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    Summary

    This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to June 2, 2020.

    Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. for over 70 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is situated in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). Consisting of three sections and Front Office service groups, with a staff of approximately 60, OPP currently manages an annual budget of approximately $600 million. OPP supports research in all areas of fundamental science and engineering in polar regions through research grants and awards to universities and other research organizations. Through OPP, NSF’s Director is staffed to chair the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee as stipulated by the Arctic Research Policy Act of 1982 as amended 1990. Also, through OPP, NSF fulfills the Presidentially mandated role (Presidential Memorandum 6646) of single point coordinator of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) on behalf of all of government. OPP also oversees logistics, infrastructure, and science support needed for the conduct of research in both polar regions. The latter includes technical oversight of sizeable logistics supports contracts with the private sector as well as the enlistment of cost-reimbursable support services by a range of government agencies including the Department of Defense.

    The Executive Officer is a member of the OPP senior management team and participates with the OPP Office Director in providing overall leadership and direction to the staff. The Executive Officer contributes to and maintains knowledge of overall office planning and directions, and is among the senior management team that can act as OPP Office Director in the absence of the incumbent. The Executive Officer coordinates and manages the activities of the Front Office staff who serve the needs of all the OPP Sections and senior management as well as of the Geosciences Directorate and larger Foundation. The Executive Officer has supervisory responsibility for Front Office groups in areas of Environment; Communications, Outreach and Media; Policy; and Program Analysis and Management. The Executive Officer oversees the coordination of OPP's participation in cross-directorate and Agency-wide activities. The Executive Officer contributes organizational guidance and tracking for OPP Advisory Committee activities. The Executive Officer holds clearances (TS/SCI level) in order to fulfill duties for representing the National Science Foundation on polar matters at meetings of the National Security Council and the Civil Applications Committee (CAC) that is hosted by the USGS.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00 - All new SES members serve a one-year probationary period.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565013100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.