Deputy Assistant Director, Director of Geosciences work and National Science Foundation

Deputy Assistant Director, Director of Geosciences work and National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation,
Alexandria, VA

The National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for the
position of Deputy Assistant Director for the Geosciences
Directorate (GEO). The appointment to this Senior Executive Service
position will be on a career basis, with a salary range of $174,225
to $196,738.

Announcement GEO-EXEC-2021-0012, with position requirements and
application procedures, is located at 
Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting David
Smith, 703-292-2142. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD
703-292-5090. Applications must be received by August 5,

The incumbent serves as a member of the leadership team and as
the primary assistant to the Assistant Director in all aspects of
management of the Directorate. The mission of GEO is to harness the
collective efforts of the geosciences community to address the most
compelling scientific questions, educate the future workforce for
geosciences, and promote discoveries to meet the needs of the
Nation.  The Directorate consists of the Divisions of
Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Ocean
Sciences, as well as the Office of Polar Programs. These
organizations provide the basic structure for support of both
disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education
activities. The GEO Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) also
stewards a funding mechanism called ICER to foster innovative
Integrative and Collaborative Education and Research across all GEO
program areas. In addition, a group within the GEO OAD serves
Directorate-wide activities in diversity, international, and
education activities. These units partner effectively with each
other, with other parts of NSF, with other agencies, and
internationally. Directorate activities include support and
oversight of the development and operation of forefront facilities
that enable research in all areas of the geosciences. The Deputy
Assistant Director participates with the Assistant Director in the
coordination and overall management of Directorate activities
through the directorate’s senior managers and a staff of
approximately 180. More information about the Directorate’s
activities can be found at

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