Deputy Division Director, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport System
This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to July 14, 2017.
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NSF is relocating from Arlington, VA to 2415 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA in the late summer of 2017. The new location is adjacent to the Eisenhower Ave. Metro station on the Yellow Line. There is ample parking in the area as well as several amenities nearby, such as restaurants, hotels, and shops.
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 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 equivalent professional experience or a combination of education and equivalent experience in chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering or a closely related science based discipline.
2. Substantial research contributions and strong evidence of scholarship in engineering as evidenced in publications and other professional contributions.
3. Demonstrated broad knowledge of diverse fields of engineering and their interdisciplinary impact to important cross-cutting research programs.
4. Broad understanding of universities and other institutions where research and education in engineering is conducted. Demonstrated knowledge of grant and contract administration, fiscal management, and budget preparation with experience in engineering research support.
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Serves as the Deputy Division Director, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems(CBET) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG). The Division contributes to NSF’s mission by supporting innovative research and education in the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering, and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means. The Deputy Division Director participates with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division of CBET. Assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, recruitment of staff, budget preparation for submission to congress, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations 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. The Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director role in the absence of the Division Director.