vacant, Administrative Officer (AO)
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway R/CSD1
Boulder, CO 80305 USA
The focus of the Administrative Office (AO) is manage both the day-to-day and long term administration of the Chemical Sciences Division, including such tasks as implementation of the financial budget, record keeping for and oversight of the divisional personal property, management of divisional time and attendance records, and oversight of divisional travel. The goal of the Administrative Office is to excel in the execution of these tasks, thereby ensuring the smooth operation of the division.
To achieve this goal, the AO staff must remain cognizant of the administrative requirements from many organizational layers, such as the Department of Commerce (DoC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), and Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL).
In this role, the Administrative Office staff provide a bridge between the science staff and mission and the institutional business requirements, regulations, and practices.
Administrative support staff in the division, while not organizationally included in the Administrative Office, work closely with AO staff to directly provide the research groups with the institutional support necessary for the science mission.
In doing so, these administrative support assistants act as "adjunct" members of the Chemical Sciences Division Administrative Office, and complete the institutional communication and administration pathways that extend from the divisional research groups out to the larger organizational entities.