Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: Engineering Education and Centers (ENG/EEC)
Directorate: Engineering (ENG)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

Date Posted:
Closing date:

Position Summary

The Directorate for Engineering is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers. 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 is January 1, 2021.

Position Description

The Acting Deputy Division Director will assist the Division Director in developing overall goals and objectives and in the planning and direction of division activities. The incumbent will work as part of the management team in providing financial management and oversight, management of divisional human resources, management of divisional operations, coordination of special projects within the division and across the directorate and agency, representation of division programs, coordination of the division’s scientific and engineering activities within NSF and with other agencies and organizations, and assistance to the Division Director on both a policy and scientific level on issues, initiatives, and other matters pertaining to the division.   

Professional/Technical Requirements:  Ph.D. or a combination of education and equivalent experience in at least one of the major disciplinary fields managed by the Directorate for Engineering.


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: Isis Thomas (703) 292-4541 or

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