please describe your snowmobile riding skills, back country winter experience, and any avalanche training. Forest Protection Officer (FPO) certification is helpful, but not an essential requirement.

About the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest:
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, in the Intermountain Region, has 6.5 million acres of mountains and valleys, ranging from 2,000 to nearly 13,000 feet high. It is the largest National Forest in the contiguous United States. The H-T National Forest is divided into Ranger Districts with offices at Carson City, Austin, Tonopah, Elko, Ely, Wells and Las Vegas, Nevada and in Bridgeport, California. The Forest Supervisor's Office is located at 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, Nevada which is in the Reno-Sparks Metropolitan area.
www.fs.usda.gov

About Bridgeport and the Surrounding Area:
Bridgeport is a small rural community located on the Eastern slope of the Sierras 2 hours south of Carson City. The nearest shopping is located in Gardnerville NV approximately 60 miles north of Bridgeport. Gardnerville and Carson City have a wide variety of amenities including shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
The area has world class hiking and motorized OHV trails as well a wide variety of outdoor opportunities in both summer and winter including Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain Ski Areas an hours drive south of Bridgeport. More community information is available on the official Mono County tourism website: www.monocounty.org

Outreach Response:
Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact Adrianne Thatcher to request the Outreach Notice Form.
760-932-5812 or at the email address below.

Please respond to the Outreach by Oct. 6th, 2015.

Apply at: www.usajobs.gov
Announcement # 16-TEMP-R4-0462-SNW-5-DT-MC
Opens: 10/07/2015 Closes: 10/13/2015

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Close Date: 2015-10-06


September 16, 2015  --CLOSED--

Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Information Center

Position: Executive Director – Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Information Center

The primary function of the Executive Director (ED) is to promote the mission and strategic goals of the 501(c)3 organization through the implementation of the Primary Duties and Budget & Finance responsibilities listed below. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and works with the President of the Board to maintain transparent and consistent communication with all Board Members.

Primary Duties
- Manage and expand current sources of funding, including our events and outreach, major donors, sponsorships, grants, and collaboration with supporting foundations
- Ensure compliance with 501(c)3, federal, state and local requirements through the maintenance of official records, documents, tax, insurance, and budget obligations
- Inform the board on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing its success
- Work closely with the Director of Chugach Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) to ensure clear and consistent communication between both organizations
- Pursue and promote working relationships and cooperative agreements with the Forest Service, corporate sponsors, and the community at large
- Publicize the activities, programs, and goals of the organization
- Promote and expand current education and outreach programs and events

Budget & Finance Responsibilities
- Develop and execute a board approved yearly budget for our organization, and fully comply with current laws and regulations
- Maintain detailed budgets for outreach events to be evaluated annually by the board
- Provide reports at each Board meeting concerning current financial and donor information

Hours for this part time position are highly flexible, with the bulk of the Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Information Center’s important work happening between September and April.

Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and value to the organization.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the email address below.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-10-15


September 11, 2015  --CLOSED--

Tahoe National Forest

Position: Avalanche Specialist-Forecaster

The Tahoe National Forest Avalanche Forecasting Program will soon be filling a GS-1341-07, Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Specialist) position. This is a temporary Seasonal, 1039 hour appointment (December - March) with a duty station in Truckee, California. It is expected that the position will be filled through a single vacancy announcement, which may be accessed through the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov. Those that wish to be considered for this position must apply to the vacancy announcement by the closing date noted on the announcement. Individuals who respond to this outreach effort will be sent notice of the vacancy announcement when it is posted.

