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Job Title:Geologist (Program Director)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EAR-2013-0010

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 $163,957.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 01, 2013 to Monday, September 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1350-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView Map
22230View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered for Federal appointments. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will only be considered for the IPA program.

JOB SUMMARY:

"Monster/Hiring Management will be unavailable/offline on Saturday, August 17, 2013 and Sunday, August 18, 2013. You will not be able to apply for this job announcement during this time.

Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent appointment should see Job Announcement EAR-2013-0009.

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director for the Petrology and Geochemistry Program and for the cross-directorate GeoPRISMS initiative within the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The incumbent will be one of two program officers responsible for oversight of the CH program, which is one of the most complex in the Foundation, and will conduct the review of proposals for science, education and outreach, and other activities to carry out the objectives of the program. The incumbent will also be the primary EAR representative program officer for the cross-directorate GeoPRISMS program, which has annual competitions to characterize different types of active plate boundary structures and chemistry. Because the CH program is the primary source for research funds for volcanic study, it will be a prime source of expertise for the SEES Hazards program.

For more information about the EAR and their programs, please visit here.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The Program Director for the Petrology and Geochemistry Program and for the cross-directorate GeoPRISMS initiative will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the proposal review and evaluation process for the programs.
  • Conducting scientific/technical analyses of proposals received in the program.
  • Contributing, consistent with NSF directives, to the establishment or modification of the system of selection of ad hoc reviewers to meet NSF objectives and program needs.
  • Selecting individuals to provide objective reviews of proposals either as experts or as members of a panel.
  • Conducting programmatic reviews, determining funds availability, and evaluating similar or related projects, including internal and external liaison.
  • Negotiating technical and financial revisions of proposals as required.
  • Conducting final review of proposals and evaluations and recommends awards or declinations based on knowledge or resources availability and program goals and peer reviewer comments.
  • Evaluating projects and activities that are proposed or funded by conducting site visits and reviewing interim and final reports.
  • Negotiating interagency agreements with other Federal agencies for transfer of funds to assist in the support of research and education.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in an appropriate field plus after award of the degree, eight or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Appropriate fields would include geochemistry, petrology, economic geology, and/or volcanology. In addition, familiarity with the NASA planetary science programs is highly desirable.


You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. 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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.

Quality Ranking Factors

  1. Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and theories applicable to geology as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, and/or professional recognition.
  2. Ability to manage an externally reviewed proposal driven grants program, through the evaluation of research and educational activities, and the allocating of resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
  3. Professional analytical and technical writing skills which evidence experience in presentation of extensive inquiry into a wide variety of significant issues related to the Earth science community and make recommendations and decisions based on findings. Ability to recognize and formulate programmatic plans that respond to emerging areas of research.
  4. Ability to interact effectively with members of the Earth scientific community, representatives of other federal agencies, foreign national programs and peers to effectively present, advocate and advance program policies, plans and goals.
  5. Knowledge of NSF's and EAR's mission and programmatic activities.
  6. Ability to work effectively in a team setting in pursuit of program goals and objectives.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the home institution will continue to administer pay and benefits.  NSF will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the cost of the assignment. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and qualified nonprofit organizations. Under the provisions of the IPA Act, non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution.  For more information regarding an IPA assignment, visit our website.

For Visiting Scientist appointments, individuals are in a non-pay leave status from their home institutions and are appointed to NSF's payroll as Federal employees.  NSF withholds Social Security and provides reimbursement to the home institution for fringe benefits.  For information regarding Visiting Scientist appointments, visit our website.

For more information regarding Federal Temporary Appointments, visit OPM's website.


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility, you will not obtain civil service status if selected. If you are currently in the competitive civil service, you will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

This Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.

Relocation expenses will be paid subject to funds availability.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be submitted online and all document faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy 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 Frequently Asked Questions.

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 unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-Citizens who do not provide documentation will not be considered.

You are strongly encouraged to submit information regarding relevant awards received in the previous five years; a current performance appraisal; and/or letters(s) of recommendation. Additionally, you are strongly encouraged to submit a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Quality Ranking Factors listed in the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement. This information will be used in the evaluation process.

You can fax or upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to rotator@nsf.gov; please ask him/her to put your name and the job announcement number in the subject line.

Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.

We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form.  This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

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:

Krystal Mendenhall
Phone: 703-292-4345
Fax: 703-292-9185
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kmenden@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-9185

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation. If the position is in the bargaining unit, and your application is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for positions not in the bargaining unit may be conducted at the discretion of the selecting official. All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.

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


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Job Announcement Number:

EAR-2013-0010

Control Number:

348616000