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SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER (SAC)
POSITION: Executive Director
DATE POSTED: 2017-09-15
POSITION: Executive Director DATE POSTED: 2017-09-14 CLOSING: 2017-09-24 CONTACT: Holly@sierraavalanchecenter.org Position Summary: The Executive Director is the administrative leader of the non-profit Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC), overseeing program management and administration. Key duties include fundraising, marketing, event planning, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and works closely with the SAC Board President and committees. This position requires working on a variety of tasks in a dynamic nonprofit environment. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Fundraising, grant application and execution. Working with the SAC education coordinator to ensure avalanche awareness and educational programs reach target audiences and maintain the current level of excellence. Planning, executing, and attending fundraisers and other community events, as well as coordinating volunteers to staff events. Managing national and local sponsorships. Outreach to local shops and community members for fundraising, informational events, and marketing. Developing communication and marketing materials. Social media and website management in coordination with SAC forecasters. Implementing systems to track, evaluate, and improve SAC programs, fundraising, and communications. Identifying potential sources of revenue to ensure funding for the forecast, programs and SAC operations. Marketing and managing the sale of donated lift tickets to local ski resorts. Annual membership drive and SAC newsletter creation and distribution. Telephone, email, general correspondence and follow up. Managing merchandise, booth accessories, and supplies. Preparing SAC's annual report. Attending and presenting at monthly board meetings. Other duties as directed by the board. Required Skills and Qualifications: Education or training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree. Exceptional organizational skills. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Knowledge of the Lake Tahoe/Truckee winter tourism industry, especially backcountry users including skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agency partners, donors, sponsors, backcountry users, community groups, and the board of directors. Ability to prepare and present reports. Ability to speak effectively in front of small and large groups. Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time sensitive deadlines. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google G-Suite; ability to learn and implement new platforms and software. 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 and Qualifications: Knowledge of winter backcountry travel and recreation. Completion of AIARE or AAA Level 1 avalanche classes. Familiarity with avalanche advisories, avalanche hazards, and risk assessment. Existing professional working relationships in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee ski industry. Knowledge of ski resort ticketing software a plus. Prior nonprofit management experience. Working Conditions: Contractor shall be responsible for scheduling work hours, with the requirement to work evening and weekends as needed to attend events, meetings and handle emergencies. 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. Some travel required for events, within the Northern California and Western Nevada region. Contractor may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Compensation and Benefits: This is a contract position with an emphasis on the SAC's winter operating season. Year-round responsibility is required, but a majority of the work will occur between the months of September and April. Contract is for a maximum of 120 hours per month September through April, and a maximum of 40 hours per month May through August. $36.00-$42.00 /hour DOE. SAC cell phone number. Fun and rewarding work atmosphere. It is desired that contractor live within driving distance of the Lake Tahoe region. How to Apply: Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Holly Yocum at Holly@sierraavlanchecenter.org. Please write "SAC Executive Director" in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through September 24, 2017 and the position is available immediately. Visit www.SierraAvalancheCenter.org for more information about the Sierra Avalanche Center.
Alaska Avalanche Information Center/Valdez Avalanche Center
POSITION: AVALANCHE FORECASTER
DATE POSTED: 2017-09-15
POSITION: AVALANCHE FORECASTER - VALDEZ, ALASKA DATE POSTED: 2017-09-10 CLOSING: 2017-10-1 CONTACT: email@example.com Organization: Alaska Avalanche Information Center/Valdez Avalanche Center Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Valdez, Alaska Forecast Area Job Type: Temporary Seasonal Nov.1-April 30 Compensation: $20-25/hour DOE NOTE: THIS IS A PART-TIME, TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITION WITH 30 HOURS/WEEK NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH APRIL 30. ALSO MAY INCLUDE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL HOURS, AND SEASON WRAP-UP IN MAY. THIS POSITION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME. Valdez Avalanche Center (VAC) operates within the Alaska Avalanche Information Center (AAIC). AAIC promotes avalanche safety in Alaska through a program of forecasting and education reducing the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation. AAIC is committed to partnering with municipal, state, and federal agencies while serving the residents of and visitors to Alaska. The mission is to support and promote avalanche forecasts, education, research and professional development in the pursuit of healthy lifestyles and the reduction of unintentional injuries. JOB DESCRIPTION The VAC issues daily avalanche forecasts and avalanche warnings during the winter months to assist backcountry recreationalists, transportation and industry in making informed and safe decisions. VAC and AAIC staff also teach educational programs for backcountry recreationalists (skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, snowshoers, etc.), local emergency service personnel and others as requested. ESSENTIAL FORECASTER JOB FUNCTIONS: - Collect and record daily snowpack, weather, and avalanche observations - Conduct regular fieldwork in backcountry avalanche terrain to determine avalanche hazard - Issuance of daily backcountry avalanche forecasts for public dissemination - When appropriate, issue avalanche warnings and interview with local media - Interpret weather models and write a local mountain weather forecast - Maintain a database of avalanche information. Update website and social media outlets - Train and supervise interns, staff, volunteers and observers - Teach classroom and field-based avalanche education programs for a variety of audiences - Interface with avalanche safety operations including mechanized ski operations, backcountry guiding operations, search and rescue, and government agencies - Participate in trainings, committees, and meetings of VAC and AAIC - Field phone calls and email inquiries CANDIDATE WILL BE COMPETENT IN THE FOLLOWING JOB SKILLS: - Strong background and training in snowpack observation and avalanche hazard evaluation and companion rescue - Strong backcountry skiing and/or snowboarding and/or snowmobiling 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/applications, online forecast presentation and avalanche information sharing. - Knowledge of mountain weather computer models and influence on avalanche hazard WORK ENVIRONMENT: Field work will be performed outdoors in a winter environment. Travel will include accessing job sites by backcountry skis or snowboards and/or snowmobiles, sometimes through avalanche terrain. Alaska experiences a variety of snowpack and climates, including areas receiving large and frequent snowstorms and areas with low snow and a shallow snowpack. Mid-winter rain events are also common. Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights Undergraduate or Graduate 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 using web-based software; and using weather and snow modeling systems. Compensation is an hourly wage and does not include a benefits package. Job load will include some weekends, evenings, and/or holidays. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - Must possess a current Wilderness First Responder certification or be willing and able to obtain the certification - Must have professional avalanche training such as AAA/AIARE Avalanche Level 2-3, AVPRO, National Avalanche School or CAA Level 1-2. - Must be willing and able to work full-time as required - Must be willing and able to exert up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently - Must possess and maintain both, a valid driver's license and a vehicle for daily travel - Ability to drive and travel backcountry through mountainous terrain in winter - Must be willing and able to tolerate cold weather and wet or humid conditions PREFERRED EXPERIENCE - 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 and website build - Experience in education of people of all ages - Experience using snowmobiles in mountainous terrain - Professional Member of AAA/CAA - AIARE/AAA Avalanche Instructor CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT MUST have concluded previous employment in good standing to be eligible for hire. NOTE: Application must include cover letter, resume with three professional references, and copies of certifications. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2017. Interviews will be conducted October 5-15, 2017 via Skype.
