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May 16, 2016

Steamboat Powdercats

Position: Snowcat Ski Guide

Entry level Snowcat Ski Guide. Full-time, seasonal position running from December 1st through April 5th yearly.
Successful incumbent will be responsible for daily operations including guest safety and customer service, daily weather and avalanche observations and forecasting, and snowcat operations.
Applicants must have minimum of OEC or WFR and Level I Avalanche (AAA, AIARE or AAI) and 2 years outdoor leadership experience.

Contact Eric Deering at the email address below for more information and to apply.

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-07-01


May 1, 2016

windwhistle winter sports club, Mt Olympus, Canterbury, New Zealand

Position: Snow safety and forcaster

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 an amazing place with a strong reputation. It is loved by people with a strong sense of adventure, who enjoy un-crowded, backcountry/off-piste skiing, ski-touring or snowboarding. Steeped in history and tradition, the club has a welcoming and inclusive family feel.

The ski lodge is a fantastic building situated mid mountain and includes a hot tub, bar, chef-fed kitchen and modern live-in staff accommodation. Working hours are long, days off average as 12 days on 2 days off, but the rosters are dependent on weather and other conditions.

The season is approximately 12 weeks. The start of the season is weather dependent and is sometime from late June through to September/October.

For the season of 2016 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 certificate

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

If you enjoy working in a working in a tight knit team in a fun, dynamic and very social atmosphere then please apply by contacting Sara Ashcroft at the email address below.

Contact:


April 14, 2016  --CLOSED--

Alaska Avalanche School

Position: Executive Director

Job Announcement for Executive Director --

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 40 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 40 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 can be found via the link 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 for the successful applicant.

Download the entire job description at:
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To Apply:
Applications are due by May 14th, 2016, 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.

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-05-14


April 9, 2016  --CLOSED--

NWAC Non-Profit

Position: Executive Director

New Executive Director Opportunity

NWAC, the non-profit is seeking a new Executive Director (ED) who is a dynamic leader with experience in fundraising and executive management, visioning, strategy and leadership. The ED will have the opportunity to help build the future vision with the NWAC’s board through strategic planning and then implement that vision by leading a small, skilled staff. The Executive Director will be working from a strong programmatic and financial base.

The ideal candidate would have significant experience in executive management, fundraising with a knowledge of avalanche education and training along with a mission-based focus. They would have an ability to connect with the outdoor community and be able to successfully interact with leaders in government, the non-profit outdoor community as well as the outdoor retail and manufacturing industries on both a personal basis and through public relations strategies.

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center1 forecasters and the non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center. The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.

The non-profit NWAC is an independent 501(c)3 corporation similar to other groups in Colorado (Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Center) and Utah (Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center) which support their local avalanche center. This position is with NWAC the Non-profit.

Please go to the NWAC website to view a full description of the Executive Director position and a Profile description of the opportunity.

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-04-29


March 8, 2016  --CLOSED--

Eldora Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patroller

Come Tryout for the Eldora Ski Patrol

Dates:
Saturday, March 19
Sunday, March 20
Saturday, March 26
Saturday, April 2
Sunday, April 3

To attend a tryout, please meet in the West Wing building at Eldora Mountain Resort at 8am on one of the tryout dates. Please bring all your ski equipment, lunch, and everything you will need for the day. If you do not have a season pass a lift ticket will be provided. Expect to be skiing or riding expert terrain. We will be recruiting for both Paid and Volunteer Ski Patrol positions Contact Neil Sullivan at the email address below with questions.

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-04-03


March 5, 2016  --CLOSED--

Crested Butte Ski Patrol

Position: Ski Patroller

The Crested Butte Ski Patrol will be hosting a hiring clinic / ski evaluation for anyone interested in a Ski Patrol job for the 2016/2017 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 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 March 26th through April 2nd. Please contact CBSP Dispatch at (970) 349-2236.

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-11-01


March 2, 2016  --CLOSED--

Powderbird Heliski Guides

Position: Ground Crew

Job Title: Grounds Crew
Department: Operations
Status: Full-Time & Part Time Available
Session 1: December 15th-April 1st, 2016
Session 2: December 15th- April 1st, 2017
Location: Snowbird, UT & Park City, UT
Reports To: Powderbird Manager

Pre-season and Session 2 tryouts begin February 25th, till the end of the season.

Powderbird is looking for a dedicated individual who shares our passion for winter sports and world-class client care. Servicing nearly 1500 hundred clients a year, our staff provides some of the most unique skiing and snowboarding experiences in North America. As a member of our grounds crew you will be responsible to interact positively with guests, handle helicopter logistics, and run our heli pads on a day to day basis. This may include providing help to other aspects of the company to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible.

Duties/Responsibilities

While providing superior service to our clients at all times:

Refuel helicopters

Dispatch for the operations

Building maintenance and services

Snow removal

Individuals should be passionate about working for a business that operates in the winter/mountain environment and should be prepared to perform other tasks as assigned.

Valued Skills

Powderbird is looking for intelligent, energetic, and hard working people to join our team who ideally have experience around helicopters or want to gain experience working around helicopters. This person should be knowledgeable about the ski and snowboard industry and be passionate to work for a company such as this. Upper division or graduating students preferred.

All staff should feel comfortable commuting to and from work on snow-covered mountainous roads. (Reliable four-wheel drive and/or all wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended) 

Contact
Jared Grant | Manager
Office: 801.742.2800 | email address below

Contact:


February 15, 2016  --CLOSED--

CEG Mining, Minera Pimenton

Position: Avalanche Forecaster and Control Specialist

Minera Pimentn 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 and weather forecast 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:
-Professional level avalanche training (ex. AIARE or AAI Level 3, or Canadian Level 2)
-Two or more seasons of avalanche forecasting experience
-Basic to intermediate Spanish
-Fluent in English
-Strong written and spoken communication skills
-Verifiable avalanche safety and rescue teaching experience
-Intermediate or better computer skills, including a good working knowledge of
Word, Excel, and Powerpoint programs.
-Ability to work safely in avalanche terrain, both alone, and as part of a team.
-Expert level skiing skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-More than two seasons of avalanche and weather forecasting experience in one of the following industry sectors: Regional avalanche center, Industrial or highway forecasting, Backcountry ski operation (mechanized or human-powered)
-Experience using explosives for avalanche control
-Avalauncher experience
-AIARE course leader or AAA certified instructor
-Operations management and operational decision making experience (ski area snow safety director/forecaster, lead guide, highway or industrial forecaster)
-Weather forecasting experience
-Excellent computer skills
-Fluent in English and Spanish
-Experience working in foreign countries

If you would like further information, or to apply for the position, please email Colin Mitchell at the email address below.
Applicants: please include your resume, and a description of your professional experience.

