[unav_all] NSF seeking candidates for Program Director for Diversity and Education in the Directorate for Geosciences

William Prescott prescott at unavco.org
Wed Nov 3 09:00:30 MST 2004

ANNOUNCEMENT NO:  E20050008-Rotator	     OPEN:  10/25/2004 
CLOSE:  01/31/2005



Individuals wishing to apply to the Permanent position see vacancy 
announcement E20040009

The National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for the 
position of Program Director for Diversity and Education in the 
Directorate for Geosciences, Arlington, VA. 

The Directorate for Geosciences supports research in the atmospheric, 
earth, and ocean sciences. As the principal source of federal funding 
for university-based fundamental research in the geosciences, GEO 
addresses the nation's need to understand, predict, and respond to 
environmental events and changes to use Earth's resources wisely. 
Basic research in the geosciences advances scientific knowledge of 
Earth's environment, including resources such as water, energy, 
minerals, and biological diversity.  GEO-supported research also 
advances our ability to predict natural phenomena of economic and 
human significance, such as climate changes, weather, earthquakes, 
fish-stock fluctuations, and disruptive events in the 
solar-terrestrial environment.  More information about the 
Directorate for Geosciences and their programs can be found on their 
website at www.geo.nsf.gov.

The Diversity and Education Program promotes broadening the 
participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in the 
geosciences, including women, minorities, and persons with 
disabilities.  The Program also supports geoscience education 
activities that integrate geoscience research and education and leads 
to improvements in the quality of geoscience education at all levels.

This position will be filled on a one or two year Visiting Scientist 
Appointment, under the terms of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act 
(IPA) or as a Federal Temporary Appointment.  Temporary and Visiting 
Scientist appointments will be made under the Excepted Authority of 
the NSF Act with a current salary range of $85,210 to $132,791, 
depending on qualifications and experience.  For Visiting Scientist 
appointments, individuals are in a non-pay leave status from the home 
institution and are appointed to NSF's payroll as a Federal employee. 
NSF withholds FICA and provides reimbursement for fringe benefits. 
For Federal temporary appointments of more than one year, the usual 
civil service benefits (retirement, health and life insurance) are 
applicable.  For IPA assignments, the individual remains an employee 
on the payroll of his or her home institution and the institution 
continues to administer pay and benefits. NSF reimburses the 
institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.  Individuals 
eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local 
government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal 
governments, federally funded research and development centers and 
qualified nonprofit organizations.  For more information regarding 
Visiting Scientist appointments or IPA assignments, visit our website 
at www.nsf.gov/jobs.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Serves as coordinator and leader of 
Directorate-wide activities focused on increasing representation 
within the geosciences community and on expanding geosciences 
education and outreach opportunities.  Serves as the Chair of the GEO 
Education Team and the diversity program specialist.  Participates 
with the Assistant Director, GEO and senior staff members in 
developing and implementing appropriate diversity and education 
activities.  Directs the implementation, review, funding, post-award 
management, and evaluation of the program and contributes to the 
intellectual integration with other programs supported by the 
Division.  Designs and implements the proposal review and evaluation 
process for relevant proposals.  Selects well qualified individuals 
to provide objective reviews on proposals either as individuals or as 
members of a panel.  Conducts final review of proposals and 
evaluations, and recommends acceptance or declination.  Manages and 
monitors on-going grants, contracts, interagency and cooperative 
agreements to ensure fulfillment of commitments to NSF.  Evaluates 
progress of awards through review and evaluation of reports and 
publications submitted by awardees and/or meetings at NSF and during 
site visits.  Contributes to the responsibility for establishing 
goals and objectives, initiating new program thrusts and phasing out 
old projects.  Recommends new or revised policies and plans in 
scientific, fiscal, and administrative matters to improve the 
activities and management of the Program.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or 
equivalent experience in a field of geosciences research or 
education.  In addition, six or more years of successful research, 
research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to 
the program is required.

HOW TO APPLY:  Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy 
should submit a resume or any application of your choice to the 
National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Management, 
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, Attn:  E20050008-Rotator. 
In addition, you are encouraged to submit a narrative statement that 
addresses your background and/or experience related to the Program. 
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).  Telephone inquiries may be referred to Maria Sutton, at 
(703) 292-4364.  For technical information, contact Ms. Vanessa 
Richardson at (703) 292-8500.  Hearing impaired individuals may call 
TDD (703) 292-8044. 

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 


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