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    This position is located in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and is located in Alexandria, VA. The Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section is responsible for planning, budgeting, and overseeing the science support, infrastructure, operations, and logistics support for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

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    The Business Manager provides day-to-day oversight of business operations for the AIL Section.  The major duties of this position include 1) regularly evaluating existing business processes for clarity, quality, and continuous improvement; 2) ensuring processes are well-documented and in alignment with NSF policies and procedures and; 3)  serving as the Audit Manager for the USAP. The employee works within a diverse section that is composed of program managers, Antarctic station managers, DoD liaison officers, contract personnel, polar coordination specialist, and support staff. 

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Business Manager will be responsible for the following:

    Developing and documenting all policies and procedures for effective and consistent business management of USAP, ensuring they are in alignment with NSF policies and procedures.

    Serving as the Contracting Officer’s Representative for the Antarctic Support Contractor (ASC).

    Ensuring the completion of audit remediation activities for prior year NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits.

    Ensuring appropriate integration between the OPP financial oversight support contractor and the ASC in activities related to the financial statement audit.

    Providing audit management for ongoing audits.

    Reviewing reports in areas related to business processes and OIG audits to recommend corrective actions that are considered authoritative and serves an expert in the field.

    May serve as a member of the Performance Evaluation Committee (PEC) for the principal USAP support contract.


    • Auditing
    • Cost Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Information Systems/Network Security
    • Internal Controls
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Strategic Thinking

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582160200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.