Job Overview

Summary

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DAS-2013-0030.

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.

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This position is located in the Design and Publishing Section, Information Dissemination Branch, Division of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM). The section is responsible for a wide range of information dissemination assignments throughout all phases of the information dissemination cycle. Information dissemination includes: composition and coding; publication, web page and application user interface layout, design and production; graphics and visual design; marketing, outreach and statistical analysis and related customer and process support.

Duties

At the full performance level (GS-12), the incumbent of this position serves as a Senior IT/Information Dissemination Specialist and provides advice and guidance to NSF program officials regarding technical and procedural considerations for information dissemination tasks. The incumbent also supports web information products for both internal and external NSF audiences, and is responsible for formatting and disseminating NSF publications and other information in both print and electronic formats. Specifically, you will:

  • Provide advice and guidance to NSF program officials regarding technical and procedural considerations for information dissemination tasks.
  • Furnish guidance to lower grade members of the information dissemination team in organizing and executing their projects.
  • Analyze, design, and implement or direct the implementation of information dissemination projects with significant impacts on NSF staff and external customers.
  • Identify and design opportunities for new applications; attend meetings and/or serve on groups concerned with development of applications; selection, implementation, or operation of networked information tools; computer hardware or software; and electronic information dissemination.
  • Support web information products for both internal and external NSF audiences.
  • Responsible for formatting and disseminating NSF publications and other information in both print and electronic formats.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the internal user community on branch-supported applications and websites.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for NSF’s external user community in support of electronic dissemination via the web.
  • Build and post websites and web pages from standard NSF templates using HTML authoring tools and basic TCP/IP protocols, such as FTP.
  • Create original website designs for NSF internal and external audiences that optimize user experience, enhance content and meet business and technical requirements.
  • Develop user interface elements and designs for web applications.
  • Design or work with contractors to design publications, exhibits and presentations that communicate information through visual means.
  • Coordinate commercial printing process for NSF publications.

Grades 09 and 11 are substantially the same as targeted position in a developmental capacity.