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Job Vacancy Announcement - Ethics Specialist

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Management (OM)
Ethics & Policy Branch (EPB)

Program Overview

The NIMH Office of Management (OM) provides strategic leadership, direction, oversight and consultation on the business and management operations in support of the Institute’s scientific mission. This position is located within the Ethics & Policy Branch (EPB) in the OM. Candidates will serve as a Management Analyst responsible for overseeing privacy, organization changes, records management and delegations of authority.

Position Duties

The incumbent will engage with senior leaders across the Institute, administrative officers, and Organization Change Coordinator in the NIH Office of Management Assessment (OMA) to generate and process institute reorganization change requests that align with the HHS ReImagine initiative. Candidates should have knowledge of IC’s organizational structure, mission, and functions as the IC’s Organizational Change Coordinator. Conducts internal audits to identify short- and long-term needs. Completes data analytics reporting in LMS to assess employee completion of mandatory training required by Health and Human Services (HHS) and the NIH. Institute training requirements process and makes recommendations for more efficient and effective business processes. Completes evaluations in RADAR to determine effectiveness of the Institute’s enterprise risk and makes recommendations for more efficient and effective business processes. Briefs senior leadership on privacy activities across the Institute on a frequent basis and makes recommendations in areas of concern for the Institute. Processes institutes Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and advises institutes contracting office on applying the Privacy Act and System of Record Notice (SORN) for Statement of Work (SOW). Serves as a records consultant for the institute records program following the guidance of the National Archives and Records Assessment (NARA) and NIH Records schedule to aid in eliminating 500+ boxes of records to maximize office space.


This position requires excellent customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Prior organizational change experience preferred.

Familiarity with maintaining and storing official records to aid in maximizing and streamline the process of record creation and storage at the NIMH. Master’s Degree in a related field.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:


The Management Analyst will be appointed at a salary commensurate with their qualifications and experience. In addition, full federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent), will be provided.

COVID Vaccination Status

Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants to implement other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services supporting healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.

HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.