Director, Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources
Department Of Health And Human Services - Montgomery County, MD

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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located in the Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources (OKER), Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Md. You will serve as the Director of OKER with full authority and responsibility for planning, managing, and directing the programs and functions of the office through the supervision of subordinate staff responsible for planning, developing, and disseminating knowledge-based content and educational resources pertaining to NIAID's extramural programs and topics of interest .


U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.

Position is subject to a background investigation.

If you are selected you will perform the following duties:
Plan, direct and implement the work of OKER through the leadership and supervision of approximately 8 staff members at the GS-12/13 levels, to include two GS-14 level team leads as well as a number of contract staff. Exercise final responsibility for the adequacy and soundness of Office Policies and procedures.

Manage and ensure the effective use of the resources of the Office. Develop the annual budget and justifications to support planned operations of the Office, and establish, implement, and routinely update long-range strategic plans to ensure that the Office continues to meet the needs of DEA and NIAID.

Provide expert leadership and direction for the design, development, and delivery of high quality knowledge-based content and training resources provided in a variety of formats and targeted to the extramural research community and the NIAID extramural staff.

Serve as the “Editor-in-Chief” for all OKER-produced content, including two newsletters, NIAID Funding News and Inside Extramural , the Research Funding internet site, and the Grants and R&D Contracts intranet site, with the authority to make independent editorial decisions.

Exercise full technical responsibility for managing, directing, and overseeing the planning, development, and maintenance of various extramural knowledge and educational resources for the Institute, including content for the NIAID website, newsletters, alerts, and policies and procedures.

Liaise with program leaders across the Institute and others throughout the extramural research community to provide a larger vision for new or enhanced products, designs, analyses, newsletters, and training, capitalizing on the latest technologies, requirements, and needs of customers.

Serve as an advisor to the Director, DEA, the Deputy Director for Science Management, and the Institute Director, as well as other Institute and agency officials and research partners on the programs and functions of the Office. Represent DEA, NIAID, and NIH as assigned on committees and workgroups concerned with various issues pertaining to knowledge and education resources for extramural research.

Qualification Requirements:
You must possess a degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

In addition , you must demonstrate in your resume at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalant to the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: managing and directing the work of an organization; administering scientific research in a health science or allied science environment; overseeing the development of strategic plans and initiatives in support of education resources for extramural research; writing and/or editing materials on complex scientific issues and/or providing knowledge-based scientific educational resources relating to extramural management.

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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:




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All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Monday, January 28, 2013, to be considered.

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information .

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

A one -year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection/placement. This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period .

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus . - 22 months ago - save job
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