Job Title: Operations Specialist , GS-0301-11/12 NFJob Announcement Number: CMMI-2014-0007
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, February 20, 2014 to
Thursday, March 06, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.
About the Agency
This position is located in the Directorate for Engineering, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI). The Division funds research across a wide range of topics and issues that span civil and mechanical engineering, and engineering design and manufacturing. The division also has a focus on the reduction of risks induced by earthquakes and other natural and technological hazards. CMMI encourages cross-disciplinary partnerships at the intersections of traditional disciplines to promote discoveries using technologies such as adaptive systems, nanotechnology and simulation aimed at revolutionary advances in civil and mechanical systems and manufacturing technologies. The mission of the CMMI is the advancement of science and technology, the promotion of innovation in civil, mechanical, materials, and manufacturing engineering disciplines to enable the Nation's global competitiveness, security, welfare, and excellence in education for an adaptable, creative, and knowledge-enabled engineering workforce.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The principal focus of this position is analyzing and supporting financial operations, procurement/contracting, and human capital needs. The Operations Specialist (OS) is responsible for executing, monitoring and tracking the unit's budget reporting and analyzing financial data reconciling accounts certifying/obligating funds; and managing small contracts. The OS provides assistance to the Divisions/Directorates on human capital related needs and on space management issues. As an Operations Specialist, you will:
Forecast and allocate support (e.g., money, staff, resources) for a Division's projects or initiatives;
Plan and conduct complex analytical studies of program operations in the areas of human capital, procurement/contracting, finance/budget, information technology, facilities and space management etc.;
Run queries to monitor the progress of projects and anticipate any issues (e.g., lack of resources, funding);
Stay abreast of new information technology and administrative support systems (e.g., records, equipment inventories, communications and documentation of data and reports) to improve the efficiency of administrative support and/or program operations and procedures;
Contribute to various HR practices (e.g., staffing planning, recruitment, personnel processing, space and account access, training);
Recommend changes or improvements in organization, staffing, work methods, and procedures based on results from studies on employee/organizational analyses; and
Serve as the Division's chief administrative liaison for the Division Director and Program Support Manager, other organizations within NSF, other Federal agencies and the scientific community.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at GS-11, you need to have one of the following: At least one year of analytical experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level, that demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to solve problems related to, the administrative programs needed to manage an organization. Experience must demonstrate knowledge of human resources or budget principles and practices, and one or more of the following areas: human resources, budget/finance, procurement, space administration, and management analysis. OR Possess a Ph.D. OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR Possess a combination of related graduate level education beyond the second year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. At the GS-12 level, all basically qualified applicants for OS positions must have at least one year of analytical experience equivalent to the GS-11 level, that demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to solve problems related to, the administrative programs needed to manage an organization. Experience must demonstrate knowledge of human resources and budget principles and practices, and one or more of the following areas: finance, procurement, space administration, and management analysis. All well-qualified applicants for OS positions will possess competencies that are important for successful on-the-job performance. These competencies include the ability to communicate effectively on a wide range of technical issues, solve difficult problems, serve customers, and work in teams. Top candidates will understand business process improvement strategies, and be effective at using a variety of automated tools and systems.
Education may be substituted for experience at the GS-11 level as described in "Qualifications."
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.
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.
In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
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 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.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
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