The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as the Director. The person selected for this position will serve as an international expert in the areas of research and the scientific user facilities supported by the Office's program. Job duties include:

  • formulating, directing, implementing, administering, evaluating, and defending programs and policies necessary for the efficient implementation of a complex, comprehensive program in the biological and environmental science research
  • developing budget requirements for the activities at national laboratories, universities, and other research institutions
  • integrating research elements of the program with design, construction, and operations elements
  • maintaining working relationships with the DOE Site Office Managers, the Oak Ridge Office and Chicago Office Managers, and other Field Managers
  • advising the head of the organization regarding issues that affect the capabilities, institutional health, and well-being of the DOE laboratories
  • providing overall program management direction and performing supervisory duties for a staff of scientific, technical, and administrative employees.

The successful candidate must have appropriate education and technical qualifications required for the position, including a mastery of biological, climatic, and environmental systems theories, principles, concepts, standards, and practices; the ability to manage a complex scientific organization encompassing biological, climatic, and environmental systems research and the design, construction, and operation of instrumentation and major scientific user facilities; and the ability to develop and issue policy, standards, and guidelines to develop, implement, and evaluate both the research programs and the scientific user facilities supported by the program.

Applicants must have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position is full-time permanent status and resides in Germantown, Maryland.

For a full job description and to apply online, go to USAJobs, Job Number: 11-SES-SC-HQ-001 (dc).

Applications will be accepted until Monday, January 18, 2010, 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).