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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 leadership team of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and as the Foundation’s principal spokesperson and expert in the area of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Provides leadership and direction to the NSF division responsible for promoting excellence in undergraduate STEM education. The mission of EHR is to provide the research foundation to develop a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-literate public and workforce ready to advance the frontiers of science and engineering for society. To support this mission, the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) embraces a comprehensive approach to strengthening STEM undergraduate education at two- and four-year colleges and universities by investing in research, development, institutional capacity building and change, and financial and co-curricular support to students.
The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff expertise and resources, and for building teams and coalitions, in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes leading the activities of the Division of Undergraduate Education, assessing the needs and trends in undergraduate education, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. He or she will supervise and provide leadership and guidance to senior executive-level DUE staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel. The DUE Division Director is a key member of the senior leadership team of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources and works collaboratively with counterparts across NSF’s Directorates for the improvement of undergraduate STEM education. Additional responsibilities include overseeing the management of the DUE funding portfolio, preparing and justifying budget estimates according to plans and vision, maintaining an understanding of the DUE funding portfolio and its impacts on undergraduate STEM education, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. Also, the DUE Division Director represents NSF nationally on issues regarding undergraduate STEM education and is key in fostering partnerships with other divisions, directorates, Federal agencies, scientific and educational organizations and the academic higher education 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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