Beartooth Powder Guides
POSITION: Lead Ski Guide
DATE POSTED: 2017-09-15
CONTACT: Ben Zavora at email@example.com
Position: Lead Guide for Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche education company in Cooke City, Montana Job Description: Ski Touring guide and Avalanche educator for human powered backcountry skiing and hut company. Guide clients for Powder Skiing and Ski Mountaineering in avalanche terrain, instruct recreational avalanche classes, including Level 1, Level 2 courses, Skills and Ski Mountaineering Courses. The qualified candidate for the position would also assist with snow safety for Beartooth Powder Guides. Experience and Training required: Minimum 3 years professional ski guiding experience required. Completed AMGA Aspirant Exam. Completed Level 3 Avalanche Course and instructed Level 1 avalanche classes. Seasonal Position with season running from December 1 through the end of April Wage: Fixed rate flat guiding wage and hourly wages for additional work done for snow safety and course prep. Rates depend on Experience. To apply or ask questions, send email to Ben Zavora at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Canyon Ski Area
POSITION: Professional Ski Patrollers
DATE POSTED: 2017-09-08
CONTACT: Michelle French, Patrol Manager: email@example.com
Lee Canyon Ski Area is now accepting 2017/2018 season applications for full time professional ski patrollers. Lee Canyon is located in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, 50 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. Minimum qualifications include strong skiing or snowboarding skills, OEC/NREMT-B in Southern Nevada or higher medical certification, able to work in a team environment as an effective member, and good customer service skills . Avalanche Level 1, experience handling explosives, and previous experience patrolling are preferred. Must be physically capable of working long hours in a winter mountain environment. Come and join our team and experience a dynamic small ski area with Lake Mead and Red Rock Conservation Area as your off duty playgrounds. Lee Canyon wages are competitive and DOE. To apply, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the online application at http://www.leecanyonlv.com.
POSITION: Assistant Snow Safety Director
DATE POSTED: 2017-09-01
CONTACT: Frank Waikart email@example.com
SUMMARY: Snowbasin Ski Patrol is seeking a highly skilled, highly motivated professional ski patroller to fill the Assistant Snow Safety Director position. Working within the framework of the Ski Patrol this person will assist in overseeing all aspects of snow safety operations at the resort. This is a supervisory position within the Ski Patrol and the right person will be expected to communicate across all departments to help develop and fulfill resort goals and objectives. Salary based on experience. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned): Assist the Snow Safety Director in managing the resorts snow safety program. Serve as Snow Safety Director on Directors days off. Create and oversee the avalanche hazard reduction plan for opening lifts and terrain. Supervise Ski Patrol members and uphold standards of the department. Provide the patrol with an accurate and timely avalanche hazard forecast based on field observations, snow stability analysis and weather forecasts. Data entry and record keeping of weather and snowpack observations. Work with the Training Coordinator to implement training opportunities related to snow safety. Assist in maintaining and repairing snow safety equipment as mentioned below. Provide emergency care and transport for guests and employees. Coordinate enforcement of skier responsibility code and avalanche closure violations. Support community avalanche education and outreach programs. Maintain signage, tower pads, fences, and other risk reduction strategies. Able to work seasonally from November 1st thru April 30th EQUIPMENT USED: Radios, toboggans, first aid equipment Transceivers, Recco, Air-bags, probes and shovels Explosives, Avalaunchers, Gaz-Ex Exploders Remote weather stations Snowmobiles/ATVs Computers RESPONSIBILITIES TO SAFETY: Promote a culture of safety for guests and employees. Assist with development and implementation of resort safety initiatives. Ensure Ski Patrol Department safety policies are being followed. Report potentially hazardous equipment and safety related incidents to immediate supervisor or appropriate department(s). QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5+years professional Ski Patrol experience with avalanche reduction and explosives handling skills. Professional avalanche training such as: National Avalanche School, AIARE or AAI Level II or equivalent. OEC or EMT certified Strong understanding of winter weather forecasting and ability to understand web-based weather models. Experienced skier able to navigate steep mountainous terrain in all weather conditions. Strong search and rescue skills with working knowledge of ICS. Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on teamwork. Hazard recognition skills Understanding of risk and how it relates to avalanche reduction and terrain management. Computer skills including Excel and Word. Preferred 10+ years patrolling experience with avalanche reduction, explosives handling and assembly skills. 2 years operational avalanche forecasting experience. Professional avalanche training Level III or equivalent. Professional winter weather forecasting training. Experience with Campbell Scientific remote measurement systems. Experience with Avalaunchers and Gaz-Ex systems. Experience with computer network systems and data entry. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Able to pass an ATF background check. Able to pass a pre-employment/random drug screening. Current OEC or EMT certificate. Level II avalanche training or equivalent. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be physically capable of working long hours in all weather conditions. Work is performed in a mountainous winter environment in varying weather conditions.