Responsibilities include:
* Issuance of regular backcountry avalanche bulletins for public dissemination
* Issuance of avalanche warnings through local media outlets
* Safely conduct regular fieldwork (as group leader) in avalanche terrain using backcountry skis and/ or a snowmobile as means of travel
* Act as a safe and competent field partner for avalanche center staff
* Write daily observations post-field day for inclusion on the SAC website
* Interpret National Weather Service products and weather models to write a mountain weather forecast
* Update database of avalanche information. Update website and social media outlets
* Conduct interviews with local media (TV, radio, newspapers)
* Interface with avalanche professionals in the community and emergency service organizations
* Safely conduct avalanche investigations when needed
* Teach classroom and field-based avalanche education programs for a variety of audiences
* Other duties as assigned by the TNF

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
* Strong background and advanced training in snowpack observation, avalanche hazard evaluation, and companion rescue. AvPro, Level 3 (AAA), Level 3 (AIARE) desired or Canadian equivalent
* Strong backcountry skiing and snowmobiling skills in deep snow, icy, and other challenging conditions
* Excellent physical condition with strong skills in mountain travel, winter survival, and wilderness first aid (WFR or WEMT certifications desired)
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Well-versed in a variety of computer programs and applications
* Knowledge of mountain weather and forecasting from computer models
* Ability to shovel copious amounts of snow in the cold and hurricane force wind

Applicants will be expected to have skills in mountain weather and avalanche forecasting and will have previous seasons of experience working, traveling, and acting as an operational decision-maker in adverse mountain environments and avalanche terrain. They will possess expert backcountry ski and off-trail snowmobile skills. They will have previous experience teaching AIARE or AAA certified avalanche courses. They will also have strong written and verbal communication skills and fine attention to detail. The position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office and other common computer software programs and requires some internet technology skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Field work will be performed outdoors in a winter environment at high altitude. Travel will include accessing job sites by backcountry skis and snowmobiles, sometimes through avalanche terrain. Early mornings are also required as advisories are due by 7am daily meaning work often begins by 4:30am. The forecast area experiences a variety of snowpack and climates, including areas receiving large and frequent maritime snowstorms as well as areas with a shallower more inter-mountain influenced snowpack. Mid-winter rain events are also not an uncommon occurrence in this area.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Those who are interested in any of these opportunities must meet the qualification requirements for the grade listed. Qualifications are covered in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook. These standards are available on the Internet at www.opm.gov

If you are interested in the position please respond by email by September 24, 2015.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-09-24


September 3, 2015  --CLOSED--

Northwest Avalanche Center

Position: Professional Field Observer

The Northwest Avalanche Center is looking to hire three Professional Field Observers to provide backcountry observations in the following zones:

• Seattle
• Mt Baker
• Mt Hood

The Professional Observer's 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

The NWAC forecasters receive routine snow and weather observations from our team of observers complementing the condition reports from most local ski areas, remote weather stations, NWAC partner input, and volunteer observations. The objective of the Professional Observer's Network is to improve the backcountry avalanche forecast.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Professional Observer is to frequent the backcountry and 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 an assessment of current avalanche danger compared to the posted forecast will be a key function of the role.
Each observer is responsible for weekly backcountry observations during a five month period between December and April. 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 Observer's 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 tour. Observers are required to provide photos and/or videos of observations that will be incorporated into the next day's forecast to help illustrate conditions and problems to the general public. Observers will also be asked to submit one blog post per month to the 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 monthly stipend ranging between $700 and $1100 per month depending on the zone and experience. Some additional backcountry clothing and equipment will be provided by NWAC.

Timeline and contract

The Professional Observer's 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 Observer will work on a seasonal contract basis with the NWAC. Several mandatory training days will occur 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, 2015.

Contact
Scott Schell
NWAC Program Director
206.909.0203
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: 2015-10-01


August 26, 2015  --CLOSED--

Monarch Mountain

Position: Professional Ski Patroller

Monarch Mountain

Position: Ski Patrol
Position/Department: Ski Patrol
Hours: Full-time, seasonal
Posted: 8/26/15
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. Submit your resume and cover letter to the email address below.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-11-01


