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    The Director. Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML), of the Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL), an element of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leads a global research effort to monitor observe, and understand the forces of climate change, the atmospheric constituents causing depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer and the baseline levels of atmospheric constituents important for air quality.

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    The Director, Global Monitoring Laboratory, is a key OAR leader for the research-performing staff of GML. The Director is responsible for effectively carrying out a variety of duties important for the monitoring duties of GML that lead to a stronger operational and information service expected of NOAA. Such as, but not limited to the following activities:

    (a) Leading and managing research, technical development, and operational activities of GML: The Director is responsible for providing expert scientific and technical direction to the conceptual development, implementation, and management of an integrated, sound and effective program that is responsive to identified national and agency needs for the study of environmental processes that have impact on modifying climate or affecting the ozone layer. In addition to planning, the Director, GML, is responsible for organizing. directing, coordinating and evaluating the operation of the laboratories, providing general guidance to scientific program managers; exploiting new and promising lines of research; appraising the progress of missions; administering resources in accordance with priorities set by the PPBES process; and authorizing and conducting negotiations with other agencies for compatible scientific investigations.

    (b) Maintaining research leadership capabilities:  In addition to her or his GML overall scientific leadership and research management responsibilities, the incumbent also personally carries out research or research-related activities required to maintain the intellectual standing necessary for success in this leadership position. This requirement could include some appropriate level of personal research, national or international program leadership, appropriate professional society service, or assessments of scientific results or technical achievements for decision makers.

    (c) Helping address NOAA Goals and long-term strategic planning: The incumbent will exercise scientific leadership in overseeing the direction and content of GML research as it contributes to NOAA goals, in particular the Climate and the Weather and Water Goals.

    (d) Providing scientific information for decision-support: The Director encourages active participation by GML scientists in the preparation of international climate and ozone layer assessments, for example the IPCC climate reports and the WMO/UNEP ozone depletion reports. In addition, GML is involved in research that contributes to Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis Assessment Reports. The Director encourages GML scientists to produce these assessments as scheduled, working with the scientists as necessary. The Director serves as a spokesperson for GML among top-level scientists of other agencies leading to the identification of significant research projects and the establishment of objectives.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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