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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-0343-11/12 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:BIO-2013-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current & former Federal employees with competitive status gained thru permanent Federal competitive service OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF.

This announcement for a Program Analyst position may be used to fill one or more positions in any Division in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The Directorate for Biological Sciences at NSF, provides support for research to advance understanding of the underlying principles and mechanisms governing life. Research studies range across progressively more complex systems and scales encompassing the structure and dynamics of biological molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems up to and including the global biosphere. The mission of the Directorate for Biological Sciences is to enable discoveries for understanding life. BIO-supported research advances the frontiers of biological knowledge, increases understanding of complex systems, and provides a theoretical basis for original research in many other scientific disciplines. To learn more about BIO at the National Science Foundation, please visit: the Directorate for Biological Sciences

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The Program Analyst is responsible for providing administrative support to one or more Divisions on end-to-end merit review and award management and oversight processes, with a focus on analytical support. The Program Analyst may serve as the key person and is responsible for coordinating and carrying out the proposal and award processing for assigned programs. Key functions of this position involve program analysis and reporting, merit review, outreach and site visit coordination, business process management, and project management. As Program Analyst, you will: Serve as the analytical lead for the Program Support Team, and answer questions about how to access critical program data and analytical information. Conduct moderate to very complex qualitative and quantitative analyses, using research trends and outcomes to inform proposal processing activities and policy related to scientific content. Work with the Program Director to organize and oversee the proposal review process. Oversee logistics and coordination support to ensure the smooth functioning of panels and meetings. Oversee the coordination of logistical support for site visits, outreach activities and workshops. Work collaboratively with other team members or project specialists to restructure work processes, standardize procedures, and implement changes for organizations supported. Plan, develop, coordinate, organize, implement, communicate, and track project plans, guidelines, procedures, and timetables including recommending changes in policy and management activities for these projects. Perform management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects assigned to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cross-directorate programs and activities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service applying quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures; recommending changes to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives of an organization; and developing tracking and reporting systems to monitor analytical activities. Examples of specialized experience include the following: Collecting pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources; assisting in analyzing and presenting findings for program analysis and business process improvement; drafting routine analyses, reports, or presentations; evaluating the effectiveness of outreach and site visit activities.

OR

2. Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

OR

3. Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

OR

4. Possess a combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques using both quantitative and qualitative analysis; compiling and analyzing program statistics; and preparing evaluations of program activities. Examples of specialized experience include the following: Preparing analytical, comparative and statistical reports; identifying outreach needs from the research community to help develop outreach plans; responding to routine or moderately complex inquiries related to programmatic issues not requiring professional scientific knowledge; evaluating the effectiveness of administrative procedures and the consistency of their contributions to the accomplishment of organizational/program goals and objectives; drafting technical materials related to organization-supported research activities for presentations, tutorials, workshops, seminars, or conferences.


Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. 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.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.


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:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the 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 Applicant Guide. If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resource Representative listed in the vacancy announcement. 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an interchange agreement, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other - Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

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Job Announcement Number:

BIO-2013-0001

Control Number:

332179700