EAO/JCMT Telescope System Specialist I

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
East Asian Observatory
Street Line 1: 
660 N A'ohoku Place
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The East Asian Observatory (EAO) of Hilo, Hawai’i, is looking for an addition to the team operating the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) near the summit of Maunakea. This is a Regular, Full-Time, Non-Civil service position with the EAO, through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i (RCUH).

The JCMT is at almost 14,000 feet and during these night shifts (average thirteen (13) hour shifts for periods of five to six (5–6) days) the post holder will be away from home, staying in accommodation near the 9,000 ft. level at Hale Pohaku. Must be able to pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination and maintain proof of high altitude clearance and possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED; both must be maintained throughout duration of employment.

The successful applicant will operate the JCMT related computers, instruments and sub-systems to help obtain high-quality astronomy data. The position requires technical, scientific, and logistical support to astronomers before, during, and after their observing runs, and assistance with their data analysis. The post holder will work independently at a remote site with responsibility for the observatory for that operational shift and have authority and responsibility for the safety of personnel at the site. The position requires the post holder to interpret, assess, advise and carry out instructions from international visiting scientists, engineers and technicians, some of whom may be unfamiliar with the facility and Maunakea. No experience required, training will be provided. 

For full job details and how to apply using the ID number 18190, go the EAO or RCUH employment page.

Closig Date: 24 May 2018

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Director of Human Resources
Research Corp of the UH
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
East Asian Observatory
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Susan O'Neal
EAO/JCMT Telescope System Specialist I (#18190)