Jobs: Avalanche Forecast and Control Specialist

Friday, July 26, 2019

Note: not located in Shoreline

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an exciting opportunity for an Avalanche Forecast and Control Specialist for the South Central Region.

The Highway Avalanche Forecaster along with the Forecast and Control Team manage snow and avalanche related risks on Snoqualmie Pass, Chinook Pass, and White Pass to ensure the traveling public and businesses have access to all roadways and highways managed by WSDOT for safe travel during winter seasons.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced skier with a strong background in avalanche forecasting, mitigation, and weather instrumentation.

The selected individual will also have a desire to apply a variety of skills including triggering avalanches with explosives and ski cutting techniques, data management and instrumentation experience, and alpine ski touring.

The incumbent to this position is expected to consider personal, co-worker, and public safety as the first and foremost objective during the planning and performance of all activities in connection with work assignments.

Please Note: This position is career seasonal with a reoccurring appointment up to ten (10) months annually.


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