Job Overview


As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Use your current skills in a new capacity to build an even brighter future for NSF, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by contributing to new teams, taking on new responsibilities, and developing new capabilities.  Take charge and reinvigorate yourself through change 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. 


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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required