Alexandria, Virginia (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 09 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Manager, Other



Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation, Alexandria VA


The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), Office of the Assistant Director. Appointment to this Excepted Service position will be Permanent EE basis, with a salary range of $172,508 to $193,800. Information about the directorate’s activities may be found at

The successful candidate serves as a member of the MPS leadership team and as the primary assistant to the Assistant Director in all aspects of management of the MPS Directorate. The mission of MPS is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address the most compelling scientific questions, educate the future advanced high-tech workforce, and promote discoveries to meet the needs of the Nation.

The Directorate consists of the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities. These organizations provide the basic structure for MPS support of research and education. They support both disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities and partner effectively with each other, with other parts of NSF, with other agencies, and internationally.

The Deputy Assistant Director participates with the Assistant Director in the coordination and overall management of Directorate activities with the directorate's senior managers and a staff of approximately 180. The Deputy Assistant Director’s focus is on management of the internal affairs of the Directorate, the integration and coordination of Directorate-wide initiatives, and providing leadership in the area of human capital management; including performance planning and evaluation, conflict management, recruitment, and professional development of directorate staff. Participates fully in all phases of planning, implementation, representational and policy-related activities involving the Directorate. In addition, assists with interagency coordination of the Directorate’s research activities as well as support and oversight of the development and operation of world-class, multi-use facilities.

For more information about vacancy announcement MPS-EXEC-2021-0002 and to apply online visit Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting the Executive Personnel Staff, 703-292-2142.  Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-8044. Applications must be received by the closing date.

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a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.