UIC Alaska

Spill Response Coordinator - UMIAQ Environmental

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.


UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission is to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities.  UMIAQ Environmental identifies potentially impacted resources, communities, organizations, and individuals to help define project issues and constraints associated with future development projects and their potential impacts to natural, environmental, and human resources.


UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business.  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.


This dynamic company supports the other UIC Subsidiaries as well as maintains its own project work.  This position is expected to interface heavily with our clients and develop new opportunities.  The Associate Scientist is expected to provide project management as well as project support for other staff.  Our projects range from the oil and gas sector to infrastructure development to planning.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain spill response plans and procedures.
  • Coordinate and lead emergency response efforts for hazardous material spills.
  • Conduct regular training sessions and drills for staff on spill response protocols.
  • Assess spill incidents and determine appropriate response actions.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies, emergency responders, and contractors during spill incidents.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
  • Prepare and submit reports related to spill incidents and response activities.
  • Conduct risk assessments and recommend preventive measures to mitigate spill risks.
  • Maintain inventory and readiness of spill response equipment and materials.
  • Participate in environmental audits and inspections.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, or a related field.
  • Certification in hazardous materials management or emergency response (e.g., HAZWOPER, CHMM) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in spill response, environmental health and safety, or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations and industry standards related to hazardous materials and spill response.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing emergency response plans.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and environmental management software.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

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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