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    The mission of the NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) is to improve the accuracy of legal measurements, enhance consumer protection, foster fair competition, and facilitate economic growth and trade through technical activities that promote uniformity in national and international legal metrology laws, regulations, standards, test procedures, and enforcement.  As part of that mission, the OWM Laboratory Metrology Program provides the basis for ensuring the traceability of state weights and measures standards to the international system of units (SI).  We are recruiting a team member for the OWM Laboratory Metrology Program who will continue the program's excellence into the future, work collaboratively with other programs in the OWM, and contribute to the mission of NIST.

    State legal metrology laboratories are custodians at the State level of measurement standards that serve as the basis for ensuring equity in the marketplace and as reference standards for calibration services for indigenous industry.  The OWM Laboratory Metrology Program has developed performance standards and formalized procedures for Recognition of State legal metrology laboratories on a voluntary basis. Technical and administrative guidance and training, proficiency testing, and assistance to State legal metrology laboratories are key aspects of the program to assure accurate and traceable measurements at the state level.  Certificates of Metrological Traceability are issued upon evaluation of the laboratory's ability to make reliable metrological measurements (principally mass, volume, length, and temperature).

    As a team member of the OWM Laboratory Metrology Program, you will plan, design, implement, and improve metrology training, proficiency testing, lab assessment, traceability, uncertainty analysis, and quality systems for the State legal metrology laboratories.  You will conduct training and mentor instructors and teaching assistants to deliver exceptional training using adult learning methods.  You will train and evaluate State metrology laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards to prepare them for lab accreditation audits.  You will provide expert technical and management guidance to metrologists and lab administrators on calibrations, lab design, operations, and problem-solving.  You will support the development of documentary standards for laboratory metrologists and weights and measures officials.  You will publish papers, analyses, reports, and procedures in support of state weights and measures programs and laboratories. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Attend 5 Regional Metrology meetings per year; visit 4 state metrology laboratories per year

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    03 - No known promotion potential

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591567700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.