Associate Director for Management, NINDS
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD (Washington D.C. Metro Area)
The Associate Director for Management (ADM) serves as a key member of the senior leadership team, assisting the Institute Director and Deputy Director in planning, implementing and evaluating the various programs that the Institute operates. While a primary focus of the ADM is the management of administrative operations, his/her expertise, advice and counsel are also sought in regard to the impact of all programs on the strategic plan and objectives of the Institute. The ADM provides technical and administrative advice on problems relating to a wide variety of issues including policy interpretations, conflicts of interest, and cooperative arrangements with profit-making organizations and universities. The ADM coordinates with other segments of NIH and DHHS to achieve cooperation for interrelated programs of the Institute and between the Institute and other program-related areas at NIH. The ADM is a focal point for innovations in management and administration with emphasis on technology and its use for management and program initiatives, risk management and the impact of actions or non-actions on the Institute’s strategic agenda, human capital management, strategic outsourcing and e-government. The ADM is responsible for directing and supervising the Financial Management Branch, Information Resources Management Branch, Office of Ethics, Technology Transfer, Management Analysis, and the Administrative Services Branch. The ADM is also responsible for human resource activities of the Institute, as well as ensuring that the Institute maintains effective internal control systems and equal employment opportunity practices. NINDS employs approximately 1,000 staff including 524 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and has a FY 2011 budget of $1.62 billion.
As part of the SES at NIH, you will be among a group of highly skilled executives, contributing to one of the most important missions in the Federal government: improving the health of the Nation and saving lives.
Desired Skills & Experience
The NIH seeks candidates who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead dynamic and diverse organizations. Applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-341series, as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards Manual for Administrative and Management Positions.
To qualify, candidates must have had senior level experience (GS-14/15 or equivalent) that meets the following mandatory qualification requirements. The experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the premiere biomedical research center for the Nation and the world. Leading the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world. The NIH headquarters is located in Bethesda, Maryland.
The NIH has more than 18,000 employees on the main campus and at satellite sites across the country. With the support of the American people, the NIH annually invests over $28 billion in medical research. More than 83% of the NIH's funding is awarded through almost 50,000 competitive grants to more than 325,000 researchers at over 3,000 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. About 10% of the NIH's budget supports projects conducted by nearly 6,000 scientists in its own laboratories, most of which are on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
June 30, 2011
Government Administration, Executive Office
$119,554 to $179,700
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