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    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 public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. 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 position is located in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) of the Directorate for Biological Sciences. DEB supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or simulation modeling.

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    The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative assistance and guidance for internal agency operating programs and projects, including analyzing and evaluating budgetary and financial programs, procurement, contracting, facilities and space management, human capital, and information technology. Specifically, responsibilities include:

    • Administering the administrative budget, to include budget execution and monitoring. Making substantive contributions to budget formulation.
    • Conducting budgetary reporting and analysis; forecasting budgetary needs and identifying potential problems; certifying and obligating funds; and allocating funding and resources for projects.
    • Analyzing human capital resource requirements for current and projected workloads, realignment of functions and positions, staffing levels, and analysis of workforce planning initiatives.
    • Studying the benefits of new information technology and administrative support systems to improve the efficiency of administrative support or program operations and procedures.
    • Assisting management in developing staffing plans by analyzing impact of long-term organizational needs and expectations, potential program changes, and current staff composition.
    • Utilizing appropriate Federal and NSF rules and regulations to guide recruitment, prepare personnel documents, and justifications for personnel decisions.
    • Working closely with management to determine future program needs, and coordinating with senior management on modified or changed policies affecting program operations.
    • Serving as the administrative liaison with other Federal agencies and the scientific community.
    • Reviewing and approving travel and ensuring appropriate documentation of travel orders for the division.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Any US Citizen.

    This opportunity is also open to status candidates, veterans eligible under VEOA, and individuals eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Individuals who fall into one or more of these categories can apply under Announcement DEB-2016-0002.

    This announcement will close on 03/02/2016 or at 11:59 p.m. on the date 100 applications are received, whichever occurs first.

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/429753200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.