Director for the NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

US National Science Foundation, Division of Earth Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
Deadline: January 31, 2018


The EAR Division Director serves as a member of the GEO leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in Earth sciences research. The incumbent is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting and management of funds for the Division, which includes the Disciplinary Programs and Integrated Activities Sections. The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. The application deadline in January 31, 2018.

Facility oversight and management are important aspects of the Division. The incumbent leads all activities of EAR, assessing the needs and trends in Earth sciences research and education, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. The Division Director supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior EAR staff (Section Heads), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Responsibilities of the Division Director include coordination of activities with other relevant organizations within NSF, other Federal agencies, community organizations and international partners. Information about the Division’s activities may be found here.

Appointment to this Senior Executive Service (SES) position may be on a Career or a one-to-three-year SES limited-term appointment, with a salary range of $163,519 to $181,600. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

Announcement EAR-2018-0001, with position requirements and application procedures, is found on the USAJOB Home Page. The link listed on the NSF webpage will take the user to the USA Jobs announcement:

Please note that the federal employment application process is different than the normal process in academia. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that applicants provide a written narrative to address “Executive Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications” as outlined in the application materials.

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Questions about the application process? Contact Sandra DeLeon at 703-292-2415, or email: Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-8044.


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