Job Overview


Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.  For over 50 years, NSF has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontier of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
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At the National Science Foundation, human resources professionals make a difference! As a human capital management consultant, you'll have an opportunity to work directly with agency leadership to achieve mission success.  We are committed to outstanding customer service, innovative programs, and results-oriented business practices.  If you're looking for a dynamic work environment (conveniently located in the heart of Ballston) in a top-ranked Federal agency, look no further!


SEEKING INNOVATIVE, CUSTOMER-ORIENTED, TEAM PLAYER TO HELP DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT GROUND-BREAKING HR PROGRAMS. If you are a HR specialist with experience in recruiting, staffing, classification, workforce planning, and managing complex programs and initiatives, this may be the job for you.  If you are interested in a dynamic, fast-paced, and autonomous work environment for a top-ranked federal agency, look no further.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Management (HRM) serves as a strategic partner with NSF Directorates and Offices, providing seamless support and guidance in all human capital planning and development activities.  We are committed to providing outstanding customer service, implementing innovative programs and initiatives, and engaging in results-oriented business practices.  Ideal candidates have a commitment to guiding transformation, a strong customer focus, and the ability to work both as a team member and independently.  We guarantee you'll never be bored in our high-energy, engaged workplace.  Check out some of the roles each of team members play, from planning and problem solving, to implementation, management and evaluation:


Works with executives to identify human resource need and facilitates viable recruitment, outreach, workforce management and succession planning solutions and/or alternatives.  Works side-by-side with NSF executives on a variety of short and long-term human capital projects spanning the HR life cycle:  strategic human capital management, workforce analysis, recruitment and outreach, staffing, employee development, performance management and incentive programs.

Problem Solving

Acts as the point-of-contact for NSF Directorates, ensuring customers are always staffed with the right people at the right time.  Interprets HR policies and rules to assist managers in selecting and managing an effective workforce.  Guides a team of contractors and federal staff members to translate a Directorate's human capital plans into action and monitors progress through weekly reports and ongoing communications.


Evaluate HR business processes, employment policies, and historical practices.  Identifies opportunities to streamline and improve processes and quality of services.  Collaborates with academic institutions, NSF Directorates, and newly selected candidates to arrange a variety of appointments or assignments to NSF. Drafts a wide variety of documents including correspondence, report, policy and project implementation documents.

If you are looking for more than just a job, join us for a satisfying career with the National Science Foundation.  We support and enable NSF in pursuing and integrating better business practices into daily and strategic operations, we collaborate with and value feedback from our customers, and we leverage talent, creativity, and teamwork to create one of the best working environments in the federal government.  Join us and make a difference at NSF!