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Job Title:Economist, Geographer, Sociologist, Biological and/or Physical Scientist (Program Director)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EPS-2012-0003

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:

Friday, February 17, 2012 to Friday, March 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0110/0150/0184/0401/1301-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. Rotator. - 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 in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView Map
22230View 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 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.

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. Fulfilling 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 NSF is seeking candidates for the Program Director position(s) in the Experimental Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) within the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA), Office of the Director (OD), Arlington, VA.

EPSCoR is a program designed to fulfill the NSF mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Twenty-five states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands currently participate. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a region/jurisdiction's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

More information about EPSCoR programs can be found at their website.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Program Director in EPSCoR will have specific responsibilities that may include the following:

    - Establishing goals and objectives, initiating new program thrusts, revising current activities and potentially phasing out some programmatic areas.

    - Providing information on new developments and opportunities in STEM.

    - Maintaining and further strengthening linkages with collaborative programs at NSF and other relevant Federal agencies.

    - Participating in technical management and financial oversight of various funded projects within the NSF-EPSCoR cohorts.

    - Managing an effective and timely merit review process.

    - Representing the NSF-EPSCoR program at relevant internal and external events.

    - Keeping abreast of current research and educational trends.

    - Participating in some defined subset of professional activities that contribute to such currency (e.g., conducting research, delivering presentations and publishing quality scholarship, attending technical conferences of relevance, reading scientific articles and books and engaging in other forms of ongoing professional development).

    - Work cooperatively across the Division, Directorate, and Foundation, and with other agencies to accomplish the mission of NSF.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in any field of science, engineering, or mathematics that relates to the work performed in EPSCoR.


    In addition, applicants must have at least six years of successful experience in some combination of research, graduate education, research administration, technology transfer, corporate management, and/or academic leadership.

    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.


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    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 job announcement number and your country of citizenship. You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letter(s) of recommendation, along with a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Quality Ranking Factors listed in the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement. This information will be used in the evaluation process. 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 job 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:
    OPM Human Resources Division
    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:

    EPS-2012-0003

    Control Number:

    309807700