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-03-07


February 1, 2016  --CLOSED--

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

Contact:

Close Date: 2016-02-29


January 28, 2016  --CLOSED--

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  --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 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

Contact:


January 22, 2016  --CLOSED--

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!

Contact:


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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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.

Contact:


October 23, 2015  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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.

Contact:


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!

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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.

Contact:

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  --CLOSED--

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.

Contact:

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.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-07-27


July 14, 2015  --CLOSED--

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!

Contact:


June 9, 2015  --CLOSED--

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!

Contact:


April 29, 2015  --CLOSED--

Wallowa Avalanche Center

Position: Avalanche Center Director and Lead Forecaster

The Wallowa Avalanche Center is garnering interest for filling the following position during winter 2015/2016:

POSITION: Avalanche Center Director and Lead Forecaster

LOCATION: Joseph, Oregon

BRIEF POSITION DESCRIPTION: Candidate is expected to manage 4 - 6 professional observers, manage one
relief forecaster, develop weekly two or more day per week advisories, conduct and/or manage/schedule
regional avalanche education seminars, avalanche awareness programs and L1/L2 courses, fund raising
support and other administrative duties normally required to run a small multi-zone avalanche center.
It is required the candidate can travel safely in mountainous and avalanche terrain during all types of winter
weather conditions under human power. The candidate will supplement data from the professional observers
with his/her own field acquired snowpack data.

POSITION TERM: Mid November through early April.

COMPENSATION: Full-time paid position for the position term, funded exclusively through the 501 (c)(3).

OUTREACH RESPONSE DUE BY: May 20, 2015. Detailed job description will be forwarded to interested
candidates with request for resume and phone interview. Close of vacancy announcement July 15, 2015.

ABOUT THE AREA: The forecast area is divided into 4 zones all within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Forecast terrain elevations range from 5500' to just under 10,000'. Intermountain climate with a slight skew to
maritime. Snowfall totals average 350" per year in normal years. The cities of Joseph and Enterprise within
Wallowa Valley offer nearly Garden of Eden beauty with majestic peaks rising over a vertical mile at the cities
edge, the Eagle Cap Wilderness, a vast ranching community, large glacial Wallowa Lake and nearby whitewater
rivers. See: josephoregon.com

Please respond to Keith Stebbings at the email address below.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-07-15


March 26, 2015  --CLOSED--

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
www.youtube.com
www.youtube.com

Contact the email address below with any further questions.

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-06-08


March 23, 2015  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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

Contact:

Close Date: 2015-04-12


March 21, 2015  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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  --CLOSED--

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

Contact:

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
www.youtube.com

Contact:

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.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-06-16


May 1, 2014  --CLOSED--

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

Contact:


April 24, 2014  --CLOSED--

AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)

Position: Executive Director

Executive Director
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

Background
The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) is the leading provider
of avalanche training courses in the United States and has established the de facto national
standard for avalanche education. AIAREs mission is to save lives through avalanche
education. It is a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Since its founding in 1999, AIARE has trained over 1,000 instructors who have taught more than
30,000 students. Annually, approximately 350 qualified AIARE instructors offer courses to more
than 4000 students. In recent years, AIAREs growth and reputation continually spawned new
international programs in Europe and South America.
AIARE course providers supply backcountry users at all levels of experience with the knowledge
and tools necessary to assess and manage their risk. Yet, on average, more than 200 people
worldwide die in avalanche accidents yearly. More than 200 avalanche related fatalities have
occurred in North America in the last five years alone.
AIAREs goals are to:
Increase public awareness of avalanches and avalanche safety.
Provide high quality avalanche education thereby enhancing public awareness and
safety.
Provide avalanche instructors with the curriculum, training and tools with which to
educate students about the knowledge, methods, and decision-making skills necessary
to travel in avalanche terrain.
Develop an international network of professional avalanche educators, and provide
professional development in the form of instructor training and continued professional
education.
To achieve its goals, AIARE pursues partnerships and alliances that promote winter
recreation confidence and public safety. Through open, transparent, and cooperative efforts,
AIARE draws on a wide array of avalanche and education experts to develop state-of-the-art
avalanche course curriculum, instructor training programs, and student decision-making
tools.

Position Description
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) according to the strategic
direction set by the Board of Directors. Strong fundraising skills, a passion for avalanche
education and an entrepreneurial spirit will be necessary.
Specific responsibilities include:
Organizational leadership, program development and administration
Support the Board of Directors in developing a long-range, mission-driven strategy
and be accountable for implementing Board-authorized plans and policies.
Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans in
coordination with the Board of Directors and staff.
Establish regular and clear communications with the Board, an annual calendar of
periodic meetings, and support Board development (including recruitment and
orientation of new members).
Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
Develop and maintain appropriate internal systems, processes and controls and
maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with federal, state
and local regulations.
Together with the Board chair and secretary, conduct official correspondence of the
organization and execute legal documents as necessary and appropriate.
Budget and Financial Stewardship
Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
Work with staff in preparing annual operating budget; and ensure that the
organization operates within budget parameters at all times.
Grow existing and identify new revenue centers for AIARE.
Ensure that sufficient funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its
work.

Outreach, Marketing and Public Relations
Publicize the activities of the organization, its program and goals.
Establish effective working relationships and cooperative arrangements with allied
organizations, industry partners, community groups, the media, and other key
stakeholders.
Represent AIARE programs and perspective to agencies, organizations, the media
and the public.
Develop and implement marketing strategy and tactics to expand base of course
providers, instructors and students.
Team Building and Human Resource Management
Responsible for the recruitment, employment, management and release of paid staff
and volunteers.
Establish sound human resource policies and practices; ensure that job descriptions
are developed and regular performance evaluations are held.
Cultivate a high-performing and effective team with appropriate provisions for
advancement and succession.
Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff
in relating their specialized work to AIAREs mission and goals.
Inspire, model and promote collaboration and respect with and among Board
members, staff, course instructors, providers, and volunteers.
Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of top quality
people.

