The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, is seeking a highly qualified individual to lead its newly established Communications Technology Laboratory. U.S. citizenship is required. Salary Range: $119,554 - $179,700.
The NIST Mission is to promote U.S innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.
The Director has the overall responsibility for the establishment and management of the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory and the jointly managed NIST/National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Center for Advanced Communications. As such, the incumbent formulates its programs, policies, procedures, and sees that they are implemented within the limits of the Institute's authority. He/she plans the programs of the Laboratory and the Center to effectively provide support for the development, testing, and deployment of advanced communications technologies for use by both private industry and government.
The Director represents NIST and the Department of Commerce, both personally and through appropriate delegation of staff, on various scientific and advisory committees, both governmental and non-governmental, at the national, interagency, inter-laboratory, and international level. The Director is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s administrative policies and procedures, which include fiscal management, staffing, policy, and maintaining-high standards of professional quality. Through the Center for Advanced Communications, the Director will establish and maintain various testing and evaluation capabilities that will be available for utilization by commercial and government entities to model and determine the operational characteristics of various communication systems and technologies.
More specifically, he/she will: work with industry and government leaders to identify, prioritize and address the measurement and standards needs relevant to spectrum sharing, mobility, and advanced communications in a timely and effective manner; establish and lead a cutting edge Public Safety Communications Research Program and support the program's efforts to develop the requirements, standards, and testing infrastructure necessary to support the deployment of “next generation” public safety communications architecture; and facilitate rapid access to spectrum engineering and testing capabilities.
The incumbent will also leverage NIST expertise and infrastructure to develop a conformity assessment approach based upon the existing international conformity assessment infrastructure, needed for the government’s advanced communications needs. Finally, the Director will be responsible for: attracting and managing Other Agency funding to meet agency specific research needs; addressing national priorities and emerging strategic issues relating to advanced communication technologies; and for site management operation and maintenance of research facilities.
Additional Information regarding NIST and its programs may be found at its web page, http://www.nist.gov.
For information or to apply for this position, visit website https://www.usajobs.gov vacancy number SES-2013-0021. The Department of Commerce/NIST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Open Period: August 14, 2013 to September 12, 2013.