JOB: Program Specialist at NIH, Baltimore, MD

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Program Specialist-NIA-DE
    Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
    Agency: National Institutes of Health
    Job Announcement Number: NIH-NIA-DE-11-472753

    SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 – $97,333.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, May 23, 2011 to Friday, May 27, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-11/12
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Baltimore Metro area, MD
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

    As a Program Specialist, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with scientific and administrative personnel while performing a myriad of critical administrative duties. If you have experience leading a staff in the performance of vital procurement and contracting responsibilities for an organization, this might be the career for you!

    The position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), Office of the Scientific Director (OSD), in Baltimore, MD.

    For more information, please visit


    * U.S. Citizenship requirement must be met by closing date.
    * Position is subject to a background investigation.


    As a Program Specialist, you will perform administrative support services involving purchasing, procurement, and contract administration; and general administrative services. Here are a few examples of your responsibilities:

    * Monitor contractor performance and compliance with terms and conditions of contract, and review and recommend approval of payment vouchers.
    * Develop statements of work for contracts, scope of work to be performed, and the deliverables the contractor must produce.
    * Analyze purchasing requirements to develop purchasing strategy, and recommend revision to specifications, statements of work, etc.
    * Provide leadership to a purchasing staff; and assign work, evaluate employee performance and ensure necessary training is provided.

    This position is designated as an ’emergency’ position. In an emergency situation (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, etc.), you may be asked to report for duty.

    For more information, see

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