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Job Title:Deputy Division Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL/EHR)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DRL-2013-0002

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$155,500.00 to $172,373.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, January 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1701-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - SES Career, SES Limited-Term Appointment, or Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment.

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Arlington, VA, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application.  Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will only be considered for the IPA program.

JOB SUMMARY:

Please DO NOT USE the APPLY ONLINE BUTTON when applying for this announcement. Your application material should be sent to the email address indicated in the How To Apply section below.

This job opportunity announcement has been AMENDED to extend the closing date to January 28, 2013.

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 Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service.  Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system.  Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay.  Competitive status is not required, veterans preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions.  New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period.  Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  OPM approval will be based on the selectee's background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position.  Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.

This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis.  Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the

institution continues to administer pay and benefits.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

    Serves as Deputy Division Director of the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The Division serves as the focal point in the Foundation for investments to improve the effectiveness of STEM learning for people of all ages. Its mission includes promoting innovative research, development, and evaluation of learning and teaching across all STEM disciplines and learning environments by advancing cutting-edge knowledge and practices in both formal and informal learning settings. DRL's role in the larger context of Federal support for education research and evaluation is to be a catalyst for change and enrichment—advancing theory, method, measurement, development, and application in STEM education.

    The Deputy Division Director partners with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division. Assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, performance appraisals, budget preparation for submission to congress, staff recruitment and supervision, and oversees the competitive review of proposals for awards and declinations. Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community at large. The Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director role in the absence of the Division Director.    


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

     

    EXECUTIVE/MANAGERIAL

    Essential


    1. Leading Change.  Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    2. Leading People.  Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    3. Results-Driven Leadership.  Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    4. Business Acumen.  Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    5. Building Coalitions.  Demonstrated ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profit or private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/Ems); but a narrative statement for each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) is recommended.

    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's
    Guide to Executive Qualifications.


    PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL
    Essential

    1. Ph.D. in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM education, or equivalent professional experience, or a combination of education and equivalent experience in STEM education research or research on learning in formal or informal environments. 
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of universities and other academic institutions of higher education where STEM research and/or education research is conducted. Knowledge of grants and contracts, fiscal management, and budget preparation involved in research and/or education support activities.
    3. Recognized professional standing in the STEM, STEM education and/or learning sciences communities, as evidenced by a sustained record of scholarship and professional, and leadership activities.
    4. Knowledge of education policy issues at Federal and/or state level and knowledge of trends and issues in research and evaluation of STEM learning.     

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the qualification requirements. Eligible applicants will be reviewed by an Evaluation Panel according to the criteria based on the qualification requirements. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, physical disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit reason.
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    BENEFITS:

    A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

        Pre-tax parking
        Public transportation subsidy
        Child Development Center on site
        Child care subsidy
        Flexible working hours
        Telecommuting
        Physical Fitness Facility on site
        NSF Federal Credit Union on site
        Health Services Unit on site
        Employee Assistance Program

    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the home institution will continue to administer pay and benefits.  NSF will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the cost of the assignment.  Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and qualified nonprofit organizations.  For more information regarding an IPA assignment, visit our website.

    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    You must submit all required information by the closing date.  If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    The individual selected will be required to file an "Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report" (SF-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    You must submit your application so that it will be received by the 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing of the announcement.

    Ensure that your application includes the documents listed below and reflects your background in terms of the qualification requirements for the position.

    1. Resume or other application format of your choice. Your application should contain the following information: Announcement number and your country of citizenship (If you are not a U.S. citizen, please indicate whether or not you are a permanent U.S. resident, and whether or not you are actively seeking U.S. citizenship); Information about your education, your major, and type and year of degree(s); and Information about all your work experience, including job titles, duties, and accomplishments, employer's name and phone number, number of hours worked per week, starting and ending dates (month and year), and salary. If you have held various positions with the same employer, describe each separately.

    2. Narrative statement addressing your background in terms of (a)the executive/managerial, and (b)the professional/technical requirements.

    3. NSF Form 1232, Applicant Survey. We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form. This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications must be received by the closing date on this announcement. Applications may be transmitted electronically to execsrch@nsf.gov or mailed or delivered to the following address:

    National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Management, Executive Personnel, Room 315 ATTN: DRL-2012-0002

    4201 Wilson Blvd.

    Arlington, VA 22230

    Inquiries or questions should be directed to: Executive Personnel Staff at (703) 292-4345; hearing impaired individuals should call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

    Additional information on the NSF mission, structure, programs, and operations may be accessed through our website. The NSF provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact on this job opportunity announcement.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please review your application packet to ensure that you have submitted all documentation that you want considered.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: kmendenh@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9185

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    The Evaluation Panel will rate and rank each eligible applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidate to the selecting official.

    Control Number: 332603900
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