[ES_JOBS_NET] Head, Atmosphere Section at the National Science Foundation
Gannet.Hallar at dri.edu
Tue Sep 17 16:00:07 MDT 2013
Dear Colleague Letter – Head, Atmosphere Section, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Employment Opportunity
DATE: September 9, 2013
The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Head of the Atmosphere Section, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS). 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 $155,500 to $172,373. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions.
The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) supports three sections that provide research to add new understanding of the behavior of the earth's atmosphere and its interactions with the sun, including, 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 Atmosphere Section supports five programs that include Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics, Paleoclimate, and Physical and Dynamic Meteorology.
The incumbent serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of lower atmosphere research. Responsible to the Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, for the overall planning, management, and commitment of budgeted funds for the Section. The incumbent also serves as the Division’s primary expert concerning research priorities and program development within the domain of the lower atmoshpere.
The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Section, including developing and executing management plans for assigned projects and evaluating and ensuring the effective use of Section staff and resources in achieving organizational goals. He/she also develops and maintains effective liaison with officials in the scientific community; other federal, state, and local governments; and the private sector to represent Foundation and Division activities and interests and represents the Division on committees, boards, and panels in areas of expertise.
1. Leading Change. Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People. Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results-Driven Leadership. Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen. Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions. Demonstrated ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector l organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
1. Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience, or a combination of education and equivalent experience in atmospheric sciences.
2. Substantial research contributions and strong evidence of scholarship and leadership in the atmospheric sciences, as evidenced in publications and other professional contributions.
3. Demonstrated broad knowledge of diverse fields of atmospheric sciences.
4. Knowledge of grant and contract administration, fiscal management, and budget preparation with experience in scientific research support.
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will not be considered.
Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution
Application Instructions: You may view the vacancy announcement AGS-2013-0015 for this position at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/349768600
Please submit a current CV accompanied by a cover letter or supplemental statement that addresses the qualification requirements of the position. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement, and should be transmitted electronically to execsrch at nsf.gov <mailto:execsrch at nsf.gov> or mailed or delivered to the following address:
National Science Foundation
Executive Personnel and Visiting Personnel Branch
Division of Human Resource Management
4201 Wilson Boulevard Room 315
Arlington, VA 22230
General inquiries should be directed to:
Email: execsrch at nsf.gov
Dr. Michael Morgan
Division Director, GEO/AGS
NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that
reflects the diversity of our nation.
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment: This position may be filled under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of state and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period of up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides funding toward the assignee's salary and benefits. Further information regarding IPA positions is available at http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/rotators/ipa.jsp.
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