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Candidate Search - Head, Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (OH/BFA)


Dear Colleague:

We have initiated a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Head of the Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA). The Office Head also serves as the NSF’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

BFA oversees NSF’s budget, financial management, grants and agreements, and contracts functions and provides business, financial and analytical services to diverse stakeholders and customers, including NSF staff, members of Congress and their staffs, the executive branch, Governors and other state officials, colleges and universities, professional societies, business leaders, and the public. The Office Head/CFO is a member of the NSF leadership team and the principal advisor to the NSF Director and Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer, and other senior managers on issues related to financial and grants management. The Office Head leads a diverse staff of over 150 contract, grants and agreements and policy specialists, accountants, systems analysts, cost analysts, program and budget analysts, large facilities advisors, and administration support staff. Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the activities and the responsibilities of the position.

Members of the search advisory committee can be found at I appreciate that each of these very busy, very accomplished individuals is willing to lend their time and expertise to help us fill this vital position.

We seek your help in disseminating this opportunity and encouraging qualified people to apply for this crucial post. Ideal candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership; a deep appreciation for the role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play in our society; a grasp of the issues and challenges involved; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF leadership team. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for this vital post. Individuals from any sector — academic or government — are welcome to apply.

Please see for a full position description, and instructions on submitting an application. Applications can only be made through the USAJobs Web site, and must be submitted by October 5, 2017.

Your assistance in this very important task is appreciated.

          /// signed ///
          France A. Córdova


[BFA Search Advisory Committee]

[Overview of the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management]

[PDF version of Letter and Enclosures]

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