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Job Title:  Administrative Officer-MP-NIEHS
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NIEHS-MP-14-1174607

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$118,374.00 to $153,885.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Thursday, August 7, 2014
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Durham, NC View Map
This position is only open to current NIH Employees who have Competitive Status.
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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center in 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 Administrative Research and Services Branch (ARSB), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). 


The ARBS Provides administrative and research services support and advisory services to the staff of the Division of Intramural Research and the Division of the National Toxicology Program in the areas of: 


(1) personnel management, budget and financial management, procurement, and travel; (2) research services support, including space management, conference support for board activities, support for fellowship programs, and media and glassware; (3) provides program planning guidance and assistance, and general administrative management, including advising senior intramural staff on the administrative management of the Institute and its programs, making recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of intramural administrative functions, and providing input on administrative policy development regarding intramural administrative matters ; and (4) designs, implements, and coordinates administrative and related automated information systems for the Divisions.




  • Occasional Travel
  • For training


  • Yes
  • for training


  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Annual OGE450 required


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This position serves as the Chief of the Administrative Research and Services Branch (ARSB) providing the full range of business and administrative management services in support of DIR and DNTP programs.

As an Administrative Officer you will:

  • Serve as principal advisor to senior management on all phases of the administrative management of the DIR, DNTP, Clinical Research Branch for NIEHS; and oversee the implementation of a variety of management services essential to the direction and operation of the Institute.
  • Provide guidance and oversight for procurement, contracts, property management and operational management functions.
  • Oversee and monitor the operating budget process to ensure the timely, appropriate, and efficient expenditure of funds against annual allotment; anticipate changes in funding levels; prepare proposals and justify current and increased expenditures.
  • Serve as a principal advisor on all human resource management activities and ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee all administrative management matters associated with programs and operations; with responsibility for the analysis of organizational priorities and the development and implementation of administrative policies and procedures.
  • Participate in and oversee the planning sessions related to the following space, telecommunications, travel, and/or timekeeping and leave.
  • Supervise the activities for administrative, technical and support staff.


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You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: managing or directing major components of programs that perform professional, technical or administrative work; providing strategic and business advice to senior level officials on a wide range of complex policy or program matters involving significant or controversial issues; and developing and implementing administrative policies, procedures, or initiatives to meet organizational needs and accomplish program objectives. Program areas include financial management, management analysis, human resources management, information technology and support, acquisitions management, ethics, and/or general administrative support such as space management, internal controls, travel services, and/or property accountability.  


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


Evaluation Method


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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.


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.


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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:


  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)



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Additional Information on How to Apply


Information on Reasonable Accommodation

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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Thursday, August 07, 2014.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; Email CPR; or visit the National Archives Website.


Nancy Delgais
Phone: (919)541-3377
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
111 TW Alexander Drive
PO Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Thursday, August 07, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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