Director, Earth Science Division

  • Aviation/Airline/Aerospace
  • Full time
  • 3 days ago
  • United States ,Washington

Job Information

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    Salary USD - US Dollar 15,000 - 20,000 / Monthly
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    Shift Round
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    Number of vacancies* 1 opening
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    Job level* Executive
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    Job experience* 3+ years
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    Job qualification* Any Bachelor Degree

Job Description


The incumbent serves as the Director of the Earth Science Division (ESD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), reporting to the Associate Administrator (AA). The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of ESD’s annual budget of approximately $1.9 billion.


To qualify, candidates must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience, normally with several years at the GS-15 level or equivalent, which demonstrates clearly the ability to manage people and resources.

Technical Qualifications
1. Demonstrated ability to serve as a strategic leader and collaborator throughout the domestic and international Earth science communities including identifying, establishing, and advancing Earth science priorities.

2. Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing large and complex science research programs involving multiple governmental and community stakeholders using traditional and non-traditional partnerships

  • Leads a division of approximately 75 people, including scientists, engineers, and administrative professionals who help plan and manage NASA’s Earth Science Program, consistent with and leveraging interagency and international activities.
  • Provides scientific and technical leadership required to guide implementation of relevant activities and flight projects at the NASA Field Centers, other Government research laboratories, academia, and private industry.
  • Ensures an effective and innovative portfolio of research and analysis of Earth observation data and dissemination of results of the studies to the scientific community and general public.
  • Serves as a liaison with the scientific and applications communities through advisory committees and other entities (e.g., National Academies of Sciences).
  • Qualification
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