Monarch Mountain Ski Patrol
POSITION: Ski Patrol
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-23
Monarch Mountain is accepting applications full time, professional ski patrollers for the 2017/2018 ski season. Minimum qualifications are strong skiing ability, OEC/WFR/EMT or higher medical certification, outdoor leadership experience and a desire to work hard and play hard in the mountains. Previous experience ski patrolling, avalanche education, avalanche safety, and explosive use are a plus. Monarch Mountain offers competitive pay with merit based wage increases. To apply, please send a resume and completed application found at: www.skimonarch.com to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whisper Ridge Backcountry Resort
POSITION: Cat skiing guides and heliskiing guides
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-14
CONTACT: Wes Light - email@example.com
Ski Guide Located in Northern Utah, Whisper Ridge Backcountry resort is hiring both cat skiing guides and heliskiing guides for the 2017-2018 season and beyond. This is a seasonal position running from December 4th, 2017 through April 2nd, 2018. Job Skills Operational guiding/leadership skills Strong social and customer service skills Excellent fitness and winter backcountry travel skills A fluid understanding of risk management principles Strong attention to detail (paperwork) Other considerations: Snowcat and/or snowmobile operating experience is a huge plus. Must work effectively in a team environment Willingness to work in a submersive professional winter recreation environment with work days up to 14hrs. Minimum Qualifications 2 years of on snow guiding or other outdoor leadership experience Level II avalanche cert from a reputable provider Current Wilderness First Responder certification (or OEC, EMT) Contact Wes Light at Wes@whisperridgeutah.com Please include a resume, cover letter and copies of your certs.
White Mountain National Forest
POSITION: AVALANCHE FORECASTER/BACKCOUNTRY-WILDERNESS MANAGER
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-13
CONTACT: Frank Carus - firstname.lastname@example.org
AVALANCHE FORECASTER/ BACKCOUNTRY-WILDERNESS MANAGER GS-462-7/8 White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin Ranger District The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) will soon be advertising to fill one Forestry Technician (Snow Ranger/Avalanche Specialist-Wilderness/Backcountry Program Manager) on the Androscoggin Ranger District in Gorham, New Hampshire. The position will be advertised as a GS-0462-07/08 career ladder and could be filled at either grade. The purpose of the outreach is to notify potential candidates about this upcoming position. For more information or if you are interested in applying please contact Frank Carus, Lead Snow Ranger, at email@example.com for an outreach response form. This position has varied and very different responsibilities depending on the season. From December until the end of May, the incumbent works as part of the motivated and effective Snow Ranger team that issues daily avalanche advisories, performs Search and Rescue missions for the Forest Service as Lead Agency in command, and increases visitor knowledge through avalanche education programs of varying media. From late May until the snow begins to fly again in the late fall, the incumbent supervises a crew of Backcountry Rangers in the performance of duties related to dispersed recreation management on the District and serves as the lead for three wilderness areas. This includes long field days, interacting with the public, management of volunteers, and maintenance of backcountry recreation facilities. Snow Ranger/Avalanche Specialist Duties In the winter months, 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 through the avalanche center website, social media and in person to forest visitors. Excellent writing skills that accurately convey the hazards of the day are paramount. Additionally, the Forest Service serves as the lead agency in charge of SAR operations on the east side of Mount Washington from December 1st to June 1st of each year. Avalanche specialists may act as a first responder, searcher, team leader, technical team leader and even 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 teams during hazardous and potential stressful circumstances. Incidents typically include ice climbing or mountaineer falls in Huntington Ravine, avalanche burials, searches for lost or overdue winter hikers, and traumatic ski injuries. The spring ski season may bring 2500 people or more to Tuckerman Ravine on a sunny day in April or May. Due to these responsibilities current EMT certification and experience is desired while climbing and technical rope rescue skills are also beneficial. 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 helping visitors enjoy Mount Washington. The summit records many days through each winter with winds in excess of 100mph and temperatures lower than -25F. Due to these weather conditions the position requires excellent physical fitness to maintain a margin of safety during searches in severe conditions as well as while collecting 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 possess good public speaking and teaching skills. In addition to solid ski mountaineering skills, 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, ATV’s, 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. Open the following link to review a detailed history of the Avalanche Center and the recreational and social use on the mountain. It also discusses the unique avalanche forecasting factors associated with Mount Washington. http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/about-2/ From June until November, the position focuses on managing the Backcountry and Wilderness Program on the District. Overall the job responsibilities exist year round so some summer planning for Wilderness, trails and backcountry is required in winter as does Snow Ranger preperation occur in the summer. Backcountry/Wilderness Position Duties Supervises and manages 3 units of National Wilderness preservation system. Oversees and supervises seasonal backcountry and wilderness personnel. Responsible for health and safety, administration, training, and quality assurance of work for assigned personnel. Includes all aspects of interviewing and hiring process. Responsible for backcountry facilities construction and maintenance. This includes planning, organizing and implementing major construction projects at remote locations. Includes maintenance and construction of human waste composting toilets. Serves as the project specialist for maintenance and construction activities. Performs condition surveys, cost estimates, safety inspections and makes recommendations for improvements at developed and undeveloped backcountry areas. Responsible for dispersed backcountry sign program, including construction of new trail signs. Assures that all trailhead facilities, signs and bulletin boards are in top condition and contain necessary information. Interacts with public in remote settings to inform visitors of Forest regulations, low impact camping techniques and “Leave No Trace” recommendations. Responsible for posting of regulations, reporting incidents and issuing violation notices. Ensure field compliance for Outfitter/guide permits. Works with a variety of volunteer organizations, interested individuals and cooperators to reach the goals of the program. Manages large volunteer work parties an efforts. Assists in implementation of Wilderness Management Plans based on directions in Forest Plan and assists with annual reporting requirements. Works with peers on other Districts to develop programs at the Forest level.
Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
POSITION: Patroller - 17-18 Winter Season
DATE POSTED: 2017-06-22
Step outside of your comfort zone and Step in to Taos! Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill open positions for the 2017-18 winter season on our patrol team! We are looking for individuals who have the ability to manage all the medical and safety aspects for the guest and employees of Taos Ski Valley in a constantly changing mountain environment. This includes but is not limited to, hands on patient care, transportation, avalanche mitigation, intensive customer service and interdepartmental cooperation. Required qualifications include: EMT-B or higher level of medical training and license and can demonstrate expert skiing ability. Through you, we foster the best possible experience for our guests and fellow employees. We draw our energy from the incredible mountain we enjoy on a daily basis and from the lasting relationships we build here. We encourage one another to be our best and to make each year even better than the one before. We became the first major mountain resort in the world to become a certified B Corp, and, as a trailblazer, we hope many other mountain communities will follow. What this means for you is that we pursue business practices that not only take care of the beautiful environment we value but promote a more resilient and robust community that celebrates the rich, living cultures that are woven together in our region. We go above and beyond for you by paying above minimum wage for all positions, providing volunteer opportunities within our community, offering programs to support your overall wellbeing, offering industry perks, recognition as well as personal and professional development opportunities. To learn more, please check out https://www.skitaos.com/bcorp/. Benefits include: â€˘Season lift pass â€˘Discounts on food and beverage, retail and rentals â€˘Friends and family discounted tickets â€˘Access to great pro deals for outdoor gear and recreation through Experticity â€˘Competitive wages â€˘Work and live in a great diverse community â€˘Your backyard is an outdoor playground! Now is your opportunity to step into a new and exciting adventure. Apply online at http://www.skitaos.com/employment and come be a part of the Taos team! A full job description is available for review online.
