Job Title:Astronomer (Program Director)
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:AST-2012-0009
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
|$105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year|
|Friday, June 29, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-time. - This position will be filled as a one or two year VSEE or as a Federal Temporary Appointment.|
|Few vacancies in the following location(s):|
Arlington, VA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from US Citizens.|
This job opportunity announcement has been AMENDED to extend the closing date to Friday October 12, 2012.
Applicants wishing to apply for the Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement AST-2012-0008.
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 National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST), Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). The responsibilities of this position are two-fold: (1) Assist with the operations of NSF’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Unit (ESMU); and (2) when needed, assist in the management and administration of grant programs within AST.
The objective of NSF’s ESMU is to ensure the access of the scientific community to portions of the radio spectrum that are needed for research purposes. The ESMU staff accomplishes its objective by representing the interests of the NSF and the scientific community in various national and international regulatory bodies, including the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); and by communicating with the science community about spectrum-related issues that impact scientific use of the radio spectrum. ESMU staff is also responsible for obtaining certification and frequency authorizations for radio systems operating under NSF control. ESMU is housed in AST, but provides spectrum management support for the entire NSF.
The candidate selected for this position will work with ESMU staff to establish NSF’s positions on a wide range of spectrum-related issues, and work within various national and international committees to further those positions. The successful candidate will also be responsible for making presentations at scientific conferences and advisory bodies on spectrum-related issues, and will interface with government and private-sector spectrum-using entities to coordinate frequency use.
The selected candidate may also be called on to assist in managing one or more grant programs within AST. Program management may include soliciting grant proposals, interfacing with current and prospective PIs, organizing and running scientific review panels, and making funding recommendations. The position may also include assisting in the oversight of national facilities that are funded through AST.
For more information about the Division of Astronomical Sciences, please visit here.