[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Advisor for Climate Research, NOAA, Boulder, CO
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
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Boulder, COView Map <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/388916400#>
Silver Spring, MDView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
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
* Represents the Director, CPO at intramural and extramural scientific
forums dealing with efforts to enhance climate research programs and
* 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.*
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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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