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Job Title:Program Director in the Science, Technology and Society Program

Agency:National Science Foundation

Hiring Organization:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:SES-2012-0006

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 30, 2012 to Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Arlington, VAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. As permitted,Non-Citizens may also be considered. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law if selected for a Federal Appointment only "US Citizens & Non-US Citizens who are permanent US residents actively seeking US citizenship" are eligible for employment. If offered employment you will be asked to provide evidence.

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.


Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.  For over 50 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 National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for a Program Director in Science, Technology and Society Program position within the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, within the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences, Arlington, VA.

NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare.  To fulfill this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance our understanding of human, social and organizational behavior by building social science infrastructure, by developing social disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects that advance knowledge in the social and economic sciences.  Additional information about the Division and its programs can be found here.

The Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program supports basic research using social scientific, historical, and philosophical methods approaches to the interfaces between science and society, (including engineering) or technology.  The STS Program is especially interested in candidates with training in social or behavioral science, demonstrated expertise in Social Studies of Science and Technology, and complementary expertise in either Ethics and Values in Science and Technology or Studies of Policy, Science and Technology. In addition to their own portfolio, program officers for this program manage the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Program (more information can be found here.)  They also have administrative responsibilities associated with the Ethics in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Online Resource Center (more information can be found here.)

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    This program director will direct the Science, Technology, and Society Program with specific responsibilities to include the following:

    -Allocate program resources to maintain a balance of support to meet the field's needs;

    - Take action on all proposals in a timely manner;
    - Assess trends and opportunities in the field with assistance of advisory panel;
    - Pursue affirmative action and EEO goals in selection of reviewers, panelists, and grantees;
    - Work cooperatively across the Division, Directorate, Foundation, with other agencies to accomplish the mission of NSF;
    - Represent the program to the scientific community and the public;
    - Facilitate the transfer of funds from other agencies;
    - Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the program field through participation in meetings and conferences and by undertaking other relevant activities;
    - Pursue a personal scholarly agenda, with results presented at professional meetings and published in academic journals, as workload permits;
    - Participate in interagency meetings, coordinating groups, special task groups, staff meetings and site visits;
    - Interview and recommend selection of support staff.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a scientific discipline supported by NSF.


    In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the program of interest.  Ideal candidates will also have expertise in the social studies of science, science policy, and/or ethics in science.

    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.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    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.

    For Visiting Scientist appointments, individuals are in a non-pay leave status from their home institutions and are appointed to NSF's payroll as Federal employees.  NSF withholds Social Security and provides reimbursement to the home institution for fringe benefits.  For information regarding Visiting Scientist appointments, visit our website.

    For more information regarding Federal Temporary Appointments, visit OPM's website.

    OTHER INFORMATION:



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    You may submit a resume or other application document of your choice.  Please include the vacancy 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.

    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.

    For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    NSF is an environmentally conscious Federal agency dedicated to paper reduction.  Please help support our efforts by submitting all application materials via email.  This will facilitate timely receipt and help save our environment.  Applications and other materials should be transmitted electronically no later than midnight of the closing date to rotator@nsf.gov.  Please include the vacancy announcement number and your country of citizenship in the subject line of the email.  

    If you are unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.  

    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:

    Courtney Starcher
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: cstarche@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    National Science Foundation
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9185

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Applicants will receive notice once applications are sent to the selecting official.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    SES-2012-0006

    Control Number:

    308181400