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    NSF is relocating to Alexandria, Virginia. In late summer of 2017, NSF will begin the transition from its current location in Arlington, VA to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. The new location is adjacent to a Metro station (Eisenhower Avenue on the Yellow Line) and there is ample parking in the area. There are several amenities nearby, such as restaurants, hotels, and shops. 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!

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    This position is located in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA). OLPA communicates information about the activities, programs, research results and policies of the National Science Foundation (NSF) by employing a variety of tools and techniques to engage the general public and selected audiences including Congress, the news media, state and local governments, other Federal agencies, and the research and education communities

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    The work of this position is centered on directing the congressional relations staff, providing management and oversight of Congressional reporting and outreach processes, and providing expert advice regarding interactions with Congress and the Administration (including other federal agencies) and with international governmental science funding organizations.

    Duties include:

    -Serving as the immediate supervisor of the congressional relations staff.

    -Creating and maintaining relationships in Congress and Congressional staffers.

    -Overseeing NSF’s participation in hearings and associated testimony development.

    -Monitoring actions of Congressional committees, including the authorizations and appropriations committees related to NSF interests.

    -Overseeing analysis, development, and preparation of material for the NSF Director and key NSF officials on budgetary, programmatic, and legislative developments important to NSF, the NSB, and the science research and education communities.

    -Managing processes and engaging with NSF leaders in ensuring the timely delivery of Congressional reports and responses to requests from Congress and the Administration.

    -Managing issues analysis and development of recommendations for NSF’s positions on appropriations and authorizing legislation before Congress.

    -Coordinating legislative and other public outreach strategies with colleagues in other federal science funding agencies, and with OSTP and the White House, as well as the scientific community.

    -Developing and implementing strategic, long-term, and short-term program plans.

    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 LPA-2017-0005.

    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/472271700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.