UIC Alaska

Arctic Safety Specialist - UIC Science

Health & Safety
Location : Location
Travel Requirement
25% - 50%


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only 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.


The UIC Science Arctic Safety Specialist manages all aspects of the UIC Science health, safety and environmental program. This position ensures a safe operating environment for UIC Science employees and clients to meet regulatory, company, and client expectations. The Arctic Safety Specialist is responsible for data entry and maintenance of a training database, record keeping, and reporting related to all job functions. This position will require time in the field away from home.


Essential Functions

  • Manages operational safety in Utqiaġvik, remote Alaska locations, and coastal and inland waters.
  • Develops safety standard operating procedures.
  • Inspects and maintains facilities for OSHA compliance.
  • Trains team members in safe operating protocols.
  • Arranges team safety trainings and maintains records of certifications.
  • Oversees proper storage of hazardous goods and shipping/receiving of hazardous materials.
  • Provides snowmobile and ATV training curriculum to clients.
  • Develops curriculum and conducts Arctic Field Training to clients and UIC personnel.
  • Conducts client pre-deployment safety orientations.
  • Adjusts orientation materials as necessary to meet changing internal and client requirements.
  • Maintains records of insurance and registration for fleet vehicles.
  • Prepares reports and presents safety updates to clients.
  • Works closely with UIC Science Facilities Manager, Facilities Maintenance Technician, Laboratory Manager, and Project Managers.
  • Provides logistical and administrative support as requested.
  • Maintains training material library.
  • Performs and oversees data entry for training and facilities databases.
  • Maintains and provides quality control for training, training records and documentation.
  • Maintains Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Binders in all facilities and adjust as necessary.
  • Maintains Site Specific Safety Plans for UIC Science.
  • Facilitates and completes project risk assessments for each supported project.
  • Maintains project safety files on the SharePoint site.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts. To receive and respond to instructions/assignments, must be able to read, write and speak English. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team


Required Experience:

  • High School diploma required
  • Associates or Bachelor degree in safety related field preferred
  • 5 years experience working in remote and extreme weather environments
  • Experience operating snowmachines and ATVs
  • Experience working in Indigenous Communities
  • Experience with facilities maintenance and management preferred


Physical Demands:

    • Must be able to lift up to 15 to 25 pounds 
    • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
    • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically
    • Occasional field work and deployment to remote locations may be required.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Important Notice

Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

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.

UIC 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. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V





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