Acting Deputy Division Director

Division: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (SBE/NCSE)
Directorate: Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Job Type:
Senior Executive/Leadership
This job is open to NSF employees only

Application timeline

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Position Summary

The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the Acting Deputy Division Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees and IPAs currently working at NSF in increments of 120 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 December 19, 2022.

Position Description

Duties: The Acting Deputy Division Director will serve as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and assist the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the NCSES Division. in collaboration with the Division Director, the Deputy will implement overall strategic planning and day-to­day management for the Center with respect to ongoing NCSES data collections, the development of new data collections and products, ongoing and proposed analyses as well as management of the production of Science and Engineering Indicators and a wide variety of other products. The Deputy Division Director will provide leadership and guidance to Center staff members, determine funding requirements, maintain overall management of survey and other contracts, prepare, and justify budget estimates and budget products, balance program needs within NCSES, establish priorities in data collections and analytical projects, allocate resources within the several NCSES programs and represent NSF to relevant external groups.

Professional and Technical Qualifications: Ph.D. strongly preferred or a combination of education and equivalent experience in in data collection methods or the analysis of statistical data, especially in reference to education, workforce, or research and development. 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

How to Apply:   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:  Tiffany Milisavljevich (703) 292-4358 or

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