Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: Information and Intelligent Systems (CISE/IIS)
Directorate: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

Date Posted:
Closing date:

Position Summary

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems. This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees only and will not exceed 240 days 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. The expected start date for this detail will be on or about October 25, 2021.

Position Description

The Acting Deputy Division Director will assist the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the IIS Division; assist the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, policy steering, recruitment of staff, budget preparation for submission to Congress, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations; and represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.

Professional/Technical Requirements:  Ph.D. or a combination of education and equivalent experience in computer and information science and engineering or other closely related field.  Professional experience may include research, professional practice, teaching and/or management experience in the context of these fields/disciplines.

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


·        Leading Change

·        Leading People

·        Results Driven

·        Business Acumen

·        Building Coalitions

Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV and are encouraged to include a narrative statement addressing their background in terms of the qualification requirements and the quality ranking factors above. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. Applications must be submitted electronically to


Contact Information: Dawn Patterson (703) 292-7083 or


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