Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)

Montgomery County, Maryland
Sep 23, 2021
Sep 30, 2021
Full Time


Thank you for your interest in this position. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) is accepting applications through vacancy announcement NIH-GR-DE-21-11224142 and NIH-GR-MP-21-11224146 which will be posted from September 20, 2021 - September 29, 2021.

Please Note: We are not accepting applications through this announcement, NIH-NIMH-FA-21-11218999. Please visit the "How to Apply" section of this vacancy announcement for more information.
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The Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator will serve as a Deputy Director of the Division. As the Deputy Director of the DEA, the responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to:
  • Assists the Director in the scientific and administrative management of the Division; assumes full responsibility for management of the Division in the absence of the Director; in conjunction with the Director determines policy, establishes priorities, and originates and approves plans for the conduct of the Division's extramural programs.
  • Serves as the the Institute liaison and representative with the Office of Scientific Integrity, NIH, for issues relating to misconduct-in-science on the part of Institute grantees, contractors, or staff; coordination with the extramural program divisions in terms of policy and procedural issues and oversees the implementation of efficient systems and IT solutions to allow effective implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional guidance and leadership to Branch Chiefs and shares responsibility for the overall direction of the staff to attain the most effective and efficient operation of the Division.
  • Develops and implements extramural procedures and policies for national programs and for the peer and technical review of applications and proposals for support.
  • Responsible for the management and overseeing the proper issuance of Notices of Grant Award for the lnstitute's entire grant portfolio.
  • Delegates wide responsibility for day-to-day management of the Division and for policy decisions.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

See vacancy announcement during the open period for position requirements.


See vacancy announcement during the open period for position requirements.


See vacancy announcement during the open period for position requirements.

Additional information

  • We are not collecting applications through this posting.
  • Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae to
  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to REPLACE WITH GRU ANNOUCEMENT NUMBER to receive consideration
  • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
  • Visit our Total Compensation page for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

See vacancy announcement during the open period for how you will be evaluated.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

See vacancy announcement during the open period for required documentation.

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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