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Job Title:Program Support Manager (Supv Prog Analyst) GS-0343-13 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:MCB-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 23, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Federal employees with competitive status obtained through current or former permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement MCB-2014-0003 which opens 01/02/2014.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the public and private sectors for its management practices and stewardship of federal funds. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF.

This position is a Program Support Manager (Supervisory Program Analyst) in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. Through the combined use of robust, proven and innovative managerial techniques, the Program Support Manager (PSM) is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the Division's program-related workload. The PSM, along with the Program Support Team that this position would supervise and be responsible for, will perform and manage the full range of business activities involved in the review and funding of scientific research proposals. Working together, the PSM and his/her team ensures effective end-to-end administrative management of this process to accomplish NSF's scientific mission.

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) supports fundamental research and related activities that address the dynamic underpinnings of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular and cellular levels. Questions relating to (i) the origin, organization and properties of macromolecular structures, and/or subcellular and cellular components and (ii) the nature of basic life processes are a priority for the Division. It is expected that these questions will be framed such that they contribute to the advancement of a conceptual framework for biology as a whole. The Division supports research across all experimental systems, but gives highest priority to projects that use the most appropriate system for answering a particular fundamental biological question.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • US citizenship
  • Supervisory/managerial probationary period
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt

DUTIES:

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Key functions of this position involve managing the workload, resources, operational procedures, policies and functions of the Division. As a Program Support Manager, you will:

  • Manage, understand and oversee the analytical work of the division such as forecasting workload, conducting long-term planning and management, and developing policy;
  • Supervise and manage a Program Support Team of 5-12 staff members engaged in the end to end business processing of scientific proposal funding. This includes applying a full range of managerial and supervisory functions including but not limited to: Participating in the recruitment and selection process; Coordinating and allocating workload for the program support team; monitoring and tracking successful completion of work products;
  • Identify, project, and allocate financial and other resources required to provide administrative support;
  • Serve as the Division's chief administrative liaison with other organizations within the agency, other Federal agencies, the scientific community, and other organizations affiliated with the Division's programs;
  • Coordinate with Division management to develop new or modified administrative policies, goals, and objectives and carry them through to completion utilizing your Program Support Team; and
  • Recommend and implement changes or improvements in organization staffing, work methods, and procedures based on results from studies on employee/organizational analyses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, you will need to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include, planning work to be accomplished by team members, setting and adjusting short-term priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; identifying developmental and training needs of employees; developing performance standards; working with managers to ensure that program and agency objectives are being met; projecting administrative support staff resource needs; providing input and insight into the development and implementation of new policies and procedures that affect an organization’s programs and processes


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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

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 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an Interchange Agreements, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If 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:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

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Job Announcement Number:

MCB-2014-0001

Control Number:

357905400