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Job Title:Program Director, Division of Human Resource Development

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:HRD-2013-0004

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 15, 2013 to Friday, March 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1701-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - These 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 - Arlington, VA, USView 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 Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), serves as a focal point for NSF's agency-wide commitment to enhancing the quality and excellence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research through broadening participation by historically underrepresented groups - minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. HRD envisions a well-prepared and competitive U.S. workforce of scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and educators that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population. HRD's mission is to grow the innovative and competitive U.S. STEM workforce that is vital for sustaining and advancing the nation's prosperity by supporting the broader participation and success of individuals currently underrepresented in STEM and the institutions that serve them. For more information about HRD, please visit here.

Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE): The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE focuses on ensuring that women faculty with earned STEM degrees consider academia as a viable and attractive career option.

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST): The goal of the CREST program is to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research.  CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. HBCU-RISE awards specifically target HBCUs to support the expansion of institutional research capacity as well as an increase in the production of doctoral students, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM, at those institutions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The individuals selected for these positions will serve as a Program Director in the ADVANCE or CREST program and other HRD programs as needed. The responsibilities of the NSF Program Director include, for example, long-range planning and budget development, administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, portfolio management, and post award monitoring of funded projects, including site visits and review of annual and final reports. Additional duties and responsibilities include the coordination and management of discipline-based proposals and awards in HRD programs; participation in all phases of the solicitation, review and management of proposals submitted to assigned programs; representing HRD at professional meetings and conferences; conducting analyses and preparing reports for programs and other EHR and HRD activities; contributing to the Foundation-wide coordination of activities for broadening participation; and representing the division in cross-directorate and interagency initiatives. Finally, Program Directors are expected to maintain familiarity with salient current research developments and pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants MUST have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a scientific discipline supported by the NSF. In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience that is relevant to the ADVANCE and/or CREST programs and broadening participation in STEM.

    Ideal candidates should have significant experience in teaching and research at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in a community college environment, as well as demonstrated administrative experience in higher education. The individual selected must be able to interact on a peer basis with senior scientific and managerial personal throughout NSF, other Federal agencies, academia, and the private sector.

    Also desirable are knowledge of the general scientific community, excellent interpersonal skills and strong skills in written and oral communication. All appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs and as part of a team, contributing to and coordinating with offices throughout the Foundation and with other Federal and state government agencies and private sector organizations.


    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, expertise, education, and research activities 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 IPA Act, 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 the 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.

    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. 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:

    HRD-2013-0004

    Control Number:

    337890800