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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 National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head, NSF Europe and Eurasia Office, AD-0401-05, Office of International and Integrative Activities, International Science and Engineering Section, Office of the Director.

This position is located organizationally in the Office International and Integrative Activities, International Science and Engineering Section, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation. The incumbent is Head of the Europe Office of the National Science Foundation, and as such, will be reassigned to Paris, France. The position is for a minimum period of two years, with the possibility of extension for up to an additional two years. FORMAL CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTED APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN MAY 15, 2014 AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A SELECTION IS MADE. The Appointment will begin on or about September 1, 2014.


Temporary Reassignment of an existing NSF Career member of the Senior Executive Service: This option is open to any NSF career member of the SES. This temporary reassignment is not to exceed 4 years and will require stipulation from the candidate's Assistant Director/Office Head that he/she will have a position to return to at the end of the overseas appointment.


Temporary (AD-5 Level) Excepted Service Appointment: Appointment to this position will be made under the Excepted Authority of the NSF Act. The Federal pay range for this AD-5 level Excepted Service appointment is $120,750.00 to $134,439.00. Candidates who do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility will not obtain civil service status if selected. Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:. This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.


The Europe and Eurasia Office represents NSF throughout the Europe and Eurasia. The Office reports and provides analysis on science, engineering, research, and education policy and programmatic developments Europe and Eurasia, maintains close working relationships with science and engineering support organizations and other government and private agencies in Europe and Eurasia, and facilitates coordination/implementation of research and education programs and other NSF-related activities. Work is conducted on a bilateral, multilateral, and regional basis. The office is currently located in Paris, France and serves NSF interests throughout Europe and Eurasia. Information about NSF's of International Science and Engineering Section may be found here. Information about the NSF Europe and Eurasia Office may be found here.