Senior Report Officer - Report Review Committee

Washington D.C.
Oct 12, 2017
Dec 13, 2017
Analyst, Research
Engineering, Research
Full Time

The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.


The Report Review Committee (RRC) office oversees the review of reports and other products produced by the operating units of the National Academies, to assure that they meet the organization’s standard of quality and are in accordance with institutional policies and values.  Three technical professionals and one administrative staff member report to the Executive Director, RRC.  




The Senior Report Officer supports the internal operations and strategic directions of the Report Review Committee (RRC) office.  Works with a high degree of independence to manage the review of a portfolio of reports.  Works as part of a team to manage workflow, and assure the unit successfully integrates its work and services with other internal operations and external constituents.  Assists in evaluation of unit effectiveness and efficiency, and in developing innovative approaches to enhance unit performance.  Participates in training and mentoring of staff.  Reports to the Executive Director, RRC.




1. Support all aspects of report review process.  Serve as primary RRC staff person managing the review of specific reports.


2. Review and analyze content of reports and reviews for both technical and institutional concerns.


3. Manage relationships with participants in the review process, including monitors and coordinators, divisional staff, and responsible study staff.


4. Serve as liaison to key constituents of the review process, including Report Review Committee members, members of the NAS, NAE, and NAM, and other operational units of NASEM.


5. Participate with other members of the RRC staff in management, policy-making, and planning activities under the direction of the Executive Director, RRC.


6. Analyze processes and participate in the development of innovative ways to enhance impact, effectiveness, and efficiency.




Excellent critical thinking skills, strong writing skills, and the ability to communicate with precision and tactfulness both verbally and in writing. Ability to operate using significant latitude for independent judgment and action.  Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to work collaboratively across organizational units and with all levels of staff in situations involving competing interests and significant time constraints. Ability to exercise judgment in applying criteria and carrying out processes to meet institutional objectives. Understanding of NASEM project processes and procedures, and of its mission and values. Significant experience with the NAS study process desired.

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