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Want to diversify your experiences? Curious about other organizations within NSF? Looking for a change of pace? This may be the opportunity for you!

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 the Directorate for Geosciences, Office of the Assistant Director for Geosciences.The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) is one of seven research arms within the National Science Foundation. Its mission is to support research in the atmospheric, earth, and ocean sciences. As the principal source of federal funding for university-based fundamental research in the geosciences, GEO addresses the nation's need to understand, predict, and respond to environmental events and changes to use Earth's resources wisely. Basic research in the geosciences advances scientific knowledge of Earth's environment, including resources such as water, energy, minerals, and biological diversity. GEO-supported research also advances our ability to predict natural phenomena of economic and human significance, such as climate changes, weather, earthquakes, fish-stock fluctuations, and disruptive events in the solar-terrestrial environment.


Incumbent works closely with the Assistant Director (AD) in management planning, meeting planning and coordination and organizing policy activities.  Specific duties include:  Serving as a confidential assistant to the Assistant Director and handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion; serving as liaison between GEO and other directorates in NSF; working with senior staff to formulate decisions regarding business needs, improve effectiveness by monitoring and assessing complex management processes and projects by applying analytical methods and techniques; researching a wide variety of subjects and analyzing data and information in order to provide the AD with authoritative information and material with which to utilize the preparation of reports, policy documents, speeches, etc.; preparing agendas, briefs of files and reports for use in conference discussions and meetings; planning and coordinating travel, accommodations and transportation arrangements; reviewing and assessing travel requests and travel vouchers to assure compliance with Federal Travel Regulations and NSF travel policies and guidance.

Travel Required

  • Not Required