2016-2017 Employment Announcements
- OPEN JOBS (6) -
Crested Butte Avalanche Center
POSITION: Director/Lead Forecaster
DATE POSTED: 2017-01-10
The Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) is seeking to fill the positions of Executive Director and Lead Avalanche Forecaster to begin in the spring or fall of 2017. The ideal candidate will fill both roles, but we encourage those interested in only one of the roles to apply. The Director/Lead Forecaster of the CBAC is a full-time, seasonal position. The incumbent will oversee all operations of the CBAC including the creation of avalanche advisories, avalanche education and outreach, fundraising, and collaborative efforts, while supervising employees, including other avalanche specialists. The position is salaried for a 6 month season (October 15 through April 15), with some part-time work commitments required during the off-season. Starting salary will range from $18,000 to $25,000, depending on qualifications and experience. See below for job description and desired qualifications. For questions about the position or job qualifications, contact Zach Guy (email address below). Applications are due by February 3rd, 2017. Depending on availability of applicants, the position will begin in March of 2017 or October of 2017. The Crested Butte Avalanche Center’s (CBAC) sole purpose is to prevent the loss of life, limb, and property to natural and triggered occurrence of avalanches in the backcountry surrounding Crested Butte. CBAC is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization. The Crested Butte Avalanche Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. See full position description(s) at http://cbavalanchecenter.org/director/.
American Avalanche Association
POSITION: Development Coordinator
DATE POSTED: 2017-01-04
The American Avalanche Association (AAA) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote and support professionalism and excellence in avalanche safety, education, and research in the United States. We are a membership-based organization that strives to connect and share information amongst avalanche professionals from all segments of the avalanche industry and geographical regions of the country. The AAA is seeking qualified applicants for a Development Coordinator position. This will start as a half-time position with the potential to expand the position in the future as the organization’s development program grows. The Development Coordinator will work with the Executive Director, the Governing Board, and an independent fundraising consultant to develop, coordinate, and implement a development strategy that expands the capacity of the AAA to attract and secure philanthropic support. This position will be based in the Teton area (ID/WY) to facilitate close collaboration with AAA Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Work with the ED, Board, and consultant to create a cohesive development plan with annual and multi-year benchmarks and goals. - Provide hands-on management and implementation of the development plan to ensure that the organization’s goals are being met. - Coordinate and oversee the planning, scheduling, and budgeting of appeals. - Work with the ED and Board to cultivate and develop donor relations and ensure appropriate donor stewardship, including acknowledgement letters and other correspondence, special correspondence, emails, telephone and in-person contact. - Oversee the donor-related maintenance of the membership database, including timely and accurate processing and acknowledgement of all donations. - Work with ED to create fundraising materials and ensure that Board members and staff have proper fundraising materials, training and direction. - Work with ED and Board to develop and manage fundraising events. - Provide timely, accurate analysis of development programs and report to the ED and Board as required. - Participate in meetings as needed. Qualifications and key abilities: - Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years experience working with/for a non-profit organization. - Energetic and self-directed - excellent time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task effectively. - Ability to work independently, provide leadership, and/or be a productive member of a team as situation dictates. - Exceptional communications skills - both oral and written - including the ability to effectively listen and tune into subtle levels of communication. - Strong strategically-focused analytical skills, good common sense, ability to think creatively. - Proficient computer skills, including word processing, email, spreadsheets, database navigation/maintenance, and internet/social media tools. - Strong personal connection and commitment to the mission of the AAA. - A good sense of humor. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and any samples of development related writing to the AAA at the email address below by January 25, 2017. Please call 307-699-2049 or email with any questions.
Temple Basin Ski Club Inc
POSITION: Head Ski Patoller & Avalanche Forecaster
DATE POSTED: 2016-12-14
CLOSING: Open until filled
Temple Basin is a classic kiwi club ski/snowboard field, located in the heart of the Southern Alps in Arthurs Pass National Park. With over 320ha in skiable area, 3 access tows, and the best big mountain terrain to be skied in New Zealand, exploration potential is limitless. The clientele and club members are people who seek a place to get away from the crowds of the commercial fields, people who prefer to hike a bit more for an extra special line, and people who pack an ice-axe in their daypack just-in-case. The 500m vertical walk to the lodge from the parking long takes an average of 45minutes, and weeds out all but the heartiest souls. The main lodge is equipped with a bar, ski rentals, and educational/lounge facilities, and in conjunction with the university lodge, makes up the live-in staff and guest accommodation capacity. All meals are cooked by a full-time chef, and eaten in a communal fashion with staff and guests. The staff team is typically comprised of around 10 paid and volunteer positions. Working hours are long; the standard work week is comprised of 12 days on, 2 days off, but is highly dependent on weather, schedules and other conditions. The season is dependent on natural snow, and runs from approximately July to early October. For the 2017 season, Temple Basin is looking for a snow safety officer/head ski patroller with the following attributes; Extensive forecasting and patrolling experience, Minimum NZ or Canadian avalanche level 2, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care qualification, Explosives certificate, An understanding and knowledge of how club fields run. The job description is as follows: EMERGENCY & FIRST AID Be responsible for proper maintenance and use of accident equipment including explosives, first aid, toboggans, Avalanche Rescue Equipment and Evacuation Systems. Accident management and prevention - provide first aid and patient care and evacuation if necessary. AVALANCHE AND SNOW SAFETY Maintain snow stability assessment and control work. Take and record weather observations. Carry out avalanche control work and observations. Co-ordinate and control snow safety and patrol procedures on the Ski Area and supervise patrol volunteers. Maintain daily snow safety records and accident reports. Report Arthurs Pass National Park snow conditions as required for the Mountain Safety Council Avalanche Advisory Network. GENERAL FIELD OPERATIONS Be familiar with and instigate ski area emergency plans. Provide ongoing safety and awareness education for skiers, and other users of the ski areas. Generally assist ski area guests, staff, and area users. Offer educational talks and lessons to school kids when requested. In-bounds trail and slope maintenance. Tow operations and safety management. Maintain drug and explosive registers and stocks. Maintain Ski Patrol room in a functional and tidy condition. Instruct at Snow Safety Institute courses when required by the Employer. Maintain and promote a safe and enjoyable environment for all activities and personnel on the Temple Basin Ski Area and surrounds. Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of people. A commitment to great customer service. A flexible approach to work hours and position needs & requirements. If this sounds like you, please submit your CV and expression of interest to Forrest at the email address below.
