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* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent, full-time Program Director position in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Alexandria, VA. EHR is responsible for programs that strengthen science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education at all levels and in all settings across the United States. These programs support the development of a diverse, well-prepared workforce of scientists, engineers and educators who work to enhance the quality of life, health and prosperity of all citizens.
DUE manages grant programs that constitute a comprehensive approach to improving STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities. This approach strengthens links to the K-12 sector through a commitment to pre-service teacher preparation, and supports and leverages education research. DUE programs support the research and development of innovative educational materials, courses, curricula, pedagogical techniques; research and development of assessment instruments and methods; stimulate and enable research on learning and institutional change; promote scientific literacy; advance professional development for faculty; engage institutions and industry to collaborate on workforce development; and provide opportunities for institutions to award scholarships for students.
DUE's efforts focus on increasing the diversity of STEM students and faculty, promoting high quality college level STEM education research and development, and fostering collaborations to achieve those goals.
More information about DUE programs can be found at
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### Responsibilities
Program Directors coordinate the management of DUE proposals and awards, and have the opportunity to engage in leadership activities that promote the health of the larger STEM education enterprise. Successful candidates will participate in all phases of the solicitation, review, and management of proposals submitted to assigned programs, and conduct post-award monitoring of funded projects, including site visits and review of annual and final reports. They also represent DUE at professional meetings and conferences; conduct analyses and prepare reports and internal budget plans for programs and other EHR and DUE activities; and contribute to the Foundation-wide coordination of scholarly activities for undergraduate STEM education. Program Directors also collaborate with colleagues from other EHR divisions and across NSF to provide leadership in broadening participation in STEM disciplines and in pre-K to 16 STEM education research. They represent the division in cross-directorate and interagency initiatives related to undergraduate STEM education, including measures to keep both the content and teaching approaches current with contemporary advances in relevant STEM disciplines and recent findings in STEM education research.
This position is needed to address significant proposal pressure and award management within the DUE program portfolio and to help provide outstanding leadership in the field.
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to
Applications accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to 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.
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* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* Background investigation.
* Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
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.
### Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline with experience in education at the undergraduate level in that STEM discipline, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Individuals must have experience and demonstrated scholarship in research in that STEM discipline, as well as related undergraduate STEM education practice and/or research that area. The ideal candidate will have expertise in undergraduate STEM education research and development in interdisciplinary settings, and must demonstrate experience in leading change in STEM undergraduate education, as well as knowledge of STEM education research. Emphasis in recruiting will be placed on candidates with expertise in a core STEM disciplinary subject, plus additional expertise in one or more of several areas, including research and development in interdisciplinary settings, research on institution-wide transformation efforts, data-intensive research, and/or STEM education research. While candidates from all STEM areas are encouraged to apply, there is particular interest in individuals with a background in geophysical science, given its importance in interdisciplinary investigations such as those related to environmental and global systems phenomena.
**This position is outside the competitive civil service.**
### Education
Ph.D. or equivalent
### Additional information
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.
For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
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. Experience and demonstrated scholarship in a STEM discipline, as well as related undergraduate STEM education practice and/or research in that discipline.
2. Ability to design, plan, coordinate and manage a complex portfolio and program deliverables to achieve organizational objectives.
3. Ability to manage an externally-reviewed proposal-driven grants program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals.
4. Knowledge of undergraduate education opportunities and challenges in a STEM discipline, curriculum development, and education research and evaluation, particularly with respect to interdisciplinary settings.
5. Research, analytical, presentation, and technical writing skills that evidence the ability to communicate effectively with representatives from the undergraduate STEM community to develop and advocate programs, policies, and plans.
6. Ability to interact, on a peer basis, with senior scientific and managerial personnel throughout NSF, other Federal agencies, academia and the private sector.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
**In order to be considered for federal appointments, **Non-Citizens must affirm that they meet the Appropriations Law eligibility criteria 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. Non-Citizens who are exempt from the Appropriations Law requirements due to their status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on December 16, 2009 must provide a statement with their application noting their exemption with documentation of proof of status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on that date.**
You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letter(s) of recommendation and a supplemental statement that describes how your background relates to the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) listed in the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement. This information will be used in the evaluation process.
We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form. This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.
You can fax or upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to; please ask him/her to put your name and the job announcement number in the subject line.
Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.
All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date. **If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.** You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).**
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
Your application must be submitted online and all document faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.
You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.
WARNING! Applications submitted online must have 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.
If you are unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) ###-#### for assistance.
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### Agency contact information
### Dominique McCracken
##### Phone
##### TDD
##### Fax
##### Email
##### Address
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia
United States
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### Next steps
Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation. If the position is in the bargaining unit, and your application is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for positions not in the bargaining unit may be conducted at the discretion of the selecting official. All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.
You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website or by tweeting @NSFVacancies.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 12/08/2017 to 02/10/2018
*Salary:* $130,692 to $174,569 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* AD 04
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full-time.
*Appointment type:* Permanent - Permanent.
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