Job Title: Science and Engineering Policy AnalystJob Announcement Number: NSB-2014-0004
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to
Monday, July 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
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.
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.
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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.
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