Job Title:Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory
Department:Department Of Commerce
Agency:National Institute of Standards and Technology
Job Announcement Number:SES-2013-0009
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|$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year|
|Friday, February 01, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-time - Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Gaithersburg, MD, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from all qualified individuals (U.S. citizens only). You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package.|
This position is perfect for you if you are ready for a challenge and are committed to making significant improvements to one of the world's premier research and science organizations. NIST is located on a beautiful campus in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) is primarily responsible for managing and directing the services and programs of the PML. The incumbent represents NIST and the PML both inside and outside the Institute and assists the Director and Associate Directors in accomplishing the Institute’s mission. The incumbent serves as the primary point of contact for PML services and programs with customers and stakeholders and is responsible for the programmatic and operational direction of the PML.
The PML develops and disseminates the national standards of length, mass, force and shock, acceleration, time and frequency, electricity, temperature, humidity, pressure and vacuum, liquid and gas flow, and electromagnetic, acoustic, ultrasonic, and ionizing radiation through activities ranging from fundamental measurement research to provision of measurement services, standards, and data. The Laboratory establishes spectroscopic methods and standards for microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma-ray radiation; investigates the structure and dynamics of atoms, molecules, and biomolecules; develops the electrical, thermal, dimensional, mechanical, and physical metrology for measuring the properties of precision measurement devices and exploratory semiconductor, quantum electronic, nanoelectronic, bioelectronic, biooptical, optoelectronic, and quantum information devices and systems; and examines the thermophysical and interfacial properties of streams of flowing fluids, fluid mixtures, and solids. It develops and disseminates national standards by means of calibrations, measurement quality assurance, standard reference materials, technology transfer, education/training, and a comprehensive weights and measures program to promote uniformity and accuracy at the international, federal, state, and local levels. It generates, evaluates, and compiles atomic, molecular, optical, ionizing radiation, electronic, and electromagnetic data in response to national needs; measures and improves accuracy of the fundamental physical constants; and develops and operates major radiation sources for measurement science and metrology. The PML applies its measurement capabilities to problems of national significance through collaborations with industry, universities, professional and standards setting organizations, and other agencies of government, and it supports the research community in such areas as communication, defense, electronics, energy, environment, health, lighting, manufacturing, microelectronics, radiation, remote sensing, space, and transportation.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays a vital role in supporting technical innovation -- critical to the future economic security of our Nation. NIST accomplishes its mission through a broad interdisciplinary approach leveraging its physical sciences and engineering expertise. Its broad scope and technical expertise is matched by few other laboratories in the world. The Institute is organized around scientific and engineering disciplines and encourages research programs that leverage the full talent and expertise across the organization. NIST supports other federal agencies in meeting U.S. Government needs for voluntary consensus standards, and continually advances measurement science through cutting-edge research. NIST plays an increasingly critical role as the convener and coordinator of Federal standard activities as technology is more complex dealing with system-level performance issues, such as interoperability or security, rather than component level performance or specification. NIST's role as a convener and coordinator of Federal standards is critical whether used for federal regulations, federal assistance or private sector standards to meet national need. NIST programs are at the scientific forefront nationally and internationally, and they provide an important contribution in support of industry, academia, and other government entities. NIST is a dynamic and complex organization undertaking research and scientific endeavors in a multidisciplinary, diverse culture. With its state-of-the-art technical expertise, NIST advances industrial competitiveness and economic prosperity through the dissemination of measurements into industry. NIST's human resources are also diverse with over 2,800 full-time employees and over 1,500 foreign and domestic guest researchers, contractors, and other associates.
- U.S Citizenship is required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Designated or random drug testing may be required.
- Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required within 30 days.
- Mobility agreements are required for members of the SES.
- Minimum education requirement.