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    The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidate for an Interdisciplinary Program Director position in the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), within the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) for the Office of the Director (OD), Alexandria, VA.

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    The responsibilities of the NSF program officer are constantly evolving. The program officer is guided by the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering through the three interrelated strategic outcome goals of Transform the Frontiers, Innovate for Society, and Perform As a Model Organization.

    Responsibilities of the program officer include, for example, long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented by the program or program cluster, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, the oversight of awards, the preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported, and coordination and liaison with other programs in NSF, other Federal agencies and organizations.



    • Maintain a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise through program, office, Foundation, and/or interagency
    • Manage program resources to provide optimal appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict of-interests, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified Incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration.
    • Manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and insuring participation by women, minorities and disabled
    • Provide scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs in NSF, including international programs, other research programs, and cross directorate programs.
    • Advise and assist in the development of short and long-range plans, establishing goals and objectives for research and infrastructure programs. Plan the budget for the program(s) considering past, present and future fiscal years, allocate resources within that budget by distributing scarce resources among major competitive programs, and mange post-award
    • Control waste, fraud and abuse.


    • Represent the program, office, and Foundation within the scientific community, with other NSF Divisions, with other appropriate agencies and organizations, and with the public, accurately reflecting NSF policy and positions.
    • Create and maintain linkages to other NSF units and other Federal agencies in pursuit of the overall NSF mission.
    • Participate in staff, panel, committee and other meetings, providing input relevant to program area and/or office.
    • Pursue affirmative action and EEO goals.
    • Pursue and/or be responsive to assignment on special projects and temporary functional teams from across the Foundation to solve problems, improve staff communication, and effect coordination for special programs.
    • Contribute ideas and effort to improving the quality of policies and NSF's performance of the overall mission. Develop policies and plans for strengthening research, education, and infrastructure programs. Provide information to the community on how NSF is pursuing its mission and gather data and impressions from the community on the effectiveness of NSF's performance of its mission.
    • Prepare and disseminate a variety of informational documents which may include data on progress being made toward NSF's goals, trends and opportunities papers, and budget plans.


    • Establish contacts and maintain active involvement in program and related areas through participation in professional activities. Maintain familiarity with salient current research developments. Pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit.
    • Expand administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management responsibilities.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517797100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.