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NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
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This position is in the Program Analysis Branch (PAB), Budget Division (BD), Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (BFA), National Science Foundation (NSF). The Budget Division has Foundation-wide responsibility for long- range budget planning; program analysis; budget preparation, presentation, and execution activities; and analytic studies related to budget and program activities. The Program Analysis Branch is responsible for the overall planning and preparation of NSF's annual budgets. PAB responsibilities include production of annual budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congress, preparation of documents and special analyses for the President's Budget, preparation and monitoring of annual operating plans, and assisting in the development of long-range plans for the Foundation. The branch provides the NSF Director, senior management, and the National Science Board (NSB) with independent analyses and reviews of programs and identification of programmatic issues. These include assessment of objectives, adequacy of program content, and compatibility and coherence of programs in total and in relation to activities of other Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations and groups.


The National Science foundation is seeking a Program Analyst responsible for the full spectrum of the agency's program analysis and budgetary process, including budget formulation, presentation and enactment. Specific duties include the following:

Analyzes, summarizes, and provides independent perspective in the context of support for science and engineering research and education; national priorities and objectives; and legislative programming parameters;

Advises staff in the development of program plans and justifications for budget submissions;

Identifies, summarizes, and analyzes substantive programmatic, budgetary or policy issues that are imbedded in program plans and budget justification statements;

Evaluates program performance against management goals and objectives and identifies, analyzes, and gives advice on existing or potential programmatic or budgetary problems;

Develops position papers on matters that affect NSF program activities in areas of long-range budgeting, planning, and program development; and

Analyzes program impacts, assesses alternative programs and budgets and makes recommendations for action.

Travel Required

  • Not Required