Astronomer (Program Director)
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation MAY be paid contingent on the availability of funds.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.
This position is outside of the competitive civil service.
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 scientific principles and theories applicable to astronomy, astrophysics, and physics which have resulted in recognized status in the community of scientists.
2. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and work productively with the scientific community, peers, and co-workers at all levels to advocate program policies and plans and to fulfill NSF’s mission.
3. Knowledge of management and organizational concepts, principles, practices and techniques with expertise in applying this knowledge in science program management, project/collaboration management, research administration, and/or management of multi-user scientific facilities.
4. Ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven process for programs ranging from individual grants to large research facilities, including insuring integrity and consistency in the review and management process.
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