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Announcement Number AST-2014-0006 Promotion Potential AD-04
Position Title Astronomer (Program Director) Hiring Agency NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Open Period 04/07/2014 - 06/30/2014 Duty Locations Few Vacancies in Arlington, VA, US
Series/Grade AD - 1330 04 For More Info Ashante Johnson
703-292-8267
rotator@nsf.gov
Salary $106263.00 - $165596.00

Who May Apply
Applications will be 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.


Job Status
Full-time.


Security Clearance Required:

Other


Duration Appointment This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE or as a Fed Temp Appointment


Marketing Statement

NSF is on the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, the agency also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

NSF ensures that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training future scientists and engineers.

We are also at the forefront of federal business and operations best practices, ensuring accountability and efficacy of the work we do.
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Summary
This job announcement was AMENDED to Extend the Closing Date to June 30, 2014.

Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement AST-2014-0005.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking one or more qualified candidates for the position of Program Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST), Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Arlington, VA.

The AST supports forefront research in ground-based astronomy; helps ensure the scientific excellence of the U.S. astronomical community; provides access to world-class research facilities through merit review; supports the development of new instrumentation and next-generation facilities; and encourages broad understanding of the astronomical sciences by a diverse population of scientists, policy makers, educators, and the public at large. The AST supports research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics as well as related multidisciplinary studies. Because of the scale of modern astronomical research, the AST engages in numerous interagency and international collaborations. Areas of emphasis and the priorities of specific programs are guided by community recommendations, which have been developed and transmitted by National Research Council decadal surveys and by federal advisory committees.

For more information about AST and its programs, please visit here.


Supervisory Position: No


Relocation Authorized: Yes

Relocation MAY be paid on the availability of funds.


Key Requirements

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.




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