August 21, 2015  --CLOSED--

Snowbasin Resort Company

Position: Assistant Ski Patrol Director

SUMMARY: The Assistant Ski Patrol Director will assist in overseeing the daily operations of Ski Patrol and Snow Safety personnel while focusing on building a strong team through effective training and leadership. This is a supervisory position tasked with day-to-day decision making as well as planning and implementing strategies for the future growth of our program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):
• Assisting with recruiting, hiring and on-boarding employees
• Helping develop and deliver contents of refresher
• Goal setting, performance management and progress tracking
• Overseeing and ensuring quality of training and implementing new strategies when necessary
• Coordinating and teaching Outdoor Emergency Care and avalanche education courses
• Promoting a culture of exceptional customer service
• Schedule and timecard management
• Labor and budget management
• Assisting with HR and employee related matters
• Overseeing daily operations of Ski Patrol and Snow Safety personnel while functioning appropriately in the
absence of the Ski Patrol Director

RESPONSIBILITIES TO SAFETY:
• Promote a culture of safety for guests and employees
• Assist with development and implementation of resort safety initiatives
• Ensure all department and company safety policies are being followed
• Ensure appropriate training and certification of all team members
• Report potentially hazardous equipment and safety related incidents to immediate supervisor or
appropriate department(s)

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High level of energy and enthusiasm for skiing and patrolling
• Proven ability to motivate employees and drive engagement
• Commitment to the success of individual employees, the department and the resort as a whole
• Ability to handle conflict with diplomacy and tact
• Effective speaking and listening skills
• Willing to work weekends, holidays and as needed

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• At least 3 to 7 years Ski Patrol work experience with demonstrated progression of increasing responsibility
• Ability to instruct fixed-grip/detachable chair and gondola evacuation
• Excellent knowledge of snow science methodology and avalanche reduction
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
• Strong background in guest service and/or public relations
• High school diploma - required; college degree - preferred

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Valid EMT, OEC or higher certification – required
• Recent Level 2 Avalanche certification or higher – preferred
• OEC instructor – preferred
• Avalanche Level 1 instructor or higher – preferred

Possibility of year-round employment. Resume and Cover Letter required for consideration.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-09-04


August 20, 2015  --CLOSED--

Sawtooth Avalanche Center

Position: Avalanche Specialist - Forecaster

Sawtooth National Forest, Ketchum, ID
Meteorological Technician – Avalanche Forecaster, GS-1341-08, Temporary

The Sawtooth National Forest will soon be advertising a temporary Meteorological Technician position – Avalanche Forecaster, GS-1341-08, 1039. The duty station for this position is Ketchum, Idaho. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. If you wish to be notified when the job is announced and open to application, please contact Scott Savage, Sawtooth Avalanche Center Director, at the email address below.

THE POSITION

This position is assigned to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center located in Ketchum, Idaho, and reports to the Avalanche Center Director. The Avalanche Center collects field data on mountain snowpack and weather, creates a daily avalanche advisory for south central Idaho (during winter months), maintains a network of remote weather stations, and conducts professional and recreational snow and avalanche education.

The successful incumbent will be highly skilled in mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, will have experience writing public avalanche advisories, and will have previous seasons of experience working, travelling, and acting as an operational decision-maker in adverse mountain environments. They will possess expert backcountry ski and off-trail snowmobile skills. They will also have strong written and verbal communication skills and fine attention to detail. The position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office and other common computer software programs and requires some internet technology skills. Hourly pay for this position starts at $21.00/hour.

It is expected that the position will be filled through a single vacancy announcement, which may be accessed through the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov. The close date listed in this posting is estimated. Those that wish to be considered for this position must apply to the vacancy announcement by the closing date noted on the announcement. Individuals who respond to this outreach effort will be sent notice of the vacancy announcement when it is posted. All applicants who have applied to the announcement on or before the listed dates and are found to be qualified and in the quality group will be referred for consideration.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-09-03


August 18, 2015

Solitude Mountain Resort

Position: Full Time Professional Ski Patrol

Solitude Mountain Resort, UT is hiring full time ski patrol positions for the 2015-2016 season. Expert skiing skills and equipment are required. Previous ski patrol, avalanche mitigation, and mountaineering experience recommended. Season runs November to April.

