[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Advisor for Climate Research, NOAA, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Dec 12 12:06:32 MST 2014


*Job Title:*Senior Advisor for Climate Research

*Department:*Department Of Commerce

*Agency:*National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

*Job Announcement Number:*OAR-ARL-2015-0001


	$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year


	Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Wednesday, January 21, 2015




	Full-Time - Permanent




	1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Boulder, COView Map <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/388916400#>
Silver Spring, MDView Map 


	All qualified United States citizens






The Senior Advisor for Climate Research is a Senior Level (SL) position 
located in the Climate Program Office (CPO), OAR, NOAA, and provides the 
primary scientific leadership for climate research, applications and 
services across NOAA.

CPO was created in October 2005, incorporating the Office of Global 
Programs, the Arctic Research Office, and the Climate Observations and 
Services program, and it coordinates climate activities across all NOAA. 
The CPO provides NOAA a focal point for its climate activities, a 
foundation for cross-agency cooperative scientific activities; seeks to 
develop a broader user community for climate products and services, 
leads NOAA climate education and outreach activities, and coordinates 
national and international climate activities.

This is a career SL position and once hired the employee will be in the 
competitive service. SL pay is commensurate with qualifications. 
Veteran's preference is applicable to SL positions.

*Only one (1) candidate will be selected from this announcement to fill 
this position. Duty location will either be Colorado or Maryland.*


  * U.S. Citizenship
  * Background investigation and/or security clearance is required.
  * One year probationary period may be required.



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As the Senior Advisor for Climate Research, the incumbent serves as a 
science advisor for the CPO and seeks to coordinate and integrate 
research across NOAA's portfolio of climate-related programs to enhance 
the effectiveness of NOAA in meeting climate mission goals of describing 
and understanding climate extremes, variability and change so that 
society is able to plan and respond. Coordinating and integrating 
climate-related research requires a solid science and technology 
foundation, along with access to diverse information from across a wide 
array of public and private entities. The incumbent requires a broad 
scientific background, in addition to knowledge and leadership skills, 
as the basis for developing effective, crosscutting climate research 
activities. The incumbent is responsible for the following:

  * Provides strategic advice and overall scientific leadership for
    program activities in CPO, with a focus on coordinating and
    integrating climate research and services across NOAA.

  * Facilitates improvements in NOAA's ability to serve the Nation's
    needs for climate information through participation in relevant
    intra- and interagency committees, as well as national and
    international organizations.

  * Represents the Director, CPO at intramural and extramural scientific
    forums dealing with efforts to enhance climate research programs and
    scientific activities.

  * Focuses on developing tools and capabilities that improve the
    productivity, quality, dissemination, and efficiency of climate
    research, assessments and services to advance the objectives of the CPO.

  * Through broad scientific knowledge and leadership skills,
    facilitates interagency or international projects or activities
    aimed at advancing climate research and applications objectives
    through cross-disciplinary approaches.

  * Serves as a spokesperson for agency departmental and/or interagency
    efforts to enhance NOAA/OAR CPO visibility and effectiveness through
    its programs and scientific activities.

  * Formulates strategies and recommendations relevant to making sound
    policy and management decisions regarding mission-related research

  * Leads special interagency /international projects/activities
    including cross-CPO, end-to-end, integrated information services
    development, in close coordination with the CPO Director

This position is responsible for affecting the planning and integration 
of research and development programs that support and enhance both 
current and future NOAA services. This requires maintaining awareness of:

  * Climate-related research, assessments, and mission-related issues
    influenced by climate, extremes, variability and change across the
  * Extramural research and development programs that complement and
    extend in-house efforts; and
  * Mechanisms to transfer results from these efforts to NOAA and NOAA
    partners, as appropriate.

This position fosters scientific excellence and technical leadership 
that enables improvements in NOAA's services, and it also promotes 
changes in direction to meet the opportunities and problems of tomorrow. 
Additionally, this position provides sound scientific information for 
policy and resource management decisions based on research in coastal, 
marine, atmospheric, climate and space sciences through NOAA's 
laboratories and program offices, as well as through networks of 
university-based programs across the country. The results of the 
incumbent's work provide sound technological and scientific information 
on which to base improvements in NOAA's science, services, and products 
that foster NOAA's evolving environmental and economic mission.


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Veterans Information- Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. 
Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be 
eligible for veteran' preference. To claim veterans' preference, 
veterans should provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release 
or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof. Veterans with service 
connected disability and others claiming 10-point preference will need 
to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.

Basic Requirements for 1301:

1. Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an 
accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 
degree in: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 
24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science 
such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.*OR*

2. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to 
one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester 
hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus 
appropriate experience or additional education.

*Must meet all requirements prior to the closing date of this announcement.*


All applicants will be evaluated by a panel to determine the degree to 
which they possess the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications 
(PTQs). To be rated and considered for this position, applicants are 
requested to fully describe their experience in each of the following 
PTQs.*When addressing the PTQs, please use the first person as you 
assess and describe your qualifications. PTQ Documentation should be 
attached under "Writing Example One" once you have completed the online 
questionnaire. Note: Responses to PTQs must not exceed 3 pages, 12 point 
font (1 page per PTQ).*

 1. Broad experience in scientific/technical program planning,
    development, and integration, which involved identifying and
    defining customer and program requirements, developing program
    and/or policy objectives, evaluating processes and delivery options
    and determining final courses of action.
 2. Experience in intra- and interagency research program analysis
    and/or development at the senior level for the development and
    upgrading of research initiatives/activities
 3. Senior level experience and demonstrated leadership ability to
    conceive, design, direct, and evaluate theoretical and experimental
    atmospheric, oceanographic, polar and terrestrial programs of a
    complex and large scale nature and ability to transition
    demonstrated research results to an operational environment.

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