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    Summary

    This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to October 12, 2021.

    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

    Serves as Division Director in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The mission of the Division of Ocean Sciences is to enable fundamental research in most areas of the infrastructure, and education to advance understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and ocean basins, including their interactions with people and the integrated ocean system. These activities provide knowledge critical to addressing many of our nation’s most pressing challenges involving ocean processes. OCE supports and promotes collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse scientific and educational community, including international efforts. The Division works with the U.S. ocean sciences academic community to direct funding towards advancing the frontiers of knowledge, developing the next generation of researchers, and enhancing the public’s understanding of ocean sciences.

    The Division Director provides leadership and management to the Division’s programs and assists the GEO Assistant Director in carrying out Directorate-wide responsibilities such as the preparation of budget submission for Congress, oversight and management of Division budgets, and recruitment of scientific staff. The incumbent also supervises and provides leadership and guidance to administrative and support personnel within the Division. Externally, the Division Director represents OCE in a variety of NSF-wide and interagency activities related to research and education, and in interactions with the community.

    The successful candidate will possess an established record of significant achievement in research administration as well as leadership responsibility in academe, industry, or government. In addition to having a strong record of research and education accomplishments within his or her technical communities, the Division Director must be experienced and competent in technical, financial, and administrative management. He/she must work well with people, be an effective communicator, and act as a mentor to continuously develop the diversity of talent and skills of his or her colleagues at all levels.

    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/606683400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.