The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidate for a Program Manager (Transportation) position in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section within the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA.
The AIL Section is responsible for planning, budgeting, and overseeing the science support, infrastructure, operations, and logistics support for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP.) This includes: direct field and laboratory support for 150-180 Antarctic field research projects; operation, engineering and construction needed to maintain three permanent Antarctic stations and the supporting infrastructure; oversight for the operation of two icebreaking research vessels; development of specialized information technology and communication infrastructure; and coordinating the airlift, and sealift that comprise the Antarctic logistics infrastructure.
The Transportation Manager has responsibilities that include oversight of the intercontinental airlift and sealift operations needed to maintain and improve USAP infrastructure and to enable USAP science. To accomplish these tasks, the incumbent's primary responsibility will be to ensure development of budgets and tasking that enable the smooth conduct of intercontinental airlift and sealift operations critical to the support of the USAP. The incumbent will also develop appropriate long-range plans and budget requirements associated with areas of responsibility and will participate in development, negotiation, review and oversight, of contracts, inter-agency agreements, cooperative agreements, and other proposals that are critical for the overall success of the USAP.
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