Contact:


August 18, 2015  --CLOSED--

WOLF CREEK SKI AREA

Position: Position: Professional Ski Patroller

Wolf Creek Ski Area is currently accepting applications for full time Professional Ski Patrol for the 2015-2016 ski seasons. A current Colorado EMT certificate is required. Previous patrol experience is beneficial but not required. 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: 2015-12-31


August 6, 2015  --CLOSED--

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center

Position: Avalanche Specialist (Forecaster)

Chugach National Forest
***OUTREACH NOTICE***
Meteorological Technician (GS-1341-7)
Avalanche Specialist

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) will soon be filling a GS-1341-07, Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Forecaster) position. This is a temporary Seasonal, 1039 hour appointment (November – April) with a duty station in Girdwood, AK. 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. All potential applicants who respond to this outreach will be sent the link to the vacancy announcement when it is available.

Position Description
The CNFAIC issues daily avalanche bulletins and avalanche warnings during the winter months to assist backcountry recreationalists in making informed and safe backcountry travel 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 forecaster for Alaska’s Type 1 Regional avalanche center writing daily observations and advisories, providing avalanche education to the community and investigating avalanche accidents when necessary.

Responsibilities include:
● Issuance of daily backcountry avalanche bulletins for public dissemination
● Issuance of avalanche warnings through local media outlets
● Safely conduct regular fieldwork (as group leader) in avalanche terrain using backcountry skis and/ or a snowmachine as means of travel
● Act as a safe and competent field partner for avalanche center staff
● Write daily observations post-field day for inclusion on the CNFAIC website. www.cnfaic.org
● Interpret National Weather Service weather models to write a mountain weather forecast
● Update database of avalanche information. Update website and social media outlets
● Write articles and/ or blogs on relevant topics
● Conduct interviews with local media (TV, radio, newspapers)
● Interface with avalanche professionals in the community and emergency service organizations
● Safely conduct avalanche investigations when needed
● Teach classroom and field-based avalanche education programs for a variety of audiences
● Act as an adviser/ mentor for an avalanche center intern
● Support the districts winter recreation and trails program
● Other duties as assigned (including cleaning and maintaining trailhead outhouse facilities)

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
● Strong background and advanced training in snowpack observation and avalanche hazard evaluation and companion rescue. AvPro or Level 3 (AAA) desired or Canadian equivalent
● Strong backcountry skiing and snowmachining skills
● Excellent physical condition with strong skills in mountain travel and winter survival
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Well-versed in a variety of computer programs and applications
● Knowledge of mountain weather and forecasting from computer models
● Ability to shovel copious amounts of snow in the cold and dark

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Field work will be performed outdoors in a winter environment. Travel will include accessing job sites by backcountry skis and snowmachines, sometimes through avalanche terrain. Early mornings are also required as advisories are due by 7am daily meaning work often begins at 4am. South-central Alaska experiences a variety of snowpack and climates, including areas receiving large and frequent maritime snowstorms and areas with a shallow more inter-mountain type snowpack. Unfortunately, mid-winter rain events are also not an uncommon occurrence for this area of Alaska.

HOUSING:
Seasonal housing may be available in Girdwood at a subsidized Government rate.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION:
Duty station for this position is Girdwood, Alaska. Girdwood, while part of the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), is a separate, unique community. Several current district employees commute from the more urbanized Anchorage bowl, approximately 40 miles north of Girdwood, while the majority live in the small, resort community informally known as Glacier City.
Alyeska Resort is the dominating feature of Girdwood, and is the state’s largest ski area. The resort influence raises the ratio of eateries and lounges as compared to a typical small Alaskan community. A K-8 public school, MOA Library, health clinic, volunteer fire dept. and a small, but well-stocked grocery store provide the basic necessities, while the Anchorage bowl has just about every type of store and service.

