Job Title:Program Support Manager (Supv Prog Analyst) GS-0343-13 DE
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:MCB-2014-0003
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, January 02, 2014 to
Saturday, January 04, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|FEW vacancies -
Arlington, VA View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Any US citizen|
This announcement will close on 01/08/2014 or on the date 100 applications are received, whichever occurs first.
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.
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- US citizenship
- Supervisory/managerial probationary period
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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