The Director for the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) Program is responsible for providing executive leadership and oversight of the programmatic and functional areas within the CHIPS R&D Office supporting the NSTC. The incumbent supports the CHIPS R&D Director and the CHIPS R&D Deputy Director for Programs, and represents NIST with senior Administration officials, Congress, other federal agencies, industry leaders, and national and international organizations. Specific responsibilities include:
directly managing, supporting, and providing oversight of the programmatic and functional areas within the CHIPS R&D Office supporting the NSTC, including support of the public-private consortium, and coordination between the NSTC and other CHIPS R&D Office programs.
coordinating and cooperating closely with the Deputy Director for Programs, within the CHIPS R&D organizational unit, and with the CHIPS Program Office.
monitoring the performance of the NSTC to ensure the accomplishment of major milestones and effective implementation and deployment of planned outputs. Milestones and are often accomplished through effective partnering with the private sector and other Federal agencies, leveraging resources with U.S. and international partners.
supporting and coordinating efforts in analyzing external trends in semiconductor technology and manufacturing to identify new capability and capacity needs for the NSTC and NIST.
providing day-to-day oversight and representation of programs to external stakeholders and audiences at the highest levels including senior Administration officials, Congress and other agencies.
representing NIST and the Department of Commerce, both personally and through appropriate delegation of staff, on various interagency working groups, advisory committees and at conferences and forums, both governmental and non-governmental, at the national, interagency, and international levels.
overseeing efforts to advise on decision-making and policy; and coordinating combined efforts within programs and projects.
managing and overseeing annual budgets, including preparation of spend plans, budget justifications, budget allocations across major program activities; responsible for tracking of expenditures against allowable caps.
The position is designated as an excepted position under the CHIPS Act authority.
The incumbent must possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor's or other Advanced Degree in a scientific, engineering, or recognized or traditional professional field, or significant experience in a scientific, engineering, or recognized or traditional professional field.
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