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    The Section Head for the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program serves as a member of the leadership team in the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) and has executive responsibility for directing all aspects of the EPSCoR program and for its day-to-day operations. OIA works across disciplinary boundaries to lead and coordinate strategic programs and opportunities that: advance research excellence and innovation; develop human and infrastructure capacity critical to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise; and promote engagement of scientists and engineers at all career stages. The mission of the EPSCoR program is to assist the NSF in its statutory function "to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education." EPSCoR enhances research competitiveness of targeted jurisdictions (states, territories, commonwealth) by strengthening STEM capacity and capability.

    The Section Head is responsible for developing and implementing an organizational vision that integrates key national and Foundation goals; providing broad policy, management, and scientific expertise in EPSCoR's efforts to broaden participation in the Foundation's research and education programs; and serving as a senior spokesperson for the Foundations' jurisdiction-based science and technology development initiatives. The incumbent provides leadership in managing the development of budget requests and justifications for consideration in annual budget preparation and participates in policy development and strategic planning activities. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to staff members in the EPSCoR program. Fosters partnerships with other NSF organizations and Federal agencies with EPSCoR-like programs. The Section Head participates with the Head of OIA and with other senior managers in the planning, implementation, and coordination of OIA programs and operations.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    00 - All new SES members serve a one-year probationary period

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