Deputy Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Nov 17, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Deputy Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program serves as the focal point for Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) contacts with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) on MEP program matters; the incumbent directs the overall program planning function to ensure the effective development and presentation of the unit's programs, and to ensure MEP fully meets the needs and requirements of NIST, DOC and Congress.

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Responsibilities

The Deputy Director serves as the focal point for MEP contacts with NIST and DOC on MEP program matters; the incumbent directs the overall program planning function to ensure the effective development and presentation of the unit's programs, and to ensure that MEP fully meets the needs and requirements of NIST, DOC, and Congress. The incumbent is also responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all MEP programs, to ensure that they are executed in a manner consistent with the policy decisions of NIST and DOC, and with the general management policies and procedures of the Federal Government. The incumbent recommends to the Director, MEP, programmatic changes as needed with the resources allocated, and assists the Director in reprogramming of allocated resources needed to support programmatic changes. The Deputy Director performs, among others, the following specific duties:
  • As a member of the MEP management, the incumbent participates fully in the determinations of major MEP/NIST policy issues.
  • Represents the MEP Director in concluding fiscal and other agreements for the assumption or continuation of modernizing America's manufacturing base through transfer of modern manufacturing technology and techniques to small and medium-sized manufacturers.
  • Directs program analyses and evaluations of selected program areas for determination of national needs for current and potential MEP services. Existing programs are analyzed in the context of MEP objectives, programmatic and technical strengths and weaknesses are identified. Directs preparation of program alternatives, recommendations, submissions, and speeches, and is responsible for internal and external communication.
  • Initiates and coordinates long-range and strategic planning activities of MEP assuring that it takes into account assessments of future manufacturing needs, current priorities, and technical opportunities as articulated by the Administration, Congress, state and local governments, industry, and the general public.
  • Coordinates the formulation of the MEP budget and assures adequate consideration of all program alternatives and coordinates the preparation of the narrative materials that support the MEP budget.
  • Assures proper MEP participation in important liaison and representation functions with senior officials and scientists of manufacturing and industrial organizations, universities, federal and state governments, professional organizations, and trade associations for the primary purpose of facilitating the work of MEP in dealing with current national problems which require effective technology transfer and manufacturing assisted services.
  • Collaborates with the Directors and Deputies of NIST Operating Units (OU's) in various periodic and special Institute program planning and review meetings dealing with matters such as long and short-range program planning, establishment of adjustment of levels of effort or priorities, the coordination of inter-laboratory activities, and the accommodation of new or emerging needs of science, technology, technology transfer, manufacturing modernization, in the general fields of NIST competence.
  • The incumbent is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of programs to enhance U.S. competitiveness by assisting industry through provision of the traditional NIST services in addition to the new responsibilities outlined in the Omnibus Trade Act.
  • Serves as Acting Director of MEP, in the absence of the Director.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional to frequent travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Designated or random drug testing may be required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility

Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the duties and assignments of the position.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below:

This position does not have an educational requirement.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):

PTQ 1 - A broad knowledge of manufacturing and industrial extension technology-based economic development, and entrepreneurship practices as evidenced by technical or business experience, publications, and/or presentations and demonstrated experience working with Congressional members and staff, state elected officials and policy makers.

PTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and managing programs in manufacturing, technology translation, deployment, dissemination and integration or industrial extension that involves both Federal and non-Federal partners using financial and non-financial assistance to respond to national needs and in direct support of US-based manufacturing.

PTQ 3 - Demonstrated experience providing authoritative direction and management of a multi-level technical and business organization of significant size, resource, complexity, and scope.

Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative.

The above qualifications would typically be acquired through education, senior level experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in leading and managing a comprehensive program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Education

This position does not have an educational requirement.

Additional information

Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.

Relocation expenses: Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

Background investigation: This position requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) within 30 days of their appointment, annually thereafter and upon termination of Federal Government employment.

Qualifications approval and probationary period: Persons newly selected for career appointments within the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Drug Testing: Applicants selected for employment in this position may be subject to designated and/or random drug urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs.

Veterans' Preference: Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

Travel: Occasional to frequent travel may be required.

Social Security Number: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) to initially access and create an account at the www.usajobs.gov website. However, only the last four (4) digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package.

Privacy Act notice (PL93-579) - The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

False Statements: If you make false statements in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or, you may be subject to fine, imprisonment or other disciplinary action.

Signature: Before you are hired, you may be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

NIST is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about NIST, visit NIST's channel on youtube.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative.

All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

All applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the appointing authority. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

In addition to your online application, the following documents must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement:

1. Resume (uploaded as attachment or USAJOBS resume created with USAJOBS Resume Builder)

2. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

3. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.

4. For SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates: You must submit your SESCDP OPM-Certification documentation.

ECQ's and PTQ's may be submitted via uploaded attachment, or entered during the application process.

Applicants who fail to submit requested documents WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an "Incomplete" rating. If you are unable to upload documents, you may fax your documents using the instructions below. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

NOTE: Once a document has been uploaded or faxed to a particular category (i.e., transcript), you cannot refax or upload additional documents to the same category (i.e., transcript) without overriding the original documents. In this case, please submit the additional documents to the "other" category. Also note that if you wish to add documents after you have already applied to this vacancy, you must upload or fax the new documents and then reapply to the vacancy so that the new documents can be attached to your application.

Do not submit any additional information that is not required: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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