Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Supervisory Management and Program Analyst, GS-343-15 NF
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:  CISE-2013-0016

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Friday, July 19, 2013 to Sunday, July 28, 2013
Permanent - Full-time
FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, US  View Map
NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.


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!

The Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants and proposal competitions within a broad area of research and education.  Investigator initiated research is supported in all areas of computer and information science and engineering.  This research is critical to the development of national cutting-edge computing and information infrastructure and d design of research education initiatives for the next generation of computer scientists and engineers.  Research objectives are achieved through efforts pursued in four CISE divisions:  Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure; Division of Computing and Communication Foundations; Division of Computer and Network Systems; and Division of Information & Intelligence Systems.


  • U.S. citizen
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations - see tab above


Back to top

The Directorate Operations Officer is responsible for directorate-wide strategic planning and policy, strategic human capital management, financial management and resource allocation, and assessment and oversight of administrative processes; communication and coordination of activities within the CISE OAD; and supervision of most OAD administrative support staff.  Specific duties include the following:

Strategic Planning and Policy

  • Participates in discussions on strategic priorities;
  • Identifies strategies, goals, and desired results;
  • Develops executive-level strategic plans;
  • Develops communication plans to inform CISE staff of changes in priorities, strategies, business processes, rules and regulations affecting work life or performance;
  • Receives or solicits input and compiles data from key stakeholders;
  • Establishes policies for the Directorate;
  • Advises Divisions on Directorate policies and procedures;
  • Monitors and oversees staff compliance with policies;
  • Represents CISE in NSF-wide and government-wide working groups.

Strategic Human Capital Planning

  • Develops the CISE portion of the NSF human capital plan and annual report on human capital management;
  • Ensures the human capital assessment and accountability plan addresses strategic alignment, leadership and knowledge management, a results-oriented performance culture, and management accountability;
  • Serves as the primary advisor to senior Directorate officials on human capital issues;
  • Ensures merit system principles are infused in the CISE human capital plan for recruitment planning and employment selection;
  • Provides human resources related advice and consultation to staff and management officials;
  • Coordinates, creates, and disseminates HR/HC business practices and SOPs across the Directorate.

Financial Management and Resource Allocation

  • Oversees the Directorate’s financial operations; 
  • Participates in the Research and Related Activities (RR&A) budget formulation process;
  • Allocates RR&A funds to the Divisions and oversees and tracks spending of funds;
  • Coordinates execution activities or initiatives to resolve resource allocation issues;
  • Executes the Agency Operations and Award Management funds budget activities for CISE accounts.

Assessment and Oversight

  • Coordinates and oversees the development of materials for presentation of new programs and major awards to the Director’s Review Board (DRB) and National Science Board (NSB);
  • Develops CISE review process for DRB and NSB materials;
  • Analyzes external reports to identify and assess issue of importance to NSF and CISE;
  • Analyzes Directorate workflow and procedures and recommends changes to ensure efficient and effective operations;
  • Advises CISE management team on CISE activities in response to Congressional and Administration priorities;
  • Creates policies and procedures for the Directorate;
  • Develops new processes and procedures for managing virtual panels and other new business process tools;

Office Communication and Coordination

  • Serves as primary point of contact for communication and coordination across CISE Divisions;
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the CISE OAD and its outreach to the Divisions;
  • Ensures there are documented processes for all reviews and approvals required by the CISE OAD;
  • Ensures that administrative, operations, and program support work meet the needs, goals, and objectives of the Directorate’s programs.

Supervises CISE OAD administrative and technical support staff


Back to top

To qualify at the GS-15 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: designing and conducting comprehensive management studies; preparing long-range and short-range planning guidance in accordance with broad organizational or programmatic policies and objectives; directing complex studies requiring applications of advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques; and participating in the budget formulation process.

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.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

To preview questions please click here.


Back to top
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


Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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.


Back to top
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.


There are no required documents.


Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
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.

Back to top
EEO Policy Statement | Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans Information | Legal and Regulatory Guidance