This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Science and Engineering Policy Analyst

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:NSB-2014-0004

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:

Monday, July 7, 2014 to Monday, July 21, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy 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.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Science Policy Analyst within the National Science Board Office (NSBO), Arlington, VA.

The NSBO supports the work of the National Science Board (NSB). The NSB is responsible for pursuing the goals and function of the NSF, including the duty to 'recommend and encourage the pursuit of national policies for the promotion of research and education in science and engineering. The NSB has two important roles. First, it establishes the policies of NSF within the framework of applicable national policies set forth by the President and the Congress. In this capacity, the Board identifies issues that are critical to NSF's future, approves NSF's strategic budget directions and the annual budget submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and approves new major programs and awards. The second role of the Board is to serve as an independent body of advisors to both the President and Congress on national policy issues related to science and engineering research and education. In addition to major reports, the NSB also publishes occasional policy papers or statements on issues of importance to U.S. science and engineering.

For more information about NSBO, please visit here.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.

DUTIES:

Back to top

In providing support to the NSB, the Science and Engineering Policy Analyst works under the direct supervision of the NSBO, Policy Branch Chief with responsibilities including, but not limited to providing assistance and guidance to the Board in the identification of significant science policy issues, and developing and executing analytical approaches in the development of proposed resolutions to those issues. Independently managing complex research projects and analyses relevant to achieving national scientific education and research goals and objectives as determined by the Board. Researching and preparing position papers, background reports, policy briefs, testimony, speeches, editorials and written materials related to issues of interest to the Board. Directing and overseeing special projects as determined by the Board including identification, examination, and analysis of relevant data sources. Leading high level discussions as initiated by the Board regarding science, technology, and engineering policy. Representing the Board, as appropriate, on internal committees, interagency committees, at meetings of other Federal agencies, scientific and professional organizations, and academe. Analyzing, communicating and maintaining awareness of national science policy issues. Planning, organizing and coordinating the Board outreach efforts and related activities in a team setting. Contributing ideas and efforts to improve the quality of NSB's performance. Performing other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines and/or another relevant discipline(s) plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience in academe, industry, or government.


You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into 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. 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 national policy issues specific to STEM, STEM education, and/or NSF.
2. Experience with federal science policy development.
3. Written and oral communications skills and outreach experience.
4. Experience with Boards or other high level panels.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

Back to top

You can review our benefits at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits#icc

A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington. Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage. There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:
  • Pre-tax parking
  • Public transportation subsidy
  • Child development center on site
  • Child care subsidy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Telecommuting
  • Physical fitness facility on site
  • NSF Federal Credit Union on site
  • Health services unit on site
  • Employee assistance program


OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

If you do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility, you will not obtain civil service status if selected. If you are currently in the competitive civil service, you will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

This Science and Engineering Policy Analyst position is in the bargaining unit.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

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 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 letter(s) of recommendation and a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) listed in the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement.  This information will be used in the evaluation process.

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.

You can fax or upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to adsearch@nsf.gov; 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.

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:

KENYA B. LYONS
Phone: 703-292-8781
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kblyons@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

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.  If the position is in the bargaining unit, and your application is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted for an interview.  Interviews for positions not in the bargaining unit 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.

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

Back to top
Dock
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:

NSB-2014-0004

Control Number:

374380500