Wolf Creek Ski Area
POSITION: Professional Ski Patroller
DATE POSTED: 2017-06-06
Wolf Creek Ski Area is accepting applications for full time, paid professional ski patrollers. Minimum qualifications: strong skiing ability and EMT-Basic certification. Snow science background, explosives experience, avalanche safety training is a plus. Starting pay is $11-14/hour depending on experience, with considerations for merit-based wage increases. Applications are available at www.wolfcreekski.com. Email to the address above or mail to P.O. Box 2800, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Please include resume.
- CLOSED JOBS (26) -
Washington State Department of Transportation (CLOSED)
POSITION: Highway Avalanche Forecaster (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-23
CONTACT: Brionna Hughes: 509-577-1604 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an exciting opportunity for a Highway Avalanche Forecaster on Snoqualmie Pass. As a member of the Avalanche Forecast and Control Team, this individual will play a critical role in ensuring people and commerce travel safely on our state highways through effective and efficient management of snow and avalanche related risks. The ideal candidate will be an experienced skier with a strong background in avalanche forecasting, avalanche mitigation, and weather instrumentation. The selected individual will also have a desire to apply a variety of skills including triggering avalanches with explosives and ski cutting techniques, data management, instrumentation experience, and alpine ski touring. At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented environment and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT. This position will perform the following work: Perform daily and interval observations regarding weather, snow structure, and avalanche conditions. Record weather observations from remote stations. Enter and maintain weather and snow data for database and historical record compilation. Compose daily weather and avalanche outlook for WSDOT distribution. Use explosives in hand-placed and remote delivery applications for avalanche control. Perform work via snow cat, skis, hiking, climbing, and snowmobiles. Package and effectively communicate information pertinent to weather and snow structure, avalanche hazard, avalanche control activities, and other program needs. Maintain, construct, and install field observation equipment and explosive delivery systems. Use and maintain surplus military weaponry for avalanche control per AAUNAC standards. Respond to critical work tasks November through May. An ideal candidate for this position will also have: Minimum of two (2) full-time winter seasons performing avalanche control, and forecasting as a professional ski patroller, highway avalanche forecaster, or employed by an avalanche center. Bachelor's degree in a physical science such as Physics, Engineering, Meteorology, Physical Geography, Hydrology, or a closely related field. Demonstrated knowledge of safe handling and use of explosives. Knowledge of modern avalanche and weather forecasting techniques. Ability to travel mountainous terrain in deep snow while carrying a backpack weighing up to 50 lbs. Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. Ability to tolerate extreme weather conditions and work at heights. Ability to travel and ski advanced and complex avalanche terrain in heavy snow and adverse weather conditions. Experience with weather station sensors and systems, particularly Campbell Scientific, Inc. Artillery training per AAUNAC training standards. Advanced level avalanche education per American Avalanche Association guidelines for professional avalanche workers. Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. Valid WA State Explosives Users License or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. Valid CDL Class B without air brake restriction and with hazardous materials endorsement, or ability to obtain within 6 months. 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: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large "apply" button at the top of this announcement. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Brionna Hughes at 509-577-1604 or email to email@example.com. Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-SCR-50406 See full job announcement here https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1830061/highway-avalanche-forecaster
Washington State Department of Transportation (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Forecast and Control Specialist 2 (Seasonal) (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-23
CONTACT: Brionna Hughes: 509-577-1604 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an exciting opportunity for a Highway Avalanche Forecast and Control Specialist 2 on Stevens Pass. As a member of the Stevens Pass Avalanche Control Team, this individual will play a critical role in ensuring people and commerce travel safely on our state highways through effective and efficient management of snow and avalanche related risks. The ideal candidate will be an experienced skier with a strong background in avalanche forecasting and mitigation, and weather instrumentation. The selected individual will also have 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. This is a seasonal position expected to last from September to April. At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented environment and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT. This position will perform the following work: Perform daily and interval observations regarding weather, snow structure, and avalanche conditions. Consider personal, co-worker and public safety as the first and foremost objective during the planning and performance of all activities. Record weather observations from remote stations. Relay snow pack and weather information to Avalanche Center. Communicate weather, avalanche forecast, avalanche safety issues and control plans with WSODT maintenance staff. Assist with seasonal opening, maintenance and closing of North Cascades Highway (SR20). Use explosives in hand-placed and remote delivery applications for avalanche control. Perform work via snow cat, skis, hiking, climbing, and snowmobiles. Maintain, construct, and install field observation equipment and explosive delivery systems. Use and maintain surplus military weaponry for avalanche control per AAUNAC standards. Train new personnel on avalanche control duties and safety. Remain current on new and emerging technology and assist with implementation of new technology when appropriate. Other duties as assigned. An ideal candidate for this position will also have: Minimum of five (5) seasons performing avalanche control. High School Diploma or equivalent. CDL Class A without air brake restriction with hazardous materials endorsement, or the ability to obtain with 6 months of employment. National Avalanche School certification or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge of safe handling and use of explosives and artillery. Knowledge of modern avalanche and weather forecasting techniques. Ability to travel mountainous terrain in deep snow while carrying a backpack weighing up to 25 lbs. Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. Ability to perform duties on uneven terrain, in extreme weather conditions and hazardous road conditions. Ability to climb and rappel steep slopes and work at heights. Ability to travel and ski advanced and complex avalanche terrain in heavy snow and adverse weather conditions. Flagging Card, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. Valid WA State Explosives Users License or the ability to obtain within 3 months of hire. Ability to respond to emergency call outs within 45 minutes, work different and/or extended shifts on short notice (days, nights and weekends), and travel throughout the state, including overnight stays. 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: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large "apply" button at the top of this announcement. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Brionna Hughes at 509-577-1604 or email to email@example.com. Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-NCR-2S045 See full job announcement here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1830185/avalanche-forecast-and-control-specialist-2-seasonal
POSITION: Professional Avalanche Education Program Director (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-13
