Job Title: Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)Job Announcement Number: OCE-2014-0010
Agency: National Science Foundation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 to
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment
FEW vacancies in the following location:
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 as an IPA only.
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About the Agency
This job announcement was AMENDED to update the job summary and duties and to extend the closing date to May 7, 2014.
Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement OCE-2014-0008.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program, Arlington, VA.
The MGG Program supports research in all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes. The successful candidate will be the primary contact for and manage a portfolio of research pertaining to paleoceanography/paleoclimate and balance interests with other Program emphases, which include: the structure and tectonic evolution of the ocean crust and the associated volcanic and earthquake activity; the morphology of the seafloor and the processes that create it; subseafloor fluid flow; processes that control the exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater, abyssal ecosystems, and ocean crust; the genesis, evolution, deposition, erosion, and transport of sediments in ocean basins and on the shelf; past ocean circulation patterns and climates as deduced from the marine sedimentary record; and interactions between continental and marine geologic processes.
The OCE supports basic research and education to further understanding of all aspects of the global oceans and their interactions with the earth and the atmosphere.
More information about OCE and MGG and its programs can be found at http://www.geo.nsf.gov/oce.
- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will serve as a Program Director. The Program Director:
- Maintains a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise either through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.
- Manages program resources so as to provide optimal appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict-of-interests, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified scientists. Incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities in to program administration.
- Pursues affirmative action and EEO goals.
- Pursues and/or responsive to assignment on special projects and temporary functional teams from across the Foundation to solve problems, improve staff communication, and effect coordination for special programs.
- Establishes contacts and maintains active involvement in Program and related areas through participation in professional activities. Maintains familiarity with salient current research developments. Pursues individual research as workload and travel funds permit.
- Expand administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management responsibilities.
- Represent Ocean Sciences and Paleoceanography in interdisciplinary and cross-directorate activities and programs.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in oceanography, marine geology or in the relevant discipline, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research experience, research administration, and/or substantial managerial experience in academe, industry, or government.
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:
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- Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and theories applicable to the geosciences as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, and/or professional recognition.
- Ability to manage an externally reviewed proposal driven grants program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
- Professional analytical and technical writing skills which evidence experience in presentation of extensive inquiry into a wide variety of significant issues related to the Geosciences community and make recommendations and decisions based on findings.
- Ability to interact effectively with members of the Geosciences scientific community, representatives of other federal agencies, foreign national programs and peers to effectively present, advocate and advance program policies, plans and goals.