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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Computer Scientist (Program Director)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:IIS-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $165,596.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 13, 2014 to Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1550-04

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 Only from Current NSF Employees with US Citizenship/Non-Citizenship. 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:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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 currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Program Director within the Robust Intelligence (RI) program, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE), Arlington, VA.

IIS supports research and education that explores the inter-related roles of computers, people, and information. We are seeking a Program Director with expertise in all areas of Robust Intelligence with particular interest in artificial intelligence, computer vision, human language research, robotics, machine learning, computational neuroscience, cognitive science; computational understanding and modeling of intelligence in complex, realistic contexts.

RI program addresses progressively richer environments, larger-scale data and more diverse computing platforms, and more sophisticated computational and statistical approaches, looking to nature in many cases to model cognitive and computational processes. Interactions across traditional disciplines are also of increasing importance.

More information about IIS and its programs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=IIS.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The Program Director will be responsible for implementing the merit review process for proposals submitted to their respective programs within IIS. Duties will include:

  • Professional analyses of proposals received and identification of the most meritorious proposals for award;
  • Negotiation of technical and financial revisions, as required;
  • Recommendations for proposal awards or declinations based on the merit of the activities proposed and availability of resources;
  • Monitoring the progress of awards managed through the review and evaluation of project reports and site visits, where applicable;
  • Management of grants and cooperative and interagency agreements to ensure the fulfillment of commitments to the NSF; and
  • Contribution to the development of new solicitations and the initiation of new programmatic thrusts.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must have a Ph.D. in in computer science or a related field relevant to CISE/IIS, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in in computer science or a related field relevant to CISE/IIS, plus after award of the degree, eight or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

Candidates must also possess knowledge and experience in the broader RI topic areas to effectively participate in the overall management of the RI program.


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. Ability to manage program resources and to provide appropriate judgment that ensures the quality, integrity and consistency of awards and declinations of assigned IIS programs.
  2. Ability to manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size, quality and diversity of the reviewer pool.
  3. Ability to provide expertise, evaluation, and advice for other programs both within NSF and across agency, national, and sector boundaries.

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 will not be paid.

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:

IIS-2014-0001

Control Number:

361693900