Company Overview AIARE is the leader in avalanche education in the USA. We have a network of over 100 provider organizations and 500 instructors teaching over 7000 students a year in formal classes in our recreational program. Our professional training program has set the standard in the industry for over a decade. We prioritize course quality in every decision we make. AIARE is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization where individuals who excel will stand out and are recognized. Position Summary: As Pro Program Director, you will oversee all aspects of the delivery of AIARE's Professional Avalanche Education program. Additionally, you will manage the Instructor Training Team and be responsible for the scheduling of AIARE Instructor Training courses. Reports to: -Executive Director Consults With: -Richard Bothwell, Executive Director -Colin Zacharias, Technical Advisor -Liz Riggs Meder, Recreational Program Director -John Littleton, Course Logistics Coordinator -AIARE Education Committee and Advisory board Overall Responsibility: Your overall responsibility is to insure the successful execution of AIARE's Professional avalanche courses. Primary Tasks: -Hire and manage AIARE's Pro Trainer Team -Oversee the training of AIARE's Pro Trainer Team -Create Pro program course schedule -Create Instructor Training schedule -Arrange Pro and instructor course logistics with venue owners -Use AIARE's online systems to manage course registrations and pre-course communication with participants -Work with Executive Director, Education Committee and others to update curriculum Working Conditions You will work from home office (or appropriate office) as well as from field locations where AIARE Pro Courses are being taught. AIARE has no central office. You will need to be "tech savvy", comfortable communicating using a variety of modern technologies. Courses require human-powered travel over snow, and several hours/day spent outside in conditions that can include cold, snow, and wind. Time commitment: Approximately 26 office hours per week fall/winter/spring. Summer hours to be determined. AIARE Pro Courses require travel and a time commitment ranging from 4-8 days per class. You should expect to attend 4 AIARE courses per season, including staff meetings/trainings. This position can be combined with other opportunities at AIARE to create a seasonal or year round full time position. Qualifications: Your qualifications should include: -5 years of avalanche industry experience, including professional level avalanche training -Significant first-hand experience with AIARE programs -Proven performance managing teams and scheduling -Excellent organizational skills -Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written -Excellent problem solving skills -Familiarity with AAA Pro Training Program Limitations and Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an employee. An employee may be asked to perform other duties as required. Starts: September 1, 2017 Compensation: $25/hour How to apply Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Pro Program Director in the subject line of your email. Closing date for applications is August 25, 2017. We will conduct interviews immediately, with an expected start work date no later than Sept 12, 2017.
Wyoming DOT (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Tech (TNHM07-06736-Highway Maintenance Specialist II-Jackson) (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-08-13
CONTACT: Brian Gorsage (307)732-9623 or email@example.com
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a full-time Highway Maintenance Specialist II in Jackson, Wyoming. This position is responsible for using meteorological and snow pack data to forecast the weather and degree of avalanche hazard reducing the danger of avalanches affecting Teton Pass, Snake River Canyon, Hoback River Canyon and the Town of Jackson, in order to provide a safe, high quality, efficient transportation system. 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 gates, and avalanche control devices like the Gazex, O'bellx, Avalanche Guard, 105mm howitzer, and Infrasonic detection systems. Make daily weather, snow pack and avalanche observations. Evaluate current weather and snow pack observations to produce an avalanche hazard forecast for highways in the Jackson area. Determine the optimal timing and conduct avalanche control missions using infrastructure listed above. Gather and document weather, snow pack, and avalanche events for historical and forecasting purposes according to industry standards. High level of fitness and excellent winter backcountry travel skills. Teach avalanche safety and rescue to maintenance personnel 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. Qualifications PREFERENCES: Preference may be given to applicants with Avalanche Control and Operational Avalanche Forecasting experience. Preference may also be given to those with National Avalanche School, Level III, and CAA Level II Professional Avalanche courses and several years of ski patrolling. KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of purchasing procedures. Knowledge of long range planning. Knowledge of as-constructed plans. Knowledge of monetary limitations and proper procedures to initiate payments. Knowledge of handling, storage and safe use of high explosives. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Engineering) PLUS Experience: 0-1 year of progressive work experience (typically in Highway Maintenance/Highway Construction) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Highway Maintenance Specialist I OR Education & Experience Substitution: 3-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Highway Maintenance/Highway Construction) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Highway Maintenance Specialist I PLUS Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License Necessary Special Requirements PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Individuals in this classification must be available for emergency work calls anytime, including nights, weekends and holidays. Acceptance of an appointment to this classification signifies that the individual is aware of this requirement and will comply with it. Failure to be available for emergency work, without an acceptable excuse, will be grounds for immediate disciplinary action and possible dismissal. Must have the ability to sit/stand and operate equipment for long periods of time. Working with explosives and hazardous work in winter storms, natural avalanches are common conditions for this work. NOTES: FLSA: Non-Exempt Individuals in this classification will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing May be eligible for State Housing Allowance E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. See announcement here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/1818289/tnhm07-06736-highway-maintenance-specialist-ii-jackson?keywords=jackson&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Flathead Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Specialist (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-06-29
The Flathead Avalanche Center (FAC) is seeking to fill two avalanche specialist positions for this upcoming season: A lead avalanche specialist (GS-1341-08, Meteorological Technician) and an avalanche specialist (GS-1341-07, Meteorological Technician). These will be Temporary Seasonal, 1039 hour appointments (November â€“ April) with a duty station in Hungry Horse, MT. 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 in August
Steamboat Powdercats (CLOSED)
POSITION: Guide (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-06-08
Steamboat Powdercats is hiring a ski guide for the 2017-2018 season and beyond. This is a full time, seasonal position running from December 4th, 2017 through April 2nd, 2018. Job Skills (Essential) Operational guiding/leadership skills Strong social and customer service skills Excellent fitness and winter backcountry travel skills Basic computing skills (web apps, microsoft office, etc.) Job Skills (desired) Snowcat and snowmobile operating experience Self starter, independent and strong work ethic Ability to build effective working relationships Qualifications (minimum) 2 years of operational guiding/outdoor leadership experience Professional avalanche training: Level II (AIARE, AAA, AAI) Current Wilderness First Responder certification (or OEC, EMT) Clean driving record Qualifications (desired) Search and rescue or ski patrol experience Ski instructor or other outdoor education experience AAA or AIARE instructor Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Eric Deering at email address above. Steamboat Powdercats is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.
