Job Title: Program Director (Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers)Job Announcement Number: IIP-2014-0017
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Federal Temporary Appointment not-to-exceed 13 months; with option to extend, not-to-exceed 3 years.
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA View Map
Arlington, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be Accepted Only from Current NSF Employees with US Citizenship/Non-Citizenship. 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 not be considered.
About the Agency
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 NSF is seeking candidates for a Program Director position within the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in the Division of the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP), Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Arlington, VA.
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program is one of the major responsibilities of this Division. The I/UCRC program stimulates industrial support of university research through the establishment of Centers that create long-term collaboration between the university and industry in research areas of high mutual interest. Most Centers have an interdisciplinary research program to be responsive to the problems faced by industry.
More information about IIP and its Programs can be found at http:/www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=iip.
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- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent is expected to serve as an effective program manager and provide oversight for the centers in the I/UCRC program. The incumbent must demonstrate the capability to work effectively with I/UCRCs and their constituencies. The incumbent is expected to function effectively both as an individual within the specific NSF program and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. The incumbent must also demonstrate a capability to work within NSF and across government agencies to promote NSF activities and to leverage program funds through interagency collaborations. The incumbent will be required to travel routinely to centers for meetings and site visits.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in science, engineering, biology, or other relevant scientific field, plus after award of the Ph.D, six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements.
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
1. Knowledge of and experience with university-industry partnerships.
2. Knowledge of and experience with cooperative research centers and precompetitive research.
3. Experience leading diverse teams in or among academe, industry or government.
4. Experience in project management and knowledge of program evaluation.
5. Knowledge and understanding of research directions and literature in the broad area of the program to which the applicant is applying.
6. Analytical skills and judgment to make sound and scholarly decision.
7. Oral and written communication skills, and the ability to clearly document decisions and actions.
8. Ability to organize, implement and manage a Federal, proposal-driven grant program, and to allocate resources effectively to meet program goals.
9. Ability to cooperate and work effectively with peers in other science and engineering disciplines, and to present and advocate program plans and policies to individuals within the Foundation, other government agencies, academic institutions, private organizations and the research community at large.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Your application must be submitted online and all document faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy 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 Frequently Asked Questions
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 unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.
In order to be considered for federal appointments, Non-Citizens must affirm that they meet the Appropriations Law eligibility criteria by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-Citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. Non-Citizens who are exempt from the Appropriations Law requirements due to their status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on December 16, 2009 must provide a statement with their application noting their exemption with documentation of proof of status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on that date.
You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letters(s) of recommendation. Additionally, you are strongly encouraged to submit a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to this announcement. This information will be used in the evaluation process.
You can fax or upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org; please ask him/her to put your name and the job announcement number in the subject line.
Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.
We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form. This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.
All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation. Interviews for positions may be conducted at the discretion of the selecting official. All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.