State of Alaska- Department of Transportation and Public Facilities- Highways and Aviation
POSITION: Avalanche Tech/ Equipment Operator - Journey II
DATE POSTED: 2016-10-19
CLOSING: Open until filled
This position operates heavy and light duty equipment in performing highway maintenance operations, including snow and ice control, drainage maintenance, pavement maintenance, guardrail repair, sign repair, and other duties. The position also provides avalanche hazard assessments and assists with avalanche control operations for ADOT&PF in Juneau and Skagway. Must have a valid Class A CDL with Tanker and Hazmat Endorsement. Must have experience working during winter seasons in avalanche related operations for an active snow safety program. Must be qualified by AAUNAC as loader or higher. Must be able to operate all equipment at the WG53 level, including heavey trucks with multiple attachments, snow tools M101A1 Howitzer ,Falcon GT Avalanucher,105 mm Howitzer rounds and avalauncher rounds and avalanche beacons.
Copper Mountain Resort
POSITION: Ski Patrol Full Time for the season
DATE POSTED: 2016-10-12
CLOSING: Open until filled
Copper Mountain is looking to add quality people to our Ski Patrol Staff. 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. To apply please go to www.coppercolorado.com/jobs
windwhistle winter sports club, Mt Olympus, Canterbury, New Zealand
POSITION: Snow safety and forcaster
DATE POSTED: 2016-05-01
CLOSING: Open until filled
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.
- CLOSED JOBS (23) -
Mount Washington Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Lead Forecaster/Avalanche Center Director (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-12-07
The Lead Forecaster/Avalanche Center Director position for the Mount Washington Avalanche Center (MWAC) is now open for applications. This position is being advertised both Demo (open to the public) and Merit (federal employees and those with special hiring status only). This position acts as a Lead Snow Ranger and Director of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center (MWAC). The incumbent is responsible for the oversight and operation of the MWAC which includes avalanche forecasting for the public and acting as lead agency responsible for coordinating search and rescue activities. Applicants must have avalanche field experience demonstrating the knowledge to thoroughly comprehend, analyze, and apply factors affecting snow stability and avalanche potential to reduce public risk and increase employee safety. See full position descriptions at: Merit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458748500/ Demo: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458748400/ For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Justin Preisendorfer at the email below or at 603-466-2713 ext. 1224.
Utah Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Executive Director (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-10-21
UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER Position: Executive Director The Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service Utah Avalanche Forecast Center and the nonprofit Utah Avalanche Center. The mission of the UAC is to keep people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth by giving them the tools they need to stay alive and have fun in avalanche terrain. The UAC covers the entire state of Utah and has offices in Logan, Salt Lake City, Spring City, and Moab. This position is funded and managed by the nonprofit arm of the UAC. The UAC welcomes applications from professionals in the business and nonprofit sectors as well as the snow sport and snow safety realms. Position Summary: The UAC Executive Director (ED) is responsible for managing the fulfillment of the mission, vision, goals, and values of the UAC. While the ED reports directly to the Chair of the UAC Board of Trustees, and indirectly to the Board as a whole, the ED enjoys significant empowerment in decision making, work scheduling, setting priorities, and accessing and mobilizing resources. The primary responsibilities of the ED include management of the UACâ€™s avalanche awareness and education programs; communication and brand management; fundraising and business partnership development; financial accounting and reporting; and management of UAC staff. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) Avalanche Awareness and Education a. Manage avalanche awareness and education programs tied to strategic goals with a focus on excellence in content and delivery; b. Act as a strategic advisor to the U.S. Forest Service forecasting team regarding avalanche awareness and education; c. Interact with and promote avalanche safety to backcountry users of all types, including motorized, resort-based, and backcountry users. d. Partner with other avalanche centers and other entities to develop common programs that are consistent with the UACâ€™s mission, vision, goals, and values; and e. Identify and develop new program opportunities. (2) Communications and Brand Management a. Manage the UACâ€™s website, social media platforms, and other communications to maximize support for and impact of the UACâ€™s mission, particularly the effective delivery of the UACâ€™s avalanche forecasting, awareness, and education components. b. Manage UAC public relations through partnership with winter recreation stakeholders and interaction with the winter backcountry users; and c. Represent the UAC at honorary events, avalanche and winter recreation industry events, and through interactions with local, state, and federal agencies. (3) Fundraising and Business Partnership a. Identify potential funding partnersâ€”foundations, businesses, and major individual donorsâ€”and prepare and submit grant applications and other funding requests; b. Identify potential in-kind support opportunitiesâ€”e.g., snowmobiles, trailers, computer equipment, clothing, and avalanche safety equipmentâ€”and prepare requests for such support; c. Manage individual donor database and outreach to individual donors; and d. Manage fundraising events through coordination with volunteers and outside entities and perform post-event review, analysis, and reporting. (4) Financial Accounting and Reporting a. Prepare annual budget for Board approval; b. Prepare monthly financial reports for Board review; c. Maintain control over UAC receipts and disbursements and maintain financial accounting records; and d. Monitor tax return preparation. (5) Administrative Duties a. Manage employees, subcontractors, volunteers, and interns; b. Maintain the UACâ€™s office, including supplies, equipment, and facilities; c. Maintain necessary insurance, including workers compensation, general liability, and directors and officers coverage; and d. Prepare a monthly summary of UAC activities and noteworthy events for Board review. Qualifications: (1) Bachelorâ€™s Degree, or equivalent work experience; (2) Avalanche level 1 or similar avalanche skills; (3) Based in the greater Salt Lake City area, or willingness to move there; (4) Willingness to travel as needed; (5) Demonstrated passion for winter recreation; and (6) Sense of humor. Required Skills: (1) Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to speak confidently about the UAC with the general public, backcountry users, potential funding sources, and industry professionals; (2) Basic business skills such as accounting, management, strategy, and operations; (3) Strong technological skills, including mobile, web, and desktop, and the ability to learn and implement new platforms and software; (4) Ability to ski or snowboard safely and confidently in the backcountry; and (5) Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds. Working Conditions: (1) The ED will work a 40-hour week, on average, often including weekends and evenings. (2) The ED position is based at the UAC offices in Holladay, Utah. (3) This is an exempt, full-time, year-round position. Benefits: (1) Annual salary of $59,000 to $69,000, depending on experience; (2) Monthly mobile phone reimbursement; (3) Healthcare stipend; (4) Flexible schedule and the ability to work remotely part of the time; (5) Discounts on ski and snowboard gear; and (6) Proximity to the Greatest Snow on Earth. How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Rich Mrazik at the email below, and please write "UAC Executive Director"ť in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2016. The expected start date for the new Executive Director is April 1, 2017. Please visit www.utahavalanchecenter.org for more information about the Utah Avalanche Center.