Avalanche Canada (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Forecaster (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-05-31
Avalanche Canada has openings for avalanche forecasters at our office in Revelstoke, British Columbia. While we are required to give hiring priority to qualified Canadian citizens, Canadian permanent residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada we will consider applications from international candidates if we are unable to fill all available positions with qualified Canadian applicants. For details about the job and information on how to apply, use this link: http://bit.ly/2sfQ74A
Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Forecaster - Carbondale (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-05-17
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 stateâ€™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 Carbondale office work independently, with other CAIC staff, and with CDOT maintenance personnel to assess and reduce the avalanche hazard to SH 133 over McClure Pass, SH 65 over Grand Mesa, SH 139 over Douglass Pass, I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, and SH 82 over Independence Pass. 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/1741739/avalanche-forecaster-carbondale-colorado-avalanche-information-center?keywords=avalanche&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Avalanche Forecaster - Eisenhower Tunnel (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-05-17
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 stateâ€™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/1720795/avalanche-forecastereisenhower- tunnel-colorado-avalanche-informationcenter? keywords=avalanche&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Craigieburn Valley Ski Club, Craigieburn Ski Area. New Zealand. (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol-Avalanche Forecaster (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-05-17
We require an experienced level 2 forecaster for the coming season, we will organise a work visa. Please look at www.craigieburn.co.nz this will give you an idea of the operation. Staff and guests live on the mountain. You will have your own room, food and board provided.
Roundhill Ski Area (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol / Avalanche forecaster (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-04-29
We are looking for an experienced level 2 Patroller / snow safety officer. Must have 1 years experience at Level 2 . Accommodation supplied and we also have a work visa for the successful applicant . Please contact Simon Murrell 06421680696 or email address above.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Backcountry Avalanche Forecaster - Leadville, CO (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-04-25
Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Leadville Office - Primary for Sawatch and Gunnison Backcountry Zones Class: Temporary Seasonal (Training in October and full-time November 1 through April 30) Compensation: $20-25/hour DOE 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 Sawatch and Gunnison zones will work both independently and with other CAIC staff to provide backcountry avalanche information and safety training for public recreation. This position is based out of the CAIC's Leadville Office on the Colorado Mountain College -Timberline Campus. 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 public safety products on backcounty avalanche conditions -Teach avalanche safety courses -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 (motorized and non-motorized) -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 1313 Sherman St. Rm 415 Denver, CO 80203 or email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 4, 2017. We will conduct interviews the week of August 28th at the Leadville Office. 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.
Sierra Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Education Coordinator (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-04-13
The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) functions as a private-public partnership between a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization known as Sierra Avalanche Center and the USDA Forest Service. The mission of Sierra Avalanche Center is to inform and educate the public about backcountry avalanche conditions in the greater Lake Tahoe area. This position is funded and managed by the nonprofit arm of SAC. Position Summary The SAC Education Coordinator will administer the educational programs for Sierra Avalanche Center. This position requires working on a variety of tasks in a dynamic nonprofit environment. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Administer and coordinate SAC’s avalanche education programs, budgets and payroll. Hire, coordinate, schedule, and oversee a pool of paid and volunteer instructors. Maintain/expand SAC’s Avalanche Awareness programs and Know Before You Go program. Oversee and implement SAC’s snowmobile specific avalanche education program. Teach avalanche education classes, as needed. Lead educational partnerships with other local organizations. Maintain the educational section of the SAC website. Work in conjunction with SAC’s Executive Director on grants targeting education. Work with the Executive Director to build and maintain sponsorship with industry companies who support SAC’s educational programs. Reports to the Executive Director for assignments. Prepare brief written progress reports for monthly Board of Directors meetings. Prepare annual report summarizing program accomplishments. May be assigned other tasks as needed in the operation of SAC. Attend SAC fundraising events. Attend SAC monthly board meetings. Required Skills and Qualifications: A qualified applicant will, at a minimum, work (or have worked) in the snow and avalanche industry. The qualifications are as follows: Completion of AIARE or AAA Level 1 and Level 2 avalanche classes. AAA Certified Instructor or AIARE Qualified Instructor. Thorough knowledge of avalanche hazards and a minimum of five years of experience recreating in backcountry avalanche terrain. Extremely strong technological skills including mobile, web, desktop; ability to learn and implement new platforms and software. Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience. Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of people in a variety of settings. Recommended Skills and Qualifications: Professional avalanche training such as: National Avalanche School, AIARE III, AVPRO, CAA Level II, or equivalent training courses. Professional member of the AAA. Working Conditions: The Sierra Avalanche Center Education Coordinator work schedule will include weekends, evenings, and field work. This position will require 10-20 hours per week. Annually this is a six-month position beginning in October 2017. Benefits: $26.00-$30.00 /hour DOE SAC cell phone number Flexible schedule Discounted skiing and gear Fun and rewarding work atmosphere How to Apply: Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Holly Yocum at the email address above. Please write “Education Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2017. The expected start date is October, 2017. However, some orientation may be required earlier. Visit www.sierraavalanchecenter.org for more information about Sierra Avalanche Center.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Weather and Avalanche Forecaster - Boulder (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-04-12
Position: Weather and Avalanche Forecaster, Boulder Class: Permanent part-time (half time in October, full time November to April, limited hours May through September) This position will be filled through the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources Department. For detailed information on the position and application process, visit: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/ 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
Monarch Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-03-19
Monarch Ski Patrol will be hosting the 2017 Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic. This session is for those interested in applying for a position on Ski Patrol for the 2017/18 ski season. The session will include an introduction to patrol operations, emergency protocols, patrol documentation, a skiing/riding evaluation, toboggan skills, daily patrol duties and additional topics. Students should be expert skiers or snowboarders and prepared to spend the day in an alpine environment. Please bring skis/boards, and whatever you need to be comfortable on the mountain for a day. Avalanche rescue gear (beacon/shovel/probe) is recommended but not required. The session is scheduled for Saturday -April 1st. The hiring clinic will meet at Ski Patrol Headquarters located in the Monarch base area at 8:00 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. The clinic is FREE. If you have a Monarch Season Pass or Real Deal/Gem Ticket, please bring it. For more information or to sign up, contact Ski Patrol Dispatch during business hours at 719-530-5111 or at the email above.
