United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Job opportunity: NSF Office of Polar Programs seeks Section Head of Arctic Sciences

The Section Head, Arctic Sciences Section, a senior member of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) management team, is responsible to the Office Director for the overall planning, management, and commitment of budgeted program funds for the Section. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to the Section, which supports discipline-based programs encompassing glaciology, atmospheric, biological, ocean and earth sciences and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary Arctic Systems Science and long-term observations through the Arctic Observing Network Program.
  • Guiding the Section in formulating and implementing its research and research related education and outreach objectives and manages its administrative, fiscal and personnel aspects.
  • Overseeing the provision of logistics and facilities for certain Arctic research and education activities.

The incumbent works closely with the OPP Front Office Integration Team on matters concerning environment, safety, health, communications, budget and policy in implementing research objectives requiring an Arctic presence, and with the Section Head for Antarctic Sciences in supporting research activities occurring at both poles.

This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. For more information, see the announcement on USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591397000.

Terri Edillon
Communications Specialist
NSF Office of Polar Programs
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