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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Division Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:IIS-2014-0002

SALARY RANGE:

$157,000.00 to $176,200.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 to Thursday, May 01, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1550-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - SES Limited-Term Appointment (1-3 years) or Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment.

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications 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 be considered for IPA only.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Formal consideration of interested applications will begin on March 17, 2014 and will continue until a selection is made.

Please DO NOT USE the APPLY ONLINE BUTTON when applying for this announcement. Your application material should be sent to the email address indicated in the How To Apply section below.

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 Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.

This position will be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

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KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    Serves as a member of the CISE leadership team and as the Foundation’s principal spokesperson in the area of information and intelligent systems. The Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) is responsible for programs with a total annual budget of approximately $176 million. IIS studies the inter-related roles of people, computers, and information. IIS supports research and education activities that 1) develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology; 2) increase our capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in circumstances ranging from personal computers to globally-distributed systems; 3) advance our understanding of how computational systems can exhibit the hallmark of intelligence.  
     
    The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organization goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, assessing the needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy steering. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior IIS staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel. Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    EXECUTIVE/MANAGERIAL
    Essential

      1. Leading Change. Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
      2. Leading People.  Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.  Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution conflicts.
      3. Results-Driven Leadership.  Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
      4. Business Acumen.  Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
      5. Building Coalitions.  Demonstrated ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.


    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications.


    PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL
    Essential

      1. Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience or a combination of education and equivalent experience in computer and information science and engineering.

      2. Familiarity with Federal, academic and industrial research and education initiatives focused on state-of-the-art computer and information science and engineering.

      3. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant academic community, recognized professional standing and strong evidence of scholarship focusing on computer and information science and engineering, including publication of research, and recognized effective, innovative leadership in research administration as evidenced by publications and/or professional leadership and awards.

      4. Skill in recognizing, developing and implementing approaches and programs, which build on the expertise and knowledge of researchers and educators in multiple disciplines to develop solutions to important cross-cutting research and education problems.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the qualification requirements. Eligible applicants will be reviewed by an Evaluation Panel according to the criteria based on the qualification requirements. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, physical disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit reason.
     
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    BENEFITS:

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    OTHER INFORMATION:

    You must submit all required information by the closing date.  If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    The individual selected will be required to file an "Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report" (SF-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    You must submit your application so that it will be received by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the announcement.

    Ensure that your application includes the documents listed below and reflects your background in terms of the qualification requirements for the position.

    1. Resume or other application format of your choice. Your application should contain the following information: Announcement number and your country of citizenship (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 be considered for IPA only.); Information about your education, your major, and type and year of degree(s); and Information about all your work experience, including job titles, duties, and accomplishments, employer's name and phone number, number of hours worked per week, starting and ending dates (month and year), and salary. If you have held various positions with the same employer, describe each separately.

    2. Narrative statement addressing your background in terms of (a)the executive/managerial, and (b)the professional/technical requirements.

    3. NSF Form 1232, Applicant Survey. 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.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications must be received by the closing date on this announcement. Applications may be transmitted electronically to execsrch@nsf.gov or mailed or delivered to the following address:

    National Science Foundation
    Division of Human Resource Management
    Executive Personnel, Room 315
    ATTN: IIS-2014-0002

    4201 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22230


    Inquiries or questions should be directed to: Executive Personnel Staff at (703) 292-4345; hearing impaired individuals should call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

    Additional information on the NSF mission, structure, programs, and operations may be accessed through our website. The NSF provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact on this job opportunity announcement.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please review your application packet to ensure that you have submitted all documentation that you want considered.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9185
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: execsrch@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9185

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    The Evaluation Panel will rate and rank each eligible applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidate to the selecting official.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    IIS-2014-0002

    Control Number:

    360852200