Crested Butte Professional Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
POSITION: Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-03-04
The Crested Butte Ski Patrol will be hosting a hiring clinic / ski evaluation for anyone interested in a Ski Patrol job for the 2017/2018 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 from February 27 through March 31. Please contact CBSP Dispatch at (970) 349-2236 for more information.
Vail Resorts Incorporated (CLOSED)
POSITION: Beaver Creek Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-02-27
The Beaver Creek Ski Patrol will conduct it's hiring clinic starting with a required ski test on March 12 & March 23. This opportunity is open to alpine and telemark skiers only. The ski test is an evaluation of your skiing ability and we will be looking for strong solid skiers that can demonstrate expert skiing techniques in all types of terrain. All candidates who pass the ski test will have an opportunity for a brief interview prior to the end of the day. In addition, we ask each candidate to schedule a "shadow day"ť before the end of the ski season. The shadow day is a full day commitment and it will provide you insight of the job requirements and expectations. Please apply and reserve your spot for the ski test by visiting www.vailresortscareers.com and reference job requisition# 133528 or search "Beaver Creek Ski Patrol".
Winter Park Resort (CLOSED)
POSITION: Professional Ski Patrol (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-02-10
Winter Park Resort is looking for a few good men and women to join the Professional Ski Patrol. Ski with one of the best patrols in Colorado and the country. There is nothing more rewarding than putting in a hard day’s work and having a good time doing it. Ski Patrol is responsible for preforming 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 avalanche control. Candidates must be an expert level skier, capable of skiing all types of terrain and under all weather conditions. Successful candidates who pass a ski assessment on either March 5, 2017 or March 11, 2017 and the interview process will be trained in Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), and other relevant patrol duties. To register contact the Recruiting Office at (970) 726-1536 or the email address above. Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
American Avalanche Association (CLOSED)
POSITION: AAA Governing Board Publications Committee Chair (volunteer position) (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-02-06
Committee Chairs (general expectations) - - Committee Chairs are appointed by Governing Board (GB) in odd numbered years, or as vacancies arise, as follows: The AAA Board announces any Committee Chair vacancies as they arise. The Board accepts letters of interest from qualified individuals for a designated time period. A designated sub-committee reviews all letters received, and contacts individuals for more information if/as needed. A proposed candidate is selected based upon qualifications and other pertinent details and voted upon by the entire Governing Board. - Committees do work and advise the GB and Executive Committee on matters deemed appropriate. - Committees require a GB vote to take any action on behalf of the AAA (i.e. Committees do not make decisions or implement changes/strategies on their own). - Committee composition may change from year to year as seen fit by the Committee Chair and GB. Committee members are selected by chairs and do not necessarily need to be current members of the GB. - All Committee Chairs are voting members of the AAA Governing Board and expected to engage with the Board as follows: Be generally aware of all topics/issues being considered/discussed by the Board. Be fluent with online communication and collaboration. Respond to email requests from other GB members and/or AAA staff promptly. Prepare for and participate in bi-monthly GB meetings - one or two in-person, four or five via a web-based meeting platform annually. Publications Committee Chair Specifics: Oversees all publications (print and digital) of the AAA, currently including: The Avalanche Review (TAR), Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observation Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG), The Snowy Torrents, 1997-2004 (and future volumes), and written content of the AAA’s two websites (avalanche.org and americanavalancheassociation.org). Works with ED to keep GB updated on operations related to these publications, including supervision of independent contractors (TAR editor and other project managers), graphic design/layout, printing, advertising, and financials. Responsibilities include: - Works with Executive Director to hire and evaluate contractors as needed - Participates in all publication-related hiring processes. Collaborates on regular reviews of all independent contractors. - Assists with publication of each issue of TAR as requested by Editor (copy-editing, proofing, review of submissions and edits, etc.) - Ensures content and production of TAR to maintain the publication’s reputation, history, and high-quality, professional representation of the AAA. - Serves as liaison between GB, EB, and publications staff - Communicates direction, priorities and concerns to staff. Advocates staff needs, concerns, etc. to AAA Board. - Reviews any issues or conflicts with advertisers and reports unresolved issues to GB and EB with recommended actions for resolution. - Assists TAR Editor in ensuring AAA board members and research grantees meet commitments to provide articles to TAR. - Annually reports (or more frequently when appropriate) TAR and other publication activities to Governing Board: Summarizes expenses, revenues, and other relevant information. Recommends changes in production, staff pay rates, and other aspects of publications as needed. - Assists Web/IT Chair with publication of TAR content on website. - Oversees creation and publication of other AAA products as requested by GB. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to the AAA Governing Board at the email address above for consideration. Questions can be directed to the AAA Executive Director, Jaime Musnicki, at her regular AAA email address or to AAA President, John Stimberis.
American Avalanche Association (CLOSED)
POSITION: AAA Governing Board Research Committee Chair (volunteer position) (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-02-06
Committee Chairs (general expectations) - * Committee Chairs are appointed by Governing Board (GB) in odd numbered years, or as vacancies arise, as follows: The AAA Board announces any Committee Chair vacancies as they arise. The Board accepts letters of interest from qualified individuals for a designated time period. A designated sub-committee reviews all letters received, and contacts individuals for more information if/as needed. A proposed candidate is selected based upon qualifications and other pertinent details and voted upon by the entire Governing Board. * Committees do work and advise the GB and Executive Committee on matters deemed appropriate. * Committees require a GB vote to take any action on behalf of the AAA (i.e. Committees do not make decisions or implement changes/strategies on their own). * Committee composition may change from year to year as seen fit by the Committee Chair and GB. Committee members are selected by chairs and do not necessarily need to be current members of the GB. * All Committee Chairs are voting members of the AAA Governing Board and expected to engage with the Board as follows: Be generally aware of all topics/issues being considered/discussed by the Board. Be fluent with online communication and collaboration. Respond to email requests from other GB members and/or AAA staff promptly. Prepare for and participate in bi-monthly GB meetings - one or two in-person, four or five via a web-based meeting platform annually. Research Committee Chair Specifics: The AAA’s Research Committee Chair must be research active and involved in the avalanche research community, as this position ensures that the AAA funds only the most relevant research. Responsibilities include: * Oversees the AAA’s graduate and practitioner grant programs - call for and review of proposals, follow up with applicants as needed, and recommendations to GB for selection and award of grants. * Comprises and coordinates grant selection committee - committee members must be well-respected, established, and active avalanche researchers. * Oversees follow up and completion of grant agreements between AAA and recipient. * Keeps AAA GB updated (in an informal manner) of new research developments that may be of interest for its membership, nationally and internationally, when possible. * Works with the AAA GB and ED to maximize the impact of AAA-funded avalanche research projects. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to the AAA Governing Board at the email address above for consideration. Questions can be directed to the AAA Executive Director, Jaime Musnicki, at her regular AAA email address or to AAA President, John Stimberis.
