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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:OCE-2014-0005

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 10, 2014 to Friday, January 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1301-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies in the following location:
Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be 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 not be considered.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This Job Opportunity Announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to January 31, 2014.

"Monster/Hiring Management will be unavailable/offline on Sunday, January 12, 2014. You will not be able to apply for this job announcement during this time."

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 NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program, Arlington, VA.

The MGG Program supports research in all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes. The successful candidate will be the primary contact for and manage a portfolio of research pertaining to paleoceanography/paleoclimate and balance interests with other Program emphases, which include: Structure, tectonic evolution and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems; processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks; genesis, chemistry, and mineralogic evolution of marine sediments; processes controlling deposition, erosion, chemical composition, and transport of marine sediments; and Interactions of continental and marine geologic processes.

The OCE supports basic research and education to further understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and their interactions with the earth and the atmosphere. 

More information about OCE and MGG and its programs can be found at http://www.geo.nsf.gov/oce.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses MAY be paid subject to funds availability.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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The individual selected for this position will serve as a Program Director.  The Program Director:

  • Maintains a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise either through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.
  • Manages program resources so as to provide optimal appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict-of-interests, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified scientists. Incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities in to program administration.
  • Pursues affirmative action and EEO goals.
  • Pursues and/or responsive to assignment on special projects and temporary functional teams from across the Foundation to solve problems, improve staff communication, and effect coordination for special programs.
  • Establishes contacts and maintains active involvement in Program and related areas through participation in professional activities. Maintains familiarity with salient current research developments. Pursues individual research as workload and travel funds permit.
  • Expand administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management responsibilities.
  • Represent Ocean Sciences and Paleoceanography in interdisciplinary and cross-directorate activities, including the Paleo Perspectives in Climate Change competition.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must have a Ph.D. in oceanography, marine geology or in the relevant discipline, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research experience, research administration, and/or substantial managerial experience in academe, industry, or government.


You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

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, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.

Quality Ranking Factors:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and theories applicable to the geosciences as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, and/or professional recognition.
  2. Ability to manage an externally reviewed proposal driven grants program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
  3. Professional analytical and technical writing skills which evidence experience in presentation of extensive inquiry into a wide variety of significant issues related to the Geosciences’ community and make recommendations and decisions based on findings.
  4. Ability to interact effectively with members of the Geosciences scientific community, representatives of other federal agencies, foreign national programs and peers to effectively present, advocate and advance program policies, plans and goals.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits#icc

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
  • Telecommuting
  • Physical fitness facility on site
  • NSF Federal Credit Union on site
  • Health services unit on site
  • Employee assistance program


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility, you will not obtain civil service status if selected. If you are currently in the competitive civil service, you will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

This Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.

Relocation expenses may be paid subject to funds availability.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.

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 the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. 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.

You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letter(s) of recommendation and a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) listed in the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement. This information will be used in the evaluation process.

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.

You can fax or upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to adsearch@nsf.gov; please ask him/her to put your name and the job announcement number in the subject line.

Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.

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:

KENYA B. LYONS
Phone: 703-292-8781
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kblyons@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

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. If the position is in the bargaining unit, and your application is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for positions not in the bargaining unit may be conducted at the discretion of the selecting official. 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:

OCE-2014-0005

Control Number:

359030400