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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. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay. Competitive status is not required, veterans preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee's background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.
The Division Director serves as a member of the executive team in the Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM) and provides leadership and direction to the Division of Administrative Services (DAS). The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. He/she also supervises and provides leadership and guidance to DAS staff. DAS is responsible for a wide range of support for the day-to-day administrative functions of the agency. Key services provided by DAS include facilities management, building services, building security and employee safety, Continuity of Operations (COOP), copier program management, proposal processing, travel services and meeting management, information and visitor services, food and vending services, procurement support services, records and property management, transit subsidy management, and library services. The division develops and maintains the agency's central web sites (both Internet and intranet) and is responsible for the agency's print and electronic publishing. DAS consists of four branches: Business Operations Branch, Facilities and Operations Branch, Information Dissemination Branch and the Systems and Services Branch.
The Division Director, DAS is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing DAS activities and for serving as a key advisor to the Director, OIRM and other agency leadership officials for policy and initiatives related to NSF’s administrative operations.