Division Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
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National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

Serves as Division Director in the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The mission of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences is to enable fundamental research as well as to support relevant infrastructure and education that advances understanding of the behavior of the earth’s atmosphere and its interactions with the sun. Included are studies of the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of earth’s upper and lower atmosphere and its space environment, research on climate processes and variations and studies to understand the natural global cycles of gases and particles in earth’s atmosphere. The Division also provides support for participation by the United States scientific community in international scientific research endeavors, such as the World Climate Research Program.

The Division works with individual grants and at national research facilities, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and with the U.S. atmospheric sciences academic community to direct funding towards advancing the frontiers of knowledge, developing the next generation of researchers, and enhancing the public’s understanding of atmospheric sciences.

The Division Director provides leadership and management to the Division’s programs, assist the Assistant Director in carrying out Directorate-wide responsibilities such as the preparation of budget submission for Congress, provides oversight and management of the Division budgets, and oversees the recruitment of scientific staff. The incumbent also supervises and provides leadership and guidance to administrative and support personnel within the Division. Externally, the Division Director represents the Division in a variety of NSF-wide and interagency activities related to research and education, and in interactions with the community.

The successful candidate will possess an established record of significant achievement in research administration as well as leadership responsibility in academe, industry, or government. In addition to having a strong record of research and education accomplishments within his or her technical communities, the Division Director must be experienced and competent in technical, financial, and administrative management. He/she must work well with people, be an effective communicator, and act as a mentor to continuously develop the diversity of talent and skills of his or her colleagues at all levels.

Appointment to this Senior Executive Service position may be on a career basis, or on a one- to three-year limited-term basis, with a salary range of $172,508 to $191,600. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. The job opportunity announcement (GEO-EXEC-2020-0006) with position requirements and application procedures may be viewed at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581186000. Applications must be received by November 13, 2020.

NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.


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