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United States Antarctic Program   South Pole Station, Antarctica

Retail Supervisor

Governance, NGO, Public sector
West Antarctic region
2 weeks ago

Currently seeking a Retail Supervisor (South Pole Station) – Responsible for the day to day operations of the South Pole Station store, including but not limited to the daily stocking of store merchandise, opening/closing of store for business and handling cash through point of sale. Oversees the movement, sorting, and distribution of mail at South Pole Station, Antarctica. Performs a variety of detailed accounting duties in accordance with standard accounting procedures with minimal supervision and guidance


Responsible for store warehousing operations including all phases of receiving, issuing, storing, inspecting and providing accountability for ASC controlled materials.

Ensures that all inventory is received, tracked and verified at time of delivery.

Ensures that store and its merchandise are maintained in a professional and eye appealing condition.

Ensures stock on hand is replenished as required to meet daily demand of merchandise.

Assists in the creation of displays and advertisement to maximize sales of store merchandise.

Issues any transfers stock from warehouse location to store as required.

Responsible for point of sale items, accurately rings up all sales and counts cash drawer following sales periods.

Responsible for accurately maintaining accuracy of Point of Sales system, in collaboration with Station Services Assistant

Responsible for maintaining an accurate physical inventory

Responsible for monthly inventory, weekly spot checks and bi-annual physical inventory of all store merchandise.

Collaborates with Station Services Assistant on any sales or donations prior to those activities happening

Maintains open hours for the McMurdo population of at least half of total hours available, Station Services Assistant will provide hours of operation. Hours may vary based on station needs.

Reduces physical inventory quantities to prescribed levels based on stock demands and historical data.

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 South Pole APO.

Controls, secures, and sells all postal stamp stocks and stamped paper necessary for the South Pole APO

Processes and records all United Postal Service insurance claims.

Prepares and reviews financial reports, letters, messages, forms, documentation, and source material for proper administration and accounting procedures for the efficient operation of the South Pole Station APO as required.

Oversees and trains mailroom personnel as needed.

Performs the sorting, receipt, and distribution of mail at South Pole Station, Antarctica.

Provides a directory service for all misrouted mail and mail addressed to personnel no longer at South Pole Station.

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

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

Will occasionally need to lift 50-70 lbs. Will frequently need to lift 40 lbs. Constantly moving 20-30 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.

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

Performs duties in support of Infrastructure and Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).

Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position’s work activities.

Scheduled a minimum of two days per week to assist with food services operations, to include weekly food pulls and working in the dish room.

Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.

Performs other duties as required.


High School Graduate or GED.


Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica. Valid driver’s license required.


Minimum of two years experience in customer retail point of sales, handling and accountability of cash required. Basic computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases are required. Previous work with Station Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.


US citizenship or permanent residency required.



United States Antarctic Program