Job Title:Computer Scientist (Program Director)
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:CNS-2013-0001
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/ Per Year|
|Monday, November 19, 2012 to
Monday, December 03, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Few vacancies in the following location(s):|
Arlington, VA, US
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from current National Science Foundation (NSF) employees only.
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Director for the Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program, which is managed in the CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). The Networking Technology and Systems program supports the exploration of innovative, and possibly radical, network architectures, protocols, and technologies for wired and/or wireless environments that are responsive to the evolving requirements of large-scale, heterogeneous networks and applications. The program enables technological advances leading to the development of a new generation of high performance networking technologies and systems, ranging from home networks with numerous "smart appliances" to enterprise, core, and applications-level networks.
The person selected will play a key role in formulation of the program's scientific objectives and priorities, including the integration of scientific, technical, and educational priorities.
For more information about CNS and its programs, please visit here.
- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
The Program Director will be responsible for interacting with the research community to encourage the submission of innovative proposals to CISE; implementing the merit review process for proposals submitted to the Networking Technology and Systems program, as well as other programs as assigned; conducting scientific analyses of proposals received in the programs; and identifying the most meritorious proposals for award. The Program Director will negotiate technical and financial revisions of proposals when required, and recommend proposal awards or declinations based on the merit of the activities proposed and the availability of resources. The Program Director will monitor the progress of awards managed through the review and evaluation of project reports and site visits, where applicable. The Program Director will manage grants, cooperative and interagency agreements to ensure the fulfillment of commitments to NSF. The Program Director will also contribute to the development of new solicitations and to the initiation of new research and education thrusts within CISE.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in computer science, computer engineering, computational science, communication, information science, or allied disciplines, and significant experience in education. In addition, six or more years of successful research contributions in areas pertinent to the Networking Technology and Systems program are required.
Also desirable is knowledge of the general scientific community, skill in written communication and preparation of technical reports, an ability to communicate orally, and several years of successful independent research of the kind normally expected of the academic rank of associate professor or higher. All appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs, as well as in a team mode, contributing to and coordinating with organizations in the Directorate, across the Foundation, and with other Federal and State government agencies and private-sector organizations.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.
We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.
Quality Ranking Factors
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- Ability to communicate effectively and work productively with the scientific community, peers, and co-workers at all levels to advocate program policies and plans and to fulfill NSF's mission.
- Ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven grant program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of goals, including insuring integrity and consistency in the grant award/declination management process.
- Knowledge of management and organizational concepts, principles, practices and techniques.
- Ability to work collaboratively with representatives of other programs and agencies so as to enhance interdisciplinary research and the mission of NSF.
- Ability to assess trends and opportunities in the field with the assistance of the advisory panel.