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SAO Employment Opportunities

The  Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory opportunities listed below are currently open. Please apply separately for each position following the Application Procedure described in the job posting.

Please click the Posting Number for a detailed description.

Number Division/Department Job Description, Grade, Salary Range
Posting 23-141 Central Engineering Program Manager, IS -0340- 15; $162,377 - $191,900 per year
Posting 24-03 Information Technology Services IT Specialist (SoftwareAdmn), IS -2210- Grades 13/14; $116,820- $179,462 per year
Posting 23-106A High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist (Systems Administration), IS-2210, Grades 12-13; $98,240 - $151,870 per year
Posting 23-109 Information Technology Services IT Specialist, IS-2210-Grades 11,12; $81,963 - $127,707 per year
Posting 23-131 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11; $81,963 - $106,549 per year
Posting 23-144 Director's Office Sponsored Research Administrator, IS-0301, Grade 13; $116,820 - $151,870 per year
Posting 23-145 Director's Office Division Administrator, IS-301, Grade 14; $138,046 to $179,462 per year
Posting 23-147 SAO Research Administrative Services Contracting Officer (Supervisor Research Services), IS-1102, Grade 14; $138,046 - $179,462 per year
Posting 24-07 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11; $81,963 - $106,549 per year
Posting 24-08 SAO Research Administrative Services Research Proposal Development Administrator, IS-0301, Grade 13; $116,820 - $151,870 per year
Posting 24-10 SAO Business Operation Services Supervisory Accountant (Business Operations Services Lead) IS-0510, Grade 14; $138,046 - $179,462 per year*
Posting 24-20 SAO Human Resources Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201, Grade 13; $116,820 to $151,870 annually
Posting 24-21 SAO Human Resources Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201, Grade 13; $116820 to $151,870 annually
Posting 24-16 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1310-Grade 11; $81,963 - $106,549 per year
Posting 24-12 Director's Office Staff Assistant, IS-301-09; $67,743 – $88,065 per year*
Posting 24-14 Science Education Department Education Specialist, IS-1701, Grade 09; $67,743 - $88,065 Annually