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Vacancy: Director, Climate Program Office


NOAA is looking for an innovative leader to serve as the Director for our Climate Program Office (CPO). Highly qualified candidates will have a combination of strong scientific credentials, experience leading large scientific programs, and a proven ability to collaborate with diverse climate stakeholders.
The CPO Director is responsible for the development of climate science, services, and information products for national, regional, and local users both within and external to NOAA. The Director allocates and controls annually appropriated funds in order to maintain high quality activities to meet society’s climate information needs. In addition, the Director leads the development of strategy for NOAA’s Climate Goal, serving as a spokesperson for NOAA in discussions leading to the identification of significant climate research projects and operational objectives. As NOAA’s principal representative to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the CPO Director also works closely with other agency leaders to coordinate climate research across the federal government.
This position, located in Silver Spring, MD, reports to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
This position is offered through USAJOBS as either a Permanent Federal position at the Senior Executive Service level or as a two-year Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment with the possibility to extend for an additional two years. Additional information on IPA assignments is available on the Office of Personnel Management website.
The job announcement is open through December 28, 2012.
Direct questions about this position to:
Tim Ash (, 301-713-6304).
USAJOBS job announcement numbers: OAR-AA-2012-0001 and OAR-AA-2013-0002.

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