More Community Information is available at:
www.girdwoodchamber.com

www.fs.fed.us

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Those who are interested in any of these opportunities must meet the qualification requirements for the grade listed. Qualifications are covered in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook. These standards are available on the Internet at www.opm.gov

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-09-01


August 5, 2015  --CLOSED--

Irwin Guides

Position: Assistant Snow Safety Director

Irwin Guides, a snow cat skiing operation based in Crested Butte CO, is seeking an Assistant Snow Safety Director. The job is to assist in managing the snow safety program, lead daily avalanche forecasting efforts, manage explosives and mitigation efforts, and work as a ski guide. This position would spend the first season in an intensive training role working under the snow safety director and an interim assistant snow safety director to learn the terrain and the intricacies of the program.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

Snow Safety and Training
- Assist in Managing Irwin Guides Snow Safety Program
- Attend meetings with managers pre-season, early and late day, and post season
- Assist with ordering, storing, managing inventory, and documenting, all explosives use
- Facilitate strategic avalanche mitigation work seasonally, weekly, and daily
- Assist in managing ski and boot packing program
- Assist in scheduling, planning, and executing snow safety trainings (pre-season & ongoing)
- Lead avalanche forecasting efforts in the morning and evaluations in evening
- Facilitate stability forecasting & evaluation processes (am & pm guide meetings)
- Take lead on daily run status and facilitate the decision-making process on open, closed, and standby terrain for the day.
- Blaster in Charge (BIC) during avalanche mitigation missions
- Responsible for sharing and entering daily weather, snowpack, and avalanche observations, run usage, client info, and other data into database
- Communicate with local avalanche centers as an observer
- Manage two weather stations (study plot and ridge top)

Ski Guide Duties
o Deliver morning guest briefing
o Choose appropriate terrain & runs in regards to stability, guest experience, time of day, and weather forecast.
o Decide & brief guests on how each run will be managed
o Oversee daily risk management and well being of all guests
o Manage accidents, provide medical care, and coordinate rescue efforts as incident commander
o Collect and record weather, snowpack, and avalanche field observations

Administration
o Take lead on Magazine Inventories
o Complete all explosives paper work (daily & blast report), and help with daily inventory
o Complete incident report forms or accident investigation paperwork
o Help create and manage snow safety database

Other Duties
o Snow shoveling, preparing and cleaning guest facilities, straightening bamboo and signs, gassing snowmobiles, helping other departments, and other tasks as necessary

Qualifications
- Level 3 Avalanche Trained (or equivalent training or experience)
- Professional Weather & Avalanche forecasting experience
- Wilderness First Responder or WEMT-B & CPR
- 5 years of professional decision making in avalanche terrain
- Must be an Expert in Avalanche Rescue Skills
- Type 1 Explosives Permit with Colorado State Division of Oil & Public Safety
- Extensive knowledge and experience guiding in a continental snowpack
- Strong knowledge and familiarity of permitted terrain
- Experience managing a Snow, Weather, and Avalanche Database
- Experience with explosives including; storing, assembling, detonating, and inventory requirements.
- Must possess excellent guiding skills, interpersonal skills, and have a helpful and friendly attitude.
- Must possess personal tact, discretion, and good judgment.
- Must posses strong communication skills and dynamic decision making skills

Preferences
- American Mountain Guide Association Ski Guide Course and/or certification
- Experience on a Professional Ski Patrol
- Experience working as a mechanized ski guide

Special Position Requirements
- Must be comfortable travelling in complex avalanche terrain
- Must be comfortable transporting, storing, and assembling explosives
- Must be comfortable conducting avalanche mitigation work including
- Ski cutting, detonating explosives (hand charges and air blasts), ski & boot packing

Work Requirements
- Must ride snowmobile to and from Crested Butte to Irwin, often in the dark.
- Must be able to spend extended periods of time outside in the winter between 10-12,000 feet
- Must be an Expert Skier in all conditions with a heavy pack
- Must be able to lift 50+ pounds repeatedly

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-11-15


July 30, 2015  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Weather and Avalanche Forecaster, Boulder

Class: Part-time, permanent

Complete Job Description and Application Instructions can be found here: www.governmentjobs.com

