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Job Title:Program Support Mgr (Supv Program Analyst) GS-0343-13 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:CBET-2013-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 14, 2013 to Thursday, March 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current & former Federal employees with competitive status gained through permanent Federal competitive service OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • US citizenship.
  • Supervisory/managerial probationary period.
  • Supervisory experience is useful.

DUTIES:

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Key functions of this position involve managing the workload, resources, operational procedures, policies and functions of the Division. As a Program Support Manager, you will:

  • Manage, understand and oversee the analytical work of the division such as forecasting workload, conducting long-term planning and management, and developing policy;
  • Supervise and manage a Program Support Team of 16 staff members engaged in the end to end business processing of scientific proposal funding. This includes applying a full range of managerial and supervisory functions including but not limited to: Participating in the recruitment and selection process; Coordinating and allocating workload for the program support team; monitoring and tracking successful completion of work products; and serving as a liaison between the administrative and scientific staffs of the Division;
  • Identify, project, and allocate financial and other resources required to provide administrative support;
  • Serve as the Division's chief administrative liaison with other organizations within the agency, other Federal agencies, the scientific community, and other organizations affiliated with the Division's programs;
  • Coordinate with Division management to develop new or modified administrative policies, goals, objectives and best practices and carry them through to completion utilizing your Program Support Team; and
  • Recommend and implement changes or improvements in organization staffing, work methods, and procedures based on results from studies on employee/organizational analyses.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    To qualify for this position, you will need to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: preparing staffing plans; supervising and/or leading teams; developing policies and procedures; and coordinating resources, etc.


    Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

    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.

    This is a non-bargaining unit position.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

    Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

    Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

    In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

        Pre-tax parking
        Public transportation subsidy
        Child Development Center on site
        Child care subsidy
        Flexible working hours
        Telecommuting
        Physical Fitness Facility on site
        NSF Federal Credit Union on site
        Health Services Unit on site
        Employee Assistance Program


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.  

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    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 Applicant Guide.

    If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

    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.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

    If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

    If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an interchange agreement, or
    similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

    1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
    2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
    3. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
    4. Other - Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

    If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

    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:

    Karen Stemler
    Phone: 703-292-8401
    Fax: 703-292-7478
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: kstemler@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-7478

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    CBET-2013-0003

    Control Number:

    339683000