The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Safety and Occupational Health Manager in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA. This will be full-time AD-3 IPA position on the team reporting directly to the Safety and Occupational Health Officer/Senior Advisor for Safety and Medical.
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The Safety and Occupational Health Manager will help ensure that Antarctica and the Arctic research is as safe as reasonably possible and meets various Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) standards. The program manager will help design and implement NSF OPP Safety and Occupational Health policy and applicable OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards. This position will require expert knowledge of mountaineering and wilderness safety standards. Success in this role requires a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgement, and a high degree of personal integrity.
The position recruited under this announcement will be filled under the following appointment option(s):
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment: Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides the negotiated funding toward the assignee's salary and benefits. Initial IPA assignments are made for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement.
Candidates must have a Master's degree in an appropriate field of science supported by NSF, plus after award of the Master's degree, 6 years of successful research, research administration, or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Appropriates fields include physical, chemical, biological and social sciences.
Applicants should have extensive job experience in supporting polar field science as a safety and risk management expert. Administrative experience, knowledge of polar science community, skill in written communication and preparation of technical reports, an ability to communicate orally, and familiarity with remote cold weather environments is required. Prior experience in multidisciplinary field research and laboratories is highly desirable. Remote field camp experience such as mountaineering in extreme cold weather environments desired.
Successful competition and maintenance of polar qualification physical is a hiring and retention requirement.