DUTIES
This position collects and analyzes weather and snow data to create short-term spot weather forecasts to support the highway avalanche forecasting program and to create backcountry avalanche forecasts for public recreation; works with the Colorado Department of Transportation's highway operations; and supports rescue and avalanche safety groups. The position develops tools to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the forecasting program including modifying and maintaining numerical weather and snow pack forecast models; developing statistical tools (such as regression trees) to forecast snow and weather phenomena; utilizing the CAIC database to create expert systems and neural networks for forecast applications; and developing web-based data visualization software for numerical model output and observational data. The position develops curricula and technical courses on weather and snow and avalanche forecasting which range from the backcountry awareness level to the professional development level.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a physical science such as Physics, Engineering, Meteorology, Physical Geography, Hydrology, or a closely related field AND two years of professional avalanche forecasting experience, which included at least one year of experience developing and using web-based software; and using weather and snow modeling systems.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess a current Wilderness First Responder certification or be willing and able to obtain the certification
Must be willing and able to work full-time as required
Must be willing and able to work 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., as necessary
Must be willing and able to exert up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently
Must be willing and able to obtain a Type I Explosive Permit with an avalanche endorsement, which will require a background check
Must be willing and able to work with explosives
Must be willing and able to pass a background check for access to the National Weather Service - Weather Forecast Office
Must possess and maintain a valid state of Colorado driver's license
Must be willing and able to travel within the state and occasional out-of-state travel.
Ability to travel in the backcountry during the winter
Ability to travel on high very steep exposed portions of mountainous terrain
Must be willing and able to tolerate cold weather and wet or humid conditions
Must be willing and able to tolerate noise and vibration related to explosives.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Familiarity with atmospheric physics and dynamics
Familiarity with snow physics and avalanche dynamics
Experience with modern avalanche and weather forecasting techniques.
Experience in technical writing
Experience in education of people of all ages.

SUBSTITUTIONS
A combination of work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for year basis for the bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-08-14


July 16, 2015  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Weather and Avalanche Forecaster

Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Position: Weather and Avalanche Forecaster, Boulder
Class: Temporary Seasonal (November 1 through April 30)
Compensation: $22/hour

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 state's economy.

The CAIC has eight offices throughout the state and 20 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.

Forecasters in the Boulder office work both independently and with other CAIC staff to provide backcountry avalanche information and safety training for public recreation. They also provide weather forecasts for backcountry and highway operations. This position will work out of the CAIC’s Boulder office, which is located in the National Weather Services’ Weather Forecast Office in Boulder, Colorado.

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
-Clear a background check from the US Department of Commerce to gain access to the Boulder campus
-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
-Current Wilderness First Responder certification

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 send a resume and cover letter to:
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Attn: Ethan Greene
1313 Sherman St. Rm 415
Denver, CO 80203

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 August 10, 2015. We will conduct interviews (in Boulder or via phone or Skype) the week of August 24th.

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: 2015-08-10


July 16, 2015  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Avalanche Forecaster

Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Steamboat and Flat Tops
Class: Temporary Seasonal (November 1 through April 30)
Compensation: $20/hour

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 state’s economy.

The CAIC has eight offices throughout the state and 20 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 for the Steamboat and Flat Tops zone will work both independently and with other CAIC staff to provide backcountry avalanche information and safety training for public recreation. This is a new position that could be located anywhere in the zone, but will likely be located in Steamboat Springs.

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
-Ability to ride a snowmobile on an off groomed trails
-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
-Current Wilderness First Responder certification

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 send a resume and cover letter to:
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Attn: Ethan Greene
1313 Sherman St. Rm 415
Denver, CO 80203

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 August 10, 2015. We will conduct interviews the week of August 24th.

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: 2015-08-10


July 16, 2015  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Avalanche Forecaster

Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Position: Avalanche Forecaster, San Juan Mountains
Class: Temporary Seasonal (November 1 through April 30)
Compensation: $20/hour

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 state’s economy.

The CAIC has eight offices throughout the state and 20 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 for the San Juan Mountain zones will work both independently and with other CAIC staff to provide backcountry avalanche information and safety training for public recreation. This position has been located in the Telluride and Ridgway areas, but there is potential for other work locations in the Northern and Southern San Juan zones.