Essential Job Functions
The Executive Director coordinates and manages all aspects of the day-to-day operation of
AIARE. Oversight and management of activities includes but is not limited to:
Bookkeeping and management of all financial transactions
Fundraising via grants, partnerships, sponsorships, memberships and events
Curriculum development
Training programs
e-Learning programs
Develop and manage special projects (e.g., Project Zero)
Liaison with industry trade groups and other stakeholders (e.g., SnowSports Industries
America, Outdoor Retailer, National Ski Area Association and other allied organizations)
Ensure inventory and shipping are on track (work with the fulfilment agent and office
manager)
Instructor and provider relations/correspondence
Database management
Ongoing coordination with technical director and Advisory Board
Social media, website and online strategy and content development and maintenance
Write, edit, produce and distribute two annual newsletters for instructors and the public
Qualifications
Familiarity with the back country, avalanche education and the snow sports industry landscape
in the United States is essential. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have three to five years
experience leading a nonprofit or for-profit business entity or initiative and a proven track record
of developing and executing strategies resulting in organizational growth. Other required
experience includes strong written and verbal communications skills, proficiency with MS Office.
Demonstrated past success in both working with a Board of Directors and engaging a broad
spectrum of stakeholders in pursuit of strategic objectives is preferred. A graduate or
undergraduate degree in business is desired.
Notes
The position will require credit worthiness. The successful applicant will personally need to
secure a credit card which would be used for a variety of AIARE business expenses. All
expenses are reimbursed by AIARE.
This position will require a highly functional and reliable laptop computer. An external hard
drive will be provided along with necessary program installs.
The successful applicant will be expected to work from home or an appropriate office where
they will need a high-speed, reliable, internet connection.
Consent for a pre-employment background check will be expected.
Working Conditions
The Executive Director will work from home office (or appropriate office) AIARE has no
central office. The Executive Director will need to be unusually tech savvy, capable of
utilizing digital communication system and tools to stay connected with key personnel and
AIARE membership.
The Executive Director works a 40-hour work week, but additionally will often work evenings,
weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as various AIARE and
industry meetings as well as representing AIARE at public events.
The seasonal nature of the business will require flexibility the ability to work weekends,
holidays and sometimes 7 days a week during the fall and winter. Spring and summer the work
load lessens.

Compensation
The starting salary will begin at $41,500 per year. After a 6-month probationary period, the
base salary will rise to $44,000 per year. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to
receive, at the discretion of the board, a yearly bonus up to 100% of base salary contingent on
substantial and sufficient new revenue generated and secured.

Benefits
3 weeks paid vacation.
Health insurance and retirement plans are currently not offered however as the organization
grows could become a possibility.

How to apply
Interested applicants can send a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact
information via email to the email below. Please reference ED Search in the subject line of
your email.
Applications will be accepted through April 20th. We will conduct interviews beginning in May
with an expected start work date in June of 2014.

PDF job description here...
www.aiare.info

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-05-20


March 25, 2014  --CLOSED--

Ski Arpa

Position: Snowcat Driver/Mechanic

Ski Arpa (www.skiarpa.com is seeking an experienced snowcat driver/mechanic/road builder for the 2014 season. The season lasts mid July to mid September.

Job Summary: Snowcat operator will be responsible for two Pisten Bully machines at a backcountry snowcat operation in the Andes of Chile. Operator will assist guides with all mechanical duties, fueling, driving, etc. Must be able to live in a remote hut based in a high alpine environment. Also must be able to work in a small team and do a wide variety of odd jobs to ensure entire operation runs smoothly.

Operator will build snow roads, oversee all maintenance, manage fuel, drive guests, and perform all mechanical repairs.

Requirements:
3+ years as snowcat operator
Road building techniques
Mechanical skills preferably with Pisten Bully
Guest Service Skills

Additional preference given to:
Previous Cat Skiing Operation
Intermediate to Advanced skiing ability
Guiding/Avalanche/First Aid Certifications a Bonus
Spanish

Room and board included. Pay will be based on experience. Job interviews will be conducted in both Spanish and English. References will be required. Work visa provided. References will be required.

Please send professional resume to Derek at address below. Thank you!

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-04-15


March 19, 2014  --CLOSED--

Friends of Sawtooth Avalanche Center

Position: Executive Director

Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center seeks a dynamic individual to lead our 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which provides financial support and educational outreach for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. The Executive Director must be capable of a wide variety of functions, including strategic planning, fundraising, seasonal operations, event planning, budgeting, board management, outreach, communications, and database management. The successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the job, and will be self-motivated, flexible, and charismatic. Knowledge of Quickbooks and Salesforce is preferred. Hours for this part time position are highly flexible, with the bulk of our important work happening between September and April. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidates experience and value to the organization. A full job description is available at www.sawtoothavalanche.com. Please submit an electronic copy of cover letter and resume by April 15 to: Travis Vandenburgh, Search Chair at the email address below.

Contact:


March 19, 2014  --CLOSED--

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Position: Snow Safety Officer (Avalanche Forecaster)

Snow Safety Officer (Avalanche Forecaster) Turoa Ski Area

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd operates both Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas in the Central North Island of New Zealand. This position assists with the co-ordination of the Snow Safety and Avalanche Control Pogramme, as well as providing first aid, rescue and avalanche control services to the ski areas. Prior industry certification and experience in this area is essential.

Whats involved:

Ensure a high standard of safety is maintained for all customers and staff at Whakapapa Ski Area in accordance with the Safety Services manual and other Safety Services related documents.
Demonstrate a high degree of safety awareness and relates to its importance.
Demonstrate an understanding of the Safety Services department and its operation.
Ensure the day to day stability evaluation and hazard forecasts are completed and recorded within the prescribed timeframes.
Maintain neat and accurate Snow Safety documentation.
Ensure the implementation of any avalanche control measures considered necessary.
Communicate and make decisions in conjunction with management regarding any avalanche or hazard related situations that effects normal ski area operation.
Develop, implement and maintain effective and comprehensive training for avalanche related activities to Safety Services staff, general ski area staff and outside agencies.
Demonstrate a high level of skiing or snowboarding ability, including the ability to handle all terrain and conditions, including during the transportation of patients.
Ensure all tasks undertaken are within the boundaries of what the employee is trained and experienced to perform
Undertake other patrol duties such as, dispatching and fence maintenance as time allows.
Post snowpack, avalanche and weather information for public as prescribed in the snow safety plan.
Perform any duties as requested by the Safety Services Manager as required to enhance the performance of the company and assist in achieving company goals.
Actively foster a service-focused culture within the company

Must haves:

