Job Overview


About the Agency

This job opportunity announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to January 13, 2014.

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 Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay. Competitive status is not required, veterans preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee's background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.


The incumbent serves as a member of the Budget and Finance Award (BFA) executive team and participates with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division that supports the Foundation’s formulation, presentation, program and management analysis and execution of the agency’s budget.  Supports NSF’s planning activities and translates plans into resource requests.  Develops and maintains budget/management procedures and databases, and monitors systems for providing budget control on behalf of the NSF Director.  Coordinates NSF-wide activities on performance improvement, monitoring, and reporting.  The Deputy Division Director participates fully with the Division Director in the management of the division, and serves as Acting Division Director in the absence of the incumbent.