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Announcement Number OCE-2014-0010 Promotion Potential AD-04
Position Title Physical Science Administrator (Program Director) Hiring Agency NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Open Period 03/26/2014 - 05/07/2014 Duty Locations FEW Vacancies in Arlington, VA, US
Series/Grade AD - 1301 04 For More Info Krystal Mendenhall
Salary $106263.00 - $165596.00

Who May Apply
Applications accepted from US 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 be considered as an IPA only.

Job Status

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Duration Appointment This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment

Marketing Statement

NSF is on the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, the agency also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

NSF ensures that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training future scientists and engineers.

We are also at the forefront of federal business and operations best practices, ensuring accountability and efficacy of the work we do.
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This job announcement was AMENDED to update the job summary and duties and to extend the closing date to May 7, 2014.

Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement OCE-2014-0008.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program, Arlington, VA.

The MGG Program supports research in all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes. The successful candidate will be the primary contact for and manage a portfolio of research pertaining to paleoceanography/paleoclimate and balance interests with other Program emphases, which include: the structure and tectonic evolution of the ocean crust and the associated volcanic and earthquake activity; the morphology of the seafloor and the processes that create it; subseafloor fluid flow; processes that control the exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater, abyssal ecosystems, and ocean crust; the genesis, evolution, deposition, erosion, and transport of sediments in ocean basins and on the shelf; past ocean circulation patterns and climates as deduced from the marine sedimentary record; and interactions between continental and marine geologic processes.

The OCE supports basic research and education to further understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and their interactions with the earth and the atmosphere. 

More information about OCE and MGG and its programs can be found at

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Authorized: Yes

Relocation expenses MAY be paid subject to funds availability.

Key Requirements

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

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