Note: Information about
rotational assignments is available for the Intergovernmental
Personnel Act and the Visiting Scientist, Engineer and Educator Program.
Engineering and Science Education Positions
CATEGORY: SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, SCIENCE
EDUCATORS AND MATHEMATICIANS
- Appointments are usually made under the NSF Act hiring authority.
and permanent personnel are appointed at the AD-1 to AD-5 salary
- Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or higher in an
appropriate field of science, mathematics or engineering.
Ph.D., or equivalent experience, and successful research, research
administration and/or managerial experience pertinent to the
position are required for higher level positions.
- A candidate
must be a citizen or national of the United States or be a
citizen of a country with mutual security alliances with the
CATEGORY: CONSULTANTS AND EXPERTS
- Consultants are appointed to provide advice, views, opinions,
alternatives or recommendations on issues, problems or questions
- Expert positions require the services of a specialist
with skills superior to those of others in the same profession,
occupation, or activity to perform the work.
- Work is performed
on a temporary and/or intermittent basis.
- Appointments to
non-scientific positions are made in the competitive service
under Title 5 of the U.S.Code of Federal Regulations. Appointments
to scientific positions are made in the excepted service under
the NSF Act hiring authority.
- Pay is on a daily rate and is
set commensurate with the level and difficulty of the work
to be performed. Pay may not exceed the maximum amount allowable
for the appointing authority.
- Candidates must meet qualification requirements.
must have a high degree of broad administrative, professional,
or technical knowledge or experience in a particular field or program in
order to provide useful views from personal experiences.
expert is recognized as an authority in the field or as a practitioner
of unusual competence and skill in a professional, scientific, technical
or other activity.
- For competitive service positions, a candidate must
be a citizen or national of the United States. For excepted
service positions, a candidate must be a United States citizen
or national, or be a citizen of a country with mutual security
alliances with the United States.