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Job Title:Geologist (Program Director)

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EAR-2012-0005

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 04, 2012 to Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1350-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. – Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Arlington, VA, USView Map
22230View Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered.  Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application.  Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will not be considered.

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation(NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

 

The National Science foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director for the Petrology and Geochemistry Program within the Deep Earth Processes Section, Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO).

The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research that address the formation and evolution of our planet using petrological and geochemical characteristics of Earth materials in the crust, mantle, and core. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that bridge disciplinary boundaries or that include development of analytical tools for potential use by the broad community are also encouraged.

EAR supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of the Earth’s materials.  The results of this research will create a better understanding of the Earth’s changing environments, and the natural distribution of its mineral, water, biota, and energy resources and provide methods for predicting and mitigating the effects of geologic hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides.

For more information about the EAR and their programs, please visit here.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations–see tab above.

DUTIES:

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The responsibilities of the Program Director include, for example, long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, 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.

 

PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

  • Maintains a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities
  • Manages 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 scientists
  • Incorporates cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration
  • Manages 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 scientists
  • Provides scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs in NSF, including international programs, and other research programs, and cross-directorate programs
  • Advises and assists in the development of short-and-long range plans, establishing goals and objectives for research programs.  Plans the budget for the program/programs considering past, present and future fiscal years, allocate resources within the budget distributing scarce resources among major competitive programs, and manage post-award evaluation
  • Controls waste, fraud and abus

REPRESENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP

  • Represents the Program, Division and the 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
  • Creates and maintains linkages to other NSF units and other Federal agencies in pursuit of the overall NSF mission
  • Participates in staff, panel, committee and other meetings, providing input relevant to program area and/or Division
  • Pursues affirmative action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) goals
  • Pursues and/or is responsive to assignment on special projects and temporary function teams across the Foundation to solve problems, improve staff communication, and effect coordination for special programs
  • Contributes ideas and effort to improving the quality of policies and NSF’s performance of the overall mission
  • Develop policies and plans for strengthening research and education programs.  Provides information to the community on how NSF is pursuing its mission and gathers data and impressions from the community on the effectiveness of NSF’s performance of its mission
  • Prepares and disseminates a variety of informational documents which may include data on progress being made toward NSF goals, trends and opportunities, and budget plans

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Establishes contacts and maintains active involvement in Program and related areas through participation in professional activities
  • Maintains familiarity with salient current research developments
  • Pursues individual research as workload and travel funds permit
  • Expands administrative capabilities through training courses or assumption of new management

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in the relevant discipline, plus six or more years of successful research, research administration and/or substantial managerial experience in academe, industry, or government.  Appointees are expected to have significant and relevant knowledge of research related to petrology, geochemistry or the Earth sciences; and established record of petrology or geochemistry science; experience in interagency and/or international collaborative efforts; familiarity with project management principles and processes; expert ability to coordinate effectively with scientific staff; and expert ability to successfully communicate orally and in writing to a diverse (technical and non-technical) audience.  Familiarity with NSF programs and activities is highly desirable.

 
 

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 

You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.

Quality Ranking Factors 

  1. Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and theories applicable to geology as demonstrated by publications, invited talks, and/or professional recognition.
  2. Ability to manage an externally reviewed proposal driven grants program, through the evaluation of research and educational activities, and the allocating of resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
  3. Professional analytical and technical writing skills which evidence experience in presentation of extensive inquiry into a wide variety of significant issues related to the Earth science community and make recommendations and decisions based on findings. Ability to recognize and formulate programmatic plans that respond to emerging areas of research.
  4. Ability to interact effectively with members of the Earth scientific community, representatives of other federal agencies, foreign national programs and peers to effectively present, advocate and advance program policies, plans and goals.
  5. Knowledge of NSF’s and EAR’s mission and programmatic activities.
  6. Ability to work effectively in a team setting in pursuit of program goals and objectives.

To preview questions please click here. 


