Associate Program Officer, AD-0801-03 (Engineer)
The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Associate Program Officer position within the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET), Directorate of Engineering, Arlington, VA.
Associate Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure NSF-funded research is at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Associate Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with academic research communities and industry, as well as interaction with other Federal agencies that may lead to development of interagency collaborations. They are also responsible for service to Foundation-wide activities and initiatives that together accomplish NSF’s strategic goals to: 1) Transform the Frontiers of Science and Engineering, 2) Stimulate Innovation and Address Societal Needs through Research and Education, and 3) Excel as a Federal Science Agency. The position requires a commitment to high standards of intellectualism and ethical conduct, a considerable breadth of interest, receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.
The Division for the Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), within the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), National Science Foundation, announces a nationwide search for engineering professionals to fill several Program Director positions.
More information about CBET programs can be found at their website
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent training in a field of engineering or science aligned with the cluster described below, plus after award of the Ph.D., four or more years of successful independent research or research administration. The position requires a broad knowledge of the relevant disciplinary areas of the Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental and Transport Systems and knowledge of the general scientific community. Experience working within a team environment and some administrative skills (budget, people) are needed. Appointees are expected to function effectively both within their specific cluster and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. Skills in multidisciplinary research are highly desirable.
The Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental and Transport Systems seeks applicants for the following cluster: Environmental Engineering and Sustainability, including the following programs: Environmental Engineering; Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials; Environmental Sustainability. The Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems Initiative also resides in this cluster.
This position is outside the competitive civil service.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
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The NSF associate program officer works with program officers or senior researchers to provide an integrated and responsible effort for research program or an area of a research program. The goal and core strategies of NSF's Strategic Plan set the framework for all activities. The goals are: (1) enable the United States to uphold a position of world leadership in all aspects of sciences, mathematics and engineering, (2) promote the discovery, integration, dissemination , and employment of new knowledge in service to society, and (3) achieve excellence in U.S. science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels. Within this context, Associate Program Directors may assist in soliciting, receiving and reviewing research proposals, make funding recommendations, administer awards, and undertake interaction with research communities in the applicable fields.