Agency: National Science Foundation
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If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.
NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF.
This position is a Program Support Manager in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. Through the combined use of robust, proven and innovative managerial techniques, the Program Support Manager (PSM) is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the Division's program-related workload. The PSM, along with the Program Support Team that this position would supervise and be responsible for, will perform and manage the full range of business activities involved in the review and funding of scientific and engineering research proposals. Working together, the PSM and his/her team ensures effective end-to-end administrative management of this process to accomplish NSF's scientific mission. This position is located in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET). CBET supports research and education in the rapidly evolving fields of sustainable energy, bioengineering and environmental engineering and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means. CBET research and education investments contribute significantly to the knowledge base and to the development of the workforce for major components of the U.S. economy, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, forest products, metals, petroleum, food textiles, utilities, and microelectronics. CBET supports research in areas such as catalysis and biocatalysis, biotechnology, bioengineering, chemical and biochemical process design, environmental engineering, advanced materials, fuel cells, fluid flow, combustion, heat transfer, and particle processes for many applications including sensors and membranes. CBET supports research that involves the development of fundamental engineering principles, process control and optimization strategies, mathematical models, and experimental techniques, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential for innovation and broad application in areas such as the environment, materials, and chemical processing.
- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
- US citizenship.
- Supervisory/managerial probationary period.
- Supervisory experience is useful.