Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (ENG/CBET)
Directorate: Engineering (ENG)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

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Position Summary

The Engineering Directorate is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG).  This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees and IPAs currently working at NSF for an initial period of up to 120 days, with the possibility of an additional 120-day extension, not to exceed 240 days.  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” (SF-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 March 16, 2022.

Position Description

The Acting Deputy Division Director will serve as a member of the ENG Directorate leadership team and assist the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division of CBET. The incumbent will assist the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management; recruitment of staff, budget preparation for submission to congress, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations.

Professional and Technical Qualifications: Education strongly preferred at the Ph.D. level or a combination of education and equivalent experience in chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering or a closely related science-based discipline. 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 or bulleted 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 may be submitted electronically to


Contact Information:  Shanae Mauney (703) 292-8608 or

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