Whisper Ridge Backcountry Resort (CLOSED)
POSITION: Full time Cat Skiing Head Guides for the 2016/2017 season (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-10-18
Whisper Ridge is looking to add skilled guides to our team for the 2016/2017 season. EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITY: o Strong skiing and/ or snowboarding abilities, capable of traveling safely and efficiently through all snow conditions. o Current Wilderness First Responder Certification o Current CPR card o Level I or II Avalanche Course Completion o Excellent English communication skills - both verbal and written. o Excellent customer service and organizational skills. o Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize tasks. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES o Identify, reduce and/ or eliminate hazards on ski runs with regard to a back-country environment. o Provide first aid for injured guests and employees. o Identify and mitigate hazards associated with snow instability o Provide memorable experiences for guests while maintaining client control and managing risk seamlessly o Provide search and rescue, avalanche rescue services as needed. o Provide avalanche control and snow safety evaluations as required. Please visit www.whisperridgeutah.com for more information.
Monarch Mountain (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-10-05
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, cover letter and a completed application (Found at: www.skimonarch.com) to the email address below.
Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol Supervisor (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-09-26
The Patroller supervisor assists patrol management in the implementation of safety procedures for Mt. Rose as it applies to guests visiting the ski area and the employees of Mt. Rose through direct supervision and training of department employees. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: o Strong skiing and/ or snowboarding abilities, capable of traveling safely and efficiently through all snow conditions. o EMT-B - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, Certified by Nevada EMS or National Registry o Current CPR card o Level I and II Avalanche Course Completion o ATF clearance as an Employee Possessor o Excellent English communication skills - both verbal and written. o Excellent customer service and organizational skills. o A compassionate demeanor in which to aid and assist injured or distressed guests. o Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize tasks. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES o Identify, reduce and/ or eliminate hazards on ski runs with regard to signing, markings and flagging. o Provide first aid and transportation for injured guests and employees. o Complete incident report forms on injured guests and employees and perform incident investigations as needed. o Provide training, mentoring and delegation of duties to line patrol employees. o Provide courtesy transportation to non-injured guests. o Provide search and rescue, avalanche rescue and lift evacuation services as needed. o Provide avalanche control and snow safety evaluations as required. o Promote and enforce safe on-mountainť behavior as it applies to the Skier Responsibility Code.
Monarch Mountain (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-09-16
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, cover letter and a completed application (Found at: http://www.skimonarch.com/employment-information/) to the email address below.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest - Mt Shasta Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Meteorological Technician (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-09-15
**This is a temporary position. Must apply between 9/19 and 9/23/2016 through USAJOBS at: https://www.usajobs.gov/. Direct questions to Nick Meyers at the email address below.** INTRODUCTION This position is assigned to a Forest Service unit. Position is responsible for collecting field-based observations and data specific to snow avalanches, the mountain snowpack, and mountain weather conditions for assigned areas. Forest Service Avalanche Forecasters will use the information collected by the incumbent in the creation of avalanche forecasts and advisories. MAJOR DUTIES Communicates routinely with local Forest Service Avalanche Center personnel to appraise weather conditions based on judgment and evaluation of relevant factors. Often drives over snow covered roads in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, operates a snowmobile in deep unconsolidated snow, and cross-country skis in steep backcountry avalanche terrain to do so. Conducts daily field based avalanche, snowpack, and basic weather watch to obtain, and record avalanche data. Interprets technical information to make stability evaluations for assigned area of observation, then records written summary of findings in a predetermined format. Reports findings to Avalanche Forecasters at the local Avalanche Forecast Center. Archives collected field data in the computer data base of avalanche, snowpack, and mountain weather information. At the request of the Supervisor, provides training on avalanches and avalanche rescue to Forest Service or other personnel; conducts preliminary avalanche incident investigation when Avalanche Forecast Center staff is unable to. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge Required by the Position: Knowledge sufficient to select, extract, collect, and compile information from various sources taking into account the applicability of information, as well as characteristics and quality of the sources. Interprets information gathered in order to make assessments. Knowledge and ability sufficient to utilize instruments and techniques to measure wind speed and direction, cloud cover, precipitation type and amount, and temperature to aid in evaluation of weather conditions in a mountainous area. Interprets patterns of various meteorological systems to make evaluations of weather conditions that may affect avalanche behavior. Knowledge of the interacting effects of the mountain snowpack, mountain terrain, and mountain weather; the ability to adjust instruments or equipment when this requires considering the functioning characteristics of equipment. Knowledge of and familiarity with the principles, practices, equipment, and techniques of avalanche dynamics, avalanche fracture mechanics, snow stability evaluation, and mountain meteorology. Incumbent must possess preliminary avalanche incident investigation skills. Possesses skill in both the uphill and downhill travel techniques of alpine and cross-country skiing in steep backcountry avalanche terrain. Incumbent must have at least intermediate skill in cross-country snowmobile operations in deep unconsolidated snow; Incumbent must maintain a valid state driver’s license and have the ability to drive over snow covered roads in a four wheel drive vehicle. Knowledge of and ability to perform avalanche companion rescue to locate and extricate a buried avalanche victim (travel companion) in a timely manner. Supervisory Controls Supervision is provided by Avalanche Forecasters (Meteorological Technicians) of the local Avalanche Center. Forecasters will provide specific assignments outlining goals, priorities, and available resources. Incumbent will often plan, schedule, and perform work independently. Incumbent will interpret guidelines and select best proper methods for accomplishing field work. Incumbent’s reports will be evaluated for quality and program compatibility by supervisor(s). Guidelines Field work procedures will follow those outlined in the publication Snow, Weather, Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States and in published, peer-reviewed technical papers. Incumbent will interpret the guidelines and apply proper methods to varied situations as they arise. Judgment must be applied by the incumbent as to when adaptions are necessary. Incumbent will implement improvements when possible to improve program effectiveness. Complexity The incumbent in this position will gather avalanche, snowpack, and mountain weather information in the field. The incumbent will then compile this data into a report, formatted per the guidelines of the incumbent’s supervisor, and submitted to the local Avalanche Forecast Center by the end of each work day that the data is collected. Scope and Effect The purpose of this position is to provide support to the field observation program of the local Avalanche Center. This support will further and improve the work of the local Avalanche Center to save lives from a reduced avalanche fatality rate and increased avalanche awareness within the agency, allied agencies, and amongst the general public. Personal Contacts The incumbent will make a variety of personal contacts with agency employees both inside and outside the immediate organization. Personal contacts may also occur with the general public during field work sessions. Purpose of Contacts: Contacts will be made in order to communicate avalanche hazard and increase avalanche awareness of both agency employees and the general public. Physical Demands Field work for the assessment of avalanche, snowpack, and weather conditions often involves extreme physical exertion in severe weather at high altitude in mountainous backcountry terrain. This will require the incumbent to maintain excellent physical conditioning and mountain travel skills to manage the extreme environment and physical demands. Incumbent must be able to negotiate steep snow covered slopes on skis both uphill and downhill and be able to withstand prolonged physical stress. The duties require navigating rough, uneven or rocky terrain, carrying equipment/instruments, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching to gather meteorological data from the air or the earth’s surface while standing on ground which may be uneven, unstable, or may be slick. Incumbent will occasionally work very long hours, conforming to agency guidelines. Work Environment The work requires the incumbent to be exposed to potentially dangerous situations in mountainous terrain and extreme hot or cold temperatures. There are risks associated with a variety of circumstances, including avalanche occurrence, and conditions cannot be controlled. Only a very small portion of each work day will occur in an office which is properly lighted, heated, and ventilated. The vast majority of each work day will occur in the field in a backcountry environment, frequently under adverse conditions involving poor visibility, blizzard conditions, rain, snow, and hurricane force winds.