Minimum Qualifications:
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (AUT or equivalent)
NZ Avalanche Safety Management Level 2 (AIARE Level 3 or Canadian Level 3 equivalent)
Current Explosives Test Certificate for:
Approved Handler: Class 1 Substance (Explosives for snowblasting)
Demonstrated experience and ability for sound decision making in high pressure snow safety role.
At least 3 seasons of field experience since Avalanche Level 2 in either the New Zealand or North American ski industry making daily weather, snow and avalanche based decisions for groups (usually 5-7 seasons of experience are required to fulfil this position's requirements)
Intermediate computer skills, including Excel, Word and internet databases.
English language and an ability to convey complicated topics to the unskilled public as well as skilled colleagues.
Teaching experience and a proven ability to construct and complete training on snow safety topics to staff and public groups.
Ability to manage a moderate financial budget as per Safety Service Manager's direction.
Project management skills and experience.
International professional currency maintained through conferences, international contacts and teaching snow safety topics.
Demonstrate knowledge and expertise within the Snowsports Safety Services industry.
Organised, punctual and reliable.
High energy levels.
Physically fit with appropriate stamina levels to work long hours in all weather conditions.
Flexible approach to work schedules and customer needs.
Experience in an alpine environment including the ability to manage oneself and others.
The ability to make decisions about the safety of the entire ski area and the facilities 24/7 through the months of May to November.

Please apply directly at www.mtruapehu.com

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-05-01


March 17, 2014  --CLOSED--

Beaver Creek Resort

Position: Ski Patrol

***Please note this position does not start until the 2014/2015 Ski Season***

SPRING HIRING CLINIC DATES: March 30 and April 5

Must Register at Skijobs1.com before clinic dates.

Must provide own equipment and lunch. Helmets required.

Report to Ski Patrol PHQ (top of Chair 8 Cinch Express) by 9:00am on day of the clinic.
Details to follow.

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:

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
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
Transporting and setting up mountain safety equipment
Transporting supplies and heavy equipment to areas of need on skis
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
Enforcement of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and Resort Policies
Chairlift guest evacuation

Must have the following:

Attend Patrol hiring clinic on March 30 OR April 5
Applicants may use alpine skis or telemark skis. No Snowboards.
Must be an expert level skier in all conditions
Must successfully complete the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must use manual dexterity to operate equipment
Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
High School Diploma or equivalent
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must be available to work holidays and weekends
Must possess basic computer skills/knowledge
Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
Must have excellent guest service skills
Must work well in a team
Previous patrol or experience at a Vail Resort mountain resort - Preferred
Resume appreciated

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. For more detailed information and a video demonstration of the Fit to Ride Program, go to 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.

Have Fun. Serve Others. Do Right. Drive Value. Do Good. Be Safe. These are the values Vail Resorts employees embrace daily. As the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations, we operate in three highly integrated and interdependent segments including mountain, lodging and real estate. Vail Resorts employees are good at what they do and we welcome people who bring enthusiasm, pride and a commitment to creating an Experience of a Lifetime to our stakeholders.

Vail Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact:


March 10, 2014  --CLOSED--

Canyon Ski Resort

Position: Ski Patrol

Canyons Ski Resort is looking for experienced ski patrollers to join our team of hard working professionals.
Ski patrol experience preferred, but not required.
Ski testing for possible applicants will be held March 29th, 2014.
Must be an expert level skier, capable of skiing any terrain in variable conditions.
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) required.
Must have excellent guest service skills and work well in a team.

For more information and to schedule a ski time please email Roger Gellersen at the email below.

Contact:


March 5, 2014  --CLOSED--

Apex Mountain School

Position: AIARE Program Leader

Position: 2014-15 AIARE Avalanche Education Program Lead

Position Summary

Oversight of AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) program at Apex Mountain School during 2014/15 winter season under the direction of the Director of Apex. This position is temporary seasonal and will last 4 months. Oversight of program includes preparation for all courses, marketing/advertising, program development and ensuring placement of sub-contracted instructors for courses.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

- Manage AIARE avalanche education program
- Instruct AIARE Level 1 or 2 course each weekend during term
- Term begins 2 weeks prior to start of first course in mid December
- Spend Wed/Thurs each week in Apex office preparing courses, building program, marketing/advertising, securing sub-contract instructors.
- Report directly to Director of Apex
- Perform other duties as assigned by Director

Job Requirements and Qualifications

- Education
o Degree in business, marketing/advertising, recreation, outdoor education or other related area preferred.

- Experience
o Intimate familiarity with the Rocky Mountain Region preferred
o Prior experience with a small guide service preferred
o Real world mountain guiding experience desired
o Level III ski or snowboard rider desired
o Adept to wilderness survival skills, navigation and wilderness medicine

- Licenses and Certifications
o AIARE Level 3 certification required
o Proven AIARE Level 1 Lead Instructor
o Proven AIARE Level 2 Lead or Assist minimum
o AMGA Ski Guide helpful
o Wilderness First Responder desired, First Aid/CPR required

For more information on the position and how to apply, view the full description here - www.apexmountainschool.com or contact the Director, Scott Smith, at the email below or 970-949-9111.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-10-01


February 28, 2014  --CLOSED--

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, 2014.

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 #58869 as the requisition ID.
Hiring Clinic dates are April 8 & 9, 2014

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-04-04


February 16, 2014  --CLOSED--

CEG Mining, Minera Pimenton

Position: Avalanche Forecaster/Avalanche Control Specialist

Job Description: Minera Pimenton is a gold mining operation in the central Andes, near Santiago, Chile, and the Portillo ski resort. The position advertised is for an avalanche forecaster and avalanche control expert. You would be working as part of a three person forecasting team. Duties would include issuing a daily avalanche advisory and weather forecast for the mining camp and the 80km access road; gathering snow observations in support of forecasting operations; supervising and participating in avalanche control work; and avalanche education and rescue training for employees.
The successful applicant will have strong skiing skills, and will be able to ski any terrain in a variety of conditions; will be able to work safely alone in a mountain environment, with avalanche danger and other hazards; will be able to work in a small team environment under high stress conditions; and will be able to communicate effectively in Spanish and English.

Minimum requirements:
AIARE Level Two or equivalent
Experience collecting operational avalanche observations
Experience with applying observations to operational stability analysis
Expert level backcountry skiing skills
Ski guiding or patrol experience
Intermediate Spanish language skills
Basic computer skills

Desired qualifications:
AIARE Level Three or equivalent
AIARE or AAA avalanche instructor
Avalanche forecasting experience
Explosive control route leader
Avalauncher experience
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Experience in a Spanish speaking workplace
Intermediate or advanced computer skills
Experience with maintenance and installation of remote weather stations

Please send your resume and a description of your professional experience to:

Colin Mitchell at the email address above.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-03-16


February 11, 2014  --CLOSED--

Mount Rainier National Park

Position: Volunteer Climbing Ranger

Volunteer Climbing Ranger Mount Rainier National Park

Come experience YOUR National Parks! Mount Rainier is seeking volunteers for the 2014 Climbing Ranger Program.

