Job Overview

Summary

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This Job Opportunity Announcement has been AMENDED to extend the closing date to May 10, 2013.

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 Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. 

This position may be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.

Duties

Serve as a member of the CISE leadership team and as the Foundation’s principal spokesperson for research and education in the area of computing and communication foundations.  The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations is responsible for administering CISE programs and activities that seek advances in computing and communication theory, algorithms for computer and computational sciences, and architecture and design of computers and software. CCF-supported projects also investigate revolutionary computing paradigms based on emerging scientific ideas and integrate research and education activities to prepare future generations of computer science and engineering workers.

The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organization goals and objectives.  This includes directing the activities of the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations, assessing the needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy steering.  Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior CCF staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel.  Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups.  Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.