[Neutron] Vacancy announcement at the NIST Center for Neutron Research

Dimeo, Robert M robert.dimeo at nist.gov
Tue May 12 13:50:42 CEST 2015

The NIST Center for Neutron Research is seeking a Supervisory Operations Specialist in its Research Facility Operations Group.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

*         You must be a U.S. citizen
*         You must be registered for Selective Service
*         You must be suitable for Federal Employment
*         Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
*         You will be required to file an OGE-450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure)


The incumbent will supervise the Research Facilities Operations (RFO) Group responsible for the design, improvement, construction, multi-year upgrade, and maintenance of the research facilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Group leadership encompasses a broad array of management responsibilities, including but not limited to leading the development of new or upgraded neutron instrumentation at the NCNR, ensuring safe operation of all neutron instruments, establishing and maintaining organizational performance measures, financial resource and budget management, employee supervision and development, resource acquisition and monitoring, interacting with internal/external NCNR stakeholders and other federal agencies regarding trends, performance, and policies of U.S. neutron facilities, participating in and proactively responding to NCNR advisory committees and panels, and ensuring that the actions of the group are responsive to NIST and the national science community. Development of strategic plans relevant to NCNR and NIST goals. All of these activities serve to ensure sustained reliability and world-class performance of the NCNR in its provision of neutron measurement capabilities to partner operating units at NIST and the wider industrial and academic U.S. research community.
To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service (ZA-IV for NIST employees). Specialized experience is defined as experience developing and implementing plans to ensure fiscal responsibility, robust research facility operations and maintenance/upgrade of a national research facility or similar organization.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///www.opm.gov/qualifications<http://www.opm.gov/qualifications>

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement, May 18, 2015.

Your resume must be complete (i.e., include dates of experience, salary, work schedule, etc.), detailed and relevant to the position.
For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit the USAJOBS website: https://nist.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/402723800

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