Director Vacancy Announcement

John Wickham John.Wickham at
Wed Jan 8 10:48:26 EST 2003

Dear Colleague,

The following announcement opened January 6, 2003.   The position will
serve as the Center Director of the NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal
Ocean Research/Coastal Ocean Program (CSCOR/COP).

Interdisciplinary Supervisory Ecologist, GS-408-15 OR Oceanographer,
GS-1360-15, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA)/National Ocean Service (NOS)/National Centers for Coastal Ocean
Science (NCCOS)/Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Coastal
Ocean Program

NOAA’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) / Coastal
Ocean Program (COP) seeks a Interdisciplinary Supervisory Ecologist,
GS-408-15 OR Oceanographer, GS-1360-15. The employee of this position
will serve as the Center Director with oversight responsibility for all
the research, programmatic, administrative and operational
responsibility supporting the Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean
Research (CSCOR). He/she oversees the overall planning, direction and
timely execution of the programs of CSCOR. The Center Director's
oversight includes development, assignment and higher level clearance of
goals and objectives for CSCOR; approving multi-year and longer range
work plans developed by the staff and management of the overall work to
enhance achievement of the goals and objectives; overseeing the revision
of long range plans, goals and objectives for the work directed;
managing the development of policy changes in response to changes in
levels of appropriations or other legislated changes; managing
organizational changes and major change to the structure and content of
the program; and exercising discretionary authority to approve the
allocation and distribution of CSCOR budgeted funds.  He/she will
promote the mission of CSCOR and foster collaborations and utilize
CSCOR's unique capabilities to establish national and international
research. Strong management and technical skills are required to lead
programs aimed at ensuring sponsored research is of impeccable quality,
addresses national needs, and identifies coastal environmental problems
of the future. These capabilities are intended to help provide NOAA with
a sound scientific basis to achieve its strategic goals of sustaining
healthy coastal areas and to augment related coastal assessment and
forecasting activities within NCCOS and other parts of NOAA.

The salary range for this position is $92,060-$119,682.  To apply,
please visit:
and submit your application via NOAA’s Commerce Opportunities On-Line
(COOL) system. Please respond to vacancy number HNOS03.037JMM.  The
closing date is midnight, EST, February 28, 2003. Only United States
citizens may apply.  NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.

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