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About the Agency

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 announcement is for Program Analysts in the Office of the Assistant Director and in the Division of Behavorial and Cognitive Sciences but may be used for any Division in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE).   SBE supports the research that underlies such findings, as well as other research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions.


Be part of a team keeping the United States at the leading edge of scientific discovery! Program Analysts work closely with science leaders and administrative professionals at the National Science Foundation. If you are analysis-oriented, results-driven, and want to be actively involved in the administrative support for a Federal agency leading the Nation's scientific discoveries, our Program Analyst positions are for you. As a Program Analyst in SBE, you will play a key role in monitoring program effectiveness through financial resource, business process and project management activities. Specifically, you will perform the following duties:

Financial Resources Management

  • Identifies resources required to provide administrative support
  • Administers assigned budget operations by performing continuing analysis of organizational use of allocated funds
  • Advises Directorate and/or Division management on financial matters e.g., establishing new accounts, funding special projects, resolving discrepancies
  • Ensures adherence to financial management regulations
Business Process Management
  • Leads teams in restructuring work processes, standardizing procedures, and managing organizational changes
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of administrative procedures
  • Recommends changes to short and long-term strategic plans
Project Management
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, organizes, implements, communicates, and tracks project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures and timetables for assigned projects
  • Performs management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of assigned projects
  • Recommends improvements to cross-directorate programs and activities
  • Collects pertinent statistical data and narrative information
  • Analyzes data to identify patterns and trends
  • Develops tracking and reporting systems to monitor activities

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No