PAE, Inc Lt. Firefighter in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Lt. Firefighter

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Complies with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Implements as assigned, the fire protection programs that conform to the United States Antarctic Program, including the operation of the ASC contract locations in Antarctica.

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations or as directed by the Fire Captain. Conducts inspections and ensures the operations are conducted according to the Fire Department SOP's and NFPA guidelines.

  • Ensures that emergency equipment under the control of the fire department is operational and in a state of readiness as determine by the Captain.

  • Responds to and supervises on emergencies as necessary in accordance with the CEMP.

  • Responsible for entering reports and documenting calls for service during the course of his/her shift.

  • Responsible for daily entry of equipment, training data, and all department activities in FireHouse software.

  • Performs and supervises training of Fire Department personnel and fire safety training for the community.

  • Interacts with agency officials and the community in a professional and tactful manner.

  • Provides supervision to firefighters and is responsible for pre-season and post-season written performance evaluations.

  • May be required to provide ARFF assistance at the South Pole.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.

  • Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics.

  • Trains and orients employees on PAE safety guidelines, quality assurance requirements and fire department goals.

  • Support the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, effected by this position's activities.

  • Required to know and follow the SOP's and adhere to professional behavior both on duty and off duty.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Captain.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate of Science degree in Fire Science is preferred.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Fire Fighter I/II; Fire Officer I; Airport Fire Fighter; Hazardous Materials First Responder: Operations, and EMT-B are required. National Incident Management System (NIMS): ICS 100 and 200 required. Valid state driver's license is required.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD or State Certified Driver Operator; Pumper/Mobile Water Supply; Driver Operator ARFF; Paramedic; Hazardous Materials Technician preferred.

  • Four years previous full time firefighting experience is required; two years volunteer experience or paid on-call time equals one year full time experience. At least two years of experience as a supervisor is required.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives.

  • US citizenship is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.