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    Summary

    NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is currently seeking interested candidates for the Director of Science position. The position is responsible for providing executive leadership, strategic formulation, and management for a Directorate engaged in the Agency's astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary sciences, biological sciences and Earth science programs.

    **This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date to Friday, 5/08/2020.**

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides executive leadership, strategic formulation, and management for a Directorate engaged in the Agency's astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary sciences, biological sciences and Earth science programs.
    • Plans, directs and coordinates all aspects of the ARC Science activities. Leads the Directorate in conducting basic and applied research, technology development, and flight project development and operations for NASA programs.
    • Defines the overall strategic initiatives, and broadly defines the scientific and technical portfolio of the Directorate.
    • Periodically assesses the scientific and technical portfolio of the Science Directorate against metrics and programmatic considerations and adjusts strategy and tactical plans accordingly.
    • Establishes and maintains advocacy and relations with partner Organizations across the Center with partner organizations at other NASA Centers; with sponsoring stakeholders at Agency Headquarters, and with industry and international partners.
    • Participates with the Center Director, Center Deputy Director, and other Organizational Directors in planning the overall scope, nature, and direction of the Center's research and development programs.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565004700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.