United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

OPP Director - Call for applications

Job Opportunity: Director, Office of Polar Programs

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) initiates and manages funding for basic research and operational support for activities in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

The OPP Director provides executive leadership on the strategic planning and management of polar research and operations and serves as the principal advisor to agency leadership on issues related to the USAP and activities in the Arctic. The Director is expected to build and maintain relationships across NSF and with other federal agencies conducting research in Antarctica to ensure USAP-wide priorities are developed collaboratively and to work closely with the research community and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to evaluate government-wide priorities for Polar research. The OPP Director will manage the Office in a manner that supports investments in high-priority research, promotes efficiency and effectiveness in polar operations, and encourages the professional development of OPP staff. The Director will also ensure that OPP internal controls are aligned with NSF policy to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

This position is a Senior Executive Service position. Applications are due by October 25, 2023. Interested applicants can apply on USAJobs.