NSF Program Manager Position Available: Transportation - Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

Date: 
14 May 2019

NSF Program Manager Position Available
Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
National Science Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia

Application deadline: 22 May 2019

For more information, go to:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531369100

For questions, contact:
Anja Lindsley
Email: alindsle [at] nsf.gov
Phone: 703-292-4396


The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites applications for a Program Manager (Transportation) position in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section within the Office of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences. This full-time, permanent position is open to all U.S. citizens and will be located in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Transportation Manager has responsibilities that include oversight of the intercontinental airlift and sealift operations needed to maintain and improve U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) infrastructure and to enable USAP science. The incumbent's primary responsibility will be to ensure development of budgets and tasking that enable the smooth conduct of intercontinental airlift and sealift operations critical to the support of the USAP. The incumbent will also develop appropriate long-range plans and budget requirements associated with areas of responsibility and will participate in development, negotiation, review and oversight, of contracts, inter-agency agreements, cooperative agreements, and other proposals that are critical for the overall success of the USAP.

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Builds and maintains effective, collaborative relationships with military partners of the USAP, and with transportation managers of other national Antarctic Programs, negotiating annual agreements with them;
  • Develops and implements plans and budgets for the logistical capability provided by Department of Defense organizations for inter- and intra-continental airlift and sealift in support of the USAP;
  • Reviews financial reports from the major support entities;
  • Develops statements of work for contracts as needed to maintain and improve transportation systems that support USAP activities; and
  • Approves invoices received by NSF for payment from contractors or government agencies.

In addition to the responsibilities, the incumbent will deploy to the Antarctic to perform oversight responsibilities, but may also on occasion serve as the National Science Foundation Representative in Antarctica. This position may require extensive periods of travel.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, plus after award of the Bachelor's degree, ten or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in 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. Relevant experience includes managing and overseeing the planning and execution of complex operations in remote environments.

This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

Application deadline: 22 May 2019

For more information, including additional qualifications and application requirements, go to:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531369100

For questions, contact:
Anja Lindsley
Email: alindsle [at] nsf.gov
Phone: 703-292-4396