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Job Title:  Supervisory Program Analyst, GS-0343-15 NF
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:  DOB-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Full-time. - Temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year; may be extended without further competition.
1 vacancy - Arlington, VA   View Map
NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.


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This position is in the Program Analysis Branch (PAB), Budget Division (BD), Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (BFA), National Science Foundation (NSF). The Budget Division has Foundation-wide responsibility for long- range budget planning; program analysis; budget preparation, presentation, and execution activities; and analytic studies related to budget and program activities. The Program Analysis Branch is responsible for the overall planning and preparation of NSF's annual budgets. PAB responsibilities include production of annual budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congress, preparation of documents and special analyses for the President's Budget, preparation and monitoring of annual operating plans, and assisting in the development of long-range plans for the Foundation. The branch provides the NSF Director, senior management, and the National Science Board (NSB) with independent analyses and reviews of programs and identification of programmatic issues. These include assessment of objectives, adequacy of program content, and compatibility and coherence of programs in total and in relation to activities of other Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations and groups.


  • Background investigation.
  • US citizenship.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • Supervisory/managerial probationary period.


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The National Science Foundation is seeking a Supervisory Program Analyst responsible for the full spectrum of the agency’s strategic planning, program analysis, and budgeting, particularly long-range budget planning, budget formulation, presentation and justification.  The Supervisory Program Analyst coordinates the work of the analysts in the branch to ensure that these various functions are accomplished.  Specific duties include the following: 
- Provides the Division Director and BFA Director/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with analysis of and perspective on programs within the context of (a) overall NSF and Federal support of science and engineering research and education; (b) national priorities, policies, goals objectives, etc., as set forth by the President; and (c) programming parameters as expressed in legislation and Congressional reports. 
- Works with and advises the appropriate directorate personnel, and the Budget Division Director, and their staffs in the development of (a) program plans for budget submissions to the NSF Director and the NSB; (b) program justifications and backup materials for budget submissions to OMB and the Congress; and (c) testimony and supplementary information, responses, and other materials for use in connection with Congressional hearings on agency authorization and appropriation legislation. 
- Identifies, summarizes, and analyzes substantive programmatic, budgetary, policy issues that are imbedded in program plans and budget justification statements; NSF publications; information released to or by the news media, including science and engineering professional journals, television, and newspapers; budget documents, financial plans, and related  materials.  
- Identifies, analyzes and gives advice on existing or potential programmatic or budgetary problems relevant to assigned program activities or to other related activities by evaluating program performance against management goals and objectives.


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To qualify at the GS-15 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience in Federal civilian strategic planning, program analysis, and budgeting, particularly long-range budget planning such as making recommendations to management on implications of budgetary decisions in current and future years, budget formulation, presentation and preparing reports to other Federal agencies and Congress on the status and use of appropriated funds.

Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

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 is a non-bargaining unit position.


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


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.


Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-2466
TDD: 703-292-5090
Agency Information:
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
Fax: 703-292-2466


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

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