Job Title: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT GS-0301-09/11 NFJob Announcement Number: BIO-2014-0011
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 to
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.
About the Agency
This position is located in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Office of the Assistant Director.
The Directorate for Biological Sciences at NSF supports research to advance understanding of the principles and mechanisms governing life. Research studies extend across systems that encompass biological molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems up to and including the global biosphere. Comprehensive concepts that bridge and unify the diverse areas of biology include complexity, robustness, communications, resilience, adaptability and cooperation. Achieving a coherent understanding of the complex biological web of interaction that is life is a major challenge of the future. This challenge will require that knowledge abut the structure and dynamics of individual biological units, networks, sub-systems and systems be compiled and connected from the molecular to the global level and across scales of time and space. Integral to all activities across the Directorate is a commitment to integrate research and education, broaden participation and promote international partnerships.
To learn more visit: The Directorate for Biological Sciences.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Executive Assistant serves as a personal assistant in a confidential capacity working closely with the Assistant Director with responsibilities for providing administrative support to the Assistant Director (AD) and the BIO Executive team (Division Directors and Senior Advisors). Specific duties include: Serving as a confidential assistant to the Assistant Director and handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion; serving as liaison between BIO and other offices of NSF's other Assistant Directors, the NSF Director, and other national and international organizations; working with senior staff to formulate decisions regarding business needs, improve effectiveness by monitoring and assessing complex management processes and projects by applying analytical methods and techniques; researching a wide variety of subjects and analyzing data and information in order to provide the AD with authoritative information and material with which to utilize the preparation of reports, policy documents, speeches, etc.; preparing agendas, briefs of files and reports for use in conference discussions and meetings; planning and coordinating travel, accommodations and transportation arrangements; reviewing and assessing travel requests and travel vouchers to assure compliance with Federal Travel Regulations and NSF travel policies and guidance.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-9 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature. Examples of specialized experience include: serving as a personal assistant in a confidential capacity to a senior agency official; performing management planning, meeting planning, and coordinating and organizing policy activities; performing various administrative duties independently; and completing special assignments of a high priority and sensitive nature; OR A master`s or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR A combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in Federal service applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or special projects concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. Examples of specialized experience include: speaking for the Assistant Director in informal circumstances, communicating their goals and objectives; researching a wide variety of subjects and analyzing data and information in order to provide the Assistant Director with authoritative information and materials; planning and coordinating travel, accommodations, and transportation arrangements for the Assistant Director and special guests; OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
Education may be substituted for experience 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 position is outside the bargaining unit.
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.
There are no required documents.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website