- Participate in search and rescue operations throughout the park. These include searches, rescues, and body recoveries for lost, injured, and deceased persons. Volunteers will participate and train in areas of technical rope rescue, land search, helicopter operations, and avalanche rescue.
- Climbing volunteers participate in patrols of various routes on the mountain within the volunteers skill level.
- Volunteers may staff the high camps (Muir and Schurman).
- Assist in resource protection efforts (including human waste management at high camp facilities)
- Staff rangers stations and issue climbing and wilderness use permits, disseminate information related to the park, including climbing, weather, safety, and climbing route information.

What we provide:

- Housing in the park;
- Food Stipend ($20/day)
- All the equipment
- Training in technical SAR, EMS, ICS, etc
- Strong leadership, a great team, and a fun place to live, work, and play!

Qualifications / Requirements:

- Mountaineering experience (glacial and ice-climbing)
- Technical SAR experience
- EMT or WFR (current)
- Avalanche Training (AIARE Level 2 preferred)
- Intermediate to advanced skier or splitboarder
- A commitment from April 14 Sept 1st

Interested folks should send a resume and a list of significant climbing/outdoor accomplishments to Brian Hasebe at the email address listed above.

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-03-30


January 28, 2014  --CLOSED--

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol for 2014-2015 Season

To be considered for this position please submit an online application @ www.coppercolorado.com search by requisition number CMR1962

Job Title: Ski Patrol for the 2014-2015 Winter Season
Job Status: FT, Seasonal & PT, 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.

Job Requirements:
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. 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: 2014-03-16


January 19, 2014  --CLOSED--

Ski Arpa

Position: Tail Guide - Full Time Seasonal

Ski Arpa (www.skiarpa.com is seeking an experienced tail guide for the 2014 season. The season lasts mid July to mid September.

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
Snowcat Driving/Mechanical Skills a plus
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 large groups in multiple languages (with a lead guide)

Room and board included. Pay will be based on experience. Job interviews will be conducted in both Spanish and English. References will be required. Work visa provided. References will be required.

Please send touring resume and professional resume to Derek Lennon. Thank you!

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-03-15


January 4, 2014  --CLOSED--

Crested Butte Avalanche Center

Position: Avalanche Forecaster (part-time)

Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Job Announcement
Avalanche Forecaster (part-time)

The Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) is seeking a part-time avalanche forecaster. CBAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation located in Crested Butte, Colorado. CBAC generates an avalanche and weather forecast for the Crested Butte area seven days a week between late November and early April each year. Primary duties involve collecting snowpack and weather observations and producing a daily forecast for the purpose of enhancing the safety of backcountry travelers in the Crested Butte area. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 3 certification, American Avalanche Association (AAA) AVPRO, Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 or equivalent experience/certification. Qualified applicants must have a minimum of three years professional snowpack evaluation experience, preferably in a continental snowpack. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for collaboration with the local backcountry public along with other statewide and national avalanche and weather forecasters. Technical skills must include professional level proficiency in backcountry travel and data collection in addition to competency with word processing, spreadsheets, website and email applications. Interested candidates may request a complete job description and/or submit a letter of interest and resume directly to CBAC Executive Director, Jake Jones via email jakejones808@gmail.com. Pay is dependent on experience.

CBAC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact:


December 17, 2013  --CLOSED--

USDA- White Mountain National Forest

Position: 13/13 TERM Snow Ranger/Avalanche Specialist

www.usajobs.gov to apply.

This position works as part of a motivated and effective team that issues daily avalanche advisories, performs in Search and Rescue missions for the Forest Service as Lead Agency in command, and increases visitor knowledge through avalanche education programs of varying media.

Producing an accurate and timely avalanche and mountain hazards advisory for the visiting public is the focused priority each day. The position will determine present avalanche hazard and forecast future hazards based on field observations and snow stability analysis. Analysis will utilize field observations paired with an intimate knowledge of snow metamorphism, snow physics, and mechanics of slab fracture and failure. In addition, knowledge of mountain weather forecasting tools such as weather maps, satellite imagery, and real time weather data is necessary to produce forecasts of the highest standards. The candidate must have the ability to quickly synthesize data and disseminate this information in writing via e-mail and websites and verbally through telephone hotlines. Excellent writing skills that convey the hazards of the day are sought.

The Forest Service has unique authority as the lead agency in charge of SAR operations on Mount Washington from December 1st to June 1st of each year. The position may act as a first responder, searcher, team leader, technical team leader and possibly Incident Commander on smaller incidents. Numerous Forest Service volunteer SAR teams respond to assist with missions that are managed by the Snow Rangers. Strong leadership and personnel management skills are required to effectively oversee safe operations of all teams under hazardous and potential stressful circumstances. Incidents typically include ice climbing or mountaineer falls in Huntington Ravine, avalanche burials, searches for lost or overdue visitors, and skier injuries. The spring ski season may bring 2500 people or more to Tuckerman Ravine on a sunny Saturday in April or May. The position is required to provide pre-hospital medical care at the EMT-Basic level; consequently experience and current EMT certification is highly desired.

The dedication required for this position requires a unique enthusiasm for harsh winter weather and the ability to work well in a difficult environment while in the pursuit to help visitors on Mount Washington. The summit records many days through each winter with winds in excess of 100mph and temperatures below -25F. Due to these weather conditions the position requires excellent physical fitness to maintain a margin of safety during searches in severe conditions and collection of the field data required for accurate avalanche forecasts.

The ideal candidate should have the ability to teach avalanche safety, stability analysis and snow mechanics to a wide variety of audiences from school children to seasoned recreationalists. Venues include slide shows, field snow pits, and seminar settings. The position must stay abreast of avalanche education practices and changes in avalanche technology and snow science. The candidate must display good public speaking and teaching skills.

Due to the complexity of the terrain ski touring to access avalanche forecast areas is the exception rather than the rule. Because of this sound mountaineering and ice climbing skills are needed to access all potential areas to assess snow stability as well as injured climbers. Candidates may be required to lead climb water ice to render medical and technical assistance to individuals in the event of an accident. Good mountaineering skills are needed on a regular basis to carry out a variety of Snow Ranger tasks across the mountain. Snow Rangers also operate and maintain snowmobiles, ATVs, and a diesel Pisten Bully Snowcat. Experience with this equipment is very beneficial.

