Job: Program Director, Arctic Observing Network
Company: ECO Magazine
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Job: Program Director, Arctic Observing Network ECO Posted On
January 8, 2018 Closing Date: 01/29/2018 Salary: $130,692 to
$174,569 per year The NSF is seeking candidate(s) for an Arctic
Observing Network (Program Director) within the Arctic Observing
Network (AON) Program in the Arctic Sciences (ARC) Section,
Division of Polar Programs (PLR), Directorate for Geosciences
(GEO), Alexandria, VA. ARC supports scientific research in the
Arctic, related research, and operational support. Science programs
include disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and broad,
interdisciplinary investigations directed toward both the Arctic as
a region of special scientific interest and a region important to
global systems. The goal of AON is to enhance the environmental
observing infrastructure required for the scientific investigation
of arctic environmental system change and its global connections.
AON encompasses physical, biological, social, cultural, and
economic observations, including indigenous knowledge, of the land,
ocean, atmosphere (troposphere and stratosphere) and social
systems. For more information about ARC, click here .
Responsibilities Duties of the Program Director are guided by the
goals of NSF's Strategic Plan: (1) Transform the Frontiers of
Science and Engineering, (2) Stimulate Innovation and Address
Societal Needs through Research and Education, and (3) Excel as a
Federal Science Agency. The incumbent Program Director will be
knowledgeable in the scientific areas covered by the program and
will help identify emerging opportunities. In addition, the
incumbent will be required to undertake the design, development,
analysis, documentation, management and implementation of programs
and activities within the program and across disciplinary
boundaries. The responsibilities of the Program Director will
include long-range planning for the activities represented by the
program; administration of the merit review process and proposal
recommendations; preparation of press releases, feature articles,
and material describing advances in the research supported; and
coordination with other NSF programs as well as those at other
Federal agencies and organizations. Program Planning and
- Maintain a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the
research and education enterprise either through program, division,
directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.
- Manage program resources so as to provide optimal appropriate
scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the
grant/declination process without conflict-of-interests, and with
balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and
participation of all qualified scientists. Incorporate
cross-directorate responsibilities into program
- Manage an effective, timely merit review process, with
attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools
and insuring participation by women, minorities and disabled
- Provide scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other
programs in NSF, including international programs, other research
programs, and cross-directorate programs.
- Provide leadership to the research community, US interagency
organizations and international research enterprise to establish a
robust scientific framework for observations of the Arctic.
- Advise and assist in the development of short-and-long-range
plans, establishing goals and objectives for research programs.
Plan the budget for the program/programs considering past, present
and future fiscal years, allocate resources within that budget
distributing scarce resources among major competitive programs, and
manage post-award evaluation.
- Control waste, fraud and abuse. Representation, Communication
- Represent the Program, Division and Foundation within the
scientific community, with other NSF Divisions, with other
appropriate agencies and organizations, and with the public,
accurately reflecting NSF policy and positions.
- Create and maintain linkages to other NSF units and other
Federal agencies in pursuit of the overall NSF mission.
- Participate in staff, panel, committee and other meetings,
providing input relevant to Program area and/or Division.
- Pursue affirmative action and EEO goals
- Pursue and/or be responsive to assignment on special projects
and temporary functional teams from across the Foundation to solve
problems, improve staff communication, and effect coordination for
- Contribute ideas and effort to improving the quality of
policies and NSF's performance of the overall mission. Develop
policies and plans for strengthening research and education
programs. Provide information to the community on how NSF is
pursuing its mission and gather data impressions from the community
on the effectiveness of NSF's performance of its mission.
- Prepare and disseminate a variety of informational documents
which may include data on progress being made toward NSF's goals,
trends and opportunities papers, and budget plans. Professional
- Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in Program
and related areas through participation in professional activities.
Maintain familiarity with salient current research developments.
Pursue individual research as workload and travel funds
- Expand administrative capabilities through training courses or
assumptions of new management responsibilities. Who May Apply This
job is open to---
Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens. Recent changes in
Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain
eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must
certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship
Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the
affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. To see
full job requirements and to apply, click here . ECO Magazine is a
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