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Job Title:Program Director

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EPS-2013-0002

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:

Friday, August 23, 2013 to Friday, September 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0110-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare. Fulfilling this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

The NSF is seeking candidates for the Program Director position(s) in the Experimental Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) within the Office of International and Integrative Activities (OIIA), Office of the Director (OD), Arlington, VA.

EPSCoR is a program designed to fulfill the NSF mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Twenty-eight states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U. S. Virgin Islands currently participate. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a region/jurisdiction's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

More information about EPSCoR programs can be found at their website.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Program Director in EPSCoR will have specific responsibilities that may include the following:

    • Establishing goals and objectives, initiating new program thrusts, revising current activities and potentially phasing out some programmatic areas.
    • Providing information on new developments and opportunities in STEM.
    • Maintaining and further strengthening linkages with collaborative programs at NSF and other relevant Federal agencies.
    • Participating in technical management and financial oversight of various funded projects within the NSF-EPSCoR cohorts.
    • Managing an effective and timely merit review process.
    • Representing the NSF-EPSCoR program at relevant internal and external events.
    • Keeping abreast of current research and educational trends.
    • Participating in some defined subset of professional activities that contribute to such currency (e.g., conducting research, delivering presentations and publishing quality scholarship, attending technical conferences of relevance, reading scientific articles and books and engaging in other forms of ongoing professional development).
    • Work cooperatively across the Division, Directorate, and Foundation, and with other agencies to accomplish the mission of NSF.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, engineering, bioinformatics or earth and environmental sciences, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, technology transfer, corporate management and/or academic leadership experience pertinent to the position.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.


     

    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.

    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    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:

    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 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 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.

    You are strongly encouraged to submit a letter(s) of recommendation along with a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement. 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.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: kmendenh@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:

    EPS-2013-0002

    Control Number:

    350280200