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Spill Technician

UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies

This is a Full-time position in Kaktovik, AK posted May 13, 2021.

Tracking Code Umiaq EnvironmentalJob Code 21-0179Posting Title Spill TechnicianPost Date 4/5/2021Full Time / Part-Time Part TimeTravel No Travel RequiredCity KaktovikState AKCountry USDescriptionJoin the UMIAQ Environmental Spill Response team!

UMIAQ Environmental is looking for residents in all North Slope communities to join an ‘on call, as needed” spill response team to clean-up spills as they occur.UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpea?vik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities.

UMIAQ Environmental is committed to delivering superior, cost effective solutions with unsurpassed customer service.

Our core values guide our daily actions and are grounded in the safety of our employees, protection of the environment, a diverse and open workplace, and a demand for the highest ethical standards.

These principles form the foundation for our employees to use their leadership, teamwork and creative abilities that result in opportunities for our shareholders and exceptional value to our customers.This position will provide general land based oil spill response labor or equipment operations support as assigned.

Equipment may involve oil skimmers, boom, front-end loaders or other ancillary gear.

The Spill Responder may be called upon to participate in spill response drills and exercises as needed to maintain client’s spill response compliance.

Spill responders will be required to follow all UIC and client safety policies and procedures and perform other duties as assigned by the Project Supervisor.This is an on call as needed position.

These positions are flexible to match your availability.

UIC will provide paid spill response training online.Travel is not required.

Village spill responders may be asked if they are willing and able to travel to other North Slope communities depending on need.RequirementsMinimum Skills/Experience Required:
• Ability to learn oil spill response tactics for Arctic environment.
• Ability to execute instructions and remain flexible in a dynamic work environment.
• Must be able to successfully complete a 40-hour HAZWOPER course and annual 8-hour refresher course.
• Must be able to read and write the English language.Physical Demands:
• Twisting/turning upper and lower body.
• May be required to climb ladders and stairwells.
• May be required to work at heights.
• May be required to wear a respirator.
• Lifting, carrying and pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds.Environmental Conditions:
• May work in cramped, confined spaces.
• May work in fog, dark, and other visibility limiting conditions common to the North Slope.
• May be exposed to fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases.
• Irregular working hours.
• Arctic environment including low temperatures, high wind, icing, plenty of moisture.
• Predominantly working outdoors; may be on slippery/uneven ground.
• Frequent hazards include hypothermia, heat stress, pinch points, sprains, strains, slips, falls, concussive impacts, and lifting injuries.Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Applicants may be subject to a random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification.

In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance ( is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

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.If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check.

All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.+ 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)