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol - All Experience Levels (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-09-14
Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak. Kirkwod Ski Patrol is looking for new members to join our team! 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: Expert level skier Current OEC / EMT certification Excellent guest service skills Fluent in all aspects of the English language Ability to work outdoor in winter alpine conditions What's in it for you? Employee housing may be available for the right candidate FREE Epic Pass to all or Vail Resorts - Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Park City, Afton Alps, Wilmot, Mt. Brighton, and Perisher Carpool Incentive Pro discounts on your favorite outdoor gear Retail and Restaurant discounts Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remoteâ€¦Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. Weâ€™re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country. www.vailresortscareers.com
Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Field Observer (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-09-11
Friends of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center/USFS Mt Shasta Avalanche Center Position: FMSAC Field Observer position Location: Mt. Shasta, CA The Friends of the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center is looking to fill a part-time Field Observer position working in partnership with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Details: Early-December to Early-April. Salary is $16.87/hour. Schedule is approximately 20 hours per week with early morning start times and weekend work required. Start date December 5th, 2016. Interested candidates should submit a resume electronically including references and cover letter to the Friends of the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center by October 9th, 2016 at the email address below. INTRODUCTION Position is responsible for collecting field-based observations and data specific to snow avalanches, the mountain snowpack, and mountain weather conditions for assigned areas. Forest Service Avalanche Forecasters will use the information collected by the incumbent in the creation of avalanche forecasts and advisories. MAJOR DUTIES â€˘ Communicates routinely with local Forest Service Avalanche Center personnel to appraise weather conditions based on judgment and evaluation of relevant factors. Often drives over snow covered roads in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, operates a snowmobile in deep unconsolidated snow, and cross-country skis in steep backcountry avalanche terrain to do so. â€˘ Conducts daily field based avalanche, snowpack, and basic weather watch to obtain, and record avalanche data. â€˘ Interprets technical information to make stability evaluations for assigned area of observation, then records written summary of findings in a predetermined format. â€˘ Reports findings to Avalanche Forecasters at the local Avalanche Forecast Center. Archives collected field data in the computer data base of avalanche, snowpack, and mountain weather information. â€˘ At the request of the Supervisor, provides training on avalanches and avalanche rescue to Forest Service or other personnel; conducts preliminary avalanche incident investigation when Avalanche Forecast Center staff is unable to. â€˘ Snowmobile patrol. â€˘ Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE â€˘ Knowledge sufficient to select, extract, collect, and compile information from various sources taking into account the applicability of information, as well as characteristics and quality of the sources. Interprets information gathered in order to make assessments. â€˘ Knowledge and ability sufficient to utilize instruments and techniques to measure wind speed and direction, cloud cover, precipitation type and amount, and temperature to aid in evaluation of weather conditions in a mountainous area. Interprets patterns of various meteorological systems to make evaluations of weather conditions that may affect avalanche behavior. â€˘ Knowledge of the interacting effects of the mountain snowpack, mountain terrain, and mountain weather; the ability to adjust instruments or equipment when this requires considering the functioning characteristics of equipment. â€˘ Knowledge of and familiarity with the principles, practices, equipment, and techniques of avalanche dynamics, avalanche fracture mechanics, snow stability evaluation, and mountain meteorology. â€˘ Incumbent must possess preliminary avalanche incident investigation skills. Possesses skill in both the uphill and downhill travel techniques of alpine and cross-country skiing in steep backcountry avalanche terrain. Incumbent must have at least intermediate skill in cross-country snowmobile operations in deep unconsolidated snow; Incumbent must maintain a valid state driverâ€™s license and have the ability to drive over snow covered roads in a four wheel drive vehicle. â€˘ Knowledge of and ability to perform avalanche companion rescue to locate and extricate a buried avalanche victim (travel companion) in a timely manner. SUPERVISORY CONTROL Supervision is provided by Avalanche Forecasters of the local Avalanche Center. Forecasters will provide specific assignments outlining goals, priorities, and available resources. Incumbent will often plan, schedule, and perform work independently. Incumbent will interpret guidelines and select best proper methods for accomplishing field work. Incumbentâ€™s reports will be evaluated for quality and program compatibility by supervisor(s). GUIDELINES Field work procedures will follow those outlined in the publication Snow, Weather, Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States and in published, peer-reviewed technical papers. Incumbent will interpret the guidelines and apply proper methods to varied situations as they arise. Judgment must be applied by the incumbent as to when adaptions are necessary. Incumbent will implement improvements when possible to improve program effectiveness. SCOPE & EFFECT The purpose of this position is to provide support to the field observation program of the local Avalanche Center. This support will further and improve the work of the local Avalanche Center to save lives from a reduced avalanche fatality rate and increased avalanche awareness within the agency, allied agencies, and amongst the general public. PERSONAL CONTACTS The incumbent will make a variety of personal contacts with agency employees both inside and outside the immediate organization. Personal contacts may also occur with the general public during field work sessions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Field work for the assessment of avalanche, snowpack, and weather conditions often involves extreme physical exertion in severe weather at high altitude in mountainous backcountry terrain. This will require the incumbent to maintain excellent physical conditioning and mountain travel skills to manage the extreme environment and physical demands. Incumbent must be able to negotiate steep snow covered slopes on skis both uphill and downhill and be able to withstand prolonged physical stress. The duties require navigating rough, uneven or rocky terrain, carrying equipment/instruments, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching to gather meteorological data from the air or the earthâ€™s surface while standing on ground which may be uneven, unstable, or may be slick. Incumbent will occasionally work very long hours, conforming to agency guidelines. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work requires the incumbent to be exposed to potentially dangerous situations in mountainous terrain and extreme hot or cold temperatures. There are risks associated with a variety of circumstances, including avalanche occurrence, and conditions cannot be controlled. Only a very small portion of each work day will occur in an office which is properly lighted, heated, and ventilated. The vast majority of each work day will occur in the field in a backcountry environment, frequently under adverse conditions involving poor visibility, blizzard conditions, rain, snow, and hurricane force winds. Interested candidates should submit a resume electronically including references and cover letter to the Friends of the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center by October 9th, 2016 at the email address below.
