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    The Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA) manages the research programs, laboratories, and the financial, administrative, operational and coordination functions required to support the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) mission. The Office collaborates with climate program managers and Line Offices to ensure the effectiveness of OAR’s research and the transition of research to applications in support of NOAA’s mission.

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    The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration (DAA P&A) leads OAR research programs, grant programs, and the administrative, financial, policy, human resources, planning, evaluation, international affairs, communication, and equal employment opportunity (EEO) functions within the Office. The incumbent fully shares in the management of the Office and acts in the AA's absence to complete duties, such as, but not limited to: 

    1. Overseeing research grant programs to ensure that; processes efficiently and effectively extends to the most qualified parties in accordance with appropriate regulations; awards grants that fully support NOAA’s mission objectives and ensures that grant funded research results fully document the programmatic contribution of the investment.
    2. Directly leading/managing/evaluating research programs to ensure; effective and efficient execution of program operations; scientific/technical direction of operations is fully responsive to and supports national/agency needs, and; research results and data are effectively communicated.
    3. Responsibility for determining future organizational directions; setting priorities on current and future research and allocation resources.
    4. Providing policy-level authoritative representation to intergovernmental, national, and international councils and meetings concerning NOAA interests in the areas of oceanic and atmospheric science and technology. This includes the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, National Academies of Science and Engineering, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, State, Interior, and others.
    5. Undertaking special assignments to develop and recommend new or modified policies and programs in areas of a complex scientific and politically sensitive nature in collaboration with the Under Secretary, Assistant Secretaries, Deputy Under Secretary, and Chief Scientist.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be 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/607250200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.