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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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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.