NSF seeks candidates for the position of Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety, and Health Section in the Division of Polar Programs (PLR), Geoscience Directorate. The Head of the Section serves as a member of the Division leadership team and promotes liaison between the Section and other units of PLR and NSF, other agencies, and international organizations involved in support of environmental, safety, and health goals in the polar regions. The Section Head is responsible to the PLR Director for the overall planning, management, and oversight of environmental, safety, and health (including medical) aspects of research and operations supported by NSF and conducted in polar regions.
PLR consists of four sections with a staff of approximately 60 and administers an annual budget of $450 million. PLR supports research in all areas of fundamental science and engineering in polar regions through research grants and awards to universities and other research organizations and through the provision for logistics support and infrastructure in the remote polar regions. Additional information about the Division’s activities may be found at the NSF's Division of Polar Programs web page.
Appointment to this Senior Executive Service position may be on a career or on a one to three-year limited-term basis, with a salary range of $157,000 to $174,100. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. The job opportunity announcement (PLR-2014-0011) with position requirements and application procedures may be viewed at the USAJobs web site .
NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff reflecting the diversity of our nation.