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    The incumbent serves as the Director of the Earth Science Division (ESD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), reporting to the Associate Administrator (AA). The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of ESD's annual budget of approximately $1.9 billion.

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    • Supports the SMD AA in providing the overall guidance, strategy, focus advocacy, and budget for NASA's Science Program. The Earth Science Division has an annual budget of approximately $1.9 billion.
    • Provides support in determining and presenting the ESD program to NASA senior management, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other Executive Office stakeholders, and Congress.
    • Leads a division of approximately 75 people, including scientists, engineers, and administrative professionals who help plan and manage NASA's Earth Science Program, consistent with and leveraging interagency and international activities.
    • Provides scientific and technical leadership required to guide implementation of relevant activities and flight projects at the NASA Field Centers, other Government research laboratories, academia, and private industry.
    • Ensures an effective and innovative portfolio of research and analysis of Earth observation data and dissemination of results of the studies to the scientific community and general public.
    • Serves as a liaison with the scientific and applications communities through advisory committees and other entities (e.g., National Academies of Sciences).
    • Manages the ESD organization at NASA Headquarters including selection of employees, assignment of duties, evaluation of employee performance, planning of employee training, and recommendation of awards, promotions, discipline, and adverse actions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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