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Job Title:Interdisciplinary GS-0180/1740/1750-12/13/14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:HRM-2014-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 16, 2014 to Sunday, February 02, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180/1740/1750-12/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a 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 HRM-2014-0002.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled as a Personnel Psychologist, GS-180, an Education Services Specialist, GS-1740 or Instructional Systems Specialist, GS-1750.

The person(s) serving in this position will be responsible for:

* Designing, developing and implementing engaging and effective learning and development solutions across all formats ranging from instructor led to blended to online simulations;

* Managing Projects, Programs, and contractor resources where s/he provides contractors with direction and specific expectations, performs quality assurance on their work products and holds them accountable for timeliness and return on investment (ROI);

* Providing expert facilitation and consulting services with groups across all levels of the Foundation to assist them in achieving organization goals;

* Conducting regular evaluation of learning and development offerings to ensure quality and ROI; and,

* Consistently providing high quality and timely deliverables and high levels of customer service and teamwork.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation and
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

DUTIES:

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The purpose of the position is to manage major program areas with NSF-wide impact and serve as an NSF expert, advisor and consultant to management on issues in the following program areas:

* Use of a Learning Management System and/or online learning and development resources
* Education and professional development
* Training
* Employee, management, leadership, and executive development and learning
* Individual and organizational development
* Assessment of competencies, characteristics, knowledge, skill and abilities
* Measurement and assessment of individual and organizational performance.

Specific duties include the following:

Education, Training, Development and Learning Program Management
*  Manages contractor resources for projects s/he oversees
* Serves as an Agency expert and senior advisor and consultant on issues related to education, training, development, assessment and human resource development, and continuous learning and development;
* Designs, develops, promotes, manages and evaluates comprehensive training and development programs;
* Develops continuous learning programs and career development opportunities;
* Directs and oversees all aspects of assigned program areas;
* Ensures excellence of training and development programs;
* Assesses needs and identifies ways to improve programs as well as leveraging the use of technology tools for learning;
* Offers consultative and technical assistance on learning and education needs;
* Develops objectives for staff development programs;
* Prepares program plans and budgets;
* Monitors, evaluates  and revises programs and projects to accommodate changing management directions and priorities;
* Manages a variety of leadership and development activities;
* Designs, develops or procures learning and development programs;
* Leads organization-wide evaluation efforts;
* Conducts analyses of program efficiency and effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvement;
* Advises NSF management on executive and supervisory development programs; and
* Represents NSF to a wide variety individuals and organization, in and outside of government.

Curriculum Development and Facilitation
* Collaborates to develop programs, courses and seminars;
* Leads activities in needs assessment, competency modeling, curriculum development, course delivery and evaluation;
* Researches and implements the latest learning methodology and technology;
* Delivers learning and educational programs through workshops and seminars as well as online and blended learning formats;
* Writes and coordinates the publications of a wide range of written materials including course announcements, training brochures, catalogs, bulletins and marketing materials;
* Disseminates information about internal and external education programs and activities; and
* Writes statements of work and other contractual documents for training and development programs.

Individual and Organizational Assessments and Development and Consultation
* Manages individual and organizational assessment and development;
* May serve as an expert resource in psychological measurement and assessment of individual and organizational performance;
* Provides consultation services to organizations, task forces, committees, work groups, and managers;
* Participates in strategic planning efforts and program development;
* Advises management on long-range individual and organizational development;
* Facilitates strategic planning and teambuilding retreats and workshops;
* Identifies sources of organizational problems and devises workable solutions;
* Assesses and identifies employee strengths and development needs;
* Makes oral and written presentations and reports to management and staff;
* Maintains resources of courses and vendors;
* Participates in interagency meetings on organizational learning;
* Serves as Agency expert on individual and organizational assessment instruments;
* Develops survey items and scales and uses survey methodology for assessment;
* Designs, administers and delivers workshops on assessment instruments;
* Participates in assessment of skills and the identification of skills gaps;
* Conducts studies, surveys and focus groups; and
* Conducts research on the effectiveness of new projects, programs and training.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, candidates must meet the following specialized experience requirements.

To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience involving the application of the models/theories of education and training, including the application of psychometrics, statistical analyses, & research methodology and I have functioned as an independent professional. Examples of specialized experience include independently developing psychometrically sound & effective tools for the assessment of individuals & organizations and/or working in areas such as competency gap analysis, employee selection, employee and/or management training, organizational development, organizational effectiveness, performance management, statistical analysis, test and measurement, etc. This experience must have been equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

To qualify at the GS-13 level you must have at least 1 year of experience where I have demonstrated the ability to lead projects. I also have work experience involving the application of models/theories of education and training (including instructional design), as well as the application of psychometrics, statistical analyses, and research methods. (Examples of specialized experience include providing consultative services and/or project management of organizational interventions and/or human resource development projects involving the design, implementation and evaluation of learning and development programs. Interventions and/or projects might include the development of effective tools for assessment of individuals and organizations, and/or working in areas such as training needs analysis, competency gap analysis, employee selection, employee and/or management training, organizational development, performance management, etc.) This experience must have been equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
 
To qualify at the GS-14 level you must have at least 1 year of experience leading the design/implementation of projects involving application of models/theories of education and training (including instructional design) as well as psychometrics, statistical analyses and research methods. This includes experience leading a team and managing projects involving staff or contractors. (Examples of experience might include providing expert consultative services and/or project management of organizational interventions and/or human resource development projects involving design, implementation and evaluation of learning and development programs. Projects might include the development of effective tools for the assessment of individuals and organizations and/or working in areas such as training needs analysis, competency gap analysis, employee selection, employee and/or management training, organizational development, performance management, etc.) Experience must have been equivalent to the GS-13 level in Federal service.


Candidates must meet one of the following basic education requirements:

1. Bachelor's or higher level degree that included a major or equivalent in psychology; or

2. Bachelor’s or higher level degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in one or a combination of the areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2) below. 1. Tests and measurement.  2. Adult education. 3. Educational program administration. 4. Curriculum development or design. 5. Teaching methods. 6. Guidance and counseling. 7. Career planning. 8. Occupational information; or

3. Bachelor's or higher level degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of this position. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas: 1. Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology. 2. Instructional design practices. 3. Educational evaluation. 4. Instructional product development. 5. Computers in education and training.

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.

Your application package must include a copy of your college and graduate school transcripts to verify that you meet the basic educational requirements and to be used in reviewing your answers to the assessment questions. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for this purpose.

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 multiple vacancies 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 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.

You must submit proof of meeting the basic education requirement described in the QUALIFICATIONS paragraph.  Therefore, you should submit TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial copies are acceptable) or a DIPLOMA that verifies that the requirement is met. 

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: 703-292-5090
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:

HRM-2014-0003

Control Number:

359485700