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NIST Position Available

August 09, 1996

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking candidates to fill the position of Associate Director for Regional Programs. Responsibilities will include the creation, planning, evaluation and maintenance of a national network of state and local technology assistance providers to develop and enhance their capabilities to meet the needs of small and medium sized manufacturers. Responsibilities also include supervising and assessing the staff and operations of the Regional Programs Office; managing, planning, and implementing programmatic policies within the Regional Programs Office; and overseeing and maintaining the Regional Programs budget.

The position requires developing and implementing an organizational approach to the national network; formulating plans and strategies for technology assistance programs and resources; assisting in the development of criteria for the award of federal grants to these providers and monitoring existing federal grants; analyzing the effectiveness of manufacturing extension programs and suggesting improvements or best practices to extension program directors.

The successful candidate will review, analyze, or write operating business plans and guidelines to facilitate to effective operation of manufacturing extension centers. He or she will discuss manufacturing and moderization issues with high level government and industry officials. She or he will make public presentations about industrial competitiveness issues to state, local, and federal officials and organizations.

The requirements of the position include demonstrated knowledge of industrial extension activities at the state, federal, or local level and demonstrated experience in administering a multifaceted program with subordinate project management staff.

Applications are due to NIST / MEP by August 30. The vacancy announcement is available through SSTI or on the MEP Source news page: http://www.mep.nist.gov/news/.