Job Overview


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! More about NSF.

This position is located in the Security, Architecture, Policy and Plans Branch (SAPPB) within the Division of Information Systems (DIS). The SAPPB provides coordinated support for agency-wide information technology initiatives in the areas of security, enterprise architecture, policy and plans, investment planning and management, and responds to information technology and information management requirements specified in Federal Law, guidance and regulations.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Information Systems (DIS) is seeking a Project Manager for the IT Program Management Office (PMO) in the Security, Architecture, Policy, and Plans Branch. As an IT Project Manager, your duties include:

  • Serving as a member of the IT PMO managing a portfolio of projects and contracts.
  • Providing strategic planning and performance management for NSF IT investments.
  • Collaborating with IT project managers to understand and coordinate new initiatives and operational requirements, and to help develop budget estimates and resource allocations.
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing to a variety of stakeholders at all levels in the organization – executive, management, and technical.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment, managing and prioritizing multiple projects and contracts with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Overseeing the delivery of critical IT services to ensure they are meeting customer expectations and supporting organizational goals and objectives.
  • Supporting the IT Capital Planning process and annual IT budget submission to OMB.
  • Serving as contracting officer’s representative (COR) for service and labor contract(s) with values ranging $10M-$150M.
  • Monitoring contractor performance and compliance with agency and Federal requirements including ensuring work to be performed falls within contract scope, monitoring planned versus actual work performed, conducting monthly program management reviews, reviewing progress reports, and completing contract performance assessment ratings (CPARs).
  • Identifying and resolving contractor performance issues as they arise
  • Performing contract resource management including working with customers and contractor to plan and identify resource needs, reviewing and approving resource requests, monitoring resource levels, and conducting contractor onboarding and exiting.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DIS-2014-0014.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.