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:
•        Pre-tax parking
•        Public transportation subsidy
•        Child development center on site
•        Child care subsidy
•        Flexible working hours
•        Telecommuting
•        Physical fitness facility on site
•        NSF Federal Credit Union on site
•        Health services unit on site
•        Employee assistance program

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

If you do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility, you will not obtain civil service status if selected. If you are currently in the competitive civil service, you will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

This Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.

Relocation expenses will be paid subject to funds availability.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

 


HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed or uploaded before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

If you are unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 

Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-Citizens who do not provide documentation will not be considered.

You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letter(s) of recommendation and a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) listed in the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement.  This information will be used in the evaluation process.

You can fax or upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to adsearch@nsf.gov; please ask him/her to put your name and the job announcement number in the subject line.

Faxing Instructions: Please print out the appropriate fax coversheet(s) and follow the instructions carefully.  All faxing must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the job announcement closing date.  Please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed document(s).

We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form.  This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Johane Pace
Phone: 703-292-7493
Fax: 703-292-9279
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: jpace@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-9279

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation. If the position is in the bargaining unit, and your application is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for positions not in the bargaining unit may be conducted at the discretion of the selecting official. All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement. You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Looking for a place to work? Well #44 ain’t gonna’ help you, try this..

Job Title:Program Specialist, GS-301-9/11 MP

Job Announcement Number:NSF-2012-0021

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 18, 2012 to Monday, June 04, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancy(s) – Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

Current or former Federal employees with competitive status gained thru permanent Federal competitive service OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference? Interested in working in a dynamic, small-agency environment? At NSF, every member of the team contributes to success! That’s just one of the reasons why NSF, conveniently located in the heart of Ballston, is one of the best places to work in the federal government. Due to its relatively small number of employees, NSF has a unique feeling of collegiality. It is not uncommon to hear colleagues discuss a wide variety of subjects from our newest work-life initiatives to the latest scientific, engineering, and education developments.

 

 

At NSF, you will use your administrative support expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF’s vision of the future become reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you’re seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF! More about NSF.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Division Director, Division of Earth Sciences, Directorate for Geosciences, ES-1301-00, Closes 12/12/2011

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Job Title:Division Director, Division of
Earth Sciences, Directorate for Geosciences

Agency:National Science
Foundation

// Sub Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:EAR-2012-0001

SALARY RANGE:

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$155,500.00 to
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$165,300.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 31, 2011 to Monday, December 12,
2011

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1301-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time. – SES Career, SES Limited-Term Appointment, or
Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment.

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy(s) – Arlington, VAView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

Applications will be accepted from all
groups of qualified individuals.Position is announced on a Career
Appointment, a one-to three-year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term
Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment
basis.

JOB SUMMARY:

Please DO NOT USE the APPLY ONLINE BUTTON
when applying for this announcement. 

Your application material should be sent to the email address indicated in the How To Apply section
below.

Become a part of our mission to maintain and
strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.  For over
50 years, the National Science
Foundation
(NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic
research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and
engineering education at all levels.

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.


DUTIES:

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Serves as a member of the Directorate for Geosciences leadership team and as
the Foundation’s principal spokesperson in the area of earth sciences.  Provides
leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research
and education in the earth sciences, which includes geology and geobiology and
low-temperature geochemistry, hydrologic sciences, sedimentary geology and
paleobiology, geomorphology and land use dynamics, geophysics, petrology and
geochemistry, tectonics, instrumentation and facilities, continental dynamics
and Earthscope. The incumbent 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
Earth Sciences, assessing the needs and trends in geosciences research and
education, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic
planning, and policy setting.  Supervises and provides leadership and guidance
to senior EAR staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative
and support personnel.  Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies
budget estimates, 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 organizations and the
academic community.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXECUTIVE/MANAGERIAL

Essential

1. Leading Change.
Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside
the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Includes the ability to
establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously
changing environment.

2. Leading People.  Demonstrated ability to
lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.
Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the
development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports
constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results-Driven
Leadership
.  Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer
expectations.  Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality
results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating
risks.

4. Business Acumen.  Demonstrated ability to manage human,
financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building
Coalitions
.  Demonstrated ability to build coalitions internally and with
other Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profit or private
sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to
achieve common
goals.