This is a field-going position focused on field contacts during a five day work week. Being available to provide good information and advice about current hazards, avalanche conditions, route selections, mountain weather and being close to the interface between visitors and the mountain is critical. Current Snow Rangers make up a team of open, forward-thinking, and creative problem solvers that attempt to continually improve their knowledge through sharing and collaborating with one another. They are team focused to get the job done and put themselves behind the group in that effort. The Snow Rangers care about the visitors they are there to help and provide unique services with a mission to promote safety while caring for and promoting backcountry values of environmental protection and stewardship.

Contact:


November 21, 2013  --CLOSED--

USFS HUmboldt ToiyabeNF Bridgeport Ranger District

Position: Meteorlogical Technician GS1341-08 Avalanche Education/Forecaster

The Bridgeport Ranger District is looking to hire a seasonal Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Forecaster) for the 2013-2014 winter field season. This is a temporary position with a duty location of Bridgeport, Calif. Approximate dates for the position would be late December 2013 thru May 2013. Barracks housing is available.
This is a unique opportunity in that the selected person will be developing and implementing an avalanche education program specifically oriented to the snowmobiling community and establishing an avalanche education center for the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area and its associated Pacific Crest trail Crossing Corridor in the Sonora Pass vicinity of the Sierra Nevada Range. Incumbent provides training and guidance on avalanches and avalanche related work for employees and recreation visitors. The incumbent will outreach to area snowmobile user groups by providing avalanche safety awareness classes and build public support for an avalanche safety program that would include the ability to issue advisories in the future. The position must stay abreast of avalanche education practices and changes in avalanche technology and snow science. The candidate must display good public speaking and teaching skills.
Technical knowledge of winter mountain meteorology, local mountain weather forecasting, mountain weather processes, and how these affect snowpack conditions are necessary to assess risks of conditions which contribute to avalanche activity. Expert skills in mountain snowmobile riding, alpine and cross country skiing, and backcountry winter survival, and fundamental avalanche safety protocol are needed in order to conduct the duties of the position. The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area and designated Pacific Crest Trail Crossing corridor are accessible only by snowmobile and weather conditions can change quickly. Due to these weather conditions the position requires excellent physical fitness to maintain a margin of safety during searches in severe conditions and collection of the field data for assessing avalanche conditions. Completion of professional avalanche training, such as AIARE or AAA thru Level 2 avalanche classes is considered a component of specialized experience. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and web-based software packages is useful in preparing reports summarizing data and preparing education presentations.
The incumbent will observe weather, collect snow pack data and utilize multiple sources of information in order to build knowledge of avalanche hazard potential in the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area and Pacific Crest Trail Crossing corridor. The employee may be required to assist in the installation of weather instrumentation when it becomes available. When a weather station is operable, employee will inspect, performs routine user level maintenance and services to various weather equipment and instruments. He/she is expected to use his/her judgment when interpreting raw avalanche data; guide and share information with the public, FS, Mono County Search & Rescue, U.S. Marine Mountain Warfare Center which conducts winter training operations within the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area. He/she would conduct avalanche accident investigations in the event of avalanche injury/fatality incidents.
ABOUT THE AREA:
Bridgeport, CA is located in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near the northeastern side of Yosemite National Park. Winter recreation includes back country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. In winter, the town of Bridgeport has limited services-a personal vehicle is a necessity. The nearest chain grocery stores and pharmacies are located 50 miles south in Mammoth Lakes, CA. and 60 miles north in Gardnerville, NV.
In 2009 Congress designated 7,254 acres of pristine forest land as the BRIDGEPORT WINTER RECREATION AREA (BWRA) near Sonora Pass; making it the nations first designated winter motorized (snowmobile) use area. Accessible only by snowmobile, the quality snow conditions and challenging terrain in the Sonora Pass area provide avid snowmobilers, backcountry skiers and snowboarders the rare opportunity to experience extreme winter sports unmatched anywhere in the Sierra Nevada.

APPLY ONLINE: www.usajobs.gov
Announcement # TEMP14-04170002-10877-LD

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-12-04


November 19, 2013  --CLOSED--

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol Volunteer

To apply for this volunteer position, please visit www.coppercolorado.com

Job Title: Ski Patrol Volunteer
Job Status:Volunteer

Job Summary:
To provide for and ensure a reasonably safe skiing environment for our guests and fellow employees. To provide medical assistance and evacuation, skier safety, search and rescue support, trail work, lift evacuation, duty station responsibilities, equipment maintenance, and other assigned duties. Each task requires a high level of decision making. Basic computer skills, EMT-B, American Heart Association CPR and strong alpine skiing skills are minimum requirements.

Basic Requirements:
Must be able to lift and carry toboggans weighing as much as 70 lbs. Other tasks include skiing in difficult conditions, volunteering in cold and often inclement conditions, high elevations, carrying and transporting unwieldy materials such as tower pads, medical equipment, etc. No current physical limitations.
Ability to volunteer in high altitude adverse cold weather environmental conditions.
Must be able to hear and speak clearly in order to hear beacon signals and skiers requesting assistance, and for communication to occur using radios and telephones.
Must be at least 21 years of age.

Copper Mountain Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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:


November 10, 2013  --CLOSED--

Glacier Adventure Guides

Position: Guides and Assistant Guides for classic cross country skiing, back country skiing, snow shoe

Lead and Assistant Guide positions for both daily and over night guiding. Glacier National Park, Montana State Forest, and Kootenai National Forest.

Looking for motivated and passionate guides to provide a life time of experience and knowledge to our guests. Guides will provide a custom experience to private individuals and small groups. Must have the following certifications:

- Outdoor Emergency Care, EMT, or Basic First Aid
- Professional CPR
- Level I Avalanche minimum, Level II preferred
- Mountain Travel and Rescue Level I or Wilderness First Responder
- Clean driving record
AMGA, CMGA, IFMGA are welcome however not required

Housing may be available, Wage depends on experience.

Please send resume and a brief description of your personal outdoor interests, and your interest in working in North West Montana.

Glacier Adventure Guides is a locally owned company operating under permit of National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Still Water State Lands.

