Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: Institution and Award Support (BFA/DIAS)
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 Institution and Award Support (DIAS) 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 a member of the leadership team in the Division of Institution and Award Support (DIAS), which plays an integral role in aligning the Foundation’s policies, procedures, and business practices with its mission and outcomes. The incumbent serves as principal advisor to the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to support core functions of DIAS operational units and their effective integration. These functions include developing, assessing, implementing, and communicating Foundation policies and procedures for financial assistance awards; pre- and post-award cost analysis and audit resolution; and analysis and requirements development to implement business rules for assistance awards across the Foundation’s corporate IT systems. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of DIAS, including development and execution of management plans and the effective use of staff and resources in achieving organizational goals. 


Professional/Technical Requirements: Advanced degree (Masters & above) or equivalent professional experience, or combination of education and experience demonstrating potential for successfully managing functions critical to the Division’s mission, including two or more of the following areas of expertise: business/public administration, grant policy development and administration, information systems, financial management/accounting, statistics/risk analysis, or other relevant fields.


Evaluation: 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

How to Apply:

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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