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Job Title:Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences Program

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EAR-2014-0001

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 04, 2013 to Monday, February 03, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1350-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. Rotator. - This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will be considered as an IPA only.

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The position of Program Director for Hydrologic Sciences Program (HS) is in the Surface Earth Processes (SEP) Section within the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). EAR administers programs in support of basic research, facilities, and a wide spectrum of other scientific activities. Programs are devoted to increasing basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of the Earth, and supports research on a complex interplay of physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes. More information about EAR programs can be found here.

The Hydrologic Sciences program supports theoretical observational, and experimental research and modeling of water processes including precipitation and evapotranspiration, snow accumulation and melting, overland and channel flow/transport, subsurface (vadose zone, aquifers) flow, biogeochemical reactions and chemical fate and transport. Subfields encompassed by HS include: hydrometeorology, ecohydrology, aquatic geochemistry, erosion and sedimentation, solute flow and transport, flood analysis, low flows and drought, snow, wetlands and lakes. The program also interacts and cooperates with programs in geomorphology and land use dynamics, low temperature geochemistry, ecosystems, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, climate dynamics, environmental engineering and others on projects of mutual interest. The HS program is also active in the critical zone observatory program and a systems approach to surface Earth processes through Frontiers of Earth Systems Dynamics, Water Sustainability and Climate and the Integrated Earth Systems programs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Program Director is required to undertake the design, development, analysis, documentation, management and implementation of programs and activities within the Hydrologic Sciences Program and across disciplinary boundaries. The responsibilities of the Program Director will include long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented by the program, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, the preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported, and coordination and liaison with other programs at NSF, other Federal agencies, and organizations.

    The incumbent will share these duties with other Program Directors in the Hydrologic Sciences program, and will be asked to identify emerging opportunities in the Geosciences and assess and evaluate performance of research efforts supported by the program.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.
     


    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. 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.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and research relevant to the duties of the position.

    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the home institution will continue to administer pay and benefits. NSF will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the cost of the assignment. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information regarding an IPA assignment, visit our website.

    Under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), non-citizens may be considered as long as the individual is employed at an IPA-eligible institution.  

    For Visiting Scientist appointments, individuals are in a non-pay status from home institutions and are appointed to NSF's payroll as Federal employees. NSF withholds Social Security and provides reimbursement to the home institution for fringe benefits. For information regarding Visiting Scientist appointments, visit our website.

    For more information regarding Federal Temporary Appointments, visit OPM's website.
     

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Relocation expenses may be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Frequently Asked Questions.

    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.

    If you are unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    In order to be considered for federal appointments, Non-Citizens must affirm that they meet the Appropriations Law eligibility criteria by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-Citizens who do not provide this affidavit will only be considered for the IPA Program. Non-Citizens who are exempt from the Appropriations Law requirements due to their status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on December 16, 2009 must provide a statement with their application noting their exemption with documentation of proof of status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on that date.

    We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form. This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

    All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing dateIf you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: rotator@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9185

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation.  All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.  

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

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    Job Announcement Number:

    EAR-2014-0001

    Control Number:

    354648000