The Office of the Director(OD), at the National Institutes of Health, is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Director for Management (ADM). This is a career federal position in the Senior Executive Service. See "Duties" section for a list of the major responsibilities.Learn more about this agency
- The ADM, OD reports to the Associate Deputy Director, NIH and advises on such matters as the development and formulation of new programs for the OD and serves as the Executive Officer for the Office of the Director, NIH
- He/she is responsible for the services and resources related to administrative management, financial management, personnel management, management analysis, information systems management, procurement, and contracting for the OD
- Serves as the principal advisor to the Principal Deputy Director, NIH and the Associate Deputy Director, NIH,OD, advising on management and administrative activities relevant to 1600 FTEs and a budget of nearly $2 billion
- Responsible for OD-wide administrative planning by providing support and liaison to OD Office Directors in the coordination, integration and articulation of long range program goals and strategies
- Oversees the coordination of and directs the development, implementation, maintenance, and security of OD IT systems through the Office of Information Technology (OIT)
- Oversees the OD cyber security program and directs the OD Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
- Exercises leadership ensuring all programs they direct reflect the principles of workforce diversity in management and operations; in such areas as recruitment and staffing, employee development, staff assignments, and communications
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Conditions Of Employment
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
QualificationsThis vacancy requires that the selectee submit a narrative response to the Executive Core Qualifications.
The OD seeks candidates who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. Applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-341 series as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Standards Manual for General Schedule Positions which is available at: OPM Qualifications Standards GS-341 Website under Administrative and Management Positions and demonstrate in your five (5) page resume that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.
Candidates must possess experience at the senior level (GS-14/15 level or equivalent) in the following job-specific Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). The PTQs measure technical expertise required by this position and must be addressed individually in narrative form in your resume submission.
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs) (Mandatory):
- Knowledge of budget and financial management concepts and operations to direct and manage broad plans, procedures, and policy initiatives for a large, complex organization.
- Knowledge of human capital management including working with a diverse workforce and utilizing the ability to direct and develop staff; ability to design administrative and management strategies to meet the organization's mission, strategic vision and goals, and to achieve maximum potential of all employees in a fair and equitable manner.
- Extensive experience in advising Senior Leadership and applying knowledge of management/leadership principles, practices, methods, and techniques to solve broad, complex problems, administer public programs, lead change, conduct fiduciary responsibilities, and develop innovative solutions for issues in a variety of management programs to include but not limited to contracts, management analysis, and space planning.
- Expertise in overseeing and coordinating the development, implementation, and maintenance of information technology systems and tools, including determining the feasibility of systems, evaluating benefits/costs, directing support services, and supporting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information through a robust cybersecurity program.
- Knowledge of best practices to maximize efficiency of operations and ensure coordinated, streamlined and result-oriented management.
Political, Schedule C, Non-career SES Appointee*: In the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, have you served or are you currently serving as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee? You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed.
(If you have this experience, please state this within your 5-page resume)
- A political appointee is an appointment made by the President without confirmation by the Senate (5 CFR 213.3102(c)) OR an assistant position to a top-level federal official if filled by a person designated by the President as a White House Fellow (5 CFR 213. 3102(z)).
- A Schedule C appointee occupies a position excepted from the competitive service by the President, or by the Director of OPM, because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties (5 CFR 213.3301 and 5 CFR213.3302).
- A Non-career SES appointee is approved by the White House and serves at the pleasure of the appointing official without time limitations (5 CFR 317 Subpart F).
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) (Mandatory for Selectee):
If selected, you MUST submit a narrative statement in response to each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) described in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications.
It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and how to write your ECQs.
We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses, and incentive awards;
- Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and Senior Executive Service appointees receive 8 hours of annual leave per pay period;
- Access to comprehensive health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
- A wide choice of health insurance plans coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums;
- A three-part retirement program, which includes a life-time annuity, a 401(k) type plan with employer-matching contributions, and a Social Security benefit;
- Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, telework, public transportation subsidies, and tuition assistance.
The following links will navigate you to the Federal government's generous benefit packages such as annual, sick and holiday leave, health insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan with matching contributions. For more information, check out NIH's employee benefits link at: NIH Benefits, and OPM's website for Employee Benefits.
NIH is located in Bethesda, MD; our campus is adjacent to downtown Bethesda, MD, at the Medical Center Metro station, and close to shops, walking trails, and restaurants.
Travel and Transportation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable Federal Travel Regulations governing the relocation of current Federal employees and new appointees.
A one-year probationary period must be served by the individual selected if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.
In an effort to promote efficiency in the hiring process, the resume and corresponding responses of successful candidates may be shared with other Institutes/Centers of NIH with similar vacancies. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply directly to the vacancy of interest and not rely on this possibility as a means of securing employment.
Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics website. We encourage you to review this information. This position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
Financial Suitability: It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Equal Opportunity Employment: Equality is held as one of the most important values here at NIH. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. NIH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
If you are a hearing-impaired individual seeking assistance with the application process, you may contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this announcement by phoning a relay operator at 711. For additional information see Maryland Relay.
Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
Veteran's Preference: Does not apply to the SES.
How You Will Be Evaluated
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
- Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
- Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
- Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.
Your application, regardless of the format, must describe your job-related qualifications pertinent to this position. The announcement number must be entered on the first page of your application. Please submit:
Five (5) page resume that contains your full name and contact information and addresses the PTQs listed under Qualifications.
Your resume should not exceed the five (5) page limit, only the first five (5) pages of your resume will be reviewed.
Separate PTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered. It is recommended that the corresponding PTQs are annotated in parenthesis within your five (5) page resume. Resumes that exceed (5) pages may not be considered.
Do not include your date of birth or Social Security Number on application materials.
If you are a current or former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your position, title, series, grade, and eligibility.
If you are a current or former SES, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 showing your completion of the SES probationary period.
If you are an SES Candidate Development Program Candidate and your ECQs have been approved by OPM, please provide certificate/document indicating OPM approval.
NOTES: Please do not submit unsolicited material such as publications, personal endorsements, performance appraisals, award certificates, proof of Veterans' Preference, etc., as these items will not be included in the rating process and will be discarded. (Veterans' Preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.) All application materials are subject to the provisions of the DHHS Privacy Act and become the property of the Department of Health and Human Services. Any additional information needed will be requested prior to appointment.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit application materials ELECTRONICALLY by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agency contact information
AddressNational Institutes of Health
2115 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20851
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest biomedical research funding organization in the world. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH employs approximately 18,000 employees in varied occupations, all supporting research efforts that improve health and save lives. For more information on NIH's mission and goals, and its 27 Institutes and Centers, visit the NIH website.
Who we are, what we do, and why it matters. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is looking for dynamic and energetic leaders to join the Senior Executive Service (SES) - a talented team of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542042800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.