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Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

September 23, 2021

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is hiring a Facilities Manager in the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL)The section is responsible for planning, budgeting, and overseeing the science support, infrastructure, operations, and logistics support for the USAP. This includes:

  • Direct field and laboratory support for 150-180 Antarctic field research projects
  • Operation, engineering and construction needed to maintain three permanent Antarctic stations and the supporting infrastructure
  • Oversight for the operation of two icebreaking research vessels
  • Development of specialized information technology and communication infrastructure
  • Coordinating the airlift, and sealift that comprise the Antarctic logistics infrastructure

The Facilities Manager has overall responsibility for facilities and utilities maintenance and project oversight for the USAP. The incumbent works with contracted architectural and engineering firms, the AIL prime contractor, and/or other Federal agencies that can provide engineering, technical analysis, oversight, and other construction management expertise. To accomplish these tasks, the incumbent will develop budgets and tasking to ensure the smooth conduct of year-round operations of all USAP facilities. The incumbent will also develop, negotiate, review, and help oversee, contracts, inter-agency memorandum of agreements, cooperative agreements, and proposals that are developed or submitted that provide engineering or other technical services.

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The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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