Leidos has an opening for a South Pole Winter Site Manager. The position will deploy to the South Pole Station, Antarctica, for 13 months and serve as the senior site lead during the 9 months of the austral winter.
Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position.
The position will be performed remotely for 3-4 months for pre-deployment planning before deploying for the 13-month on-site assignment at South Pole Station. This is a Seasonal Contract position of up to 20 months from April 2023 to November 2024.
This position requires successful completion of physical and dental examinations required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements will result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.
The standard work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week in Denver, 54 hours per week when deployed to Antarctica. (Monday through Saturday, 9 hours per day.)
The South Pole Winter Site Manager will assist the South Pole Area Management in the day-to-day management of Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during austral summer (4 months), before becoming the senior leader on site for the full austral winter season (9 months).
Leading day-to-day site operations during the austral winter. This includes conflict resolution; de-conflicting resources; ensuring operational schedules are met and tasking is completed.
Responsible for coordinating and tracking the final selection process for winter personnel and organizing & coordinating pre-deployment team building & emergency response trainings for winter-over staff.
Provides station leadership & management, and serves as the senior on-site point of contact for all activities at South Pole Station during the austral winter season.
Serves as the main liaison between the on-site staff and the various functional leads at Denver ASC headquarters.
Ensures that winter personnel provide responsive and appropriate levels of support to all program participants at South Pole Station during the austral winter.
Plans & leads station emergency response program, on-site training and emergency response teams.
Interacts, as appropriate, with National Science Foundation representatives, science grantees, military, aircraft contractors and other support entities.
Other duties may include: Environmental Safety and Health, Finance or other responsibilities.
Typical Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 10 years of professional experience; or 8 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree. Leadership experience must include the demonstrated ability to work with and independently manage a diverse, skilled work force. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage conflict resolution and problem solve operational & logistics issues is required. Leadership experience at remote locations is highly desirable. Polar experience is desirable.
Pay Range:Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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