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  • Date Posted:

    11/13/13
  • Career Level:

    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Job Function:

    Scientist
  • Job Status:

    Not Listed
  • Industry:

    Engineering, Research, Nonprofit, Education / Other
  • Job Code:

    7668
  • Contact Information:

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Program Officer, Water Science and Technology

National Academies - Washington, DC

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The Water Science and Technology Board provides a focal point for studies related to water resourcess. The board's objective is to improve the scientific and technological basis for resolving important questions and issues associated with efficient management and use of water resources.

In carrying out its responsibilities and to serve the national interest, the board responds to requests for evaluations and advice concerning specific and generic issues in water resources, influences action by initiating studies of issues that merit consideration by public agencies and others, identifies issues and topics of research related to water resources, and cooperates with other units of the National Research Council and groups with mutual interests outside the National Research Council.

The board's scope covers all dimensions of water resources, including science, engineering, economics, policy, and social aspects.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for developing and managing one or more of the organization’s programs or projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer.  Develops program or project strategy and budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives.  Assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies.  Develops prospectuses and raises funds for new projects. 

Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems.  The job’s primary focus may be either leading studies or convening activities or managing organization programs (e.g., research programs, art programs, etc.).  The work is primarily intellectual or analytical in character, requiring advanced knowledge.  Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment and creativity to complete.  Incumbent has authority to take whatever action deemed advisable or necessary, and is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff.  Typically reports to Senior Program Officer or Director.   

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

1. Designs and manages program(s) or project(s) of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, develops program or project strategy, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives. Activities may include leading studies, research programs, grant programs, fellowship programs, etc.

2. Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee/panel nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee/panel chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee. Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties.

3. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.

4. Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. For studies and other applicable programs, synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity.

5. Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. For studies, assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.

6. Where applicable, independently plans and implements extensive communications activities related to assigned programs or projects. Creates and maintains materials, web sites, and social media channels to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities.

7. Where applicable, manages dissemination of reports and other types of publications. Prepares dissemination plan and funding proposal. Assists in managing report production activities. Identifies and engages external organizations in dissemination. Prepares dissemination materials. Conducts dissemination meetings.

8. Manages staff with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Mentors staff and ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.

9. Oversees project budget and schedule and authorizes expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.

10. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.

11. With Director or Senior Program Officer oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding. Identifies potential sponsors. Raises funds for current and future projects. Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations.



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National Academies

Business Focus: Advisers to the Nation
Industry Category: Nonprofit
Local Offices: DC
Total DC Employees: 1,300
Total Employees: 1,300
The National Academies are Washington's best-kept secret when it comes to a great place to work. We make a difference every day. Our work is important!

The National Academies are a private, nonprofit institution created in 1863 by Congress. They bring together leaders from academe, industry, government, and other sectors to provide cogent, unbiased advice to the government and citizens of the United States.

The National Academies provide independent, objective advice to the nation on issues involving science, technology, and medicine. The institution has evolved into four distinguished organizations - the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.

More than 4,800 distinguished leaders and 5,700 experts volunteer their time to serve on committees, plan & participate in seminars, review documents & assist the work of the Academies. Members, volunteers & employees help to address a variety of the nation's issues.

Most National Academies' activities are undertaken at the request of federal agencies or mandated by Congress. Private industry, foundations, and state and local governments also sponsor activities.

Every project is given scrupulous attention in an environment independent of government, special interest and sponsoring groups. The Academies play an important role in public-policy decision-making on scientific and technologic issues.

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The National Academies offer benefit eligible employees a comprehensive & competitive benefit package.

HEALTH and DENTAL
Choice of HMO or Preferred Provider Organization

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS
Employer Contribution:$2,000.00
Employee Contribution:
Pre-Tax Health Insurance Contributions
Medical and Dependent Care Expense FSAs - up to $5000 each

LEAVE (Depends on Employment Length)
Personal Leave - 19 to 30 days per year
Short Term Disability - 60% to 100% of monthly salary

RETIREMENT (100% Vested)
Primary Retirement Plan- Academies' Contribution of 6.34%-19%, depends on age
Voluntary Retirement Plan - Employee Contribution

LIFE INSURANCE
Life and AD&D Insurance - 1xAnnual Salary - No Cost to Employee
Supplemental Life Insurance - Up to 5xAnnual Salary - Employee Paid

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
60% of monthly salary - 25% Employee Paid

TRANSPORTATION
Monthly $120 Transit or
Monthly $120 Subsidized Parking or
Monthly $120 Bike to Work subsidy for a maximum of $1440 annually

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
24 hour assistance

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
$5,250 annually

Q. What are the National Academies?
A. The National Academies consist of:

National Academy of Sciences, created in 1863 by a congressional charter approved by President Abraham Lincoln

National Research Council, created in 1916

National Academy of Engineering, created in 1964

Institute of Medicine, created in 1970

Q. What is the relationship of the National Academies to the government?
A. The National Academy of Sciences was created to be an adviser on scientific & technological matters. However, the Academy and its associated organizations are private, non-governmental organizations and do not receive direct federal appropriations for their work.

Q. Where are the National Academies located?
A. Most of the National Academies offices are located in Washington, DC. Our headquarters is located on Constitution Avenue. Our new main building is on 500 Fifth Street, NW. We have another location in Georgetown.

Q. Does the National Academies conduct original research?
A. No. We compile, analyze, study, evaluate, make recommendations, and draw conclusions from original research.

Q. How long do the National Academies studies run?
A. Typically, 18 months to 2 years.

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  • Date Posted:

    11/13/13
  • Career Level:

    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Job Function:

    Scientist
  • Job Status:

    Not Listed
  • Industry:

    Engineering, Research, Nonprofit, Education / Other
  • Job Code:

    7668
  • Contact Information:

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