Associate Program Officer - Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environm

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Keck Center

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$68,160.00 - $93,715.00

Overview: <strong>Req. number: R0002097<br /><br /></strong><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 />The BICE brings together in an independent forum expertise from a wide range of scientific, engineering, and social science disciplines to address problems and issues in these areas. It provides a unique structure to respond to specific requests from government, or to act on its own initiative with public or private sector support. To respond to requests, the BICE oversees committee activities involving studies, briefings, workshops, symposia, and a variety of information dissemination activities.<br />Established in 1946 as the Building Research Advisory Board, BICE and its predecessor organizations have been the principal units of the NRC concerned with the built environment. Although advisory services make up the bulk of BICE activities, a number of specific programs have been created and maintained over the years, the most significant and longest running of which is the Federal Facilities Council<br /><br />Under general supervision, leads one or more of the organization&rsquo;s programs or projects. Conducts research and prepares 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. Supervises or assists with the supervision of support staff. Ensures the program or project meets its stated objectives. May assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects, including developing prospectuses and raising funds.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Project Administration:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Leads assigned program(s) or project(s). Where applicable and with senior staff oversight, recruits potential committee and 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> </li> <li> <p>Organizes meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries. Meetings may be in person, virtual, or hybrid.</p> </li> <li> <p>Performs administrative tasks related to assigned program(s) or project(s). Creates, maintains, and updates records, databases, and files.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Basic Research:</strong></p> <p>Identifies and gathers research materials. Conducts background research. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data. Determines the relevance of data and prepares background papers and technical summaries. Manages reference checking.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Communication, Dissemination, and Information Management:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Develops written materials and coordinates/oversees the publication of materials. Edits reports, facilitates response to review, and participates in dissemination activities, including identification and engaging of external organizations, prepares dissemination materials, and conducts dissemination meetings by assisting the Board Director.</p> </li> <li> <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> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Staff Development</strong><strong>:</strong></p> <p>Ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Serves as a resource to support staff.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sponsor Stewardship and Program Development:</strong></p> <p>May assist in raising funds for current and future projects by conducting research on topics for new studies, writing proposals, and identifying potential sponsors. Where applicable, participates in managing funder/member/alumni relations.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> 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.<br /><strong><br />Minimum Education/Training Requirements: </strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in civil engineering, facilities management, architecture, construction or a related field or equivalent knowledge.<br /><strong><br />Minimum Experience: </strong>Three years of related professional experience.<br /><strong><br />Preferred Education and Experience: </strong>Advanced degree in a related field.<br /><strong><br />Physical Capabilities: </strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.<br /><strong><br />Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: </strong>None.<br /><strong><br />Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: </strong>Reports to program officer or director. Sets objectives with supervisor and receives input and advice as needed. Assists in the supervision of project/program staff.</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:&nbsp;</strong>Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range: </strong>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $68,160 - $93,715. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong></p> <p>To promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences, engineering, and medicine, we are committed to increasing the diversity of the National Academies&rsquo; staff, members, and volunteers to reflect the populations we serve. We pledge to cultivate an environment and culture that promotes inclusion and values respectful participation of all individuals who help advance the mission of the institution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:</strong></p> <p>It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of&nbsp; race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.&nbsp; It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.<br />The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.</em></p>