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
-Current Wilderness First Responder certification

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 send a resume and cover letter to:
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Attn: Ethan Greene
1313 Sherman St. Rm 415
Denver, CO 80203

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 August 10, 2015. We will conduct interviews the week of August 24th.

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.

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Close Date: 2015-08-10


July 15, 2015  --CLOSED--

Sawtooth Avalanche Center - USFS: Ketchum, ID

Position: Meteorological Technician - Lead Avalanche Forecaster

The Sawtooth National Forest is planning to fill a permanent seasonal Lead Avalanche Forecaster, GS-1341-08, position this summer. This position is assigned to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center located in Ketchum, Idaho, and reports to the Avalanche Center Director. This position is guaranteed 13 pay periods of full-time employment each year. Generally, the season of work is November through April with the opportunity to extend the season of work if available funding exists. The Avalanche Center collects field data on mountain snowpack and weather, creates a daily avalanche advisory for south central Idaho (during winter months), maintains a network of remote weather stations, and conducts professional and recreational snow and avalanche education.

The successful incumbent will be an expert in mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, will have experience writing public avalanche advisories, and will have many seasons of experience working, travelling, and acting as an operational decision-maker in adverse mountain environments via skis and snowmobiles. He or she will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, fine attention to detail, and project management experience. The position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office and other common computer software programs and requires some internet technology skills. Hourly pay for this position starts at $20.58/hour and insurance and retirement benefits are available.

The job opens on the USA Jobs website (www.usajobs.gov on Thursday July 16th and closes on July 27th.

Contact Scott Savage with questions or for additional information.

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Close Date: 2015-07-27


July 14, 2015

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center

Position: Director

The Chugach National Forest (CNF) is advertising to fill one permanent seasonal, GS-1301-9 Avalanche Center Director located in Girdwood, Alaska based 35 miles south of Anchorage. This is an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in a center strongly supported by an energetic Friends group. There are great opportunities and capacity to developed new partnerships with adjacent agencies, districts, and stakeholders. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) is a Type 1 Regional Center of Excellence, and the Director is regularly sought out by the news media, educational institutions, grassroots avalanche centers and others looking for information and advice.

The Director provides leadership to a professional team of avalanche specialists at the GS-7 and GS-8 level as well as an intern in order to successfully implement a 7 day/ week forecasting operation during the winter months. This position is responsible for the day to day operations and quality control that disseminates clear and concise snowpack, avalanche and weather information to thousands of backcountry recreationists every day. Information dissemination is primarily through a website, social media and a dedicated phone hotline. Other duties include fielding outreach and education requests, maintaining working relationships within the greater Alaska avalanche community in addition to some recreation resource duties such as trail clearing and facility upkeep at recreation sites.

Effective communication (written and verbal) is a key attribute the successful candidate must possess.

Field work will be performed outdoors in a winter environment. Travel will include accessing job sites by backcountry skis and snowmobiles, sometimes through avalanche terrain. Strong off-piste skiing and snowmobiling skills are necessary. Early mornings are also required as advisories are due by 7am daily meaning work often begins at 4:30am. South-central Alaska experiences a variety of snowpack and climates, including areas receiving large and frequent maritime snowstorms and areas with a shallow more inter-mountain type snowpack. Mid-winter rain events are also not an uncommon occurrence in south-central Alaska.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-1301 series. Administrative and Management Standards are identified in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. The Handbook is available for review at any federal personnel office OR on the Internet at Position Qualifications and Standards

For further information about CNFAIC please visit www.cnfaic.org
For further information on the position please contact David Ilse at 907-754-2317 or the email address below.

Thank you for your interest in our position!

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June 9, 2015

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Woodward Copper Ski Patrol

To be considered for Woodward Copper Ski Patrol positions, please submit an online application at www.coppercolorado.com

Still don't have those summer plans locked down yet? We have openings for our Woodward Copper summer camp series as Ski Patrollers and Ski Patrol Foreman. For more information, check us out online at www.coppercolorado.com

Copper Mountain 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!

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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.