The incumbent serves as Director, Office of Information Technology Services Management with responsibility for planning and directing the delivery of the full range of IT operational services in support of the NIH mission and other HHS Operating Divisions.
The position leads, manages, operates, and provides oversight of NIH's core enterprise-wide, high performance computational environment used by NIH intramural scientists; develops and supports biomedical and life science application programs, associated biomedical databases, programming languages, and tools; provides training and technical expertise for NIH intramural staff relating to NIH high performance computational resources scientific applications; and researches new technology developments in high-performance computing, life science applications, biomedical databases, high-performance storage, and archiving for use of NIH.
The Director, Office of Information Technology Services Management, strategically plans and directs the work of the organization through the efforts of several senior IT managers, who each direct a major component of NIH's overall operations services. He/she exercises delegated authority to determine the most effective approaches to accomplish the organization's mission, including defining the overall goals, objectives, scope, and emphasis of activities that involve the combined contributions of a large workforce of government and contract employees. He/she is also responsible for directing the evaluation and adoption of rapidly evolving technology, adaptation of changes in computing needs brought about by frequent shifts in research priorities, and implementation of new initiatives in the IT infrastructure services management areas that often require modifying goals, objectives, and plans. The incumbent is ultimately accountable for the efficient utilization of a large amount of NIH computing resources and for ensuring that the computing needs of the research and business communities served by CIT are met continuously even during emergencies.