Washington State Department of Transportation (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Forecast & Control Specialist (2 positions) (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-08-24
The South Central Region has two positions available with our Avalanche Forecast and Control Team stationed at Hyak on Snoqualmie Pass. The Avalanche Forecast and Control Team makes it possible for people and businesses to travel safely on our state highways through effective and efficient management of snow and avalanche related risks. These positions primarily cover Snoqualmie Pass and Chinook Pass. The first position available is a permanent full-time position. The second position is a permanent seasonal position, and generally works 7-9 months. Both positions are a great opportunity for those with a strong background in skiing, avalanche forecasting and mitigation, and weather instrumentation. If you have experience as a professional ski patroller with an avalanche center or highway program, one of these positions may be the job for you. We seek individuals with a desire to apply a variety of skills including triggering avalanches with explosives and ski cutting techniques, data management and instrumentation experience, and alpine ski touring. For more details on the positions and to apply: goo.gl/xKQXDK Direct questions to Beverly Tonda at the email address below.
Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) (CLOSED)
POSITION: Education and Operations Manager (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-08-12
The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the nonprofit 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. This position is funded and managed by 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of NWAC. Position Summary The NWAC Education and Operations Manager will manage the Professional Observer Program; run the educational programs; and oversee the risk management of these operations. This entails working on a variety of tasks in a dynamic nonprofit environment. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to â€˘ Oversee NWACâ€™s educational program and budget o Hire, coordinate, and oversee a pool of paid and volunteer instructors (56 instructors last season). o Maintain/expand NWACâ€™s avalanche awareness program (approximately 200 classes per season throughout our forecast area) o Teach classes as needed â€˘ Lead educational partnerships with other local organizations â€˘ Oversee NWAC workshop seriesâ€”Going Deep â€˘ Curate content for the Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NSAW) â€˘ Maintain the educational section of the NWAC website â€˘ Work in conjunction with NWACâ€™s Executive Director on grants targeting education and field operations â€˘ Work with NWAC Development and Communications Manager on safety and conditions-oriented communications â€˘ Contribute and manage content of the NWAC blog â€˘ Lead the NWAC field operations and the Professional Observers Program o Hire, train, and manage field staff o Oversee field operations budget o Work with NWAC Avalanche Meteorologists as liaison to field staff â€˘ Attend both large and small NWAC fundraising events â€˘ Work with the Executive Director to build and maintain sponsorship with industry companies who fund our educational and field programs â€˘ Prepare brief written progress reports for monthly Board of Directors meetings â€˘ Prepare annual report summarizing program accomplishments Required Skills and Qualifications A qualified applicant will, at a minimum, work (or have worked) in the snow and avalanche industry. This includes ski patrol, highway workers, mountain guides, forecasters, etc. The minimum qualifications are as follows: â€˘ Completion of AIARE or AAA Level 1 and Level 2 avalanche classes â€˘ AAA Certified Instructor or AIARE Qualified Instructor â€˘ Thorough knowledge of avalanche hazards and a minimum of five years of experience recreating in backcountry avalanche terrain â€˘ Excellent fitness and winter backcountry travel skills â€˘ Previous professional snow and weather data recording experience â€˘ Ability to write accessible and technically accurate descriptions of snow and avalanche conditions â€˘ Extremely strong technological skills including mobile, web, desktop; ability to learn and implement new platforms and software â€˘ Exceptional organizational skills â€˘ The ability to take initiative and work independently â€˘ Strong written and verbal skills â€˘ Bachelorâ€™s Degree or equivalent work experience Recommended Skills and Qualifications â€˘ Professional avalanche training, such as National Avalanche School, AIARE III, AVPRO, CAA Level II, or equivalent training courses â€˘ AMGA Ski Guide or Ski Mountaineering Certification â€˘ Professional member of the AAA â€˘ Previous avalanche forecasting experience Working Conditions â€˘ The Education and Operations Manager will work a 40-hour week often including weekends, evenings, and field work. â€˘ This position requires backcountry winter travel in all types of terrain. You must supply appropriate clothing and equipment suitable to backcountry travel. â€˘ This position is based at the NWAC offices located one-block south of Greenlake in Northeast Seattle. â€˘ This is a six-month position, beginning in October 2016. Benefits â€˘ $19 to $22/hour DOE â€˘ Monthly cell phone reimbursement â€˘ Healthcare stipend â€˘ Flexible schedule â€˘ Discounted/free skiing and gear â€˘ Fun and rewarding work atmosphere How to Apply Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Scott Schell at the email address below. Please write Education and Operations Manager in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through Monday September 5th, 2016. The expected start date is early October, 2016. Visit www.nwac.us for more information about the Northwest Avalanche Center
Lee Canyon Ski Area (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrollers (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-07-29
Lee Canyon Ski Area is currently accepting applications for winter 2016-2017 seasonal position of ski patroller. Positions are available for paid full time and volunteer part time staff. Visit www.leecanyonlv.com to apply. Ski patrol requirements are current OEC certification or state of Nevada EMT/B, EMT/A, or EMT/P, and Level 1 Avalanche (AAA, AIARE, or NSP). Strong skiing or snowboarding skills also required. Preferred qualifications include excellent guest service skills, good team member, and able to work in inclement weather in a high mountain environment. Due to the sensitive nature of the position, a background check will be performed after accepting the position. Salaries start at $10.00/hour with transportation to and from the ski area provided. Lee Canyon is located 50 miles north west of Las Vegas, Nevada. We are located in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area and you can see the famous Las Vegas strip from the top of our hiking terrain. We offer a unique work experience in a desert mountain environment close to a major metropolitan area. Come and be part of our team. Lee Canyon is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates must complete an application to be considered.
