Science Education Administrator (Program Director)

Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation MAY be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.

  • Background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in areas relevant to below listed programs, plus after award of the Ph.D. or Ed.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

    The incumbents in these positions will work in multiple programs in DRL depending on the incumbent's particular expertise. Programs include Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12), EHR Core Research (ECR), Cyberlearning Advancing Informal Stem Learning (A/SL), STEM+C and CS for All. The incumbents may also work on cross-directorate and cross-foundation programs such as CAREER or the Foundation's 10 Big Ideas.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

    Relocation expenses MAY be paid contingent upon the availability of funds

    This announcement is open to (All US Citizens OR current NSF employees) who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements.

    Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

    The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

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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.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may also be used.

    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. Demonstrated knowledge of, and a record of contributing to, STEM education research in one or more of the priority areas listed in this announcement.
    2. Research, analytical and technical writing expertise as evidenced by publications or other documents.
    3. Ability to organize, implement and manage the review of proposals, articles or other research documents in the broad area of education research and development.
    4. Ability to interact with the scientific and education community and peers, and to advance program policies and plans.
    5. Knowledge of and commitment to broadening participation in STEM.

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    Drug test required No

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