Acting Atmosphere Section Head

Division: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (GEO/AGS)
Directorate: Geosciences (GEO)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

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Position Summary

The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences in the Directorate for Geosciences is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Section Head, Atmosphere Section. This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees and IPAs currently working at NSF and will not exceed one year in 120-day increments. For purposes of pay and benefits, the selectee will continue to encumber the position from which detailed. The individual selected will be required to file an “Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report” (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 at the beginning and completion of the detail assignment.

Position Description

The Acting Section Head serves as a member of the division’s leadership and the Directorate’s management teams. The incumbent serves as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in atmospheric sciences research. The Section Head is responsible to the AGS Division Director for the overall planning, management, and commitment of budgeted funds for the section. The Section Head also serves as the Division’s primary source of guidance concerning research priorities and program development in the Atmosphere Section.

Professional/Technical Requirements:  Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience, or a combination of education and equivalent experience in atmospheric sciences or related disciplines in geosciences or other fields.



Your application will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below:


  • Leading Change
  • Leading People
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Building Coalition

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV and are encouraged to include a narrative statement addressing their background in terms of the qualification requirements and the quality ranking factors above. Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. Eastern time on August 1, 2022. Applications may be submitted electronically to


Contact Information:  Kate Schroepfer Garcia (703) 292-2584 or

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