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Job Title:Program Director, Geophysics Program

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EAR-2014-0008

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $165,596.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1313-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. Rotator. - This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - 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.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This job opportunity announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to September 29, 2014.

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 Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of the Earth's materials. The results of this research will create a better understanding of the Earth's changing environments and the natural distribution of its mineral, water, biota, and energy resources and provide methods for predicting and mitigating the effects of geologic hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, and landslides. More information about EAR programs can be found here.

NSF is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director for the Geophysics Program within the Deep Earth Processes (DEP) Section within the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to its deepest interior. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of geophysical hazards; the Earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the Earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and theoretical and experimental studies of the properties and behavior of Earth materials.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Program Director will be responsible for implementing the proposal review and evaluation process for the programs. Conducts scientific/technical analyses of proposals received in the section. Contributes, consistent with NSF directives, to the establishment or modification of the system of selection of ad hoc reviewers to meet NSF objectives and program needs. Selects individuals to provide objective reviews of proposals either as experts or as members of a panel. Conducts programmatic reviews, determines funds availability, and evaluates similar or related projects, including internal and external liaison. Negotiates technical and financial revisions of proposals as required. Conducts final review of proposals and evaluations and recommends awards or declinations based on knowledge or resources availability and program goals and peer reviewer comments. Evaluates projects and activities that are proposed or funded by conducting site visits and reviewing interim and final reports. Negotiates interagency agreements with other Federal agencies for transfer of funds to assist in the support of research and education.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an Earth Sciences field revelant to Geophysics, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.


    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, education, and research relevant to the duties of the position.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    OTHER INFORMATION:


    Relocation expenses may be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    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 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.

    REQUIRED 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 this affidavit will only be considered for the IPA Program. 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.

    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).

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9279
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: rotator@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9279

    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. All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    EAR-2014-0008

    Control Number:

    371116000