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Logistics Support Specialist

UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies

This is a Full-time position in Barrow, AK posted May 12, 2021.

Tracking Code UIC Science, LLCJob Code 21-0324Posting Title Logistics Support SpecialistPost Date 4/5/2021Full Time / Part-Time Full TimeTravel Up to 25%City BarrowState AKCountry USDescription UIC Science is an independent subsidiary company of UIC Professional Services and a member of the Ukpeagvik lnupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies.

UIC Science provides archeological/cultural resource management services, ethnographic and social science consulting services and technical, logistical and science support while understanding the politics, culture, land use issues, regulations and environmental conditions related scientific research and support in the arctic and subarctic Alaska .These services include research planning, stakeholder relations, arctic science support, logistics, and local traditional knowledge.

UIC Science works to ensure project needs are safely and successfully met.UIC Science operates in Barrow, Alaska and beyond, performing and supporting arctic research activities.

Staffing is a mix of professional, technical and seasonal staff.

The current work is a mix of archeology, technical support for atmospheric research (Sandia) and logistical support for ad hoc researchers.

The market focus will continue to be oriented towards archeology/cultural resource management services, technical support for research laboratories and logistical support for researchers, universities and federal funded research agencies.UIC Science, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business.

We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.Requirements Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform all assigned laborer duties in a safe and orderly fashion and proficient manner.
• Ability to operate Fire Arms, snow machines and ATV’s safely.
• Perform material staging and handling.
• Experience breaking trail on the ice.
• Use of hand shovel and pick work.
• Snow removal and shop clean up.
• Must be able to work in the field.
• Must maintain consistent and punctual attendance.
• The Field Logistics Supervisor and HSET Field Technician will train as-needed to safely operate hand tools, small equipment such as chain saws, power drills, generators, pumps, and an ice auger to drill holes in the ice, which may include other small equipment.
• Maintain open and responsive communications with Field Logistics Supervisor, Science Operations Manager and other staff.
• Report any incidents, situation or activity that may affect the company’s ability to operate safely and ethically to the Science Operations Manager and other staff.
• Knowledge of safe working practices is required.
• Extensive knowledge of Barrow area, on the ice and the Barrow Environmental Observatory (B E.O.).
• Upon direction from the Science Operations Manager or the Field Logistics Supervisor, candidate will assist researchers in locating equipment, tools, supplies, vehicles, and radios and wildlife activities including bear guard patrol.
• Manual material handling involving heavy lifting, which includes trash hauling.
• Other duties as assignedMinimum Skills/Experience Required:
• Perform all assigned laborer duties in a safe and orderly fashion and proficient manner
• Must be reliable
• Must have some customer service experience
• Must be able to operate handheld GPS, sat phone, and Delorme devices and have experience in their
• Fire Arms/ Weapons training, must have the ability to use appropriate weapons and ammunition to provide adequate safety
• Be able to prevent Bears from associating with humans and food, facilities, and gear
• Successfully completed ADF&G and or USFWS Bear encounter/hazing training for designated Bear
• Develop and or provide Bear avoidance & human encounter/interaction plan
• Provide and monitor hazing prevention programs onsite
• Be able to protect workers and wildlife
• Must possess current Alaska Driver’s LicensePhysical Demands:
• Operation of motor vehicles required.
• Ability to drive and ride ATV/UTV.
• Operation of heavy equipment, aircraft, marine craft, etc…
• Rapid mental and/or muscle coordination.
• Walking.
• Standing.
• Training turning upper body, arms, and legs.
• Good near vision.
• Good hearing.
• Wear ANSI approved safety footwear.
• Wear safety goggles.
• Wear a hard hat.
• Lifting/Carrying frequently required up to 50lbs with occasionally lifting/carrying up to 75lbs
• Pushing/Pulling frequently required up to 50lbs with occasionally pushing/pulling up to 75lbsWork Environment:
• Ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions.
• The noise level in the work environment may be loud at times.
• Must be able to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces.
• Must be able to walk up and down stairs frequently.
• Working alone.
• Remote work sites (no dispensary or hospital).
• Long and/or irregular hours.
• Day shift and/or night shift rotations.
• Ability to carry a 12 gauge shotgun with live ammunition safely.Work Environment SummaryApplicant may be subject to environmental conditions such as cold, heat, exposed to noise, hazards, and/or close quarters.

Applicant must be aware of work environment at all times.Physical Conditions for Job PerformanceThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.

The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Candidates must apply online at, and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.NON-DOTAll Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.

Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record.

Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status or any other legal protected status.

In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C.


1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V+ UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.+ Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.+ Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere ( .+ The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

41 CFR 60-1.35(c)