Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This job opportunity announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to April 21, 2014.

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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.  

Duties

The Division Director serves as a member of the Directorate for Engineering leadership team, provides leadership and direction to the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, and serves as the Foundation’s principal spokesperson in the areas supported by the Division.

The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, assessing the needs and trends in innovation partnership science research and education, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior CMMI staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel.