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    The Division of Polar Programs (PLR) is seeking candidates for a Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager to work within the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section (AIL), Arlington VA. The mission of AIL is to provide infrastructure, logistics, and operational support for the United States' year round presence in Antarctica including maintenance and operation of three year round research stations, extensive laboratory and computing capabilities for research, icebreaking research ships, and air transport to support the U.S. research mission.

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    The Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager has overall responsibility for minor facilities project management and facilities maintenance at USAP. This position has responsibility for working closely with other AIL managers responsible for logistics, operations, science support and information technology.

    As a General Engineer in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section, you will be responsible for:

    1. Working with contracted architectural and engineering firms, the NSF Antarctic Support Contractor (ASC), and/or other Federal agencies that can provide engineering, technical analysis, oversight, and other construction management expertise. The responsibility is especially challenging because the continent lacks indigenous sources of services, labor, and materials. Moreover, the design and engineering criteria for facilities must meet the requirements imposed by the extreme environments encountered.

    2. Directing, coordinating and reviewing the activities of U.S. Government technical consultants (primarily representing PACDIV, a Naval engineering command; and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory) and civilian contractors and consultants performing facilities-related requirements studies, conceptual and architectural designs, engineering analyses, site evaluation, cost and schedule estimating, procurement and transportation of materials and construction. In addition, overseeing the development and implementation of facilities construction plans and developing renovation requirements. These functions must be coordinated and monitored to ensure the orderly and logical sequencing of events that results in a safe, efficient and cost-effective infrastructure that meets the objectives, budgets and logistics constraints of the USAP.

    3. Overseeing and performing facilities inspections and acceptance on behalf of the US government and issue occupancy certificates in accordance with the NSF A-123 process. Providing input to annual financial statement audit activities and reviewing contractor-furnished reports on real property depreciation and deferred maintenance activities.

    The Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager monitors maintenance activities to ensure that all Antarctic buildings, utilities and other infrastructure provide reliable daily service, and are maintained efficiently and cost-effectively. The incumbent will also be responsible for evaluating, prioritizing, and integrating facilities requirements into annual and long-range plans; overseeing project execution; conducting and arranging for proper inspection of construction projects; conducitng acceptance of completed facilities on behalf of the US government; and advising the Director, AIL, of significant achievements, new trends, and developments or potential problems related to construction management and facilities maintenance for the USAP.

    The Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for periodically deploying to Antarctica to perform oversight responsibilities, and may also serve as the National Science Foundation Representation, Antarctica (NSFREP).

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    Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

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