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Job Title:  Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 MP
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:  HRM-2013-0029

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Monday, June 17, 2013 to Sunday, June 30, 2013
Full-time. - Permanent.
FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, US  View Map
Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.


This opportunity is also open to all U.S. citizens under announcement HRM-2013-0031

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 public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. 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.

As a management consultant and program manager working in the area of strategic human capital planning, you'll collaborate with agency leadership to develop strategies and action plans to achieve mission success. We are committed to innovative programs, results oriented business practices, and data driven decision making, and we’re looking to expand our high performing team of accomplished professionals. If you’re looking for a high visibility position and a dynamic work environment in a unique federal agency, look no further!


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


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Are you a successful human capital management professional with innovative ideas and a passion for improving human capital programs in the Federal Government? Do you enjoy sharing your ideas with a team and working collaboratively to develop solutions that satisfy myriad drivers and stakeholders? Can you think critically and apply your enthusiasm and human capital management expertise to develop strategies and action plans to align human capital initiatives with agency performance goals and mission? If so, you may be an ideal candidate to join our team. Team members support the Chief Human Capitol Officer (CHCO) and the Director of Human Resource Management by representing NSF in interactions with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other external stakeholders. Team members also participate on inter- and intra-agency strategic human capital management working groups and provide advice and guidance to management around the Foundation. As part of your strategic human capital management portfolio, you will lead initiatives related to employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, human capital planning and accountability, organizational development, workforce planning, succession planning and resource allocation. Major duties will include:

  • conducting analysis and briefing agency leadership regarding new laws, regulations and initiatives from the Executive Office of the President (EOP), OPM and OMB to determine human capital management effects on the agency;
  • working with NSF senior leadership to solve complex problems on a variety of short- and long-term projects spanning the human capital management system: human capital management strategy, workforce analysis, recruitment and outreach, staffing, employee development, and performance management and incentive programs;
  • leading teams/work groups and managing projects and studies of considerable scope and depth critical to the resolution of agency operating challenges, including leading teams of NSF staff and/or contractors analyzing and evaluating interrelated issues of effectiveness and efficiency of human capital programs, organizational work operations, job structures, realignments and resource utilization throughout NSF;
  • analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of human capital management programs in meeting NSF mission, goals and objectives by utilizing proven and innovative quantitative and qualitative approaches;
  • advising NSF leadership on the development, implementation and administration of long-range human capital management plans, goals and objectives;
  • researching and investigating new or improved business and management practices, and developing criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of NSF human capital management programs, agency organizational structures, and human resources functions;
  • collaborating with agency management to employ change management concepts, processes and techniques such as strategic planning and workforce development;
  • conducting focus groups, facilitating group decisions, and developing other techniques/methods necessary for organizational assessment and change management;
  • developing narrative reports for internal and external stakeholders that articulate agency successes and challenges related to human capital management;
  • identifying and developing data required to plan, implement, manage and/or evaluate agency-wide human capital management programs;
  • analyzing management information requirements needed to develop reporting systems, including analyzing system specifications, data gathering protocols, data, analytical techniques and systems evaluation methodology; and
  • analyzing proposed legislation or regulations to determine potential impact on agency program operations and resources, and delivering findings from that analysis to stakeholders.


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To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in Federal service. Examples of such experience include: planning, scheduling, and conducting projects and studies to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations; establishing criteria to measure and/or predict the attainment of program or organizational goals and objectives; developing administrative regulations, such as those governing the allocation and distribution of personnel, supplies, equipment, and other resources.


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.


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.


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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
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


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

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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


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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.



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), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), 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).


Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Agency Information:
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
Fax: 703-292-7478


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

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