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Job Title:Directorate Administrative Coordinator, GS-301-14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:SBE-2013-0009

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current & former Federal employees with competitive status gained through permanent Federal competitive service OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

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. More about NSF.


This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavior and Economic Sciences (SBE), National Science Foundation (NSF).  The Directorate, responsible for research and education in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, consists of three divisions and the Office of the Assistant Director.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The Directorate Administrative Coordinator serves as an advisor to the Assistant Director, Deputy Assistant Director, and SBE senior leaders on technical and sensitive matters relating to managerial, administrative, and business activities.  Specific duties of this position include the following:

  • Analyzes new requirements and programs for impact on the organization and develops the appropriate implementation strategy;
  • Resolves administrative management issues; 
  • Develops both short and long-range plans involving administrative program goals, objectives, and measurement criteria;
  • Plans, conducts, coordinates, or participates in complex projects, analytical studies, surveys, focus groups, and reviews related to the effectiveness and improvement of procedures, programs, and business systems; 
  • Leads or participates in planning, organizing, and conducting internal and external analyses and process improvement re-engineering studies;
  • Prepares presentations, makes recommendations, and identifies and proposes solutions to management issues;
  • Aligns Directorate administrative and business operations (e.g., financial, human resources, contracting, program support, management analysis) with program objectives; 
  • Oversees the Agency Operations and Award Management (AOAM) budget for the Directorate and tracks full-time-equivalent (FTE)/Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) allocations;
  • Develops strategies for forecasting, acquiring and allocating resources;
  • Represents the Directorate on business-related committees (e.g., new systems, human resource management) and coordinates with other Directorates on business programs; 
  • Evaluates and advises on the Directorate's administrative support methods and procedures and identifies new or improved business and management practices;
  • Oversees the development and implementation of business processes and systems;
  • Directs or conducts Directorate workload analyses to meet future Directorate workload demands;
  • Ensures the administrative, operations, and program support work is meeting the needs, goals and objectives of the scientific programs;
  • Supervises the performance of the administrative staff within the Office of the Assistant Director.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: knowledge of agency level programs and guidelines in order to work with principal staff responsible for establishing policy, procedures and practices; skill in planning, developing and implementing strategic plans; mastery of qualitative and quantitative analysis of input from reports or committees; skill in oral and written communication.


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.

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.

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.


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:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

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



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:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

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).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: jtingwal@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:

SBE-2013-0009

Control Number:

348132800