UIC Alaska

Field Technician - UMIAQ Environmental, LLC

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Travel Requirement
10% - 25%


Field Technician



UMIAQ Environmental, LLC (UMIAQ Environmental) is an independent Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, subsidiary company of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies. UMIAQ Environmental provides a comprehensive suite of environmental consulting services. Our staff has decades of combined experience working in locations throughout Alaska.


We offer federal and state permitting services, environmental assessments (EAs), emergency response plans, and several additional services that complement natural resource exploration activities.


UMIAQ Environmental also conducts baseline environmental studies, Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, the implementation and management of environmental sampling (e.g., soil, surface water, groundwater, soil gas, indoor/outdoor air, etc.), and remediation of contaminated sites and management of hazardous waste.


UMIAQ Environmental is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments where we conduct operations. 


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.

UMIAQ Environmental’ s main office is in Anchorage, Alaska and employs talented professional, technical, and seasonal staff to lead projects throughout Alaska 


This position is a full-time position located in Anchorage or Utqiagvik, Alaska.

The Field Technician will be working in the field 80% of their time and must of have strong organization skills to coordinate travel schedules for field activities to complete compliance requirements including reports and deliverables for the North Slope Borough (NSB) Department of Public Works (DPW).  


The field technician should have prior experience working in remote Alaska and with tanks.  The field technician will complete regulatory inspections of tanks, secondary containment, and pipeline inspections required for the 8 NSB village SPCC Plans and enter the information into a database. UMIAQ Environmental will develop a field inspection schedule that will meet regulatory requirements and deadlines.


Compliance data will be either inputted by UMIAQ field technician or submitted to UMIAQ Environmental to input into the database.

The Field Technicians will be responsible for; arranging for travel to the communities, compliance tracking, field inspection, entering data into the Benchmark database, assist the tank farm personnel with SPCC inspections, track waste and update the inventory as needed.


The field technician will work with NSB DPW and contracted personnel on how to access Benchmark for purposes of viewing tank specific records and action items only. The field technician will be responsible for keeping waste inventory updated and labeled in the software monthly.




Essential Functions         


Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • The position requires travel monthly to 8 North Slope Borough (NSB) villages.
  • Strong computer skills for managing SPCC compliance of tank farms and waste tracking
  • Assist the PM and the Project Staff with associated day-to-day project management and contractual responsibilities.
  • Report writing.
  • Spill Response
  • Compliance data entry
  • Field Inspections
  • Training NSB on database software
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise

  • It is essential that the Field Technician has the ability to work well with people and has demonstrated strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities.
  • Planning, organizing, and prioritizing work load are primary duties.
  • Ability to work methodically and independently
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Work remote

Required Experience     

  • MS Office Suite: Word and Excel
  • Adobe


Preferred Experience    


  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Earth Science, or related field.  Remote field experience with tank farms

Work Environment


  • Outside work
  • Excessive heat > 80o F
  • Excessive cold < 0o F
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, or gases
  • High voltage electricity
  • Walking on slippery, uneven surfaces
  • Working on or around hazardous machinery
  • Ladders, scaffolding, towers, surfaces 4’ to 12’ above ground
  • Stairs
  • Cramped or confined spaces
  • Working alone
  • Remote work sites (no dispensary or hospital)
  • Long and/or irregular hours
  • Stressors



Physical Demands


  • Operation of motor vehicles
  • Driving, riding ATV/UTV
  • Rapid mental and/or muscle coordination
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting, turning upper body
  • Twisting, turning arms, legs
  • Crawling, kneeling, stooping
  • Respirator use: 1/2 Face FF      SAR    SCBA
  • Wear ANSI approved safety footwear
  • Wear safety glasses
  • Wear hard hat
  • Lifting, Carrying, Pushing or Pulling Occasionally
  • Up to 15% of daily hours Frequently
  • Up to 75% of daily hours Continuously
  • Over 75% of daily hours
  • Lifting/Carrying: 05 – 75lbs.
  • Pushing/Pulling: 05 – 50lbs.


Employment Contingencies


Authorized Driver Requirement 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.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs         


All 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.

Important Notice            


Candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, 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.


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. Sec. 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



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