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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Program Director in the Science of Organizations Program, Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:SES-2013-0011

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 08, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

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 for Federal appointments. 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 only be considered for the IPA program.

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Science of Organizations Program (SoO) supports basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds (private and public, established entrepreneurial, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit). Ideal candidates would have expertise in research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate.

The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance our understanding of individual, social and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences and by facilitating community building among scientists of all types. More information about SES programs can be found here.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

    • Maintain a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise either through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.
    • Manage program resources so as to provide optimal appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict-of-interests, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified scientists. Incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration.
    • Manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and insuring participation by women, minorities and disabled scientists.
    • Provide scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs in NSF, including international programs, other research programs, and cross-directorate programs.
    • Advise and assist in the development of short- and long-range plans, establishing goals and objectives for research programs. Plan the budget for the program/programs considering past, present and future fiscal years, allocate resources within that budget distributing scarce resources among major competitive programs, and manage post-award evaluation.
    • Control waste, fraud and abuse.
    REPRESENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
    • Represent the Program, Division and Foundation within the scientific community, with other NSF Divisions, with other appropriate agencies and organizations, and with the public, accurately reflecting NSF policy and positions.
    • Create and maintain linkages to other NSF units and other Federal agencies in pursuit of the overall NSF mission.
    • Participate in staff, panel, committee and other meetings, providing input relevant to Program area and/or Division.
    • Pursue affirmative action and EEO goals.
    • Pursue and/or be responsive to assignment on special projects and temporary functional teams from across the Foundation to solve problems, improve staff communication, and affect coordination for special programs.
    • Contribute ideas and effort to improving the quality of policies and NSF's performance of the overall mission. Develop policies and plans for strengthening research and education programs. Provide information to the community on how NSF is pursuing its mission and gather data and impressions from the community on the effectiveness of NSF's performance of its mission.
    • Prepare and disseminate a variety of informational documents which may include data on progress being made toward NSF's goals, trends and opportunities papers, and budget plans.
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in Program and related areas through participation in professional activities. Maintain familiarity with salient current research developments. Pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit.
    • Expand administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management responsibilities.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, plus six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. In addition, Science of Organizations (SoO) seeks a scholar with training in social or economic science including (but not limited to): organizational theory, behavior, sociology or economics; business policy and strategy; entrepreneurship; managerial and organizational cognition; or technology and innovation management.  Successful candidates will have research expertise that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate.


    You must meet eligibility requirements before 11:59PM 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, education, and research relevant to the duties of the position.


    To preview questions please click here.


    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.

    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution.

    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:

    Relocation expenses will be paid subject to funds availability.

    For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed or uploaded 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 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:

    Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship 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 only be considered for an IPA Program.

    Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.

    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.

    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:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: kmendenh@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9185

    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. 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:

    SES-2013-0011

    Control Number:

    337494000