This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Systems Engineering and Standards Division. The mission of S&T Directorate is to deliver effective and innovative insight, methods, and solutions for the critical needs of the Homeland Security Enterprise.
- The Senior Standards Advisor serves as delegated by the Under Secretary for Science and Technology provides executive advice and reports to the Director for the Systems Engineering and Standards Division within the Office of Science and Engineering. The mission of the Directorate is to develop and deliver effective and sustainable technologies and systems to anticipate, prevent, defeat, and mitigate catastrophic terrorist attacks on the Nation’s homeland and to enhance the conventional mission capabilities of other DHS operational areas. This mission is accomplished through the research, development, testing, and evaluation and timely transition of new technologies and systems into the field.
- Serves as the agency senior advisor for the strategic development and implementation of standards and conformity assessment programs in homeland security.
- Promotes effective use of agency resources, advises on agency positions on standards consistent with administration policy and agency mission, goals, and budget.
- Represents the agency’s strategic standards objectives to the national and international standards development community including other government agencies, industry, academia, and the public.
- Advises on the development, implementation, and monitoring of programs to develop and implement standards that ensure the effectiveness of all components and of systems used to support homeland security. “Systems” include instruments and instrument systems, operators, software and computational models and analyses, and information and data.
- Serves as Standards Technical Coordinator for the Department and advises the Director for the Systems Engineering and Standards Division on the execution of the duties for the Department called for in the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), PL 104 -113, 1995.
- Coordinates and provides executive level subject matter expertise and guidance on multiple large and/or complex technical programs, projects, and initiatives to develop standards for DHS technologies and operations.
- Participating in the international community to ensure consistent and valid standards are developed and implemented; coordinating with other U.S. government agencies to develop standard processes and standards for crossing cutting technologies.
- Works with federal, state, or local governments and private sector entities to understand and incorporate user requirements into the standard guidelines, to provide purchasing and usage guidance, and to drive changes based on lessons learned in operational conditions.
- Serves on White House advisory panels and other high-level committees/groups and participates in congressional hearings or other legislative interactions to provide information and authoritative advice and counsel on standards and local/state interaction. Serve as the Department representative on the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP).
- Monitors the accreditation process and ensure that the labs are fulfilling their obligations to implement standard test protocols and to provide certification in a timely fashion to meet the needs of homeland security users.
- Assists the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in addressing the criteria needs and possible regulation development process with respect to standards and integration of standards in support of the SAFETY Act (HR5005, Title VII, Subtitle G).
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