HR: Employment Opportunities
 Job posting 12-28
Opening date: March 20, 2012
Closing date: April 2, 2012

TITLE: Administrative Specialist , GS-0301, Grade 12, $75,222 to $97,787/yr
TYPE OF POSITION: Federal Career/Career Conditional
DIVISION: - Radio and Geoastronomy Division, SMA
LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.

DUTIES: This is the position of Administrative Specialist/Project Specialist within the Radio & Geoastronomy Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The primary purpose of the position is to provide administrative support, project management and logistics support to the Greenland Telescope Project (GLT). In addition, the position will provide administrative and logistics support tot he successful operation and future decommissioning of SAO's Receiver Lab Telescope (RLT) in northern Chile and the SMA, and future national and international collaborations involved with the development and exploitation of ground-based submillimeter and far-infrared astronomy.


One year of full-time experience at the GS-11 level that is close or similar to the work of this position. The experience includes activities such as: logistics planning and design, strategic planning, project management, budgetary and fiscal policy, proposal development, purchasing, development of collaborations, travel and general administrative support.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will only accept applications on line for this position. For a full description of the duties, qualifications and online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS

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