Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in the Directorate of Engineering, Office of the Assistant Director of Engineering.  This organization is responsible for promoting the progress of engineering and technology in the U.S. in order to: 1) ensure that the nation remains in the forefront of engineering research and education; 2) improve national prosperity and security; and 3) respond to future technological opportunities and needs. The directorate accomplishes its mission by supporting research, education, and related activities across a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and critical and emerging technological areas. Because of its technology focus, the Directorate for Engineering is frequently the focal point for coordination of activities with industry, other federal agencies, other countries and international organizations.


The Executive Assistant serves as a personal assistant in a confidential capacity working closely with the Assistant Director with responsibilities for providing administrative support to the Assistant Director (AD) and the ENG Executive team (Division Directors and Senior Advisors).  Specific duties include:  Serving as a confidential assistant to the Assistant Director and handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion; serving as liaison between ENG and other offices of NSF's other Assistant Directors, the NSF Director, and other national and international organizations; working with senior staff to formulate decisions regarding business needs, improve effectiveness by monitoring and assessing complex management processes and projects by applying analytical methods and techniques; researching a wide variety of subjects and analyzing data and information in order to provide the AD with authoritative information and material with which to utilize the preparation of reports, policy documents, speeches, etc.; preparing agendas, briefs of files and reports for use in conference discussions and meetings; planning and coordinating travel, accommodations and transportation arrangements; reviewing and assessing travel requests and travel vouchers to assure compliance with Federal Travel Regulations and NSF travel policies and guidance.

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