Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: Acquisition and Cooperative Support (BFA/DACS)
Office: Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

Date Posted:
Closing date:

Position Summary

The Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support (DACS) in the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (BFA) is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director. This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees and will not exceed one year in 120-day increments. For purposes of pay and benefits, the selectee will continue to encumber the position from which detailed. The individual selected will be required to file an “Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report” (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 at the beginning and completion of the detail assignment.

Position Description

The Deputy Division Director serves as the principal advisor to the Division Director, DACS, and participates fully with the Division Director in the overall management of the Division. The incumbent deals directly with key executives in the National Science Foundation, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and other agencies on policies related to federal acquisition and financial assistance. The incumbent coordinates efforts of DACS cooperative support and acquisition functions, including recurring assessment and allocation of workload, staff and contract resource requirements, individual development plans for cross-training skill acquisition, and implementation of a general workforce performance appraisal strategy that is both fair and consistently executed for DACS staff.

Professional/Technical Requirements: Advanced degree preferred, or equivalent professional experience or a combination of education and experience in business, public administration, law or other field relevant to grant and contract award and administration.



Your application will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below:

  • Leading Change
  • Leading People
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Building Coalitions

Interested applicants must submit a resume and a narrative statement addressing their background in terms of the qualification requirements. Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. on the closing date. Applications should be submitted electronically to


Contact Information:

Kate Schroepfer Garcia, 703-292-2584, email

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