Leadership Position for Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Now Available

Published: 29 June 2012

DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research is hiring a second manager for the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. Applicants will serve as a program manager for ASR, with focus and direction on the operational aspects of the program, such as research needs; evaluation of contractors, DOE laboratories, and grantee research proposals; performance via scientific and technical judgment; and merit reviews, site visits/reviews, and panel reviews. Applicants must also serve as a recognized scientific authority and expert in climate research with emphasis on atmospheric system research.

Applicants must possess one year of experience performing duties in the area of climate research with emphasis on atmospheric system research, and must demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate new and highly complex basic research programs, projects, and policies
  • Professional knowledge of the broad area of atmospheric system research including, but not limited to, cloud, aerosol, and precipitation measurements, the effect of atmospheric properties and processes, including clouds and aerosols on radiation and climate, and the development and testing of models and parameterization of these effects
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing to prepare analytical documents and/or research findings
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally as necessary to serve as a spokesperson for the organization in the broad scientific areas of responsibility
  • Ability to plan, budget, justify, and allocate funds among a variety of competing programs and requirements.

The position is a federal position at GS-14 or GS-15, depending upon qualifications, and the duty location is in Germantown, Maryland. The announcement is posted on the USAJobs.gov website. The application deadline for this position is July 13, and applicants must possess U.S. citizenship.