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Vacancy Announcements

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has a history as the science and technology provider for the Department of Navy, advancing the operational concepts and visions for the Navy and Marine Corps of the future. ONR seeks professionals with advanced degrees in scientific and engineering fields. All applicants must be U.S citizens, possess a master’s or higher-level degree in a science or engineering field from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to the position to be filled; and meet any selective placement factor identified for the position to be filled. U.S. citizenship is required.

In addition to the education requirements, all applicants must meet the minimum qualifications requirements as described in the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification standard. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and DD-214 (if applicable). Applications will be kept on file for 180 days.

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments

Chief Scientist, Office of Naval Research
Job Type: Senior Executive/Leadership
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Open July 18, 2022; open until filled

International Opportunities

ONR Global provides worldwide science & technology (S&T)-based solutions for current and future naval challenges. Leveraging the expertise of more than 50 scientists, technologists and engineers, it reaches out to the broad global technical community and the operational fleet/force commands to foster cooperation in areas of mutual interest and to bring the full range of possibilities to the Navy and Marine Corps.

ONR Global's science directors promote collaboration with international scientists while science advisors identify fleet/force needs and implement technology solutions. Both serve as the chief of naval research's science ambassadors abroad. Additionally, a small team of international cooperation experts coordinates ONR's partnerships with counterpart defense agencies. To best execute its mission, ONR Global maintains a presence in key locations around the world, including London, Singapore, Tokyo, Santiago, Prague and Sao Paulo. See current opportunities with ONR Global.

EEO Policy Statement:

The U.S. government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.