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Job Title:  Integrative Activities Specialist, GS-0301-11/12 NF
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:  CCF-2014-0001

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Monday, October 21, 2013 to Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Full-time. - Permanent
FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, US  View Map
NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.


Want to diversify your professional experiences? Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives. Take charge of your career and apply today!

This position is located in in the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) in the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE).  CCF supports research and education that explores the foundations of computing and communication devices, their usage, and their limits. 


  • US citizenship.
  • Background Investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


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As an Integrative Activities Specialist, you will primarily gather information, identify and analyze issues and develop recommendations to resolve substantive problems of effectiveness and efficiency of program operations. Specifically you will:
• Work closely with Division management in the formulation, review, evaluation, and modification of plans and policies related to assigned programs.
• Develop and recommend revisions and clarifications of associated guidelines, procedures, and criteria.
• Participate with Division management in the planning and development of objectives and a calendar of thematic initiatives.
• Convene and chair meetings to discuss various issues and problems involving the administration management of cross-cutting thematic activities.
• Monitor the implementation of such activities across the Division and where appropriate, across the Directorate or the agency.
• Collect pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources within and outside NSF. Applies, adapts or creates complex analytical techniques to discern patterns and trends in the data and information and to arrive at reasoned conclusions.
• Initiate, design, and execute management studies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cross-cutting programs and activities.
• Deliver finished written reports and oral presentations on the results of, and the analytical techniques used, in accomplishing the program administration work.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships to exchange information and coordinate activities with all levels of management and staff within the Foundation, with the scientific community, professional organizations and institutions, and other governmental agencies on a variety of program issues such as project collaborations, joint funding and joint planning.
• Provide leadership and expertise in organizing and planning workshops, conferences and seminars.


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To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-9 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: experience developing tracking & reporting systems to monitor crosscutting programs; analyzing & evaluating data and preparing and presenting program data to management; conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis to analyze work methods; recommending solutions to administrative problems and issues; and communicating detailed procedural information for program support.
OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
OR have 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.
OR have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first two years of progressively higher graduate study and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-11 level in the Federal Service. In addition, to the specialized experience noted at the GS-11 level, experience at this level includes: providing senior-level administrative program support to guide cross-directorate activities; training staff at all levels; providing leadership & expertise in organizing & planning workshops, conferences, & seminars; & arranging for appropriate guest speakers and making presentations.

Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

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.

This position is in the bargaining unit.


Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

To preview questions please click here.


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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.


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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 Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

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.


There are no required documents.


Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Agency Information:
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
Fax: 703-292-7478


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

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