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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, veterans 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 Division Director of the Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) and as a member of the Directorate for Engineering Senior Management team. The EEC division manages a broad portfolio of programs that aim to integrate engineering research and education, to accelerate technological and educational innovation, and to improve the quality and diversity of engineering graduates entering the technical workforce. EEC center and network activities, which encompass the signature Engineering Research Centers (ERC) program, provide the structure for interdisciplinary research and education, and technology transfer in partnership with academia, industry and government. The division’s education activities include engineering pedagogy and learning strategies in traditional and non-traditional environments. EEC workforce development activities prepare engineering students to graduate as leaders with a global outlook and with the ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving technical environment in industry, academe, and society.
The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division of Engineering Education and Centers, assessing the needs and trends in innovation partnership, engineering research and education, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior EEC staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies the budget, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific and educational organizations, and the academic community to advance the mission and vision of NSF.
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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 only be considered for the IPA program.
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