Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Recreation/Retail/Post Office
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Postal Clerk (2021/2022)


SEASON:  Austral Summer


LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica


SECTOR/DEPT:  Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica


REPORTS TO:  Postal Supervisor


Currently seeking a Postal Clerk - Oversees the movement, sorting, and distribution of mail at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  Performs a variety of detailed accounting duties in accordance with standard accounting procedures with minimal supervision and guidance.



Follows and applies DOD, USAF, PACAF, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA), Joint Military Postal Activity-PAC (JMPA-PAC), 6005 AIRPS and PACAF AIRPS directives/policies as they pertain to the Military Postal Service (MPS), Air Force postal operations, and financial issues in the PACAF command in support of the McMurdo APO.


Assists customers who need help with filing USPS insurance claims.


Assists Postal Supervisor with preparations for official USAF quarterly audits.


Support of U.S. Air Force and South Pole postal activities as needed. Assists Postal Supervisor with pre-deployment training for South Pole postal supervisor.


Performs the duties of the Postal Supervisor in the latter position's absence.


Performs the sorting, receipt, and distribution of accountable and non-accountable mail at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Scans all mail on arrival and again when it is delivered or becomes Directory Service mail.  Tracking information is uploaded daily on AMPS.


Completes all AMPS training when required by MPSA.


Monitors and maintains current file of bi-monthly USPS Postal Bulletins per DOD.


Provides a Directory Service for all misrouted mail and mail addressed to personnel no longer at McMurdo Station. Maintains a current file of forwarding cards.


Controls USPS and Air Force-owned non-accountable equipment.


Coordinates with the Movement Control Center for outgoing and incoming accountable and non-accountable mail.


Must be able to lift and move 75 lbs.


Ensures compliance with Safety, Environment, Health, and Waste Management policies and procedures.


Interacts with the National Science Foundation, armed forces, and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.


Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place. Ongoing work center cleaning and recycling tasks.


Orders Postal supplies from many different sources, such as MDC, USPS and GSA.  Keeps all inventory records up to date.  Performs complete inventory twice per year.


Orders and maintains all PACAF-required posters and visual aids in the lobby, post office and mailroom.


Maintains a log of all personnel deployed to camps and unit mail departments.  Utilizing the log to ensure that all camp mail is distributed to the proper Unit Mail Clerk (DD285).


Participates in MCI trainings and drill as determined by supervisor.


Trains Unit Mail Clerks and assists them with their duties.  Maintains official Unit Mail Clerk records.


Safeguards all mail to the highest standards of safety, security and privacy.


Follows all current PACAF directives for election mail.


Completes and maintains all PS3849s in compliance with USPS regulations for accountable mail.


When needed, assists Postal Supervisor to prepare all mail for dispatch.


Keeps Safety Log and AF Training Log updated.


Performs other duties as required.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent is required.


CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: AMPs account required or ability to obtain prior to employment. Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica. Valid driver's license required.


EXPERIENCE: Two years of customer service experience required. Basic computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets and databases required. Previous experience with Station Services in Antarctica may be accepted on lieu of minimum experience.


OTHER:  US citizenship and permanent residency required.


Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits are supported by Compass Group.


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