[unav_all] NSF Position Announcement

William Prescott prescott at unavco.org
Fri Dec 10 08:55:01 MST 2004


National Science Foundation
Excepted Position Vacancy


ANNOUNCEMENT NO:  E20050025	OPEN:  12/10/04	CLOSE:  02/10/05

THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED ON A ONE OR TWO YEAR TEMPORARY BASIS.

POSITION VACANT:  Geologist (Science Assistant), AD-1350-1. Annual 
salary ranges from $27,597 to $65,769 or Geologist (Assistant Program 
Officer), AD-1350-2.  Annual salary ranges from $50,593 to $93,742.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: None

LOCATION:   Directorate for Geosciences, Division of Earth Sciences, 
Arlington, VA.

RELOCATION: Expenses will NOT be paid.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:  This position is included in the bargaining 
unit and will be filled in accordance with merit staffing provisions 
of the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article VIII.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All Sources

THIS POSITION IS OUTSIDE THE COMPETITIVE CIVIL SERVICE

Appointment to this position will be made under the Excepted 
Authority of the NSF Act.  Candidates who do not have civil service 
status or reinstatement eligibility will not obtain civil service 
status if selected.  Candidates currently in the competitive service 
will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if 
selected.  Usual civil service benefits (retirement, health benefits, 
life insurance) are applicable for appointments of more than one 
year.  Disabled veterans with 30% service-connected disabilities as 
well as other applicants with severe disabilities will be considered 
without regard to the closing date if applications are received prior 
to final selection.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) 
manages the earth science research and educational activities 
supported by the Foundation.  The Division administers programs in 
support of basic research, infrastructure, and a wide spectrum of 
other scientific activities.  The Earth Sciences programs are devoted 
to increasing basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of the 
earth.  The results of this research give a better understanding of 
earth history and the forces that affect the earth's interior and 
modify its surface.

The person selected for this position will work closely with the 
program officers, providing support in the following areas:
*	Screen final reports of grantees to spot problems, tabulate 
and analyze data.
*	Assist in administering an effective, timely merit review process.
*	Edit panel summaries for recommended actions when necessary 
to provide feedback to principle investigators.
*	Respond to written and verbal inquiries regarding the 
operations of the program, and technical questions.
*	Insure consistency and integrity in the award/declination 
process with respect to conflict of interests rules.
*	Monitor cross-directorate responsibilities within the program.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  For AD-1: Applicants must have a 
baccalaureate degree in the geological sciences or another 
appropriate field of Earth Science.

For AD-2: Applicants must have a master's degree in the geological 
sciences plus a minimum of two or more years of research experience, 
research administration, and/or managerial experience in the area of 
geological sciences; or applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the 
geological sciences; or equivalent experience in the geological 
sciences.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Appointment to this position may be 
contingent upon successful completion of the appropriate background 
investigation.

HOW TO APPLY:  You may apply for this position with the Optional 
Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), the older Application 
for Federal Employment (SF-171), a resume, or other application 
format of your choice - so long as it contains the necessary 
information (summarized below).

You must specify the job announcement number, and title and grade(s) 
of the job for which you are applying.  You should also provide the 
following information:  * Your country of citizenship.  * Your social 
security number.  * Information about your education, including (1) 
high school graduation date and (2) college/university information - 
your major, and type and year of degree(s).  If no degree, show total 
credits earned and indicate whether they are semester or quarter 
hours.  * Information about all your work experience related to this 
job, including job titles, duties and accomplishments, employer's 
name and phone number, number of hours worked per week, starting and 
ending dates (month and year), and annual salary.  If you held 
various positions with the same employer, describe each separately. 
* If you have Federal civilian experience, indicate the highest grade 
held, the job series, and dates held.  * The brochure Applying for a 
Federal Job provides information on the Federal job application 
process; it is available by calling the number listed below.  If your 
application does not provide all the information requested in the 
vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for this job.

The National Science Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to 
applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  If you need a 
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring 
process, please notify the point of contact listed on this vacancy 
announcement.

You may submit your application via e-mail to ywoodwar at nsf.gov or 
submit all application material to National Science Foundation, 
Division of Human Resource Management, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
315, Arlington, VA 22230.  Attn:  Announcement Number E20050025.  In 
addition to the required application materials, you are asked to 
complete and submit the attached Applicant Survey form.  Submission 
of this form is voluntary and will not affect your application for 
employment.  The information is used for statistical purposes only. 
ALL FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 
For additional information call Yvonne Woodward, on (703) 292-4386. 
Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-8044.

NSF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING A
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