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Job Title:Head, National Science Foundation Tokyo Office

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:ISE-2013-0001

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $133,070.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0301-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - This position may be filled through a Limited Term Appointment (AD-5).

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Tokyo, JAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens.

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.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head, NSF Tokyo Office, AD-0301-05, Office of International Science and Engineering, Office of the Director.

This position is located organizationally in the Office of International Science and Engineering, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation. The incumbent is Head of the Tokyo Office of the National Science Foundation, and as such, will be reassigned to Tokyo, Japan. The position is for a minimum period of two years, with the possibility of extension for up to an additional two years. FORMAL CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTED APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 18, 2013 AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A SELECTION IS MADE. The Appointment will begin on or about September 1, 2013.

The Tokyo Office represents NSF in East Asia and Pacific Region (except China), hereafter EAP. The Office reports and provides analysis on science policy and programmatic developments throughout EAP, maintains close working relationships with science and engineering support organizations and other government and private agencies, and facilities coordination/implementation of research and exchange programs and other NSF-related activities. Work is conducted from bilateral, multilateral, and regional perspectives. The Office is located in Tokyo and serves NSF interests throughout NSF. The Head of the Office is responsible for the efficient performance of all operations in the Office, including the supervision of locally employed staff.

THIS POSITION IS OUTSIDE THE COMPETITIVE CIVIL SERVICE

Appointment to this position will be made under the Excepted Authority of the NSF Act. The Federal pay range for this appointment is $119,554.00-$133,070.00. Candidates who do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility will not obtain civil service status if selected. Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Appointment to the position is contingent upon successful completion of the appropriate background investigation, together with required Critical-Sensitive (Top Secret) Government security clearance and State Department medical clearance. The individual selected for this position will be required to file an "Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report" (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Satisfactory completion of a one-year trial period may also be required. Appointment to this position is temporary (not to exceed 4 years) and may be filled under one of the appointment options described below. Selection of an internal applicant will require approval from their Assistant Director/Office Head that he/she will have a position to return to at the end of the overseas appointment.

Temporary Reassignment of an existing NSF Career member of the Senior Executive Service: This option is open to any NSF career member of the SES. This temporary reassignment is not to exceed 4 years and will require stipulation from the candidate's Assistant Director/Office Head that he/she will have a position to return to at the end of the overseas appointment.

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL)

Temporary (AD-5 Level) Excepted Service Appointment: Appointment to this position will be made under the Excepted Authority of the NSF Act. The Federal pay range for this AD-5 level Excepted Service appointment is $119,554.00 to $133,070.00. Candidates who do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility will not obtain civil service status if selected. Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:. This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Tokyo Office represents NSF throughout the EAP region. The Office reports and provides analysis on science, engineering, research, and education policy and programmatic developments throughout EAP, maintains close working relationships with science and engineering support organizations and other government and private agencies in EAP, and facilitates coordination/implementation of research and education programs and other NSF-related activities. Work is conducted on a bilateral, multilateral, and regional basis. The office is currently located in Tokyo, Japan and serves NSF interests throughout EAP. Information about NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering may be found here here. Information about the NSF Tokyo Office may be found here.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants must be a U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in a scientific/engineering disciplinary field supported by NSF or in science/technology policy plus six or more years of relevant research, research administration, and/or managerial experience.  Applicants must be currently working at NSF, or have previously worked at NSF in a capacity sufficient to understand how NSF functions, or have served on an NSF panel, Committee of Visitors, or other advisory committee.


    QUALITY RANKING FACTORS:

    1. Extensive knowledge and familiarity with the National Science Foundation sufficient to represent the Foundation abroad. Includes knowledge of the mission of the Foundation, its strategic plan and objectives and how it implements these, the grant making process, and the relationship of NSF to other U.S. Government agencies and to the scientific and technical communities of the United States. Also includes knowledge of how developments in science and engineering research, education, and policy may impact NSF.
    2. Expert knowledge of a wide of science, engineering, research and education policy issues, especially those related to EAP, and demonstrated skill in policy analysis and reporting. This includes knowledge of institutional landscape of scientific agencies and private sector research in EAP, experience interacting with EAP officials and scientists and engineers, a solid understanding of the major trends in EAP scientific and technical developments, and ability to identify related opportunities for NSF and the U.S. science and engineering research and education community.
    3. Demonstrated ability to represent a major U.S. organization involved in international science and engineering cooperation. Demonstrated diplomatic and interpersonal skills in working with high-level officials and complex issues in both domestic and international settings, particularly in EAP.
    4. Knowledge and ability in coordinating and implementing complex research and education programs involving international partnerships. Includes the ability to coordinate organizational strategy and initiatives with administrators and researchers in governmental, academic and scientific organizations.
    5. Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, material, and information resources.
    6. Ability to work with students and young researchers and to encourage them to pursue international scientific partnerships and experiences.
    7. While not essential, familiarity with U.S. embassy structure/operations and understanding of the diplomatic-and foreign policy-related aspects of a position embedded in a U.S. Embassy setting, as well as the ability to speak and read an Asian language is desirable.

    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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    Overseas Post Allowance will be applied. Usual civil service benefits (retirement, health benefits, life insurance) are applicable for appointments of more than one year.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    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.

    Ensure that your application includes the documents listed below and reflects your background in terms of the qualification requirements for the position.

    1. Resume or other application format of your choice. Your application should contain the following information: Announcement number and your country of citizenship; Information about your education, your major, and type and year of degree(s); and Information about all your work experience, including job titles, duties, and accomplishments, employer's name and phone number, number of hours worked per week, starting and ending dates (month and year), and salary. If you have held various positions with the same employer, describe each separately.

    2. Narrative statement addressing your background in terms of the Quality Ranking Factors.

    3. NSF Form 1232, Applicant Survey. 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. APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications must be received by the closing date on this announcement. Applications may be transmitted electronically to execsrch@nsf.gov or mailed or delivered to the following address:

    National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Management, Executive Personnel, Room 315

    ATTN: ISE-2013-0001

    4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22230

    Inquiries or questions should be directed to: Executive Personnel Staff at (703) 292-8267; hearing impaired individuals should call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

    Additional information on the NSF mission, structure, programs, and operations may be accessed through our website. The NSF provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact on this job opportunity announcement.

    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:

    Sacreia Osborne
    Phone: 703-292-8267
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    Email: sosborne@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:

    ISE-2013-0001

    Control Number:

    336030900