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Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay.
Competitive status is not required, veteran's preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee's background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.
This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.
Serves as a member of the BCS Division leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in the area of behavioral and cognitive sciences. In consultation with the Division Director, provides leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and related activities aimed at better understanding, both nationally and internationally, scientific knowledge about humans spanning areas of inquiry including brain and behavior, language and culture, origins and evolution, and geography and the environment. The Division supports research and other activities related to psychological sciences (social, perception, cognitive neuroscience, development and learning and all areas of human language as an object of investigation, including the documentation of endangered languages), anthropological sciences (including biological, cultural and archaeological), and geographic and spatial sciences (including geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface). In addition, the Division has responsibility for oversight of the Science of Learning Centers.
In collaboration with the Division Director, the Deputy will assess needs and trends involving the behavioral and cognitive sciences, implement overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provide leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determine funding requirements, prepare and justify budget estimates, balance program needs, allocate resources, oversee the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represent NSF to relevant external groups. Along with the Division Director, the Deputy Division Director will have supervisory and training responsibilities for science staff. The Deputy Division Director fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Applications accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law require 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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