Acting Deputy Division Director

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 (ENG) is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Industrial Innovation & Partnerships (IIP).  This detail is open to all qualified permanent NSF employees as well as current SES employees seeking the challenge of a rotational assignment.  The detail 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.

Position Description

The Acting Deputy Division Director will assist the Division Director in developing overall goals and objectives 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, and representation of division programs.


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.



Your application will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience relevant to the duties of the position. To be considered, you must address the Quality Ranking Factors below:

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

Interested applicants must submit a resume and a narrative statement addressing his/her background in terms of the qualification requirements. Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. on the closing date.  Applications may be submitted electronically to or delivered to: Division of Human Resource Management, Executive Services Branch, Room 15218.


Contact Information:

Isis Thomas, 703-292-4541, email

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