Integrative Activities Specialist, GS-0301-11/12 NF
At NSF, you will use your administrative support expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF's vision of the future become reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you’re seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF! More about NSF.
This position is located in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Division of Computing and Communications Foundations (CCF). The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication devices and their usage. The Division seeks advances in computing and communication theory, algorithms for computer and computational sciences, and architecture and design of computers and software. CCF-supported projects also investigate revolutionary computing models and technologies based on emerging scientific ideas and integrate research and education activities to prepare future generations of computer science and engineering workers.
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As an Integrative Activities Specialist, you will primarily gather information, identify and analyze issues and develop recommendations to resolve substantive problems of effectiveness and efficiency of program operations. Specifically you will:
Work closely with Division management in the formulation, review, evaluation, and modification of plans and policies related to assigned programs.
Develop and recommend revisions and clarifications of associated guidelines, procedures, and criteria.
Participate with Division management in the planning and development of objectives and a calendar of thematic initiatives.
Convene and chair meetings to discuss various issues and problems involving the administration management of cross-cutting thematic activities.
Monitor the implementation of such activities across the Division and where appropriate, across the Directorate or the agency.
Collect pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources within and outside NSF. Applies, adapts or creates complex analytical techniques to discern patterns and trends in the data and information and to arrive at reasoned conclusions.
Initiate, design, and execute management studies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cross-cutting programs and activities.
Deliver finished written reports and oral presentations on the results of, and the analytical techniques used, in accomplishing the program administration work.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships to exchange information and coordinate activities with all levels of management and staff within the Foundation, with the scientific community, professional organizations and institutions, and other governmental agencies on a variety of program issues such as project collaborations, joint funding and joint planning.
Provide leadership and expertise in organizing and planning workshops, conferences and seminars, administrative functions in support of assigned projects. Projects may involve administrative program reviews, crosscutting administrative activities, and organizational studies related to Clusters, reorganizations, resources utilization, etc., to determine appropriateness or make recommendations impacting on the efficiency of operations. The incumbent applies analytical techniques and information management skills to capture, assemble and disseminate data about assigned projects. In the performance of work assignments, the incumbent conducts analyses, prepares evaluations, coordinates activities, and provides advice to management.
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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.
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To qualify at GS-11, you need to have one of the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: experience developing tracking & reporting systems to monitor crosscutting programs; analyzing & evaluating data and preparing and presenting program data to management; conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis to analyze work methods; recommending solutions to administrative problems and issues; and communicating detailed procedural information for program support. OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR A combination of graduate level education beyond the first two years of progressively higher graduate study and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
To qualify at GS-12, you need to have the following: At least one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-11 level in the Federal Service. In addition, to the specialized experience noted at the GS-11 level, experience at this level includes: providing senior-level administrative program support to guide cross-directorate activities; training staff at all levels; providing leadership & expertise in organizing & planning workshops, conferences, and seminars; and arranging for appropriate guest speakers and making presentations.
Education may be substituted for experience as described in Qualifications.
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Open & closing dates:
08/08/2018 to 08/22/2018
$68,036 to $106,012 per year
Pay scale & grade:
GS 11 - 12
Permanent - Permanent.