<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). The Director of DEA provides executive and managerial leadership, including setting scientific priorities and program decisions, developing policy and determining resource allocation.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Director of DEA manages NIA's grants and training policies and procedures, including oversight of grants and contract administration, scientific review, and committee management functions. The Director, DEA serves as primary liaison for NIA with the NIH Office of Extramural Research and with other institutes that share research interests. NIA's extramural training programs, career development programs, small business initiatives, and other special programs are managed by DEA. The Division handles scientific integrity and ethical questions in research and manages the National Advisory Council on Aging ( for a more detailed description of the research areas supported and fostered by DEA, please follow this link ). <br />The Director of DEA is responsible for collaborating with other NIA Divisions, NIH Institutes and Centers and other federal agencies in the coordination and support of relevant scientific activities. This includes providing advice and assistance to the Director, NIA, NIA Program Division Directors, and other Institute officials on issues related to policy and procedures for extramural activities and coordinating Institute training policies, procedures, and programs.<br /><br />The Director of DEA has responsibility for the development, dissemination, and implementation of extramural review and management policies for and within the Institute, coordinating a broad range of activities and functions to assure sound efficient review and management of the Institute's extramural projects; provides advice in the analysis of policy issues in the operation and resource allocation areas as they apply to or affect the Extramural Research Programs and Intramural Research Contract Projects, manages the National Advisory Council on Aging and support activities, and participates in the final decisions affecting the funding levels for extramural research in order to assure quality of research in seeking the solutions to the major issues of aging and age-related diseases of interest to the congress, DHHS, NIH, and the general public as well as to the Institute. The incumbent of this position will be expected to serve as the principal extramural activities representative of the NIA on committees and other NIH policy or program coordination committees such as the Extramural Program Management Committee.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 00 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Position is subject to a background investigation.</li> <li>Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.</li> <li>Position requires Education.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />The ideal candidate will have : <ul> <li>M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences, with broad senior-level experience in research administration.</li> </ul> <br /> Degree : Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link) ; Association of American Medical Colleges (external link) ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link) ; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link) , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.<br /><br />Degree from Foreign Medical School : A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link) , a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.<br /> Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.</li> <li>At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : telework.</li> <li>If selected, you will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278e and OGE-278-T) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. This report is required prior to employment and on a periodic basis during employment. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: https: ethics.od.nih.gov/topics/fd.htm .</li> <li>Because this position will be filled through 42 U.S.C. § 209(g), NIH reserves the right to fill this position through any means to find the best candidate. We reserve the right to close or extend this announcement without notice and to advertise using any means necessary.</li> <li>The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.</li> <li>The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />This position will be filled through 42 U.S.C. § 209(g). Title 5 or civil service hiring laws or regulations do not apply to this position. Public notice, formal rating and ranking, veterans preference, and all other Title 5 hiring procedures do not apply.<br /><br />Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To receive consideration, applicants must submit the following: <ul> <li>CV with bibliography</li> <li>A statement addressing the qualifications and interest in the position</li> <li>A vision statement of no more than two pages describing the candidate's vision for the position in the next 5-10 years</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Do not include a photograph or video of yourself or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter</strong>. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.