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    This position is located in the Engineering Laboratory, Materials and Structural Systems Division at NIST.

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    The Director of the Disaster and Failure Studies (DFS) Program will lead a multi-disciplinary program within NIST. DFS Director will manage field response efforts post disasters and structural failures, including collaboration within NIST and coordination outside of NIST. DFS Director will update and execute standard operating procedures and criteria for safe field data collection studies and NCST investigations. DFS Director will carry out the statutory responsibilities assigned by the National Construction Safety Team Act, including the development of field investigation expertise, team readiness, and metrology. DFS Director will ensure effective national coordination in investigations/studies by establishing strategic partnerships and standing agreements with appropriate federal agencies, state and local governments, and academic and industry organizations. DFS Director will promote the implementation of recommendations from completed investigations/studies for improvements to codes, standards, and practices. DFS Director will develop, maintain, and expand a DFS database, adhering to agency security and privacy protocols, to serve as an archival repository of hazard and failure events. DFS Director will also represent the Disaster and Failure Studies Program at professional meetings/conferences, technical committee meetings, and federal coordination meetings.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Employee may be required to travel occasionally to attend seminars, workshops, conferences, or to support field studies.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588296300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.