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Job Title:Senior Science Advisor, Office of the Assistant Director

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:CISE-2013-0011

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$155,500.00 to $172,373.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 22, 2013 to Friday, June 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1550-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - SES Career. SES Limited-Term Appt.(1-3 years), or Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment.

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Arlington, VA USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered.  Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application.  Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will only be considered for the IPA program.

JOB SUMMARY:

Please DO NOT USE the APPLY ONLINE BUTTON when applying for this announcement. Your application material should be sent to the email address indicated in the How To Apply section below.

This Job Opportunity Announcement has been AMENDED to extend the closing date to June 3, 2013.

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.

This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis.  Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Senior Science Advisor, a member of the CISE senior leadership team, assists the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director in the formulation of the Directorate’s scientific goals, objectives and priorities, the integration of scientific and technical priorities into effective policies, strategies, and programs and the implementation of program planning, implementation, and evaluation procedures. Many of the directorate’s activities have significant interagency dimensions in terms of scientific policy and programmatic development and operations. The incumbent, who takes a lead role in high-level interagency efforts, serves as a senior scientific advisor for CISE by preparing relevant analyses which provide a basis for major decisions in priority setting, directorate and program planning and internal management and for translating scientific decisions into effective budgetary and operational activities. He/she, current in the trend of research in the full range of the directorate’s fields, is cognizant of current and proposed initiatives impacting the CISE directorate and provides advice on the implications of such on the Directorate’s future programs and budgets.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    EXECUTIVE/MANAGERIAL
    Essential

    1. Leading Change. Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    2. Leading People.  Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.  Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution conflicts.

    3. Results-Driven Leadership.  Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    4. Business Acumen.  Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.   

    5. Building Coalitions.  Demonstrated ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or internal organizations to achieve common goals. 


    PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL
    Essential
     

    1. Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience or a combination of education and equivalent experience in computer and information sciences and engineering or a related scientific or engineering field.

    2. Broad knowledge of current capabilities and initiatives focused on computer and information science and engineering research and education.  Demonstrated leadership in multidisciplinary or interagency initiatives advancing or leveraging computing research and education.

    3. Demonstrated ability to achieve organizational goals through effective and innovative management approaches emphasizing interdisciplinary coordination and teamwork.

    4. Research contributions and evidence of scholarship focusing on computer and information sciences and engineering, as indicated in publications or other research outcomes.

    5. Broad understanding of universities and other institutions where research and education in science and engineering is conducted.  Knowledge of grant and contract administration, fiscal management, and budget preparation with experience in computing research and education support.

     

    Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/Ems); but a narrative statement for each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) is recommended.

    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's
    Guide to Executive Qualifications.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the qualification requirements. Eligible applicants will be reviewed by an Evaluation Panel according to the criteria based on the qualification requirements. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, physical disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit reason.

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    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

    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the home institution will continue to administer pay and benefits. NSF will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the cost of the assignment. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information regarding an IPA assignment, visit our website.

    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    You must submit all required information by the closing date.  If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    The individual selected will be required to file an "Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report" (SF-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    You must submit your application so that it will be received by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the announcement.

    Ensure that your application includes the documents listed below and reflects your background in terms of the qualification requirements for the position.

    1. Resume or other application format of your choice. Your application should contain the following information: Announcement number and your country of citizenship (If you are not a U.S. citizen, please indicate whether or not you are a permanent U.S. resident, and whether or not you are actively seeking U.S. citizenship. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will be considered only for the IPA Program); Information about your education, your major, and type and year of degree(s); and Information about all your work experience, including job titles, duties, and accomplishments, employer's name and phone number, number of hours worked per week, starting and ending dates (month and year), and salary. If you have held various positions with the same employer, describe each separately.

    2. Narrative statement addressing your background in terms of (a)the executive/managerial, and (b)the professional/technical requirements.

    3. NSF Form 1232, Applicant Survey. We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form. This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications must be received by the closing date on this announcement. Applications may be transmitted electronically to execsrch@nsf.gov or mailed or delivered to the following address:

    National Science Foundation
    Division of Human Resource Management
    Executive Personnel, Room 315
    ATTN: CISE-2013-0011

    4201 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22230

    Inquiries or questions should be directed to: Executive Personnel Staff at (703) 292-8267; hearing impaired individuals should call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

    Additional information on the NSF mission, structure, programs, and operations may be accessed through our website. The NSF provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact on this job opportunity announcement.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please review your application packet to ensure that you have submitted all documentation that you want considered.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: kmendenh@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9185

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    The Evaluation Panel will rate and rank each eligible applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidate to the selecting official.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    CISE-2013-0011

    Control Number:

    342192900