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL

Essential

1. Ph.D. or
equivalent professional experience, or a combination of education and equivalent
experience in the solid and surface earth sciences (e.g., geologic, geochemical
or geophysical earth sciences; or a closely related field)

2.
Demonstrated broad knowledge of the field of earth sciences and its relationship
to allied disciplines with ability to build on the expertise and knowledge of
researchers in several disciplines to develop solutions to important
cross-cutting research and education problems.

3. Substantial research
contributions and strong evidence of scholarship in the earth sciences or a
closely related field as evidenced in publications, professional awards, and/or
innovative leadership in research administration.

4. Broad
understanding of universities and other institutions where research and
education in earth sciences.  Knowledge of grant and contract administration,
fiscal management, and budget preparation with experience in scientific research
support in the earth sciences.

Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service
(SES)appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully
completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not
required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/EMs); but a
narrative statement for each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs)
is recommended.

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly
encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management’s Guide to Executive
Qualifications at http://www.opm/gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the
qualification requirements.  Eligible applicants will be reviewed by an
Evaluation Panel according to the criteria based on the qualification
requirements.  The best qualified candidates will be referred to the appropriate
official who will recommend selection.  All applicants will be considered
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political
affiliation, marital status, physical disability, age, membership in an employee
organization, or other non-merit reason.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located
one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50,
and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking
spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy
walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits
package and NSF offers:

Pre-tax parking
Public transportation
subsidy
Child Development Center on site
Child care
subsidy
Flexible working hours
Telecommuting
Physical
Fitness Facility on site
NSF Federal Credit Union on site
Health
Services Unit on site
Employee Assistance Program

OTHER INFORMATION:

You must submit all required information by the closing date.  If materials
are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information
available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered
eligible.

A senior executive whose rate of basic pay is higher than
$165,500 will continue to receive his or her current SES rate of pay: there will
not be a reduction in pay as a result of transferring to NSF.

The
individual selected will be required to file an “Executive Branch Personnel
Public Financial Disclosure Report” (SF-278) in accordance with the Ethics in
Government Act of 1978
.

New appointees to the SES are required to
serve a one-year probationary period.


HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing
date of the announcement.

Ensure that your application includes the
documents listed below and reflects your background in terms of the
qualification requirements for the position.

1. Resume or other
application format of your choice
.  Your application should contain the
following information: Announcement number and your country of citizenship
(If you are not a U.S. citizen, please indicate whether or not you are a
permanent U.S. resident, and whether or not you are actively seeking U.S.
citizenship
); Information about your education, your major, and type and
year of degree(s); and Information about all your work experience, including job
titles, duties, and accomplishments, employer’s name and phone number, number of
hours worked per week, starting and ending dates (month and year), and salary.
If you have held various positions with the same employer, describe each
separately.

2. Narrative statement addressing your background in terms
of (a)the executive/managerial, and (b)the professional/technical
requirements
.

3. NSF Form 1232, Applicant Survey.  We also ask
that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey
Form
.  This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are
attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes
only.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:  Applications must be received by
the closing date on this announcement.  Applications may be transmitted
electronically to execsrch@nsf.gov or
mailed or delivered to the following address:
National Science
Foundation
Division of Human Resource Management
Executive Personnel,
Room 315
ATTN: EAR-2012-0001
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
22230

Inquiries or questions should be directed to: Executive Personnel
Staff at (703) 292-8267; hearing impaired individuals should call TDD (703)
292-5090 for assistance.

Additional information on the NSF mission,
structure, programs, and operations may be accessed through our website.  The NSF provides
reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case
basis.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application
and hiring process, please notify the point of contact on this job opportunity
announcement.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL
SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please review your application packet to ensure that you have submitted all
documentation that you want considered.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Meredith Berwick//
Phone: 703-292-8267

//
Fax: 703-292-9185

//
TDD: 703-292-5090

//
Email: mberwick@nsf.gov

Agency Information:
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson
Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US//
Fax: 703-292-9185

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The Evaluation Panel will rate and rank each eligible applicant based on the
qualification requirements and refer the top candidates to the selecting
official.

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