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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Program Specialist, GS-0301-07/09 NF

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:OCE-2013-0006

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 17, 2013 to Monday, July 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Temporary promotion NTE 90 days; may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.

JOB SUMMARY:

Want to diversify your professional experiences?  Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives.  Take charge of your career and apply today!

 This position is located in the Division of Ocean Sciences.  The Division of Ocean Sciences supports research, infrastructure, and education to advance understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and ocean basins, including their interactions with people and the integrated Earth system.

For more information about OCE and its programs can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship and
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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As a Program Specialist, you will play a key role in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify business process problems with a focus on supporting program and division budget activities. Specifically, you will: Perform a variety of duties associated with proposal processing including redacting panel reviews/summaries (non-scientific), identifying conflicts of interest (COI), and responding to correspondence and telephone calls regarding proposal policies and systems. Gather data for analysis and information sharing; and conduct moderately complex qualitative analyses. Troubleshoot systems and provide system support for basic proposal processing systems and applications. Provide budget support to include creating and monitoring the budget spreadsheets and conducting financial analysis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at GS-7, you need to have one of the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: collecting data and evaluating information, reviewing budget data to monitor expenditures, and assisting with database queries;

OR, Superior Academic Achievement: Achievement of Baccalaureate and in the upper one-third of your graduating class or a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or based on courses completed during your final 2 years;

OR,  At least one full year of graduate level education;

OR, A combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at GS-9, you need to have one of the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include engaging in ongoing analysis of business processes to continually identify and recommend solutions to problems, using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques, developing and presenting factual evidence both in writing and before an audience to support enhancements in the methods of performing work, reviewing data for trends related to business processes, interpreting those trends, and determining causes and possible courses of action,

OR, A master`s or equivalent graduate degree;

OR, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR, A combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.


Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

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.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

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.

 

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:

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.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.



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:

There are no required documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Carolyn St. Hill
Phone: 703-292-8251
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: csthill@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:

OCE-2013-0006

Control Number:

345633400