Job Title: Geologist (Program Director)Job Announcement Number: EAR-2013-0010
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Thursday, August 01, 2013 to
Monday, September 30, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView 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.
"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.
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- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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
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- Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and theories applicable to geology as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, and/or professional recognition.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Knowledge of NSF's and EAR's mission and programmatic activities.
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting in pursuit of program goals and objectives.