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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:General Engineer (Associate Program Director)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:ECCS-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:

$89,033.00 to $140,259.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to Tuesday, October 02, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0801-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Temporary position not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 3 years.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView Map
22230View Map

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 not be considered.

JOB SUMMARY:

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 NSF is seeking qualified candidates for an Associate Program Director position in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems (ECCS).   The Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) addresses fundamental research issues underlying device and component technologies, power, controls, computation, networking, communications and cyber technologies. ECCS supports the integration and networking of intelligent systems principles at the nano, micro and macro scales for a variety of application domains in healthcare, homeland security, disaster mitigation, energy, telecommunications, environment, transportation, manufacturing, and other systems-related areas. ECCS envisions a research community that will address major technological challenges for the next generation of devices and systems due to convergence of technologies and increased emphasis on interdisciplinary research to achieve the goals of the American Competitiveness Initiative in leading the world in innovation.

ECCS has a goal to integrate education into its research programs to ensure the preparation of a diverse workforce for the 21 st Century that can enable innovative advances in emerging technologies as drivers of the global economy. This vision is encouraged and strengthened by the Engineer of 2020 report of the National Academy of Engineering that foresees a "bewildering array of new technologies" confronting an engineering profession that must be educated in research, design and development, as well as possessing the attributes of strong analytical skills, creativity, ingenuity, professionalism, and leadership. ECCS strengthens its programs through linkages to other areas of engineering, science, industry, and government.

For more information about ECCS, please visit here.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.

DUTIES:

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The NSF associate program director works with program directors or senior researchers to provide an integrated and responsible effort for a research program or an area of a research program. The goals and core strategies of NSF's Strategic Plan set the framework for all activities.  The goals are: (1) enable the United States to uphold a position of world leadership in all aspects of science, mathematics, and engineering, (2) promote the discovery, integration, dissemination, and employment of new knowledge in service to society, and (3) achieve excellence in U.S. science, mathematics, engineering, acrd technology education at all levels.  The core strategies NSF staff employ include developing intellectual capital, strengthening the physical infrastructure, integrating research and education, and promoting partnerships.

An associate program directors is involved in a range of activities which include, for example, long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented by the program or program cluster, administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, preparation of written material describing advances in the research supported, and liaison with other NSF programs, Federal agencies and organizations.

An associate program director contributes to the efforts of the "cluster" under the leadership of a program director, or manages a program under the direction of more senior staff, or works in an environment that combines these attributes.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in engineering plus four or more years of research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

(Alternatively, applicants may have earned a Masters or equivalent experience in engineering; and in addition, applicants should have at least six years experience of research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.)


You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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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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


OTHER INFORMATION:

This Associate Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be submitted online and all document faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.
You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.


WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
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.

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Johane Pace
Phone: 703-292-7493
Fax: 703-292-9279
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: jpace@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-9279

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation. If the position is in the bargaining unit, and your application is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for positions not in the bargaining unit may be conducted at the discretion of the selecting official. All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.


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Job Announcement Number:

ECCS-2012-0003

Control Number:

327349100