Northwest Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Development and Communications Manager (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-07-25
The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the nonprofit 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. This position is funded and managed by 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of NWAC. Position Summary The NWAC Development and Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing our membership program; the organization and staffing of events; management of all social media; and assisting the Executive Director with other fundraising and operational programs. This entails working on a variety of tasks in a dynamic nonprofit environment including management of current at-large projects and implementation of new ones. This position works closely with the Executive Director and other industry professionals to implement fundraising, membership, and communications necessary to sustaining NWAC. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to â€˘Donor Management o Oversee membership data records in Salesforce o Communication with new and renewing donors o Produce monthly donation reports â€˘Events o Organize and staff both large and small NWAC fundraising events o Manage volunteers and interns â€˘Sponsorship o Work with Executive Director to build and maintain sponsorship with industry companies o Track corporate donations â€˘Manage NWAC social media and event promotion â€˘Update NWAC website front-end on an as-needed basis â€˘Manage NWAC organizational metrics â€˘Manage all graphic design Qualifications â€˘ Bachelorâ€™s Degree; or equivalent work experience â€˘ Extremely strong technological skills, including mobile, web, desktop; ability to learn and implement new platforms and software â€˘ Fluency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat â€˘ Experience with Salesforce â€˘ Outstanding communication skills; ability to talk confidently about NWAC with the general public, experienced backcountry travelers, and industry professionals â€˘ Must be able to lift 30 pounds â€˘ Based in the Seattle Metropolitan area â€˘ Willingness to travel as needed Required Skills â€˘ Strong problem-solving ability and self-starter attitude â€˘ Ability to function in a demanding, fast paced nonprofit environment â€˘ Ability to motivate and manage volunteers â€˘ Sense of humor! â€˘ Passion for winter recreation Working Conditions â€˘ The Development and Communications Manager will work a 40-hour work, often including weekend and evening work. â€˘ This position is based at the NWAC offices located one-block south of Greenlake in Northeast Seattle. â€˘ This is a nine-month position, beginning in September Benefits â€˘ $17 to $20/hour DOE â€˘ Monthly cell phone reimbursement â€˘ Healthcare stipend â€˘ Flexible schedule â€˘ Discounted/free skiing and gear â€˘ Fun and rewarding work atmosphere How to Apply Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Scott Schell at the email address below. Please write Development and Communications Manager in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through Friday August 12th, 2016. The expected start date is early September, 2016. Visit www.nwac.us for more information about the Northwest Avalanche Center.
Utah Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Specialist/Forecaster - Salt Lake City office (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-07-25
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest will soon be filling temporary, full-time Avalanche Forecaster position, GS-1341-08. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. 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. 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. There is one position with a duty station located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Uinta-Wasatch Cache National Forest: Located in northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache (UWC) National Forest encompasses 2.3 million acres of spectacular scenery, unlimited recreation opportunities, nine wilderness areas, seven ranger districts, and borders both rural and urban communities. Duties of the position include: This position is assigned to the Utah Avalanche Center in Salt Lake City and reports to the Avalanche Center Director. The Avalanche Center collects field data on mountain snowpack and weather, creates a daily avalanche advisory for the Central Wasatch Mountains (during winter months), and teaches both professional and recreational avalanche courses. 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, traveling, 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 $21.24/hour, and the employee will be eligible for health benefits. The position will be advertised through USAJobs.gov If you have questions or are interested in this position, please respond to Mark Staples (email below; 801-641-6307). Responding to this Outreach will allow direct notification to you when the job is open. Please respond via email with the following information: 1. Name, email, phone, 2. Resume, 3. If you are a federal employee, your current title, series, grade and location, 4. A brief description of your qualifications and interest. Thank you for your interest in this position.
U.S. Forest Service - Flathead Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Center Director (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-07-05
The Flathead National Forest and the Flathead Avalanche Center (FAC) are seeking interest from potential candidates for the Flathead Avalanche Center Director Position (Physical Scientist, GS-1301-09/11). Please respond by COB Friday July 15th, 2016 if you are interested in this position. Potential candidates should complete the outreach for and provide a resume detailing their applicable skills and experience. You will be notified when the vacancy announcement is advertised. See the attached outreach notice for more information. Feel free to contact me or Erich Peitzsch, Director FAC for more information and specifics about the duties. Thank you for your interest! OUTREACH NOTICE: The Director of the Flathead Avalanche Center oversees and is responsible for all operations of the Flathead Avalanche Center including the creation of avalanche advisories, avalanche education and outreach, and collaborative efforts. The Director directly supervises up to three employees, including other avalanche specialists, and provides guidance to other winter recreation staff when assisting with Flathead Avalanche Center duties. The position entails administrative duties that includes the oversight and preparation of the overall program budgets for the continuance and maintenance of the Avalanche Center. The successful candidate will pursue and develop long term partnerships with private businesses and public agencies to acquire funding and increase the cooperation with the various groups. To this end, such responsibilities include budget tracking, grant writing, and management of partner agreements. The successful candidate will have a very strong background in snow science, avalanche dynamics and mountain weather meteorology. This person will also be required to maintain a professional working knowledge of snow physics including snow metamorphism, the distribution patterns of common weak layers, the mechanics of slab failure and classification of snow crystals. Given the frequent nature of field work in this position, the successful candidate will possess excellent skills in backcountry skiing and snowmobiling in steep backcountry avalanche terrain. This component of the position requires a high level of physical fitness and many hours spent in often adverse weather conditions. A network of remote automated weather station exists in the FAC advisory area thus requiring the successful candidate to supervise, direct, and participate in the maintenance and operation of avalanche meteorological stations within the forecast area. This work requires creative means to troubleshoot meteorological stations in a wide range of potentially inclement weather. A strong background in avalanche education at all levels is required in order to direct, conduct, and oversee avalanche education efforts of the Flathead Avalanche Center. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be comfortable and adept at being the local point of contact for all media communications regarding avalanches. The position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of tools, basic Drupal website platform experience (or willingness to learn quickly), video editing software, and the ability to troubleshoot basic website problems. The successful candidate will maintain a close liaison with other Forest Service Avalanche Centers, and other government agencies and non-governmental organizations (including the U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, and the National Weather Service). This Director position requires a high level of attention to detail and the capability to communicate clearly with a broad range of audiences. The aptitude to manage multiple projects at any given time is also required. This position requires the ability to maintain strong relationships with the broader national avalanche community, and the ability to progress the Flathead Avalanche Center into the future is also required. POSITION LOCATION: Hungry Horse Ranger Station, Hungry Horse, MT. Contact: Chris Prew, Recreation Program Manager 406-758-3538 or Erich Peitzsch, Director of Flathead Avalanche Center (email address below) 406-888-7925
