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applying for any positions, resumes may be emailed to the address below with the
following stipulation: Resumes may be rejected by our spam filters unless the subject
line contains the job position information as indicated.
We recommend (hint!) that if sending your resume as an email attachment - it would
help to use your LastNameFirstInitial as the title of the file. Ensure that you have
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Your resume can be faxed to 907- 455 - 8069 or mailed to Avalon Development, attn:
AV-Jobs 2018, PO Box 80268, Fairbanks, Alaska 99708 or emailed to: avalon2 [at]
avalonalaska [dot] com
What Is It Like In The Field?
These are no-nonsense geology orientated field positions in remote and occasionally
isolated exploration camps. It’s not all fun and sunshine out there… Individuals
will be expected to work in inclement weather (mud, rain, snow, sleet, hail). You
will be working around heavy duty mechanical equipment (dozers, backhoes, front-end
loaders), and aviation equipment (helicopters, float planes and cargo planes). Work
in Southeast Alaska usually involves water craft (cargo vessels, tugs, small 2-4
person boats and rafts). You will be using a variety of project and camp support
equipment (4-wheelers, chainsaws, rock saws and shovels). If employed as a senior
geologist, junior geologist or geotechnician, you will be working in a variety of
topographic settings (mountains, steep slopes and glaciers). Your duties may require
you to carry a pack containing gear and samples weighing up to 50 lbs. You will be
working with people from a variety of social backgrounds and from all aspects of
life. Individuals will be expected to develop a cooperative spirit in field operations.
Flexibility is a key component because project needs vary due to changing project
focus or on-site mineral discoveries or equipment breakdowns. Leave any "attitude"
at home and realize you must become part of a total team effort.
What Will My Work Schedule Be?
The embedded camp cost per person as well as the short time limit of the Alaskan
summer dictates that field work continues every day until project demobilization.
General work schedules vary with client requests and assigned duties, however 10-12
hours per day, every day for a minimum of 15 days extending to as much as 45 days
without a break would be considered normal in the exploration industry. Days off
usually occur only after a project demobilizes. On longer duration projects, days
off are tentatively considered based upon such variables as helicopter work loads,
maintenance schedules, camp moves and extremely harsh weather.
What is Camp Life Like?
Camp conditions and size are dictated by the scope and budget of the project. Personnel
living accommodations may vary between a small single-person tent or sharing a weatherport/cabin
with up to 3 other individuals. In smaller tent camps (spike camps), it is assumed
that you will share in the normal day to day camp operations (cooking, cleaning,
daily geo-prep, etc.) while in the larger project camps, an experienced cook and
camp labor are usually available. Camp food is unusually plentiful and of excellent
quality. Camp supplies are restocked on a regular basis. Occasionally, some project
operations are located in small towns, in which case you'll be sharing a motel room
and eating at the local diner.