Toolik Field Station EMT/Safety Coordinator (TFS Seasonal, JOB 20-18)

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Classification:Temporary Technical Seasonal
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 77
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Health Profession, Other

Position Summary:

The Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking an Emergency Medical Technician and Safety Coordinator for the Toolik Field Station, a remote field camp located at 284.5 Dalton Highway, Alaska. This is a seasonal position that works on a rotating 3 weeks on with 2 or 3 weeks off schedule. Time off will be spent outside of camp. This position will work closely with the full-time Safety Coordinator/EMT. While in camp you are on-call. All shifts must be covered at all times.


100Act as the on-site Emergency Medical Technician, emergency wilderness first responder. Function as safety coordinator by performing safety inspections, acting as an emergency spill response team member, operating radios, inspecting fire extinguishers, and updating the emergency operations plan. Coordinate hazardous material storage, inventory and disposal. Coordinate hazardous material shipments. Instruct field safety, CPR, and first aid classes.Essential


The successful candidate will work independently as well as with a wide variety of faculty, staff, and students; working in adverse weather conditions while performing tasks accurately.

Primary daily tasks include:

  • Acting as the on-site Emergency Medical Technician, emergency wilderness first responder.
  • Function as safety coordinator: perform safety inspections, emergency spill response team member, operate radios, inspect fire extinguishers and update the emergency operations plan.
  • Coordinate hazardous material storage, inventory, and disposal. Coordinate hazardous material shipments.*
  • Instruct field safety, CPR, and first aid classes.

*We are willing to train the right applicant for the HazMat functions as long as they are a current EMT.

Knowledge of emergency first response, hazardous materials operations for first responders, hazardous material storage and transportation regulations, safety inspections, emergency pre-plans, field safety, and first aid instructional methods are required for this position. A current State of Alaska Emergency Medical Technician certification and a valid drivers license are required as well.  Must be able to work with a large number of researchers under time and pressure constraints due to the busy field season, lift 80 lbs, and work under adverse weather conditions.

It is preferred that applicants have experience as an instructor of CPR and first aid, in operation trucks and off-road vehicles, EMT II certification, wilderness EMT or FR certification and hazmat certifications, but they are not required for this position.

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least 3 professional references along with your application.

First review of applications will be on Friday, January 24, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: These are temporary, non-benefited positions. 

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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