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  Management - Runs programs and projects funded by government agencies at the center or functional unit level. Management positions may be generalist leading an organization or specialist leading a dedicated function or group.

  Scientific - Includes researchers, observation specialists, operational support and project based positions.

  Engineering - Includes specialist positions across the range of engineering domains engaged in the design and development of astronomical facilities and systems.

  Administrative - Provides administrative support to the operation of the center, for example, human resources, financial, facilities, outreach or generic based positions.

  Technical - Positions supporting and developing the informational technology infrastructure.

current job ad listing
Job No. Title Location Organization Posted Date
DKIST02924 DKIST Data Center Project Manager Boulder, CO NSO DKIST 9/12/2018

TELES02869 Telescope & Site Software Manager Tucson, AZ LSST 7/2/2018

DIREC02857 Director of Mid-Scale Observatories (MSO) Tucson, AZ or Chile AURA-NCOA 6/20/2018

DEPUT02852 Deputy Project Manager La Serena, Chile LSST 6/8/2018

DIREC02821 Director of Center Operations Services (COS) - NCOA Tucson, AZ or Chile AURA-NCOA 5/29/2018
POSTD02906 Post Doctoral Research Associate Tucson, AZ NOAO 8/29/2018

SCIEN02880 Science Fellow Hilo, HI or La Serena, Chile Gemini 8/1/2018

PUBLI02886 Public Prog Specialist 1 Tucson, AZ/KPNO KPNO 7/30/2018

ASSOC02874 Associate Astronomer / Scientist Maui, HI NSO DKIST 7/5/2018

POSTD02840 Adaptive Optics - Post Doctoral Research Associate Boulder, CO NSO 6/4/2018
SENIO02878 Senior Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 8/13/2018

17-0257 Systems Engineer Maui, HI NSO DKIST 11/15/2017
EXECU02930 Executive Coordinator Tucson, AZ NOAO 9/17/2018

COOK002902 Cook Tucson/KPNO KPNO 8/22/2018

HUMAN02898 HR Representative - Bilingual Admin Spec Sr La Serena, Chile AURA 8/10/2018

VISIT02879 Visitors Guide/Cashier Tucson, AZ/KPNO KPNO 7/30/2018

DRIVE02848 Driver La Serena, Chile NOAO 6/7/2018

VOLUN02842 Volunteer & Membership Coordinator Tucson, AZ/KPNO KPNO 6/7/2018
FRONT02918 Front-End Developer Tucson, AZ LSST 8/31/2018

SOFTW02905 Software Systems Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 8/29/2018

SENIO02795 Linux Systems Administrator Tucson NOAO 8/8/2018

WELDE02884 Welder/Fitter Maui, HI NSO DKIST 7/25/2018

DKIST02864 IT&C Observatory Technician - Mechanical Maui, HI NSO DKIST 6/29/2018

ELECT02825 Electronic Technician La Serena, Chile NOAO 6/6/2018

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