Job Title: Computer Scientist (Program Director)Job Announcement Number: CCF-2013-0005
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Monday, March 04, 2013 to
Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from current National Science Foundation (NSF) employees only.
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 NSF is currently seeking one qualified candidate for the position of Program Director in the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) in the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE). CCF supports research and education that explore the foundations of computing and communication devices, their usage, and their limits. We are seeking an individual for the below core CCF program:
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- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
DUTIES:Back to top
NSF Program Directors are responsible for the management of research and other scientific activities primarily through Federal grants and contracts to: academic, non-profit, and non-academic institutions such as professional organizations and the private sector. A Program Director is responsible for administration of the merit review of submitted proposals, managing an effective, timely peer review process, ensuring broad participation of reviewers and increasing involvement of under-represented groups, and making building an award portfolio that supports the vision and goals of NSF and CISE. Duties include the processing of awards and declinations, contacting successful applicants prior to the award of the grant and unsuccessful applicants as necessary. To fulfill this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.
Additional duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Managing resources so as to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict-of-interest and the participation of all qualified scientists. Involvement in planning and administration of programs within the framework of legislation, agency policies, missions, objectives, and resources.
- Coordinating and serving as liaison with other programs in CISE, NSF and other Federal agencies and organizations. Expected to provide scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs in NSF, including cross-directorate programs.
- Providing assistance to investigators whenever feasible. Program Director will follow the progress of grantees through site visits, progress and fiscal reports, and correspondence.
- Preparing well-written materials and presentations that are consistent with NSF and CISE strategic goals and core strategies and that inform CISE stakeholders, including the Administration and Congress, the national science and engineering community and the public, of the intent, impact and promise of CISE ‘s programmatic investments.
- Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the program field through participation in meetings and conferences and by undertaking other relevant activities. Serve as spokesperson for the Division to the scientific community.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field with an emphasis on formal methods and their applications. In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. that is relevant to the CCF’s programs.
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of research accomplishments in the area of the science and foundations of software; a progressive vision for new trends in formal methods and applications to computer hardware and software design; reliability of software systems; experience and knowledge with current research in the area of cybersecurity and trustworthy computing; and experience with the review and management of large awards including cooperative agreements.
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, but CCF is particularly interested in individuals with expertise in formal methods, software and hardware design methodologies and verification, and cybersecurity.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM 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. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS
To preview questions please click here.
- Ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven grant program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of goals, including insuring integrity and consistency in the grant award/declination management process.
- Ability to manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size, quality and diversity of the reviewer pool.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with the scientific community, peers, and co-workers at all levels to advocate program policies and plans and to fulfill NSF's mission.
- Knowledge of management and organizational concepts, principles, practices and techniques.
- Ability to assess trends and opportunities in the field through participation in conferences and workshops and involvement in advisory panels.