Associate Program Officer - Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001622</strong><br /><br />The mission of the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) is to provide independent and authoritative science, technology, engineering and related policy advice to the federal government and to the nation and to promote communications between the science and technology community, the federal government, and the interested public.<br /><br />DEPS seeks to assess the role of science and technology in important public policy issues and to advance science and engineering, identifying needed research as well as improvements in data and research methods. In these ways, it fosters better science and technology and their use to support decisions on public policies and programs.<br /><br />DEPS&rsquo; work is organized around four broad areas:<br />&bull;Unique government missions in defense, space, aerospace, and national security<br />&bull;National infrastructure challenges such as energy and environmental systems, information and telecommunications, manufacturing and engineering design, civil engineering, and the constructed environment<br />&bull;Science and engineering disciplines such as physics, astronomy, computer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, and the mathematical sciences and their applications.<br />&bull;Continuing assessments of federal government laboratories and research programs<br /><br />The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board convenes the nation&rsquo;s foremost computing and telecommunications experts. They provide authoritative advice to the nation on technical and public policy aspects of computing and its social and economic implications, on sustaining leadership in computing innovation, and on using computing in desirable and beneficial ways. CSTB&rsquo;s products include workshops, other public meetings, and influential and widely read reports.<br /><br />The Associate Program Officer for the Computer Science and Telecommunication Board, under general supervision, leads one or more of the organization&rsquo;s projects. Conducts research and prepare research papers and/or summaries. Tracks relevant issues and compiles reports. Coordinates program or project activities, handling inquiries, organizing meetings and workshops, and developing materials. Assists with the work direction for administrative staff. Ensures the program or project meets its stated objectives. May assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects, including developing prospectuses.<br /><br />Additionally, applies specific professional-level knowledge to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of moderately complex variables. Takes action to solve routine problems in areas of assigned responsibility, but receives guidance or expertise from higher-level staff on more complex problems. Establishes processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of program/project. Typically assists with work direction of staff, but certain positions may have full supervisory responsibilities for assigned staff.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong></p> <p><strong>Project Administration:</strong></p> <p>Leads assigned project(s). Where applicable and with senior staff oversight, recruits potential committee/panel nominees. Communicates with and facilitates the flow of information among chair, members, consultants, program or project sponsors, and staff. Prepares reports on program or project activities.</p> <p>Organizes meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.</p> <p>Performs administrative tasks related to assigned program(s) or project(s). Creates, maintains, and updates records, databases, and files.</p> <p><strong>Basic Research:</strong></p> <p>Identifies and gathers research materials. Conducts background research. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data.</p> <p>Determines relevance of data and prepares background papers and technical summaries. Manages reference checking.</p> <p><strong>Communication, Dissemination, and Information Management:</strong></p> <p>Develops written materials and coordinates/oversees publication of materials. May edit reports, facilitate response to review, and participate in dissemination activities, including identification and engaging of external organizations, preparing dissemination materials, and conducting dissemination meetings.</p> <p>Represents the program/project within and outside the National Academies. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations.</p> <p><strong>Staff Development:</strong></p> <p>Assists with supervising and mentoring staff. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Serves as a resource to support staff.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor Stewardship and Program Development:</strong></p> <p>Assists in raising funds for current and future projects by conducting research on topics for new studies, writing proposals, and identifying potential sponsors.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Related duties and special projects as assigned.</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong>&nbsp;Knowledge of issues in applicable discipline. Ability to solve varied and complex problems using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong>&nbsp;Three years of related professional experience.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Education and Experience:&nbsp;</strong>Masters degree in a related field.</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:&nbsp;</strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong>&nbsp;None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong>&nbsp;Reports to board director. Sets objectives with supervisor and receives input and advice as needed. Assists in the supervision of project/program staff.</p>