Job Title: Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)Job Announcement Number: EAR-2014-0010
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to
Friday, November 7, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA View Map
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be 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 for IPA only.
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"Monster/Hiring Management will be unavailable/offline on Saturday, August 16, 2014 and Sunday, August 17, 2014, therefore you will not be able to apply for this job announcement during this time.
Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement EAR-2014-0009.
The NSF is seeking candidate(s) for a Program Director within the Surface Earth Processes (SEP) Section, Division of Earth Science (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington VA.
EAR supports proposals for research that will improve understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution and behavior of the Earth's materials. In so doing, EAR supports research on a complex interplay of physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes. In addition, the Division administers programs in support of basic research, facilities, and a wide spectrum of other scientific activities.
SEP supports research on Earth surface processes within EAR, in related GEO Directorate research programs, NSF wide initiatives, and collaborative research programs with other Federal agencies.
More information about EAR and their programs, please visit here.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will serve as a Program Director in SEP and will be charged with maintaining a healthy balance of support for the needs of the research and education enterprise whether through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities. The successful candidate must manage program resources so as to provide optimal and appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflicts-of-interest, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified scientists. The candidate will incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration; manage an effective and timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and insuring participation by women, minorities and disabled scientists; and represent the Section, Division and Foundation within the scientific community, with other NSF Divisions, with other agencies and organizations, and with the public, accurately reflecting NSF policy and positions. The individual selected will create and maintain linkages to other NSF units and other Federal agencies in pursuit of the overall NSF mission, participate in staff, panel, committee and other meetings by providing input relevant to Program area and/or the Division; represent the SEP Section in interdisciplinary and cross-directorate activities and programs; and pursue affirmative action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) goals. The successful candidate will establish contact and maintain active involvement in Section research and related areas through participation in professional activities, maintain familiarity with salient current research developments, pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit; and expand administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate 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.
Appropriate fields include any discipline relevant to the programs in the Surface Earth Processes Section: Hydrologic Sciences, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, Geobiology and Low-temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, and Critical-Zone Observatories.
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 and Quality Ranking Factors.
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
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- Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and theories relevant to programs in the Surface Earth Processes Section as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, and/or professional recognition.
- Ability to manage an externally reviewed proposal driven grants program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
- Research, analytical and technical writing skills which evidence the ability to manage an externally reviewed proposal-driven grants program and to perform extensive inquiry into a wide variety of significant issues and make recommendations and decisions based on findings.
- Ability to interact effectively with members of the scientific community, representatives of other federal agencies, foreign national programs and peers to effectively present, advocate and advance program policies, plans and goals.