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

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    The incumbent performs a variety of Program Analysis assignments in support of special or on-going projects that involve administrative program reviews and organizational studies etc.

    At the GS-7 level, duties include:

    -Assisting senior staff in research of regulations and laws to support the development of materials, policy development, and the interpretation of policy issuances and regulations.

    -Gathering, extracting, reviewing and consolidating data in the formulation of periodic reports for presentations, and for a wide variety of other purposes.

    -Assisting senior staff in the preparation and analysis of program reports.

    -Performing general office support functions to include: receiving and screening calls and visitors, managing calendars for senior level employees, referring visitors to appropriate staff, and developing, routing and tracking correspondence.

    -Assists in performing business process evaluation and improvement activities.

    At the GS-9 level, duties include utilizing and applying analytical techniques to capture, assemble and disseminate data, prepare evaluations, coordinate activities, and provide advice to management in the following areas:

    Project Management:

    -Plan, develop, implement and track project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures and timetables.

    -Perform management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects and recommend changes in policy and management activities.

    -Collect pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources and apply analytical techniques to data management systems to identify patterns and trends and develop tracking and reporting systems to monitor activities.

    Financial Resources Management:

    -Administer budget operations and analyze and prepare reports of expenditures and projections. 

    -Reconcile accounts and resolve discrepancies.

    -Ensure financial regulations are adhered to.

    -Performs budget management and tracking activities.  

    Business Process Management:

    -Restructure work processes, standardize procedures, and manage changes across an organization.

    -Evaluate effectiveness of administrative procedures and their contribution to organizational goals and objectives and make recommendations as necessary.

    -Run routine reports and analyze data as required.

    Administrative Support:

    -Receive and screen calls and visitors, refer visitors to appropriate staff, and develop, route and track correspondence.

    -Ensure correspondence conforms to use of correct format, routing, procedures and grammar.

    -Prepare complex but non-technical answers to queries and actions.

    -Manages calendars and schedules meetings/conferences as necessary.


    • Financial Resources Management
    • Computer/IT skills
    • Business Process Management/Project Management
    • Analytical Skills
    • Oral and Written Communication
    • Teamwork/Collaboration

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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