NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Program
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Division of Polar Programs/Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Arlington, VA

OPEN PERIOD: July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015

The Division of Polar Programs (PLR) is seeking candidates for a Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager to work within the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section (AIL). The mission of AIL is to provide infrastructure, logistics, and operational support for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), including maintenance and operation of three year-round research stations, extensive laboratory and computing capabilities for research, icebreaking research ships, and air transport to support the USAP. More information about PLR and USAP is available at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=PLR External U.S. government site and http://www.usap.gov.

The Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager has overall responsibility for facilities project management and facilities maintenance. The incumbent also works closely with other AIL managers, who are responsible for logistics, operations, science support, and information technology, and will periodically deploy to Antarctica to perform oversight responsibilities. He or she may also serve as the National Science Foundation Representative, Antarctica.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in an appropriate field, plus after award of the degree, eight or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Appropriate fields include civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, or electronics engineering. Candidates must have experience managing and overseeing the planning and execution of complex facilities projects. A Professional Engineer (PE) license and experience in facilities project/program management is highly desirable.

Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a physical examination according to the standards used for US Antarctic Program medical and dental standards for travel to Antarctica. The candidate must also successfully complete background security investigation before being appointed to this position.

This position will be filled as a full-time, permanent position. Applicants for this position should review announcement PLR-2015-0010 External U.S. government site. The position requirements and application are posted on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/careers/openings/ External U.S. government site. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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