Deputy Division Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, EHR
This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to July 25, 2017.
APPLICANTS THAT APPLIED FOR DUE-2017-0003 MUST REAPPLY.
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.
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, veteran's 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.
- Relocation may be paid contingent on availability of funds.
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, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
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 Senior Executive Service Qualifications.
1. Ph.D. or a combination of education and equivalent professional experience, in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education research, cognitive science, other STEM disciplines and/or STEM learning in formal and informal environments.
2. Recognized professional standing in the STEM, STEM education and/or learning sciences communities, as evidenced by a sustained record of scholarship and professional, and leadership activities.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of universities and other academic institutions of higher education where STEM research and/or education research is conducted. Knowledge of grants, fiscal management, and budget preparation involving research or education support activities.
4. Knowledge of education policy issues at Federal and/or state level and knowledge of trends and issues in STEM undergraduate education at two and four-year colleges and universities.
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Serves as Deputy Division Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The Division contributes to NSF’s mission by supporting programs that provide a comprehensive approach to strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate education at two- and four-year colleges and universities; by attracting students to and retaining them in STEM fields; and enhancing their education and workforce preparation by improving curricula, instruction, laboratories, assessment, and the diversity of students.
The Deputy Division Director partners with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division. Assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, performance appraisals, budget preparation for submission to the Congress, staff recruitment and supervision, and oversees the competitive review of proposals for awards and declinations. Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community at large. The Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director role in the absence of the Division Director.