NAC Snow Sports School - Niseko, Japan (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski & Snowboard Guides (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-07-04
NAC Snow Sports School in Niseko, Japan We are seeking new ski and snowboard guides for this upcoming snow season, 2016-2017. Full time positions for qualified guides in Furano and Kamui(Otoe). Certified and experienced ski & snowboard mountain guides Avalanche certification is needed. Fluent spoken English Working base: Kamui(Otoe), Furano in Japan Conditions: Good wages, lots of opportunities to work, cheaper accommodation, free lift pass and free climbing, and other great benefit available. Contact Ayumi Nishibe, NAC Snow Sports School Director, at the email address below with questions and to apply. Send a current resume, certification of the qualification as a guide, and photo. Deadline: 31st of July About NAC NAC Niseko Adventure Centre was founded in Niseko, Japan and started giving many outdoor activities like rafting, climbing and snow sports since 1995. NAC Snow Sports School is one of our activities in the winter season. NAC Snow Sports School gives the lessons, tours and on-snow service to the customers, not only the lessons, but back country, side country, snow shoe tours and 1 day or a few days side country trip to another ski resort in Niseko area. We have also another branch base in Otoe(Fukagawa), a kind of famous powder area near Asahikawa. We have also many tours like Snow shoe, 1 day or 3 days trip Side country tours from Furano to another resorts and CAT tours in Otoe, near Asahikawa.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Weather and Avalanche Forecaster (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-06-24
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 Service - 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 Job Skills: 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 (or WEMT) and CPR 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 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. To apply, send a resume, three professional references, and cover letter to: Colorado Avalanche Information Center Attn: Kevin Ellis 1313 Sherman St. Rm 415 Denver, CO 80203 Letters of reference are not required, but can be sent to the same address. You can find out more about the CAIC at www.colorado.gov/avalanche or send questions to email@example.com Applications will be accepted through August 12, 2016. We will conduct interviews the week of August 22th at our office in Boulder.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Forecaster (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-06-24
Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Eisenhower Tunnel Class: Physical Scientist Researcher/Scientist I 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 Eisenhower Tunnel office work independently, with other CAIC staff, and with CDOT maintenance personnel to assess and reduce the avalanche hazard to US 40 over Berthoud Pass, US 6 over Loveland Pass, SH 14 over Cameron Pass, and I-70 between Georgetown and Vail. They also provide avalanche safety training for CDOT maintenance workers and emergency service workers. For a complete description and information on how to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1463303/physical-science-researcher-scientist-iavalanche-forecaster-eisenhower-tunnel
Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: 2016/17 Internship Program (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-06-12
Position: Avalanche Center/ Winter Recreation- Intern Location: Glacier Ranger District,145 Forest Station Road, Girdwood, AK Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center www.cnfaic.org Timeframe: Minimum 2 month commitment (between December 2016 and March 2017) This internship opportunity is open to students and aspiring snow/avalanche professionals seeking experience from a Forest Service Avalanche Center. Intern must: Have at least AAA Level 2 avalanche education (or equivalent). Be able to ski/snowmachine in steep mountainous terrain and enjoy working in rugged winter conditions. Have a current WFR, OEC (or equivalent) medial skills and competent rescue skills. Be able to enthusiastically shovel large amounts of Chugach Powder - and not be afraid of rain. Have a professional goal towards snow science, avalanche forecasting or associated fields. Previous experience operating snowmachines (off-trail mountain riding) is a plus! The intern will get: Housing in Girdwood (if desired) and a stipend of $30/day worked. Housing is available at the Glacier Ranger District bunkhouse. The intern will gain experience working with an established USFS Avalanche Center and the opportunity to learn daily operations of avalanche forecasting. Additionally, he/she may be involved in public outreach and education events as well as learning winter recreation management operations. A college student may be able to receive credit for this internship. Expectations: Intern must participate as a field partner, join in weekly stability meetings and share in other CNFAIC/Winter Recreation duties. Completion of an internship project is required. This is a self-tailored task culminating with a written paper or article by the end of the internship (i.e., snow/weather research, education/outreach, CNFAIC projects) TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Wendy Wagner at: firstname.lastname@example.org Application period CLOSES: July 22nd, 2016
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) (CLOSED)
POSITION: Executive Director (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-06-01
Executive Director -- American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Background The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) is a provider of avalanche training courses in the United States. AIARE’s 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 40,000 students. Annually, approximately 350 qualified AIARE instructors offer courses to more than 5000 students. In recent years, AIARE’s 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. AIARE’s 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 and public safety. Through open, transparent, and cooperative efforts, AIARE draws on a wide array of avalanche and education experts to develop 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, previous success in leading a growth-stage organization, and an entrepreneurial spirit will be necessary. Specific responsibilities include: Organizational leadership, program development and administration • Work directly with AIARE staff in a leadership role which promotes a positive work environment through sharing ideas, vision and responsibilities. • Collaborate with the Board of Directors in developing a long-range, mission-driven strategy and be accountable for implementing current Board-authorized plans and policies. • Provide leadership in developing and implementing 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. • Maintain appropriate internal controls and processes for official records and documents to 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 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 AIARE’s mission and goals. • Work with the AIARE Advisory Board in an effort to engage industry leaders with AIARE’s mission. • 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., The Avalanche Project) • Liaison with industry trade groups and other stakeholders (e.g., SnowSports Industries America, Outdoor Retailer, National Ski Area Association and other allied organizations) • Oversee shipping, maintaining inventory and ordering of all AIARE products and merchandise • Instructor and provider relations/correspondence • Database and web site 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 The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years’ experience leading a nonprofit or for-profit business entity and a proven track record of developing and executing strategies that led an organization to steady growth. Additionally, she or he will be able to demonstrate past success in both working with a Board of Directors and engaging a broad spectrum of stakeholders in pursuit of strategic objectives. Other required experience includes strong written and verbal communications skills, proficiency with MS Office. A graduate or undergraduate degree in business is desired but not necessary and a background in avalanche education or the outdoor industry is preferred. 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 ‘tech savvy’, capable of directing a “virtual office,” communicating daily with staff 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 Salary will begin at $50,000 - $60,000 per year DOE. Ongoing yearly increases in salary can be expected, dependent upon performance. Benefits 3 weeks’ vacation Ability to work remotely, from any internet and phone connected location. Health care benefits are available. How to apply Interested applicants can send a cover letter, resume, and three business related references with contact information via email to AIARE at the email address below . Please reference ED Search in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through June 20, 2016. We will conduct interviews beginning in June with an expected start work date in August of 2016.
