Job Overview


This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DACS-2013-0003.

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!
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This position is located in Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management, Division of Acquisition & Cooperative Support (DACS), Cooperative Support Branch (CSB). CSB is responsible for providing comprehensive cooperative agreement award leadership, negotiation, award and administration of NSF's complex cooperative agreements for the agency's research facilities, as well as construction and operation of these facilities. DACS is also responsible for overseeing NSF procurement systems, contracts policy, processes and guidance, as well as FAR-based contracts.


This position is located in the Division of Acquisition & Cooperative Support (DACS), Cooperative Support Branch, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA). The position is responsible for the following:  

The incumbent supports NSF sponsoring program office and Cooperative Support Branch personnel in accomplishing their solicitation, negotiation, award and administration responsibilities by providing advice and assistance in performing their duties.  The incumbent also prepares and maintains written implementation guidance that are consistent with federal assistance policy and conforms to the management disciplines and specialties involved in the work of the Cooperative Support Branch.  Duties also include conducting research, reviewing and analyzing information, and briefing NSF senior management on complex assistance and procurement related matters; supporting NSF’s financial statement audit; serving as an internal reviewer for pending award actions; conducting internal compliance reviews; and researching and analyzing information concerning other types of legal agreements (e.g., bailment, property leasing and intellectual property licensing).