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Amentum Firefighter Lieutenant in Antarctica

Trains for and responds to emergencies. Controls and extinguishes aircraft, structures, and other fires to protect people, resources and the environment. Supervise firefighters that drive and operates a range of fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.

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

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

  • 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.

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Fire Officer I.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Firefighter I & II.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Airport Fire Fighter.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Level.

  • CPR Certification.

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS): ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800.

  • Four years previous full time firefighting experience, volunteer experience or paid on-call time.

  • At least two of the four years’ experience must be in a supervisory role or two years as a Firefighter with the Antarctic Fire Department.

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Physical activities to include lifting up to the safety regulation maximum, climbing, crawling and dragging hose. Duties will be performed indoors and outdoors, and work may be performed in a variety of weather conditions including severe cold, wind, and limited visibility.


  • Associate of Science degree in Fire Science.

  • EMT-B or higher.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Fire Inspector I.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD, or State Certified Fire Instructor I.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD or State Certified Driver Operator Pumper / Mobile Water Supply.

  • IFSAC, Pro-Board/DoD or State Certified Driver Operator ARFF.

  • Previous USAP experience.

Physical and/or Other Requirements :

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods

  • Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica

  • Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer

  • Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF

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

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.

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

  • Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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