Acting Deputy Division Director, RISE/GEO

Directorate: Geosciences (GEO)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

Date Posted:
Closing date:

Position Summary

The Directorate for Geosciences is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Research, Innovation, Synergies and Education (RISE). This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees and IPAs currently working at NSF 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 Acting Deputy Division Director partners with the Division Director in the management of division activities and in providing broad scientific expertise across RISE programs. Responsibilities include: assistance in program planning and direction; participation in budget preparation and defense; provision of scientific expertise across the range of division activities; representation of the division’s programs and interest to senior officials in the government, academic and industrial sectors; coordination of division activities with other NSF organizations; assisting the Division Director, Assistant Director, and Deputy Assistant Director on policy and technical level issues, initiatives, and other matters pertaining to RISE investments. 

Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience, or a combination of education and equivalent experience in Geosciences or a closely related field.


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

Interested applicants must submit a resume and a narrative statement addressing their background regarding the qualification requirements. Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. on the closing date. Applications may be submitted electronically to

Contact Information:

Kate Schroepfer Garcia, 703-292-2584, email

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