Contact Greg Fortin Owner Glacier Adventure Guides
greg@glacieradventureguides.com
www.glacieradventureguides.com
www.riverrockhostel.com

Contact:

Close Date: 2014-01-15


October 16, 2013  --CLOSED--

Copper Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol for 2013-2014 Season

If interested, apply online at www.coppercolorado.com

Job Title: Ski Patrol for the 2013-2014 Winter Season
Job Status: FT, Seasonal
Job Summary:
Copper Mountain is looking to add quality people to our Ski Patrol 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

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

Copper Mountain Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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:


October 3, 2013  --CLOSED--

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

Position: Intern

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 level 1 avalanche education, 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 an interest in snow science, avalanche forecasting, and associated fields. 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 will be involved in providing public out-reach 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 Avalanche Information Center, www.cnfaic.org
Intern must commit to at least 2 months between December 1 and April 1.
Announcement closes on October 31st.

Email resume to Director Kevin Wright
kevin@chugachavalanche.org

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-10-31


September 17, 2013  --CLOSED--

Snowbasin

Position: Ski Patrol

Now hiring for the 2013-2014 ski season. Snowbasin Ski Patrol is a full-time, professional organization responsible for providing safety services for the resort.

Requirements include:
 Must be at least 21
 OEC or EMT certification
 Expert skiing ability; able to ski any terrain in varying conditions
 Familiarity with the alpine environment and associated weather
 Physically capable of working long hours in all weather conditions
 Ability to work within a dynamic team environment
 Basic snowmobile skills

Desired qualifications:
 Advanced medical training
 Avalanche 1 certification or higher
 Advanced mountaineering skills
 Prior Ski Patrol and avalanche reduction experience

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-10-15


September 14, 2013  --CLOSED--

Canadian Avalanche Centre

Position: Public Avalanche Forecaster

Two seasonal, part-time public avalanche forecaster positions available in the CAC main office in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Approximately Nov 15, 2013 to early May 2014. If we are unable to find qualified Canadian applicants we will consider applications from the USA.

You can review the job posting in the CAC News section on our main page: www.avalanche.ca directly at: www.avalanche.ca or send an email to Karl Klassen, Manager, CAC Public Avalanche Warning Service.

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-10-11


September 12, 2013  --CLOSED--

USFS - Sawtooth Avalanche Center

Position: Avalanche Specialist

The Sawtooth Avalanche Center will soon be hiring a new Avalanche Specialist (GS-1341-08, Meteorological Technician - Avalanche Specialist). This is a seasonal position (November April) with a duty station in Ketchum, Idaho. The vacancy will be posted at http:// www.usajobs.gov by approximately September 16, 2013.

If you are interested please contact:
Simon Trautman
Director, Sawtooth Avalanche Center
simontrautman@yahoo.com
406-570-3615

Position Description

The Sawtooth Avalanche Center issues daily avalanche and mountain weather information during the winter months to assist people in making informed and safe travel decisions. In addition, staff teach a number of educational programs to motorized and non-motorized backcountry recreationalists, local emergency service personnel, Forest Service personnel, and local professional groups.

Duties Include:
Collecting field data on snow, weather and avalanche conditions.
Producing daily avalanche and weather advisories.
Interfacing with various government and non-government groups on avalanche conditions.
Teaching recreational and professional level courses on avalanche safety and science.
Conducting avalanche accident investigations.
Maintaining equipment, conducting outreach, and participating in the innovation and improvement of center operations.

Preferred Candidates will have:
A Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, geography, geology, hydrology, engineering or a closely related field.
Operational avalanche forecasting experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Campbell Scientific remote data collection systems, and internet technology systems.
Excellent fitness and winter backcountry travel skills. The incumbent must be able to travel safely through and around avalanche terrain on skis and/or snowmobile.

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-10-20


September 12, 2013  --CLOSED--

Front Range SnowCat BackCountry Guided Skiing Operation

Position: Lead Guide/Guide 2013 Season

Front Range Snow Cat Backcountry Skiing Operation based in Winter Park looking for Lead Guide/Guide for the 2013 Ski Season. Guides will escort 12 passengers in Snow Cat to enjoy fresh powder skiing in an exclusive backcountry environment. Successful applicants will be able to ski any of the terrain within the 2600 acre permit boundary, along with the ability to work in a harsh high alpine winter environment.
All guides will need current certifications for:
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)/Wilderness First Responder (WFR)/OR Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),
CPR Certification is REQUIRED for all guides,
National Avalanche School (NAS) Fall classroom and field sessions attendance required of the Lead Guide and encouraged for all Tail Guides

Successful Candidates will be personable and professional back country enthusiasts ready to help others enjoy a guided powder skiing experience in a fun and safe environment.

Contact Jason Harper at the email address listed below with questions and to apply.

Contact:


September 4, 2013  --CLOSED--

Northwest Avalanche Center

Position: Professional Observers

NWAC Job Announcement Professional Observer

Job Description
The Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center (FOAC) is looking to hire four Professional Observers to provide backcountry observations throughout the NWAC service area to the NWAC forecast team.
The Professional Observers Network will provide 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 snowpack condition reports from most local ski areas, but backcountry observations are limited to occasional volunteer and recreational observations submitted through the FOAC website and websites such as TAY for recent conditions reports. The objective of the Professional Observers Network is to reduce the NWAC forecasters workload while at the same time 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 a minimum of three 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 $1,000 per month. Compensation is provided by the FOAC.

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 FOAC. This is a contract position, however, the FOAC 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 Schell at the email address below.

Submission deadline is September 22nd, 2013.

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 employee will supply appropriate clothing and equipment suitable to backcountry travel.

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-09-22


August 19, 2013  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Backcountry Avalanche Forecaster - Aspen and Grand Mesa zones

Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Aspen/Grand Mesa Office
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 states economy.

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 15 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 Aspen and Grand Mesa zones will work both independently and with other CAIC staff to provide backcountry avalanche information and safety training for public recreation. This position will work out of the Aspen 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 send a resume and cover letter to:
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Attn: Ethan Greene
1313 Sherman St. Rm 718
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 September 13, 2013. We will conduct interviews September 23 through 25th.

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:


August 12, 2013  --CLOSED--

Moab Ranger District, Manti - La Sal National Forest

Position: Meterological Technician (Avalanche Specialist)

The Moab/Monticello Ranger District/La Sal Avalanche Center is looking to hire a seasonal Meteorological Technician (Avalanche Forecaster) for the 2013-2014 winter field season. This is a temporary position with a duty location of Moab, Utah.

The position is to serve as a mountain weather and avalanche forecaster assigned to the La Sal Avalanche Center. The incumbent utilizes multiple sources of information in order to develop mountain weather and avalanche forecasts for the general public. He/she is also expected to guide and share information with other Forest Service employees, professional groups, and others upon request. The incumbent will also provide educational sessions to schools and professional groups, as well as maintain a network of remote weather stations.

