Job Overview


National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information (NESDIS) is looking for great people to manage our world-class operations.  Our satellites monitor US and global weather conditions and we also have three world-class data centers.  The data from NESDIS satellites help save lives and resources. Come be a part of NESDIS!

This position serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the National Coordination Office (NCO) of the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program. The position is organizationally assigned to the Director's Office of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), within the (NESDIS), National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA). NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data, producing numerous climate publications and responding to environment information requests from all over the world.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. 

This position is also being advertised as a Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-4 under announcement number NSDIS-NCDC-2013-0021 (status). You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement.
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.  A one-year probationary period may be required. This is a non-bargaining position. 


In this position, the incumbent will:
  • Coordinate and lead the operational activities in the NCO of the USGCRP, to include the strategic planning, management, and implementation.
  • Develop new strategic directions and goals, as well as build team consensus around emerging scientific and programmatic plans.
  • Oversee interagency coordination across the participating agencies and departments of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, in strategic planning, program implementation and evaluation, annual prioritization, communications, and the development of decision-support resources and tools.
  • Develop work priorities within the NCO, and oversee the financial operations of the office.