American Avalanche Association (CLOSED)
POSITION: AAA Governing Board Education Committee Chair (volunteer position) (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-02-06
Committee Chairs (general expectations) - * Committee Chairs are appointed by Governing Board (GB) in odd numbered years, or as vacancies arise, as follows: The AAA Board announces any Committee Chair vacancies as they arise. The Board accepts letters of interest from qualified individuals for a designated time period. A designated sub-committee reviews all letters received, and contacts individuals for more information if/as needed. A proposed candidate is selected based upon qualifications and other pertinent details and voted upon by the entire Governing Board. * Committees do work and advise the GB and Executive Committee on matters deemed appropriate. * Committees require a GB vote to take any action on behalf of the AAA (i.e. Committees do not make decisions or implement changes/strategies on their own). * Committee composition may change from year to year as seen fit by the Committee Chair and GB. Committee members are selected by chairs and do not necessarily need to be current members of the GB. * All Committee Chairs are voting members of the AAA Governing Board and expected to engage with the Board as follows: Be generally aware of all topics/issues being considered/discussed by the Board. Be fluent with online communication and collaboration. Respond to email requests from other GB members and/or AAA staff promptly. Prepare for and participate in bi-monthly GB meetings - one or two in-person, four or five via a web-based meeting platform annually. Education Committee Chair Specifics: * Stays abreast of current topics, trends, and issues in avalanche education. * Through collaboration and engagement with the Education Committee, provides direction and support for the AAA’s role in U.S. avalanche education. * Communicates and consults with the GB on pertinent topics, including: AAA Recreational Guidelines for Avalanche Education in the U.S., AAA Pro Training Program, AAA Certified Instructor program, Avalanche education-related questions and needs, as they arise. * Recruits members for and leads the AAA Education Committee. Committee Chair duties include: Comprise a committee with members that represent a cross section of U.S. avalanche education course providers and avalanche industry sectors. Identify pertinent topics for committee discussion and work. Facilitate regular committee meetings with a clear agenda and meeting outcomes. Delegate tasks and specific action items to committee members as needed; follow up to ensure completion. Serve as communication liaison between Education Committee and GB. * Reviews applicants to the avalanche.org course provider listing program for appropriate alignment with AAA Guidelines; helps encourage broader participation in the program amongst course providers. * Serves as a member of the AAA’s Industry Advisory Group for Pro Training; is a resource for and advisor to the Pro Training Coordinator. * Collaborates with Certified Instructor Representative (who also sits on the Education Committee) on the direction of the CI program. * Connects to other avalanche education entities (avalanche centers, awareness outlets, etc) as needed. Minimum Qualifications: Has a minimum ten years experience leading and teaching a variety of recreational avalanche education programs/courses. Has successfully completed a Level 3, AVPRO, or other similar professional level avalanche training course. Is familiar with and currently active in professional-level avalanche training in the U.S. Has significant experience collaborating and leading groups to encourage discussion and direct completion of tasks. Can effectively communicate - in both written and verbal formats - with Education Committee, the AAA GB and ED, and broader audiences to: schedule and lead meetings, discuss and/or mediate contentious issues, produce meeting notes, write articles for TAR (and other publications), and develop other documents as needed. Demonstrates ability to reliably follow up with Education Committee members, AAA ED/GB, and/or diverse individuals and sectors within the avalanche education industry as needed. Understands the broader responsibilities of being an active member of the AAA Governing Board. Additional Desired Qualifications: AAA Certified Instructor Related professional level avalanche industry certifications/affiliations, e.g. Pro patrol, AMGA ski/alpine guide, snowmobile guide, heli-ski guide, etc. Experience leading/supervising avalanche education-related programs. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to the AAA Governing Board at the email address above for consideration. Questions can be directed to the AAA Executive Director, Jaime Musnicki, at her regular AAA email address or to AAA President, John Stimberis.
NZSki New Zealand (CLOSED)
POSITION: Patrol - Snow Safety Officer (CLOSED)
DATE POSTED: 2017-02-01
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 explosives, barriers and other avalanche controls. Administering of first aid and pre hospital emergency care are also requirements of the position as is showing excellent customer care and service. About the role: Manage trail open and closures and ensure trails are sign posted accordingly Assist with avalanche control Monitor weather and changes in conditions and maintain records Administer first aid as required Coordinate patient evacuation from the ski area to the medical centre Administer First Aid Patient Evacuation Personal Security / Mountain Craft Responding to Ski Area Emergencies Terrain Management Weather Obs/Recording Coronet Peak About You: High level of accountability for self Advanced technical and applied knowledge skills Previous experience is considered a definite advantage and supporting references must be provided You must be comfortable working in an alpine environment in a variety of weather conditions Advanced knowledge of ski area snow conditions, and the ability to ski or snowboard expertly in all weather on all terrain A commitment to on going training and development throughout the season An understanding that employment is subject to the vagaries of the weather and the hours of work cannot be guaranteed Skills and Qualifications Qualifications in Pre-hospital Emergency Care (which must supported by attendance at 5 day scenario based course) and Avalanche industry experience. 5+ years along with Avalanche Stage 2 is compulsory proof of which must be provided. Explosives certificate and snow mobile license also advantageous. Further Information Sponsorship for a work permit may be possible for this role. Applications are invited from suitably experience and qualified international candidates. For more information contact Kate Batkin, HR Manager, at the email address above. Apply at: http://www.bfound.net/detail.aspx?jobId=138398&CoId=2043&rq=2
Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CLOSED)
POSITION: Director/Lead Forecaster (CLOSED)
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 (CLOSED)
POSITION: Development Coordinator (CLOSED)
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 (CLOSED)
POSITION: Head Ski Patoller & Avalanche Forecaster (CLOSED)
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.
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.