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The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay. Competitive status is not required, veteran's preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee's background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.
This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.
The Section Head, Antarctic Sciences Section, a senior member of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) management team, is responsible to the Office Director for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted program funds for the Section. The incumbent provides leadership to the Section, which supports the discipline-based programs Antarctic glaciology, astrophysics and geospace sciences, ocean and atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, and organisms and ecosystems, as well as programs for Antarctic integrated system science and for instrumentation and research facilities. The incumbent guides the Section in formulating and implementing its research objectives and manages its administrative, fiscal and personnel aspects. The incumbent also works in close collaboration with the Section Heads for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics and Polar Environment, Safety and Health in implementing research objectives requiring an Antarctic presence, and with the Section head for Arctic Sciences in supporting research activities occurring at both poles.
Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory completion of a physical examination according to the standards used for the USAP's medical/dental screening for travel to Antartica.
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