Incumbent uses data obtained through multiple sources to update avalanche conditions and issues written and verbal avalanche forecasts for the local Avalanche Forecast Center and other system network services.

Employee also inspects, performs routine user level maintenance and services to various weather equipment and instruments. Observes weather and atmospheric conditions, records and interprets meteorological data, transmits and reports on recorded information, and provides meteorological information and advice to the general public through the Avalanche Center. Ensures that regular field snow pack observations are conducted and appropriate data is collected to inform avalanche forecast. Incumbent must use his/her judgment when interpreting raw avalanche data. Employee is responsible for issuing avalanche warnings when criteria are met, and the termination of such avalanche warnings when expired..

Maintains computer systems which contain historical mountain weather information. The system is also used to communicate with others regarding weather data and to improve forecasting methods. Incumbent provides training and guidance on avalanches and avalanche related work; including but not limited to schools, public, local search and rescue and others.

Ability to analyze and interpret meteorological data from field instruments, the National Weather Service, and/ or other online weather forecasting data sources. Technical knowledge of winter mountain meteorology, local mountain weather forecasting, mountain weather processes, and how these affect snowpack conditions are necessary to assess risks of conditions which contribute to avalanche activity. Expert skills in alpine and cross country skiing, mountain snowmobile riding, backcountry winter survival, and fundamental avalanche safety protocol are needed in order to conduct the duties of the position.

The position is classified as a GS-8 Meteorological Technician. Tentative start date for the position will be in mid-November 2013 and could last up to six months.

Interested individuals should contact: Brian Murdock at (435) 259-7155, email bmurdock@fs.fed.us for information on how to apply.

The Manti-La Sal National Forest is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:


July 29, 2013  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Backcountry Avalanche Forecaster -Breckenridge

Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Breckenridge Office
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 states economy.

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 15 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 Vail and Summit County and Sawatch zones will work both 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 send a resume and cover letter to:
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Attn: Ethan Greene
1313 Sherman St. Rm 718
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 September 1, 2013. We will conduct interviews September 5 through 15th.

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: 2013-09-01


July 29, 2013  --CLOSED--

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Position: Backcountry Avalanche Forecaster - San Juan Mountains

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 states economy.

The CAIC has ten offices throughout the state and 15 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 Telluride area, 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

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 718
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 September 1, 2013. We will conduct interviews September 5 through 15th.

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: 2013-09-01


July 24, 2013  --CLOSED--

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Position: Ski Patrol / Mountain Safety

Heavenly is seeking qualified Ski Patrol and Mountain Safety professionals to work this winter season in South Lake Tahoe, Ca.

Position requirements vary; at minimum, must be an advanced skier and have strong guest service skills.

Interested candidates, please visit: www.jobs.vailresorts.com
Search Keyword: Heavenly Ski Patrol

Contact:


July 17, 2013  --CLOSED--

Irwin Snow cat Skiing

Position: Guide Apprentice / Intern

Irwin, a snow cat skiing operation based out of Crested Butte CO, is seeking a ski guide Intern for the 2013 - 2014 winter season. Applicants will need to be available from November 15th 2013 to mid-April 2014. Interns will assist in all aspects of snow cat ski operations. Responsibilities will include ski guiding, avalanche mitigation work, documenting weather, snowpack, and avalanche observations to a professional standard. Random non-ski related tasks for overall operations should be expected. Applicants should be expert skiers with extensive backcountry skiing experience, preferably in a continental snow pack. Level-2 avalanche course completion, Wilderness First Responder, and two years of professional decision-making experience in avalanche terrain are all required. Mechanized or Backcountry ski guiding, ski patrol, explosives experience, snowmobile driving and / or completion of an AMGA ski guides course is preferred. Lodging is provided in the town of Crested Butte if needed. Expect longs days, big rewards and an incredible guiding opportunity with a handful of menial tasks. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: billy@irwincolorado.com
For more information or questions please contact:
Billy Rankin, Snow Safety Director: billy@irwincolorado.com or 970.275.2745.

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-09-01


July 15, 2013  --CLOSED--

Idaho Transportation Department

Position: Avalanche Forecast Crew

Idaho Transportation Department: Avalanche Forecasting Crew

This is a Full-Time, Temporary position with benefits, working in Lowman (statewide travel may be required depending on weather conditions).

Training in Avalanche forecasting is required.

Responsibilities for Avalanche Forecasting Crew:

Conduct snow and weather observations, avalanche forecasting, storing, transporting, and handling explosives. Duties require working in adverse winter weather conditions;
Conduct active control measures that include explosive delivery by helicopter, avalaunchers, and hand chargers;
Travel to remote areas by skis. Expert skier in all conditions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional qualifications for Avalanche Forecasting Crew:

3 years experience where avalanche-forecasting work was a primary responsibility.
Three years of work experience using explosives;
Experience collecting and using remote weather data;
Experience with federal ATF regulations for storing explosives.
Experience with highway avalanche mitigation.
Must be physically able to travel to remote areas by way of skis or backcountry skiing during heavy snow conditions.
The position requires American Avalanche Association Level 2 or Canadian equivalent.
Minimum Qualifications:

Valid driver's license.
Good knowledge of transportation management systems used in construction or maintenance.
Experience: using highway engineering plans, specifications, maps, charts and/or GIS data; providing direction and training on highway maintenance or construction inspection to others; identifying and organizing appropriate materials and equipment for maintenance or construction projects.
Specialty Area:

Candidate must have the current and required certification of American Avalanche Association standards compliant Level II certifications or equivalent, and at least three (3) years of experience where avalanche forecasting control duties were a primary responsibility at time of appointment in order to qualify for this position as well as the minimum requirements.

How to Apply:
Print the ITD Temporary Application from
itd.idaho.gov

Send ITD Temporary Application and Resume reflecting Avalanche experience to:
Bill.Nicholson@itd.idaho.gov

NOTICE:

Some positions may require a background investigation before a final job offer is made.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!

Contact:

Close Date: 2013-08-16


July 8, 2013  --CLOSED--

Solitude Mountain Resort, UT

Position: Ski Patrol

Solitude Mountain Resort is hiring full time, professional ski patrollers for the 2013-2014 ski season. Expert skiing abilities and EMT or OEC certification required. Previous ski patrol and avalanche mitigation work recommended.

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Close Date: 2013-10-01


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