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Natural Sciences Managers
District Of Columbia

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Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

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Currently Employed: 1,260

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $51.88 - $72.83

Typical Annual Salary: $107,900 - $151,500

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
  • Determine scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals.
  • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for the architectural, scientific, or technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance or operations enhancement.
  • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
  • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
  • Recruit personnel or oversee the development or maintenance of staff competence.
  • Prepare project proposals.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • High capacity removable media drives
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Plotter printers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software

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