NIST expects to open a vacancy announcement for its Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) position in mid-June 2018. Details about the position and application process are below.
The mission of the NIST laboratory programs is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance our economic security and improve our quality of life. The NIST laboratory programs accomplish the NIST mission through a broad interdisciplinary research effort, through a variety of standards and measurement services, and through development of advanced technologies enabled by leading edge measurement science. The NIST laboratories have capabilities in a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, and its expansive scope, technical depth, and range of expertise from science to applications is matched by few other laboratories in the world. NIST is directly responsible for developing and maintaining the national measurement system of the United States, disseminating data on physical constants and materials properties, assisting industry in new technology and advancing measurement methods, operating national user facilities, developing cybersecurity standards for federal IT systems and critical infrastructure, and for standards to promote fire safety, buildings and infrastructure integrity, and community resilience. NIST coordinates with other federal agencies to meet U.S. Government needs for voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment activities, including those used for federal regulations, federal assistance and private sector standards to meet national needs. NIST has leadership roles for U.S. advanced manufacturing, innovation and technology transfer, and the laboratory programs contribute directly to collaborations, products and services that drive innovation and advance commercial applications.
The Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) assists the Director in the direction of NIST and, as Principal Deputy for the Director, performs the functions of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director during the latter’s absence or disability. The ADLP is primarily responsible for representing, coordinating and overseeing the NIST Laboratory Programs. NIST’s laboratories serve as the National Metrology Institute for the United States, providing traceability to the SI within the U.S. and coordinating internationally through the Treaty of the Meter, and the ADLP carries out this unique mission. The individual serves as primary point of contact for NIST laboratory programs with the Director's office and is responsible for programmatic and operational direction of the labs which includes recommending and leading implementation of improvements to NIST organization frameworks, budgeting, strategic research and technology development, financial management programs and budget development for all of NIST's laboratories. The ADLP also manages laboratory funding programs and laboratory-based legislative mandates, and carries out other assignments and manages special programs as assigned by the Director.
The applicant must become qualified as a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES), and demonstrate Executive Core Qualifications in Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions. Specific responsibilities include:
Salary range $126,148 - $210,700* plus eligibility for pay adjustments and bonuses (Senior Executive Service position); relocation expenses may be paid.
NIST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.
Interested candidates must apply via USAJOBS once the vacancy announcement opens, which is anticipated to be mid-June 2018. Applicants will have 30 days to apply; panel interviews and other consultations with finalists will be conducted between July and September, with an expected start date in October 2018.
Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the OPM website for further information about SES qualifications.
U.S. citizenship required.
* This position has been approved for Critical Position Pay Authority.