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Lead Avalanche Specialist (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-05-30
OUTREACH NOTICE USFS Northern Region (R1) Custer Gallatin National Forest Bozeman Supervisor’s Office Respond by: June 19, 2016 Position Title/Series/Grade: Physical Scientist (GS-1301-7/9), Permanent Duty Station: Bozeman, Montana The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) will soon be filling a GS-1301-07/09, Physical Scientist, Avalanche Specialist position. This position is in the professional 1301 Physical Scientist series rather than the technical 1341 Meteorological Technician series of many other avalanche positions. This is a permanent seasonal, 13/13 appointment (October – April) with a duty station in Bozeman, Montana. 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 Merit, both at the GS-07 and GS-09 grades, 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 primary purpose of the position is to serve as the lead Avalanche Specialist at the GNFAC. The avalanche center issues daily avalanche advisories and avalanche warnings during the winter months to assist backcountry recreationists in making informed and safe travel decisions. The incumbent analyzes and interprets various meteorological and physical data upon which local and regional avalanche advisories are prepared for backcountry travelers. GNFAC staff also teach a wide variety of avalanche education classes to all user groups, at both the recreational and professional levels. In addition, the lead Avalanche Specialist will assist the GNFAC Director with work planning and organizational workloads. ￼ MAJOR DUTIES: Provides leadership and guidance in regards to analyzing the snowpack, maintaining weather stations, and other duties in order to create accurate avalanche advisories. Directs and conducts field work and oversees the development of avalanche advisories and avalanche warnings. Conducts snow stability tests and records snowpack observations in the field. Evaluates National Weather Service products and observations to create a daily mountain weather forecast, which is included in the avalanche advisories. Oversees and directs the maintenance and operation of avalanche weather stations within the advisory area. Gathers and maintains data about snow conditions, weather, and condition trends using current technology. In the event of avalanche accidents or fatalities, prepares detailed reports of the incident. Possesses excellent skills in alpine and cross country skiing in steep backcountry avalanche terrain and off-trail snowmobiling in order to conduct field observations. Conducts avalanche education and outreach efforts, including print, radio, television, internet, and social media venues. Writes avalanche-related articles for the public in local newspapers, magazines, and/or trade journals. Designs and implements studies for solving avalanche related problems. Provides ongoing guidance, coordination and training of volunteer observers, cooperators, and/or students, and supervises seasonal employees working at the Avalanche Center. Fosters long term partnerships with private businesses and public agencies to acquire funding for the Avalanche Center, and to increase the cooperation with the various groups. Works with the director to manage the Avalanche Center’s website, which requires working knowledge of computers, internet applications, word processing, and spreadsheets. Teaches avalanche awareness classes to the general public, using multi-media approaches and effective public speaking. Provides training, leadership and guidance to other avalanche professionals in the region. A successful candidate should possess the following: ● Strong background and advanced training in snowpack assessment, avalanche hazard evaluation and companion rescue. ● Highly skilled in mountain weather and avalanche forecasting. ● Strong skills in weather station maintenance and operation. ● Previous seasons of professional avalanche experience. ● Strong backcountry skiing and snowmobiling skills. ● Excellent physical condition with strong skills in mountain travel and winter survival. ● Strong written and verbal communication skills, and fine attention to detail. ● Well-versed in a variety of computer programs and applications. ● Knowledge of mountain weather and forecasting from computer models. COMMUNITY INFORMATION: Surrounded entirely by mountains, the Bozeman area offers year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, including two downhill ski areas (Bridger Bowl and Big Sky) and nordic center (Bohart), and opportunities to rock climb, ice climb, hike, kayak, mountain bike along with a full range of indoor recreational pursuits. Numerous health and fitness facilities are also available. Located in the Gallatin Valley of southwest Montana, Bozeman is about 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. It is the fourth largest community in the State of Montana and continues to attract new residents due to its quality of life factors, scenery, and abundant recreational opportunities. The population is about 39,800, which includes the nearly 14,000 students at Montana State University. The average list price for a home in Bozeman is around $350,000. Rental prices range from $1000-$2000 per month for a three-bedroom house and start at about $750 per month for two-bedroom apartments. There are full medical facilities including a hospital, medical clinics and nursing homes. There are about forty churches and over one hundred and fifty service organizations. There are eight elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8) and a senior high complex. Several private schools and day care facilities are also available in the area. Local Information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin; http://www.bozemanchamber.com HOUSING: Housing and/or TOS is not available for this position. 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. The standards for Professional and Scientific positions can be found here with the specific Physical Scientist 1301 Classification and Qualifications here. If you have questions or are interested in this position, please respond to Doug Chabot (email below; 406- 581-1110). Responding to this Outreach will allow direct notification to you when the job is open. Please respond via email with the following information: 1. Name, email, phone, 2. Resume, 3. If you are a federal employee, your current title, series, grade and location, 4. A brief description of your qualifications and interest. Thank you for your interest in this position.
Homewood Mountain Resort (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrollers (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-05-25
Homewood Mountain Resort is now accepting applications for winter 2016-2017 seasonal positions: Homewood California / West Shore Lake Tahoe Ski Patrol: NR-EMT, WFR or OEC minimum medical certification required. Additional certifications preferred. Strong Skiing or snowboarding required. Salary commensurate with experience. Homewood Mountain Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit www.skihomewood.com/employment for current job listings and to apply.
Steamboat Powdercats (CLOSED)
POSITION: Snowcat Ski Guide (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2016-05-16
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.