Physical Scientist (Program Director)

Alexandria, Virginia
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes "Relocation MAY be paid contingent on the availability of funds."

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    The incumbent of this position serves as a recognized authority in the area of geospace facilities, physical science, physics, geospace sciences, or a relevant discipline (including, but not limited to, astronomy, geophysics, atmospheric science, and electrical engineering).

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric, geospace sciences, or physics plus after award of the Ph.D. six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or management experience pertinent to the position.

    The successful applicant should demonstrate not only knowledge in atmospheric or geospace science but also a commitment to high scientific standards, considerable breadth of scientific interest and receptivity to new ideas. Also necessary are a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity and ethics, decisiveness, and an ability effectively to lead individuals and teams across a variety of institutional cultures within Federal and state government agencies, legislative bodies, and private sector organizations.

    This position is outside of the competitive civil service.

    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 may be paid subject to funds availability.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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 the mission and goals of the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as how NSF interacts with the scientific community.
    2. Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work with peers in other scientific disciplines and to advocate program plans and policies to individuals in the Foundation, other government agencies, and academic institutions.
    3. Ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven grant program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of goals, including ensuring integrity and consistency in the grant award/decline management process.
    4. Demonstrated ability to provide intellectual leadership to achieve results that significantly enhance the strength and potential of the national geospace science research community
    5. Proven expertise in managing research-related projects and/or programs, including strategic planning, development of budgets and schedules, resource management, identification and mitigation of risk, and program evaluation.
    6. Demonstrated research, analytical, and technical writing skills that evidence the ability to perform extensive inquiry into a wide range of significant issues related to research programs and facilities and make recommendations based on findings.

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